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Watergate: They Have to be Paid

President Richard M. Nixon wanted to delay the Watergate break-in trial until after the 1972 presidential election, and on August 1, 1972, White House Chief of Staff H.R. "Bob" Haldeman informed him that he would get his wish. The lawyers involved all had heavy court calendars that would not be cleared until the end of the year, so there was little chance for a trial to begin before Election Day.

Date:  Aug 01, 1972
Participants:  Richard Nixon, Bob Haldeman
Conversation Number:  758-011

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