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Start Date: Friday, April 20, 1973 4:32 PM
End Date: Friday, April 20, 1973 4:40 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Petersen, Henry E.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On April 20, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry E. Petersen talked on the telephone from 11:32 am to 11:40 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-129 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 38-129 Date: April 20, 1973 Time: 11:32 am - 11:40 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Henry E. Petersen. [See also Conversation No. 903-11] Watergate -Ronald L. Ziegler’s statement to press -Petersen’s conversations with President concerning grand jury -John N. Mitchell -Grand jury testimony -Need to accelerate Grand jury’s activities -Statements by Jeb Stuart Magruder and John W. Dean, III -Problems -Mitchell’s testimony before grand jury -Lie detector tests -Magruder -Gordon C. Strachan -Dean -Status of negotiations -Dean -Distinction between roles as counsel and as conspirator -73- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. January-2011) Conversation No. 38-129 (cont’d) -Disclosure of information -Possible legal culpability -Executive privilege -Petersen’s conversation with Richard G. Kleindienst -Magruder’s departure from Commerce Department -Resignation -Suspension -Compared with Dean and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -President’s schedule -Cooperation by White House staff