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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
July 10, 1973
Conversation No. 448-11

Date: July 10, 1973
Time: 12:50 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. April-2012)

Conversation No. 448-11 (cont’d)

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler

Press briefing July 10, 1973

-Gerald L. Warren

-Republican leaders

-Hugh Scott
-John N. Mitchell
-Warren’s contributions
-Government Accountability Office [GAO] report
-Agriculture
-[Grain sale]
-Precision Valve Corporation

-[Anti-trust action]

-Denials


Watergate
-Expenditures at San Clemente and Key Biscayne
-William J. Brennan, Jr.
-Forthcoming conversation with Ziegler
-Legal purchase contrasted with General Services Administration [GSA]
expenditures
-Arthur F. Sampson
-Possible statement
-Justification
-Release of figures
-House, Office

-Gerald L. Warren’s briefing

-Robert H. Abplanalp

-Ziegler’s meeting with Brennan

-Abplanalp

-Possible conversation and statement

-Ziegler

-Meeting with William L. Safire

-Press briefing July 10, 1973 by Warren

-Attitude toward Watergate

-Guilt of Mitchell, President

-Law firm

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. April-2012)

Conversation No. 448-11 (cont’d)

-Ervin committee hearings
-Samuel Dash
-Mitchell’s testimony
-Jeb Stuart Magruder
-Mitchell’s schedule

-Magruder

-G[eorge] Gordon Liddy

-Meetings

-Meetings with White House

-DeVan L. Shumway

-John W. Dean, III
-Role

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman

-March 22, 1973 meeting with the President

-Executive privilege

-President’s knowledge of break-in

-Funds for defendants

-White House attitude
-Committee to Re-Elect the President [CRP] attitude
-Charles W. Colson
-Magruder’s Grand Jury testimony

-Mitchell’s knowledge

-Perjury

-Dean’s role

-CRP
-Age of employees
-Dean
-Legal ethics
-Personal responsibility
-Ervin committee testimony
-Mitchell’s response
-Magruder
-John J. (“Jack”) Caulfield
-Mitchell

-Dash’s questioning

-Maurice H. Stans’s testimony

-Mitchell
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. April-2012)

Conversation No. 448-11 (cont’d)

-Grand Jury testimony in Robert L. Vesco case

-U.S. attorney

-Martha (Beall) Mitchell

-Ervin Committee testimony

-Witness schedule

-Herbert W. Kalmbach

-Mitchell

-Magruder

-Perjury

-Mitchell

-President previous meeting with Alexander M. Haig
-Henry A. Kissinger’s dinner July 9, 1973
-Frank F. Manckiewicz, Thomas W. Braden, Stewart J. O. Alsop
-Democrat’s plans and goals
-Possible forthcoming allegations

-Political contributions

-“Dirty tricks”

-Vietnam War, domestic turmoil
-Kissinger

-Popular interest

-President’s opponents

-Mankiewicz, Braden, Rowland Evans
-White House response

-Ervin Committee, Archibald Cox

-Press release


National economy
-President’s program
-Congressional relations
-George P. Shultz’s views compared to Bryce N. Harlow’s views
-Watergate
-Walters
-Joint Session

-Recess

-Possible reaction

-Export controls

-Phase III

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. April-2012)

Conversation No. 448-11 (cont’d)

-Timing

-President’s reception

-Complexity

-Timing

-President’s reception

-Watergate
-President’s possible meeting with Committee Chairman
-Cabinet Room, East Room

Ziegler’s schedule

-Safire


Watergate
-Ziegler’s forthcoming conversation with Safire

-White House mindset

-Congress


Ziegler left at 1:20 pm.
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