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Start Date: 15-Apr-1973 8:14 PM

End Date: 15-Apr-1973 8:18 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Petersen, Henry E.

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On April 15, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry E. Petersen talked on the telephone from 8:14 pm to 8:18 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-052 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 38-52

Date: April 15, 1973
Time: 8:14 pm - 8:18 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry E. Petersen.

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared Richard Nixon’s Special
White House Counsel for Watergate Matters and submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of
the House of Representatives. This transcript can be found in Submission of Recorded
Presidential Conversations (SRPC), pages 763-767 (1-5). Please refer to the logging below.]

          -Meeting between US Attorney and Charles N. Shaffer 

                -John W. Dean, III’s plea 

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

                -Information from meetings with Dean 

                -Possible meeting between Dean and Ehrlichman 

                -Note to President from Dean 

          -Possible meeting between President and Dean 


          -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy        



                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. January-2011)

                                                                Conversation No. 38-52 (cont’d)

                 -Conversation with John N. Mitchell 

                 -Mitchell’s positions      

                 -President’s position on disclosure