U.S. President Richard Nixon talks about his officials' role in informing the prosecutors during the Watergate Scandal in San Clemente, California. A journalist seeks an explanation from the President as to why, after being informed by his officials about the White House staff's involvement in criminal activities, had he not given this information directly to the prosecutor rather than allowing his staff to conduct their own investigations. The President explains that he was under the impression that both the people responsible for communication with the prosecutor, White House Counsel John Wesley Dean and the President's Assistant for Domestic Affairs John Ehrlichman, were keeping the prosecutor informed. Another journalist asks the President whether he felt he owned an apology to American citizens with regard to the Cambodian bombing. The President states that he does not feel that way since the bombed area in Cambodia was occupied by North Vietnam Communists and was being used for attacking and killing American soldiers. The President felt that his countrymen would be thankful to him for taking the necessary action in order to save the lives of American soldiers.
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