Date: April 18, 1973

Time: 12:05 am -12:20 am

Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

State Dinner

-Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra


-Gordon C. Strachan’s grand jury testimony

-Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman

-Need for preparation

-John W. Dean, III


-Help for defendants

-Lawyers’ fees and support


-Haldeman’s meeting with Richard A. Moore

-Information on William O. Bittman’s request for money

-President’s legal responsibility

-Possible testimony on President’s knowledge

-Conversation with Ehrlichman

-John N. Mitchell



Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2011)


-Conversation with President on money for defendants



-Vulnerability of lawyers

-Vulnerable individuals

-Frederick C. LaRue, Mitchell, Robert C. Mardian, Jeb Stuart Magruder,

Paul L. O’Brien, and Kenneth W. Parkinson

-Ehrlichman’s investigation


-Telephone call to Richard G. Kleindienst

-Magruder testimony

-White House staff involvement

-Strachan, Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, and Fred F. Fielding

-Strachan’s testimony concerning money

-White House staff involvement

-Lawrence M. Higby

-Ehrlichman and Haldeman

-Possible resignations





-Herbert W. Kalmbach

-Dean’s meeting with Haldeman

-Dean’s meeting with Ehrlichman