Thursday, June 3, 1971 - 3:06pm - 3:07pm
Richard Nixon, John Ehrlichman
White House Telephone

President Nixon: Yeah.
White House Operator: [Chief Domestic Policy Adviser] Mr. [John D.] Ehrlichman, sir.
President Nixon: Yeah.
John D. Ehrlichman: Hello?
President Nixon: Yeah.
Ehrlichman: Yes, sir.
President Nixon: Did you have anything you wanted to go over before 3:30 [P.M.]?
Ehrlichman: No.
President Nixon: All right.
Ehrlichman: No. I'm over in [Commerce Secretary Maurice H.] Maury Stans' office.
President Nixon: Fine.
Ehrlichman: And--”
President Nixon: Fine.
Ehrlichman: --”I don't have anything today.
President Nixon: All right. Well, we've got the--”we certainly got a lot of law enforcement out today.
Ehrlichman: Sure did.
President Nixon: [Laughs.]
Ehrlichman: There can't be much [Unclear.] today.
President Nixon: [laughing] It really drove the press up the wall, they're so goddamn mad.
Ehrlichman: That's what I hear.
President Nixon: Biting their nails.
Ehrlichman: Yeah.
President Nixon: That's nice.
Ehrlichman: Yeah. Twitching their tails.
President Nixon: OK.
Ehrlichman: Right.

Original tape courtesy of the Nixon Library. This transcript is a working draft. Please let us know if you find important errors.