Secret White House Tapes

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903–4
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • George H. W. Bush
April 20, 1973
Conversation No. 903-4

Date: April 20, 1973
Time: Unknown between 10:35 am and 10:57 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull.

President’s schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. April-2011)

Conversation No. 903-4 (cont’d)

-Telephone call recommendations

-Delay

-Legislative bill


Bull left and George H. W. Bush entered at 10:36 am.


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Bush’s meeting with Ronald W. Reagan
-Robert H. Finch’s candidacy
-California
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s knowledge [?]
-Finch’s conversation with President
-Reagan’s schedule

-Phoenix

-Governor’s conference


Bush’s lunch with Kenneth W. Clawson and David M. Packard
-California
-Finch’s Political plans
-Senate

-Governor


Bush’s meeting with Reagan
-Finch

-Retirement

-Constitutional Amendment

-Patronage

-Reagan’s position

-Toughness of Reagan

-Candidacy for Governor


President’s conversation with Finch

President’s forthcoming meeting with Reagan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. April-2011)

Conversation No. 903-4 (cont’d)

-Finch

-President’s support

-Senate

-California Governor’s race

-Edwin Reinecke

-Reagan’s choice

-President’s conversation with Reagan

San Clemente, California

-New York

-Reagan’s schedule


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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Watergate

-Grand Jury

-Ervin Committee

-John N. Mitchell

-Martha (Beall) Mitchell

-Henry E. Petersen

-Kenneth S. Rietz’s involvement

-Grand Jury’s purview

-Dirty tricks

-Edmund S. Muskie

-President’s conversation with Petersen

-Dirty tricks

-Rietz

-Involvement

-Jerris Leonard

-Conversations with Bush

-Dirty tricks

-Prevalence

-Rietz
-Departure
-Conversation with Bush, April 18, 1973
-Jeb Stuart Magruder’s forthcoming testimony
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. April-2011)

Conversation No. 903-4 (cont’d)

-Involvement
-Effects
-President
-Republicans
-Capitol Hill reactions
-President’s actions
-Ronald L. Ziegler’s statement
-Investigation
-Comparison with Sherman Adams and Dwight D. Eisenhower
-Future of those involved
-Possible statement by Bush
-President’s investigation
-Press
-Haldeman
-John W. Dean, III
-Bush’s conversation with John Linton of Newsweek
-Disclosures
-Grand Jury
-Ervin Committee
-Departures from White House staff
-Effect
-Indictments
-Lack of corroborating evidence
-Mitchell
-Martha (Beall) Mitchell
-Magruder
-Telephone call from Executive Office Building [EOB] to Republican National
Committee [RNC]

-Tom Allias [?]

-Jack N. Anderson

-Payment for mailing

-Bush’s call to W. Richard Howard

-White House staff
-Dean
-Conversations with President
-Magruder
-Mitchell
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. April-2011)

Conversation No. 903-4 (cont’d)

-Rietz

-Departure from RNC staff

-William E. Brock, III

-Tom Lyons

-Pat Wilson

-Conversations with Bush

-Bush’s conversation with Petersen

-Magruder testimony

-Meeting with Bush and President

-Bush’s morale

-William P. Rogers

-Conversations with Bush and President

-Possible statement by Bush


Bush left at 10:57 am.
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