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893–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • UNKNOWN
April 11, 1973
Conversation No. 893-10

Date: April 11, 1973
Time: 11:05 am - 11:50 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman.

Pending legislation, teenage wage differential

-George Meany

-Peter J. Brennan

-Support for legislation

-Ehrlichman’s conversation with Brennan

-Deal making

-Chances with Congress

-Teenage wage differential

-Frederick B. Dent

-Criticism of Brennan

-John N. Erlenborn

-Public statement

-Administration proposals

-Meany

-President’s advice to Brennan


Watergate

-John N., Mitchell’s call to Ehrlichman

-Settlement of suit
-Robert S. Strauss
-Approval by Mike Mansfield, Carl B. Albert, and Sam J. Ervin, Jr.
-Conversation with Maurice H. Stans

-Lawrence F. O’Brien, Jr.

-Settlement

-Settlement of suit

-Stans’s position

-Leonard Garment

-Meeting with Ervin Committee staff, April 10, 1973

-Ervin Committee
-Hearing schedule
-John J. Sirica’s delay in sentencing James W. McCord, Jr.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)

-Compared to Whittaker Chambers case

-Alger Hiss’s response

-Ervin Committee

-Slander of defendants

-Garment’s role

-Leaks

-New York Daily News

-McCord’s testimony corroborated

-Jeb Stuart Magruder

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

-Ehrlichman’s meeting with Ervin

-Chambers case
-Hiss

-Function

-Garment’s opinion of committee staff

-Plans

-Donald H. Segretti

-Campaign finance

-Fred D. Thompson

-Howard H. Baker, Jr.

-Samuel Dash

-Effect of McCord’s testimony

-Mitchell
-Frederick C. LaRue
-News story
-Funds
-Source

-W. Clement Stone [?]

-Gordon C. Strachan

-Reporting of expenditure
-Return to Stans
-La Rue
-John W. Dean, III

-Source of Ehrlichman’s information

-Knowledge of funds transactions

-Richard A. Moore’s conversation with Garment and Ehrlichman, April 11,
1973
-Focus on funds problem
-Mitchell’s attention
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)

-Moore’s conversations

-Dean

-Mitchell

-Possibility of conversation with President

-Previous conversation with President


Supreme Court
-Byron R. White
-Interest in directorship of Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
-Life on the court
-Prestige
-Background

-Religion

-Marital status

-Political views

-Conservative

-Law and order

-Race

-Pace of decisions

-Replacement

-Discussions

-Messages from Potter Stewart and Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

-Work of Jewell S. LaFontant

-Quality

-Richard G. Kleindienst’s assessment

-Blacks

-White

-Kleindienst

-Warren E. Burger

-Meeting about FBI position

-Ehrlichman meeting

-Marvin Watson
-Background

-Lawyer

-Postmaster General

-Lyndon B. Johnson Administration
-Democrat

-Comparison with Abe Fortas

-Press reaction

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)

-Credibility

Watergate
-Ervin Committee
-Schedule
-Ehrlichman’s talk with Ervin
-Executive privilege

-Kleindienst’s attack on Edmund S. Muskie

-Ervin’s opinion of President’s position

-Aims of White House

-Ervin Committee

-Strachan, Dwight L. Chapin, Segretti

-Herbert W. Kalmbach

-Ehrlichman’s warning to Baker and Ervin
-Records of 1970 Congressional money
-Pre-1970 Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy investigation
-Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
-Alabama money
-Scope of subpoena
-Ehrlichman’s conversation with Kalmbach’s attorney
-Scope of investigation
-Ehrlichman’s conversation with Ervin
-Kalmbach

-Subpoena

-Funds

-Movement of money for Stans

-Haldeman’s use
-Polling
-Administration’s explanation

Economic policy
-Herbert Stein
-Troika of economic advisors and Roy L. Ash to prepare written recommendations
-Arthur F. Burns
-Ehrlichman’s call

-Meeting with President

-Decision making process

-Pierre Rinfret

-Paper

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)

-Stein’s list of options

-Congress

-Mail from constituents
-Opposition to proposals
-Business community
-William J. Baroody’s office
-Effectiveness
-Control of inflation
-Stein’s view on control
-Equilibrium
-Economy’s momentum
-Stock market

-Rise in prices

-Distortions

-Jewish influence
-Rinfret
-Retail sales figures

Inflation
-Public reasoning
-Lack of confidence
-Cambodia
-Fiscal policy [?]
-Federal spending
-President’s vetoes
-Influence on Congress

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:05 am.

President’s schedule
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Talking paper
-Meeting with Gregorio Lopez-Bravo de Castro
-Length of meeting
-Meetings with foreign ministers
-Meeting with Lopez-Bravo
-Duration

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:50 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)


President’s schedule

-Meeting with Lopez-Bravo

-Length

-Content of paper delivered to President


Watergate
-Mitchell and LaRue

-Forthcoming testimony to Grand Jury

-Nature of possible crimes committed

-Perjury
-Washington Post’s allegations of funds for cover-up
-Legal importance of intent
-Committee to Re-Elect the President [CRP]
-Segretti
-Plea of self-incrimination
-Meeting of attorney with Kalmbach’s attorney
-Connection with E. Howard Hunt, Jr.
-Strachan
-Chapin
-Campaign organization

-Watergate break-in

-Management

-Magruder

-Mitchell

-G[eorge] Gordon Liddy



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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)


Watergate
-Sally Harmony’s testimony before grand jury
-Mitchell and Magruder
-Haldeman
-Dean’s story concerning reports

-Submission of report to Strachan

FBI

-Possible involvement of Haldeman

-Haldeman’s response


Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:05 am.

President’s schedule

-A meeting

-Time


Bull left at an unknown time before 11:50 am.

Watergate

-Liddy

-Sally Harmony’s possible testimony



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[Privacy]

[Duration: 13 s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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Watergate

-Liddy

-Sally Harmony’s possible testimony

-Source of information for Ehrlichman

-Richard A. Moore

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)

-Memos to and from Liddy

-Charles W. Colson

-Haldeman

-Ehrlichman conversation with Dean
-Haldeman

-Defense by White House

-Forthcoming testimony

-Comparison with Mitchell’s testimony
-Possible future reactions by Republicans
-Weicker
-Hugh Scott, Barry M. Goldwater, Gerald R. Ford
-Comparison with Sherman Adams case
-Possible White House reaction
-Garment’s reaction to investigation

-Interest of President’s opponents

-Response by President

-Gannon’s suggestions for President’s activities
-Travel
-President’s forthcoming meeting with Lopez-Bravo
-Ehrlichman’s assessment
-President’s meeting with Lee Kuan Yew
-Ehrlichman’s assessment
-Effect on President’s opponents
-Weicker
-Vetoes
-Effect on public pereption
-Role of Congress
-Baseball game attendance

Watergate
-Responsibility for counterattack

-Colson

-Garment

-Baker

-Patrick J. Buchanan

-Strategy

-Stories in press

-Ervin Committee
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-10 (cont’d)

Ehrlichman left at 11:50 am.
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