The Week Following the Break-In
Who Is The Client? Reporting Up.
John Dean & James Robenalt
This seminar follows John Dean from the moment he returns to the United States from a trip to the Far East on Sunday, June 18, 1972, until Friday, June 23, 1972.
During the week following his return, John will act in his role as White House counsel gathering facts from the main actors in the drama. He will learn about past crimes for the Committee to Re-Elect and the White House and of nascent discussions of the need to pay the men in jail to attempt to contain the investigation.
By week’s end, John Mitchell, through John Dean, would recommend that the President ask the CIA to “turn off” the FBI investigation to the extent it might uncover CIA operations in Mexico, where some CRP campaign checks originated. This recommendation was expanded by Bob Haldeman, Nixon’s Chief of Staff, in a conversation in the Oval Office with the President that was recorded on Friday, June 23, 1972.
The recording of this conversation would become known as the “smoking gun” tape when it was finally released two years later after the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States v. Nixon, leading directly to the president’s resignation in August 1974.
The course covers the ethics of an attorney representing an organization using Dean’s example as the case study—focusing on Model Rules 1.13 (Organization as Client) and Rule 1.6 (The Duty of Confidentiality).
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improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.