U.S. President Richard Nixon talks about the role of wiretaps in national security during a press conference in San Clemente, California. A journalist questions the President about his statement regarding the 10 additional wiretaps that could have been initiated by late U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, which would have lead to the discovery of the Oswald plan and thus prevented U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The President responds that 10 more wiretaps could have found the conspiracy, if it was a conspiracy in the first place, then it would have been worth it. The President also talks about the high number of wiretaps in the National Security area during the Kennedy administration for national security purposes. The taps on news organizations, news people and civil rights leaders were all justified. The journalist then asks the President if he thought that President Kennedy's assassination threat mattered more to the national security wiretaps. The President does not agree with this and believes that the assassination was a breakdown in the President's security. He also states that he personally does not prefer to have secret service.
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