Secret White House Tapes

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906–12
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • White House operator
April 27, 1973
Conversation No. 906-12

Date: April 27, 1973
Time: 4:41 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 906-12 (cont’d)


Watergate

-Henry E. Petersen

-Conversation with President

-Grand jury testimony


Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:41 pm.

Press conference
-Beginning
-Announcement of appointment of William D. Ruckelshaus

President’s schedule

-Meeting with Ziegler


Watergate

-John W. Dean, III

-Telephone call to Ziegler


Ziegler left at 4:42 pm.

Watergate

-Petersen

-Conversation with President

-Dean
-Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
-Dean
-Possible dismissal
-Haldeman and Ehrlichman
-Possible departure from White House staff

White House staff meeting, April 27, 1973
-George P. Shultz
-Henry A. Kissinger’s statement on bureaucracy
-Ambassadorial appointments
-Henry A. Byroade, William R. Kintner
-William P. Rogers
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 906-12 (cont’d)


Haldeman
-Possible replacement

-Roy L. Ash

-Frederic V. Malek

-Office of Management and Budget [OMB] Deputy Director

Watergate
-Dean

-Leaves of absence by Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Departure from White House staff

-Grand jury

-Justice Department

-Petersen

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Leaves of absence

-White House staff response

-Unknown man

-Possible speech by President

-L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Departures from White House staff

-Method

-Leaves of absence

-Possible actions by Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-President’s March 21, 1973, conversation with Dean and Haldeman

-Haldeman’s conversation with Lawrence M. Higby

-Higby’s conversation with Dean at Camp David

-Dean

-March 21, 1973 conversation with President

-Possible use of recorder by Dean

-Reflection on President

-Possible attack by President

-March 21, 1973 conversation with President

-E. Howard Hunt, Jr.

-Threat

-Blackmail

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 906-12 (cont’d)

-National security matter
-President’s statements
-Grey
-Shredding documents
-Meeting with Haldeman and John N. Mitchell
-Funds for defendants
-March 21, 1973 conversation with President
-President’s statements
-President’s motives
-President’s demands for facts on Watergate
-Camp David trip

-President’s forthcoming conversation with Ronald Ziegler

-Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s memo to Haldeman

-Haldeman’s resignation
-President’s forthcoming speech

-Patrick J. Buchanan

-Price

-Letter to Haldeman
-Leonard Garment

Haldeman’s meeting with Ehrlichman

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:42 pm and
5:00 pm.

[Conversation 906-12A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

Meeting with Ziegler

[End telephone conversation]

Watergate

-Petersen

-Information for Haldeman

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 906-12 (cont’d)

Haldeman left at 5:00 pm.
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