Secret White House Tapes

911–1

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911–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • UNKNOWN
May 3, 1973
Conversation No. 911-1

Date: May 3, 1973
Time: 8:27 am - 8:50 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. The recording began at an unknown time while the
conversation was in progress.

Watergate
-John D. Ehrlichman’s investigation of leaks
-Kissinger’s knowledge
-[First name unknown] Bennett, Jack N. Anderson
-Egil (“Bud”) Krogh and David R. Young
-Interrogation of Adm. Robert O. Werlander
-India and Pakistan
-Young
-Roles on White House staff
-Kissinger’s knowledge
-1969 wiretaps
-J. Edgar Hoover
-Joseph Kraft
-Henry Brandon
-Hoover
-Kraft
-Hoover
-National security
-Daniel Ellsberg break-in
-Young
-Navy yeoman [Charles E. Radford], admiral [Welander]
-Interrogation
-Kissinger’s possible statement
-Ehrlichman’s statement
-National Security Council [NSC]
-Kissinger’s possible statement
-Young’s position on White House staff
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-1 (cont’d)


Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-Role on White House staff
-William P. Rogers

-Duration of assignment

-Support for Kissinger

-George P. Shultz and Arthur F. Burns

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s view

-Haig’s utility for domestic issues

-Role on staff

-President’s role

-Loyalty to Kissinger

-News stories

-Vietnam negotiations


Rogers
-Timing of departure

US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] relations
-Treaty on the Prevention of Nuclear War [Nuclear Treaty]

-People’s Republic of China [PRC], France reaction

-Great Britain, West Germany support

-Effect on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]

-PRC

-US support

-USSR

-US hegemony


White House Chief of Staff
-Haig
-Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft
-Management of Burns and Peter J. Brennan
-George H. W. Bush and John B. Connally
-Duration of appointment

Foreign policy
-President and Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-1 (cont’d)

-Rogers

-David Packard

-Kissinger’s treaty negotiations

-State Department knowledge

-Criticism of Administration

-State Department involvement

-Combative attitude
-Nuclear Treaty

-Controversy

-Negotiations

-Timing
-Watergate
-US-Soviet summit
-SALT, Nuclear Treaty

-Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe [CSCE]

-State Department

-Leaks

-Bureaucratic discipline

-Packard

-President’s and Kissinger’s methods

-Regular procedures
-Haig
-Joseph J. Sisco and Walter J. Stoessel, Jr. [?]
-State Department involvement
-Secretary of State
-Rogers
-Timing of departure

Watergate
-Young
-Role on White House staff
-Ehrlichman
-National security

-Kissinger’s statement

-Leaks

-William H. Beecher

-1969 wiretaps

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-1 (cont’d)

-Pentagon Papers

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

-Reaction to publishing of NSC directive
-Hoover
-William A. K. (“Tony”) Lake and Morton H. Halperin
-Lake
-George S. McGovern and Edmund S. Muskie
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] reports
-Hoover
-Kissinger
-Haldeman
-President’s knowledge
-Lake and Halperin

-Leaks

-Loyalty


Haig
-Role on White House staff

-National security

-Scowcroft

-Knowledge

-Ability to handle domestic affairs


President’s schedule
-Packard
-Kissinger
-Dr. David K. E. Bruce
-Radio speech
-Foreign policy report

-Statement

-Kissinger’s briefing


Watergate
-Kissinger’s forthcoming press briefing

-Wiretaps

-Young

-Ehrlichman
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-1 (cont’d)


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 8:27 am.

President’s schedule

-Meeting with unknown men

-Stephen B. Bull’s office [?]


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 8:50 am.

Haig

-Scowcroft


Kissinger left at 8:50 am.
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