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Start Date: 15-Apr-1973 4:00 PM

End Date: 15-Apr-1973 5:15 PM


Petersen, Henry E.White House operatorNixon, Richard M. (President)Shaffer, Charles N.Silbert, Earl J.

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On April 15, 1973, Henry E. Petersen, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles N. Shaffer, and Earl J. Silbert talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 4:00 pm and 5:15 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-048 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 38-48

Date: April 15, 1973
Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 5:15 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Henry E. Petersen talked with the White House operator. The President can be heard in the

      Telephone call       


      Justice Department               

            -Hard Work             

Petersen talked with Charles N. Shaffer at an unknown time.


Peterson talked with Earl J. Silbert at an unknown time.


           -Shaffer presentation      

           -John W. Dean, III’s possible testimony 

           -Culpability of H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman 

                 -Jeb Stuart Magruder        

                 -E. Howard Hunt, Jr.       


           -Funds for defendants        

                 -Haldeman order to Dean        



                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. January-2011)

                                                            Conversation No. 38-48 (cont’d)

                 -Gordon C. Strachan’s testimony       


                 -Dean’s story     

                 -Frederick C. LaRue        

                 -Haldeman’s orders       

     Silbert’s schedule      

           -Rockville, Maryland        

           -Seymour Glanzer         

           -Don [last name unknown] 

           -Directions to Petersen’s house