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Start Date: Monday, April 16, 1973 4:45 AM

End Date: Monday, April 16, 1973 4:53 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

038-064.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 15, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry E. Petersen talked on the telephone from 11:45 pm to 11:53 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-064 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 38-64

Date: April 15, 1973
Time: 11:45 pm -11:53 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 772-779 (1-8). Please refer to the logging below.]

     Watergate      

          -Henry E. Petersen’s schedule 

          -President’s conversation with John W. Dean, III 

          -Resignation      

                -Timing
          -President’s conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
                -Accusations
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. January-2011)

                                                             Conversation No. 38-64 (cont’d)

                 -Resignations
                 -Testimony by Gordon C. Strachan and Dean
                 -Timing
                 -Leaks
           -Dean       

                 -Effect of resignation      

           -Haldeman and Ehrlichman          

                 -Obstruction of justice       

                 -Motive       

                 -Effect of government employment         

           -Comparison with Sherman Adams case
           -President’s previous conversation with Dean 

                 -Resignation        

                 -Petersen’s schedule      

                       -Strachan, Frederick C. LaRue and Paul L. O’Brien
                       -Jeb Stuart Magruder
                 -Magruder        

                       -Plea      

                       -Effect of Ervin Committee      

                       -John J. Sirica