Secret White House Tapes

46–116

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46–116
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
May 18, 1973
Conversation No. 46-116

Date: May 18, 1973
Time: 8:49 pm - 9:06 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. The recording began at an unknown time
while the conversation was in progress.

Watergate
-Unknown documents

-National security

-Timing of White House response

-Leaks

-Timing of release of John W. Dean, III’s documents

-Huston Plan

-Possible briefing

-Charles (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Haig
-President’s possible television [TV] appearance

-Haig’s forthcoming consultation with Ziegler

-Possible White House reaction

-Indictments

-Elliot L. Richardson

-Archibald Cox
-Special Prosecutor
-Contrast with Warren R. Christopher
-William D. Ruckelshaus
-Replacement
-Herbert Miller
-Haig’s conversation with Joseph R. Califano
-Califano
-Handling of Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
-W. Mark Felt

-Cabinet meeting

-President’s schedule

-Norfolk, Virginia

-Ruckelshaus

-Ruckelshaus

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2011)

Conversation No. 46-116 (cont’d)

-Handling of FBI
-J. Edgar Hoover
-Huston Plan
-White House reaction
-Briefing
-Ziegler compared with Haig

Henry A. Kissinger

-Mood

-December



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[National security]

[Duration: 3 s ]



HAIG’S STATEMENT


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Watergate
-Huston Plan

-White House reaction

-Hoover’s reaction

-Stewart J.O. Alsop’s article

-Possible White Paper

-Wiretaps
-Plumbers
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters’s memorandum
-Dean
-Effect
-Contrast with possible TV appearance by President
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2011)

Conversation No. 46-116 (cont’d)

-Popular reaction

President’s schedule
-Speech at Norfolk, Virginia
-Camp David
-White Paper
-Haig and Raymond K. Price, Jr.
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