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915–9

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915–9
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Rose Mary Woods
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
May 10, 1973
Conversation No. 915-9

Date: May 10, 1973
Time: 11:01 am - 11:12 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Rose Mary Woods.

Dr. William M. Lukash
-Possible telephone call
-President’s preferences

Correspondence
-“Top man”

[Unknown man]
-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 11:02 am.

President’s speech, May 9

Woods left at 11:02 am.

Congressional relations
-Difficulty
-President’s assessment
-Haig’s assessment

Special Prosecutor
-Haig’s forthcoming call to Elliot L. Richardson
-Warren Hearns

Haig’s previous conversation with John B. Connally
-Appointment
-Firm
-Possible meeting with President
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Conversation No. 915-9 (cont’d)

-President’s schedule
-Radio speech

Ronald L. Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 11:02 am.

Connally

-Previous conversation with Ziegler

-Mood
-Continued presence
-Previous conversation with Haig
-Possible meeting with President

William Colby
-Nomination to Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Hypocrisy

President’s counselors
-Forthcoming press briefing regarding role
-Advisory compared to operational
-Congress
-Legislation
-Reorganization
-Cabinet
-Coordinating committees
-Press relations
-Wire services, networks
-Connally’s role
-Leaks

Watergate

-New York Times story

-John W. Dean, III

-Justice Department and Senate Committee
-Documents
-Need for positive action by administration
-Haig and Ziegler
-President’s speech, May 9
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Conversation No. 915-9 (cont’d)

-Ervin Committee hearings
-John C. Stennis
-John J. Sirica
-Warren E. Burger
-William P. Rogers
-Special Prosecutor
-White House reaction to possible trials
-Legal strategy of defendants
-Dean
-New York Times story
-Source
-Wire service story
-Lawyer

Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule

-Return from Moscow


Connally

-Rumor

-Leonid I. Brezhnev


US - Soviet relations

-Announcements

-Communications

-Connally

-Kissinger

-Moscow trip
-Cables

Haig and Ziegler left at 11:12 am.
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