Date: April 17, 1973

Time: 4:48 pm – 5:03 pm

Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.


-John N. Mitchell’s visit to White House

-Martha (“Beall”) Mitchell

-John D. Ehrlichman


-John W. Dean, III’s role in investigation

-President’s investigation

-August 29, 1972 statement

-Dean’s investigation

-Dean’s role in investigation

-President’s investigation

-Henry E. Petersen

-James W. McCord’s statement


-Mitchell, Jeb Stuart Magruder, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, and John D. Ehrlichman


-Possible action

-Attorney’s threats

-Knowledge of Ehrlichman’s activities


-Daniel Ellsberg

-Watergate participants’ motives

-Herbert W. Kalmbach



-Leonard Garment’s approach



Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

-Firing of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Dean


-Magruder’s statement after guilty plea in open court

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman as unindicted co-conspirators

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Usefulness to President

-President’s action

-Garment’s approach

-President’s statement


-Ziegler’s conversation with Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-White House staff’s appearance before Ervin Committee


-Possible telephone call by Ziegler

-Possible leaks

-Possible comments by Ziegler

-Possible effects on judicial powers, civil rights


-Possible telephone call by Ziegler

Ziegler left at 5:03 pm.