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Nixon and Dean Discuss Watergate

On March 21, 1973, in a secretly recorded conversation, President Richard Nixon and his aide John Dean discuss the unfolding Watergate scandal. Dean tells Nixon that the cover-up is "a cancer on the presidency."

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