President Nixon: I talked to [Charles] Colson∇. I've done a lot of thinking last night, and I'd like to do some more this afternoon and this evening if I don't have to do something on that July 3 thing. I have a feeling that we have a hell of an opportunity here. Now, you won't get that from anybody else here probably, except for, well, Colson who, of course, sees an opportunity in everything. [Unclear.] But here's why: this is a conspiracy, it does involve these people, and they are not on very good ground in many cases. Also, we now have the opportunity really to leak out all these nasty stories that will kill these bastards. I don't know whether you noticed this morning, but even the [New York] Times, to my great surprise, gave a hell of a wallop to the [John F.] Kennedy thing--”Kennedy and [Ngo Dinh] Diem∇.1 Agreed?
Bob Haldeman∇: Yep.
President Nixon: Did the--”
Haldeman: So did the [Washington] Post.2