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It just repels him to do these horrible things

This recording is presented as part of the Watergate Collection.
Date: Thursday, July 1, 1971 - 1:38pm - 2:05pm
Participants: Richard Nixon


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President Nixon: When [John] Mitchell leaves, as Attorney General, we're going to be better off, in my view. I think that--”I think that--”I think that while he is less [unclear], one thing about [Richard] Kleindienst, he has got more of an instinct for the jugular and is less influenced by, you know, the press and responsibility, and all this. John is just too damn good a lawyer, you know. He's a good strong lawyer. It just repels him to do these horrible things. But they've got to be done. We've got to fight this thing. [Unclear]--”