Study Guide

All the President's Men Scene 23

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Scene 23

Scene 23

  • Woodward calls Bernstein, saying he believes Haldeman, Nixon's Chief of Staff, is the fifth name to control the fund.
  • It has to be him, because the only person above him is Nixon. He's the highest person in charge.
  • They decide to pay Sloan another visit.
  • But Sloan refuses to be their source on Haldeman.
  • The reporters get tricky with their words, like reporters do, and ask Sloan if they'd be in trouble if they ran a story naming Haldeman.
  • Sloan says, "I would have no problems if you ran a story like that." Why can't anyone give a straight answer around here?

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