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923-2

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923-2
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Alexander P. Butterfield
  • President Richard M. Nixon
May 19, 1973
Conversation No. 923-2

Date: May 19, 1973
Time: Unknown between 10:17 am and 10:48 am
Location: Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 923-2 (cont’d)

Alexander M. Haig, Jr. met with Alexander P. Butterfield.

President’s schedule

The President entered and Butterfield left at 10:48 am.

Weather

Israel

-Four year program

-President’s view

-Delay

-Concessions

-Haig’s view

-Cut-off


Watergate
-Special Prosecutor
-Haig’s conversation with Elliot L. Richardson
-Archibald Cox
-Compared to Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach
-Richard M. Helms
-Forthcoming conversation with Haig

-Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters

-Huston Plan

-Release of documents

-[William] Stuart Symington

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Television [TV]

-Democrats’ reaction

-Rhodesian chrome

-Vietnam

-Prisoners of War [POWs]

-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] Director

-Joseph A. Califano, Jr.’s call to Haig

-Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover

-Military background

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 923-2 (cont’d)

-Haig’s conversation with Richardson
-Walters

-Memoranda of conversation [Memcons]

-Compared with affidavit

-[Richard G.] Stilwell [?]

-Walters

-Stilwell

-Background

-Selection process

-Stilwell

-Califano and [First name unknown] Lake [?]


Califano
-Telephone call to Haig
-Johnson

Watergate
-White House response
-Forthcoming White Paper

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Martha (Beall) Mitchell’s possible statement

-White House response

-Forthcoming White Paper
-President’s possible meeting with Congressional leaders
-Possible TV speech

-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]

-Domestic intelligence

-Wiretaps

-Hoover
-Clemency

-James R. Hoffa

-Charles W. Colson

-Funds for defendants
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-Informing President concerning $350,000
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Informing President concerning Herbert W. Kalmbach
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 923-2 (cont’d)

-President’s knowledge
-E. Howard Hunt, Jr. and William O. Bittman
-Forthcoming White Paper
-White House staff opinion
-Haig, Ronald L. Ziegler and Bryce N. Harlow
-Preparation
-President’ schedule
-Possible meeting with Congressional leaders
-CIA
-Involvement

-John J. (“Jack”) Caulfield

-Bay of Pigs

-Richard M. Helms’s conversation with President

-Helms
-Forthcoming testimony before Foreign Relations Committee
-Walters’s role in CIA
-Martha (Beall) Mitchell
-Effect on John N. Mitchell
-Mitchell
-John W. Dean, III
-White House staff activities
-Haldeman and Ehrlichman
-Colson
-Involvement
-Ehrlichman
-Kalmbach
-Impeachment
-Possible White House response
-Effect
-Congressional interest
-Symington

-Senate Armed Services Committee

-Bella S. Abzug

-John C. Stennis

-Conversation with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., May 18
-Wiretaps
-Edward Brooke
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 923-2 (cont’d)

-Compared with Charles Percy

-Helms

-Conversation with Haig
-President’s opinion of Helms
-Testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
-CIA

-Loan of equipment to Hunt

-White House response

-Possible televised speech by President

-Forthcoming White Paper

-Briefing

-Haig

-Ziegler

-Buzhardt

-Impeachment

-Process

-Possible effect of vote

-Relationship to other actions during present administration

Haig left at an unknown time before 10:48 am.
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