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Thu Jul 13, 2017, 06:22 PM

Modified limited hangout:

In a March 22, 1973 meeting between Richard Nixon, John Dean, John Ehrlichman, John Mitchell, and H. R. Haldeman, Ehrlichman incorporated the term into a new and related one, "modified limited hangout".[3][4]

The phrase was coined in the following exchange:[5]

PRESIDENT: You think, you think we want to, want to go this route now? And the let it hang out, so to speak?
DEAN: Well, it's, it isn't really that
HALDEMAN: It's a limited hang out.
DEAN: It's a limited hang out.
EHRLICHMAN: It's a modified limited hang out.
PRESIDENT: Well, it's only the questions of the thing hanging out publicly or privately.


Before this exchange, the discussion captures Nixon outlining to Dean the content of a report that Dean would create, laying out a misleading view of the role of the White House staff in events surrounding the Watergate burglary. In Ehrlichman's words: "And the report says, 'Nobody was involved,'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout

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