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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • UNKNOWN
  • Stephen B. Bull
April 19, 1973
Conversation No. 902-1

Date: April 19, 1973
Time: 9:31 am - 10:12 am
Location: Oval Office

The President and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered.

President’s schedule

-Camp David

-Haldeman


John D. Ehrlichman entered at 9:32 am.

White House staff

-New appointments

-Qualities

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

-Ehrlichman

-James T. Lynn

-Floyd H. Hyde

-Under Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]
-[First name unknown] Stanfield [?]
-Counselor for community development
-Lynn
-Qualities
-Roy L. Ash
-Duties

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was initially prepared for the
Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) and can be found in Record Group (RG) 460, Box
174, “Transcript of a Recording of a Meeting among the President, H. R. Haldeman and John
Ehrlichman on April 19, 1973 from 9:31 a.m. to 10:12 a.m.,” pages 1-27. The Nixon
Presidential Materials Staff reviewed the transcript and made changes as necessary. This
transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials
Preservation Act of 1974 (PRMPA). The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. March-2012)

Conversation No. 902-1 (cont’d)


[Begin transcribed portion]

[End transcribed portion]

Justification

John N. Mitchell [?]

[Resume transcribed portion]


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 9:31 am.


Request for Stephen B. Bull

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:12 am.

Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:31 am.

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:12 am.

[End transcribed portion]

Watergate
-President’s position
-Insulation
-Exposure
-Compared to Office of President
-Leonard Garment
-Compared to Henry A. Kissinger [?]
-Effects on family, working relationships

[Resume transcribed portion]

[End transcribed portion]

Vietnam
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. March-2012)

Conversation No. 902-1 (cont’d)

-President’s May 8, 1972 decision
-Meeting with Kissinger and Haldeman
-Cancellation of US - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
summit
-Timing of announcements
-John B. Connally’s viewpoint
-President’s December 18, 1972 decision

-Camp David

-Col. Richard T. Kennedy

-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

-Kissinger’s viewpoint

-Bombing of North Vietnam
-Television [TV] announcement
-Public opinion

[Resume transcribed portion]

[End transcribed portion]

Watergate

-Ehrlichman

-Legal career


[Resume transcribed portion]

[End transcribed portion]

Haldeman and Ehrlichman left at 10:12 am.
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