Secret White House Tapes

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909–27
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • UNKNOWN
May 2, 1973
Conversation No. 909-27

Date: May 2, 1973
Time: Unknown between 2:46 pm and 3:21 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman.

Watergate

-President’s previous speech

-Previous Cabinet meeting

-President’s remarks

-Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.’s call to Ehrlichman

-Daniel Ellsberg break-in

-Krogh’s possible affidavit
-Krogh’s conversation with Elliot L. Richardson, May 1, 1972
-Leonard Garment
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
-Ellsberg break-in
-Obstruction of justice
-Failure to report
-John W. Dean, III’s conversation with Krogh
-Photographs
-Henry E. Petersen, L[ouis] Patrick Gray and Earl J. Silbert
-President’s knowledge
-Krogh’s conversation with Richardson
-President’s knowledge
-Petersen’s knowledge
-Petersen’s and Richard G. Kleindienst’s conversation with President regarding
Ellsberg break-in

-Timing

-Old Executive Office Building [EOB]

-Content

-Documents
-Petersen and Kevin T. Maroney
-President’s response
-Krogh’s telephone call to Ehrlichman regarding Ellsberg break-in
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 909-27 (cont’d)

-President’s knowledge
-Possible statement by Krogh
-Fruits of break-in
-National security
-David R. Young, Jr.
-Possible statement by Krogh
-President’s approval
-Krogh’s possible conversation with Richardson
-Kleindienst’s conversation with President
-President’s conversations with Dean
-William O. Bittman’s threats
-Krogh’s concern
-Timing
-Ellsberg break-in
-Knowledge of Petersen, Gray, and Silbert
-President’s knowledge
-Kleindienst
-Dean’s conversations with President
-Blackmail
-Dean’s conversation with Ehrlichman, March 20, 1973
-Bittman’s threats
-Money for E. Howard Hunt, Jr.
-Ehrlichman’s responsibility to President
-Dean’s contacts with President
-Krogh
-Possible resignation
-Feelings regarding actions
-Young
-Possible resignation

-Claude S. Brinegar

-President’s recommendation

-Possible affidavit

-Authority compared to Ehrlichman’s view

-National security

-President’s knowledge of break-in
-Photograph
-Dean
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 909-27 (cont’d)

-President’s conversation with Dean

-February 27, 1973

-Bittman

-Executive privilege

-President’s speech, April 30, 1973

-President’s conversation with Kleindienst and Petersen regarding break-in
-President’s response
-President’s telephone conversation with Petersen at Camp David
-National security
-President’s subsequent conversation with Ehrlichman
-Dean
-April 18, 1973
-Timing of events
-President’s conversation with Kleindienst and Petersen regarding Ellsberg break-
in
-Grand jury
-Krogh’s statement

-Richardson

-Possible resignation

-Ehrlichman’s interrogation by United States attorney from New York
-Robert L. Vesco
-Donald A. Nixon, Jr.’s involvement
-Ehrlichman’s records
-Compared to Watergate records
-Ehrlichman’s forthcoming grand jury testimony, New York
-Secrecy
-Ehrlichman’s and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s forthcoming grand jury testimony,
May 3
-United States attorneys

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 2:46 pm.

President’s schedule
-Meeting with Labor-Management Advisory Committee and National
Commission for Industrial Peace

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:21 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 909-27 (cont’d)


Watergate
-President’s telephone conversation with Petersen at Camp David
-Timing

-April 18

-President’s activities

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Content

-Dean

-Blackmail

-Hunt

-Grand jury

-Executive privilege

-National security

-Richardson and Garment

-Krogh

-Possible statement

-Resignation

-Possible statement

-Memorandum [memo]
-President’s knowledge of Ellsberg break-in

-Ehrlichman

-Photograph

-Ehrlichman

-Dean

-Timing

-Krogh

-Resignation
-Telephone call from Ehrlichman
-Possible conversation with Richardson
-Possible affidavit

-Telephone call from Ehrlichman

-President’s schedule

-Ellsberg trial

-Ehrlichman’s statement to FBI

-News story

-Ehrlichman’s memo

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 909-27 (cont’d)

-News story
-Ehrlichman’s memo
-John J. Wilson and William D. Ruckelshaus
-Publication
-Daniel Ellsberg


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

[Privacy]

[Duration: 4 s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Watergate
-Krogh
-President’s knowledge of Ellsberg break-in
-Richardson’s questions
-Dean’s conversations with Krogh and Ehrlichman
-Petersen’s knowledge
-Photograph of G[eorge] Gordon Liddy
-Location, visibility of sign and license plate
-Ellsberg break-in
-President’s knowledge
-Justice Department
-Stephen B. Bull
-Possible telephone call from Ehrlichman
-Richardson
-Possible conversation with President
-Ehrlichman’s forthcoming meeting with Krogh
-President’s knowledge
-Dean
-Conversations with President
-Haldeman and Ehrlichman
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 909-27 (cont’d)

-Subjects covered
-Krogh’s forthcoming conversation with Richardson
-Peterson
-Ehrlichman’s knowledge of break-in
-Peterson
-Dean
-Timing
-Photograph of Liddy
-President’s knowledge of break-in

-Peterson

-Response

-Krogh
-Ehrlichman’s forthcoming conversation with Krogh
-National security
-Krogh and Young
-Burglary, wiretapping
-Young’s conversation with Ehrlichman
-Wiretapping
-Krogh’s and Young’s activities
-Pentagon Papers
-Trip to California
-Purpose
-FBI report


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

[National security]

[Duration: 14 s ]



FBI REPORT
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 909-27 (cont’d)

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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Watergate
-President’s knowledge of break-in

-Timing

-Conversation with Dean, March 21, 1973

-President’s response
-Knowledge of break-in

-Justice Department

-Richardson

-Extent

-Krogh, Ehrlichman, and Dean

President’s schedule

-Trip to Florida


Jeanne Erhlichman

-President’s message


Ehrlichman left at an unknown time before 3:21 pm.
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