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Start Date: 17-Apr-1973 9:30 AM

End Date: 17-Apr-1973 9:46 AM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Garment, Leonard

Recording Device: Oval Office


NARA Description:

On April 17, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Leonard Garment met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:30 am to 9:46 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 898-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 898-4

Date: April 17, 1973
Time: 9:30 am-9:46 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Leonard Garment.


             -Henry E. Petersen         

             -William P. Rogers          

             -Garment’s memo

                    -Timing of actions
                            -Jeb Stuart Magruder’s negotiations
                            -John W. Dean, III’s negotiations with Ervin Committee
                            -President’s conversation with Petersen
                            -US attorneys
             -Action by President          

                    -Credibility before American people         


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



                                    -[Horace] Chapman (“Chappie”) Rose


                                     Tape Subject Log 

                                    (rev. October-2011)

                                                             Conversation No. 898-4 (cont’d)

              -John N. Mitchell          

                     -Telephone call to Garment, April 16, 1973 

                     -Possible visit by Garment         

                              -Martha (“Beall”) Mitchell
                     -Role in Watergate
              -Action by President
                     -Public opinion concerning President’s position on Watergate
                     -Ronald L. Ziegler
                     -Haldeman, Ehrlichman
                              -US attorney
                              -Meeting with President
                              -Richard G. Kleindienst [?]



              -Possible statement by President 

                     -Public opinion           

                     -Public knowledge of leading officials 

                              -Henry A. Kissinger, Mitchell, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman
                              -Compared to Sherman Adams [?]
              -Watergate crisis        

                     -Comparison with Teapot Dome

                     -Action by President         

              -Garment’s schedule            

                     -Rose, Dean           

Garment left at 9:46 am.