Secret White House Tapes

911–16

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911–16
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • UNKNOWN
May 3, 1973
Conversation No. 911-16

Date: May 3, 1973
Time: 10:30 am - 11:01 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and an unknown person.

President’s schedule

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:01 am.

Ziegler’s possible press briefing

Dinner event Ziegler attended, May 2, 1973
-Howard H. Baker, Jr. and Walter F. Mondale
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-16 (cont’d)

-James W. Symington

-Publishers’ comments on Watergate


Watergate
-Daniel Ellsberg break-in
-President’s handling

Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-Possible role with White House staff
-Temporary assignment
-Arthur F. Burns

Watergate
-President’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger
-John D. Ehrlichman’s statement regarding David R. Young
-National Security Council [NSC] staff
-Transfer to Domestic Council
-Payroll
-National security

-Young

-E. Howard Hunt, Jr. and G[eorge] Gordon Liddy

-John W. Dean III

-Ehrlichman’s knowledge

-Leaks

-Chalmers Roberts
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] wiretaps on newsmen
-Leaks
-Investigations
-Ziegler’s possible statement
-Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.

-President’s conversation with Ehrlichman, May 2, 1973

-Leave of absence

-Ellsberg break-in

-National security investigations
-Prevalence of burglaries

-Krogh and Young

-Leonard Garment

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-16 (cont’d)

-FBI guards in offices
-Leaks
-Judgment
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ehrlichman
-Financial support
-Meetings with Elliot L. Richardson, William P. Rogers and John W.
Wilson
-Executive privilege
-Meeting with the President
-Rogers’s view
-Wilson’s need for guidance
-President’s memorandum
-Executive privilege
-Meeting with President
-Executive privilege
-President’s schedule
-Executive privilege
-President’s files and papers

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:30 am.

Watergate

-Leonard Garment

-President’s schedule


An unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:01 am.

Watergate

-John K. Andrews, Jr.’s draft of speech for President

-President’s activities

-Robert L. Vesco

-Donald A. Nixon, Jr.

-Murray Chotiner

-Ehrlichman

-Possible statement from President

-Corruption

-Campaign finances

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-16 (cont’d)

-George S. McGovern’s campaign
-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Ervin Committee

-Resignations

-Raymond K. Price’s comment on White House staff’s view
-Compared to John N. Mitchell

White House staff
-Haig, Jr.
-Roy L. Ash
-Role in administration

-Chief of staff position

-Haig

-Role in administration

-Sherman Adams’s successor
-Retention of military position
-Six Crises
-Spiro T. Agnew and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

John B. Connally
-Political affiliation
-Ziegler’s comments at press briefing

Watergate
-Ziegler’s possible comments
-Trials
-Dean

-Krogh story

-Ehrlichman’s questioning by FBI

-Comments to prosecutors

-Meeting with the President, March 1973

-Ellsberg
-Report of conversations with Hunt and Liddy
-Hearsay
-Justice Department’s investigation
-Ellsberg break-in

-President’s knowledge

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. September-2012)

Conversation No. 911-16 (cont’d)

-Richard G. Kleindienst
-Photograph

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Haldeman’s conversation with Ziegler

-Haldeman’s resignation

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Dean

-Possible statement

-William O. Bittman

-Protection of the President

-Rogers, Richardson, and Garment

-FBI guards in offices

-Garment

-Leak

-Garment


President’s schedule

-Garment

-Radio speech

-Florida


Ziegler left at 11:01 am.
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