Date: April 27, 1973

Time: 5:37 pm – 5:43 pm

Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry E. Petersen.

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was also 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 1257-1260 (1-4). Please refer to the

logging below.]

President’s schedule



-Seymour M. Hersh



Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

-Conversation with William O. Bittman concerning New York Times


-John W. Dean, III’s statement to prosecutors implicating President

-Robert U. (“Bob”) Woodward’s information

-Petersen’s meeting with prosecutors

-Seymour Glanzer, Harold H. Titus, Jr., Earl J. Silbert, Donald E. Campbell

-Statements by Dean implicating President

-Petersen’s April 25, 1973 meeting with prosecutors


-Petersen’s April 26, 1973 conversation with Titus

-Petersen’s knowledge of information concerning President

-President’s March 21, 1973 conversation with Dean

-Bittman’s request for $120,000 for E. Howard Hunt, Jr.

-President’s response

-Petersen’s legal mandate

-House of Representatives

-Petersen’s forthcoming call to prosecutors

-Cabinet Room telephone

-Silbert, Titus

-Hersh, Woodward

-Dean’s statement about President

Petersen left at 5:43 pm.