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H -- "Why can't the milk money be funneled into committees
and into 1701 [C.R.P. headquarters] to pay
operating expenses?"

Dean -- "It is my understanding that the White House
is to be completely hands off the milk money."

H -- "Agree."

H -- "The milk money can pay for the 1701 activities
up to the campaign."

During the following months, hundreds of thousands of additional dollars
came from TAPE, SPACE and ADEPT to various Nixon campaign committees. 235
Both Chotiner and Marion Harrison, Chotiner's law partner (and a man long
involved in Republican politics) were active in funneling the milk contributions
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235 The complete list. of contributions is as follows:

3/22/71 TAPE -- $ 10,000 to 4 Republican Dinner Committees
3/24/71 SPACE -- $ 25,000 to 5 Republican Dinner Committees
4/5/71 ADEPT -- $ 45,000 to 9 Republican Dinner Committees
5/7/71 TAPE -- $ 5,000 to Kickoff '72 Dinner
7/9/71 TAPE -- $125,000 to 50 dummy committees
8/19/71 SPACE -- $ 30,000 to 12 dummy committees
8/20/71 ADEPT -- $ 15,000 to 6 dummy committees
9/2/71 TAPE -- $ 5,000 to 1 dummy committee (this money is
reported to have financed the Ellsberg psychiatrist's break in).
9/10/71 TAPE -- $ 62,500 to 25 dummy committees
11/9/71 SPACE-- $ 5,000 to Salute to President Dinner
11/9/71 ADEPT -- $ 5,000 to Salute to President Dinner
8/2/72 SPACE -- $ 25,000 to Dems. for Nixon
9/19/72 ADEPT -- $ 25,000 to 5 State Democratic comms. for Nixon
10/28/72 SPACE -- $ 25,000 to F.C.R.P.
11/6/72 ADEPT -- $ 20,000 to 5 State F.C.R.P.'s

Asked about the August 20 contributions, Gary Hanman, Chairman of ADEPT, told the
Washington Post "It's not unusual to bleed you more later." Post, August. 25, 1972,
A9.

By the end of 1972, a total of $427,500 had been received by the Nixon reelection
effort from the milk trusts. Although both Democratic and Republican Congressional candidates
also collected milk funds during this period, George McGovern, the candidate running
against Richard Nixon in 1972, received nothing.

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