Watergate Trial Conversations script
Watergate Trial Conversations  Episode #E - 1 Segment 1 (1971)
Synopsis: A discussion of the Associated Milk Producers political action committee and the advisability of maintaining milk price supports as the 1972 general election campaign approaches.

I think they've got, uh, a legitimate cause.

I wouldn't, I wouldn't recommend that you

do, you ta--, anything that didn't have any

merit to it. They're asking for, for an

increase in the cost, uh, in the price of a

hundredweight up to four -- $4.92. They

originally started out a $5.05. And, uh,

uh, I am sure that these fellows can-all

argue more convincingly than I can that on

the basis of the merits, they ought not to

get it, or that milk production will go up

or something else, but the truth of the

matter is, the price of milk is now pegged

at $4.92. You're not going to raise the

price of milk. Uh, they're supporting the

price of milk themselves with their own

money by buying cheese. Right today. Now,

if they, if you don't support the price, if

Cliff doesn't support it at $4.92, they're

going to have to drop it because their,

their resources are not such that, that they

can continue to pay the difference between,

what, $4.66 and the, and the $4.92. So

they'll drop the price.

Now they're, they're in trouble. They've

already spent more money than they have, and

they're going to drop the price of milk

about fifty cents a hundred., on, uh, April

one. [Unintelligible) lost to the Treasury.

This is why they're desperate --

They're not, they aren't simply involved

with low resources.

They, they may well have. Now, there's some

talk that, uh, that if the management of

it's in trouble and so forth -- I don't

believe it, I don't believe it.

I'll, I'll

They just raised and paid twenty thousand

dollars for a meeting in Brownsville not too

long ago. And this means -they've got

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Watergate scandal

The Watergate Trial Conversations are excerpted Nixon White House tape conversations that were played in open court in U.S. v. Mitchell, et al. and U.S. v. Connally. The segments are a portion of the approximately 60 hours of tape subpoenaed by the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF). more…

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