U.S. President Richard Nixon talks about the Watergate tapes during a press conference in San Clemente, California. Journalist Tom Jarriel seeks an explanation from the President regarding his meeting with the Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen, the head of the Criminal Division on April 15 regarding evidence against his top aides. The journalist also wants the president to clarify that even after accepting the resignation of Mr. H. R. Haldeman and Mr. Ehrlichman why did the president involve Mr. Haldeman while listening to those confidential tapes. The president clarifies that he involved Mr. Haldeman to hear only those recorded tapes in which conversations were been carried out between all three of them -- the President, Mr Haldeman and John Dean. They did so to prepare themselves to respond appropriately to the allegations made by Mr. Dean. Another journalist questions the President regarding his failure to make the tapes available to the Senate Committee or the special prosecutor and whether he could let the public see a report about the tapes. The President confirms hearing of the tapes by Mr. Right. He believes that the hearing of tapes either by a judge, before a camera or Senate Committee is against the principle of confidentiality. He believes that the President must conduct affairs with his associates in his office with regard to the principle of confidentiality, irrespective of the fact whether it is a tape or any presidential paper.
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