Destroying the Watergate Tapes

Monday, April 9, 1973 - 9:47am - 11:49am
Richard Nixon, Bob Haldeman
Oval Office

An earlier transcript of this conversation appears in Stanley Kutler, Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes (New York: The Free Press, 1997), p.292.

President Nixon: Oh, what the hell, even, frankly, I don't want to have in the record discussions we've had in this room on Watergate. You know, we've discussed a lot of that stuff.

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