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913–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Manolo Sanchez
  • UNKNOWN
May 8, 1973
Conversation No. 913-1

Date: May 8, 1973
Time: Unknown between 4:31 pm and 5:16 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull.

President’s schedule

-Pen [?]

-Weather [?]


Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered and Bull left at 4:32 pm.

Watergate

-Haig’s conversation with Elliot L. Richardson

-John W. Dean, III’s papers

-Justice Department

-Statement


An unknown person [Manolo Sanchez ?] entered at an unknown time after 4:32 pm.

Refreshment

The unknown person [Manolo Sanchez ?] left at an unknown time before 5:16 pm.

Watergate

-Haig’s conversation with Richardson

-Dean’s papers

-Copies

-Cabinet changes

-Confirmation hearings

-Attorney General

-Special Prosecutor

-[Horace] Chapman (“Chappie”) Rose

-Travel to Washington, DC

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. January-2012)

Conversation No. 913-1 (cont’d)

-President’s previous conversation with Richard A. Moore
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Attorneys for John N. Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman and H. R. (“Bob”)
Haldeman
-Dean
-Possible testimony
-Rose
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Possible injunction
-Immunity

-Immunity for Dean

-Executive privilege

-Grand jury
-Effect on Haldeman
-Effect on judicial process
-Executive privilege
-Perception of indirect admission
-“Guilt of President”

-Grand jury testimony compared to Congressional testimony

-Guidelines for witnesses

-Leonard Garment
-Rose, Moore
-Judge John J. Sirica
-Dean
-Conversation with President and Haldeman, September 15, 1972
-Haig’s informing Haldeman
-Haldeman’s forthcoming grand jury
-Need for truth
-Dean
-Meeting with President and Haldeman, September 15, 1972

-Haldeman’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler

-Possible effects of forthcoming testimony

-Possible statements

-Haldeman
-Forthcoming grand jury testimony
-Executive privilege
-White House strategy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2012)

Conversation No. 913-1 (cont’d)

-Garment
-Judgment

Legal Services Bill

-Spiro T. Agnew

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

-President’s message to Agnew


Watergate

-Dean

-Possible immunity from judge

-Garment

-President’s schedule

-Dinner, May 9

-President’s talk
-Moore [?]
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:32 pm.

Senate’s schedule

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:16 pm.

Watergate

-President’s talk

-Content
-Presidency
-Richardson
-Dean
-Possible testimony before Ervin Committee
-Executive privilege
-Application
-Guidance for grand jury witnesses
-President’s papers
-E. Howard Hunt, Jr.’s possible testimony
-Documentary evidence in White House files
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. January-2012)

Conversation No. 913-1 (cont’d)

-National security
-Administration response

-Moore

-Patrick J. Buchanan

-Garment

-Rose

-Raymond K. Price, Jr.

-Buchanan, Moore, Rose, Garment

-William P. Rogers

-Executive privilege

-Conversations with President regarding illegal activities

-National security

-Dean

-Immunity

-Presidency

-John B. Connally’s advice regarding price freeze

-Declaration of war

-Public mood

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Possible delays by administration

-Garment
-Possible injunction by lawyers for Mitchell and Haldeman
-Possible action by White House
-Grand jury indictments

-Richardson’s confirmation


Forthcoming Cabinet meeting
-William E. Colby

Personnel Appointments
-William E. Colby
-Announcement
-Richardson’s confirmation

-Delay

-Recommendation

-Colby

-Domestic Council

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2012)

Conversation No. 913-1 (cont’d)

-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] directorship
-Cole
-William E. Timmons
-List of nominees
-Timing of announcement
-Edward A. McCabe
-Letter to President
-Haig’s consultation with Bryce N. Harlow
-Usefulness

Watergate
-Dean

-Rogers

-Garment

-Executive privilege

-Grand jury

-Guidelines

-Ziegler [?]
-Ervin Committee
-Appearance of cover-up
-Defendants’ rights
-Richardson
-Richardson
-Confirmation hearings
-Dean
-Documents
-Attorney General’s demand
-Prosecutors
-Ownership
-Presidential papers

-Haldeman

-Henry A. Kissinger

-Administration’s position


Haig left at 5:16 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2012)
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