He [Magruder] thinks [Hugh] Sloan pocketed the money?
Bob Haldeman∇: He can't understand where it all went. There's something confusing apparently to Jeb.
President Nixon: How much money is involved? Is it a lot?
Haldeman: A couple hundred thousand [dollars]. It's two or three hundred thousand.
President Nixon: Well, then [unclear] I think somebody stole it, too.
Haldeman: Well, it wasn't just for this operation. It was for other stuff.
President Nixon: Oh, I see, that whole . . . oh, I see. [Unclear] it would take him to get information from other sources, I suppose.
Haldeman: For some. Some.
President Nixon: Not much. That was a very bad place to have it, Bob.Â Â Â
President: To have that sort of an operation in the Committee.
Haldeman: It was absurd. Except this was something John was after, apparently.
President Nixon: Mitchell? That's what I think.
Haldeman: On the finance thing.
President Nixon: Yeah, the idea of getting their contributors.
Haldeman: Well, he had some [unclear] on who it was or where it was coming from or something. He thought he had something. There probably is something on the [unclear] money sources business or something.
President Nixon: Yeah.