Secret White House Tapes

929–10

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929–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • UNKNOWN
May 29, 1973
Conversation No. 929-10

Date: May 29, 1973
Time: Unknown between 12:15 pm and 12:31 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Watergate
-President’s previous meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders
-White House response
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-J. William Fulbright’s reaction

White House staff organization
-President’s meeting with William P. Rogers

-Spirit

-Statements

-Continuance in office

-Effect of Watergate issue
-Conversation with Haig
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Effectiveness
-John B. Connally

-Haig’s conversation with Connally, May 29

-Economics

-Suggestions

-Energy czar

-Haig’s view

-Interlocking issues

-Czar

-Staff

-Knowledge

-John J. McCloy’s role
-Staff
-Peter M. Flanigan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 929-10 (cont’d)

-Former presidents of Shell and Texaco
-Knowledge of industry
-Age
-Ego
-McCloy
-Aken’s [sp?] [First name unknown] role
-Texaco
-Shell
-Flanigan
-Foreign Service officer
-Roy L. Ash
-Role on White House staff
-Personality
-Relations with Congress and bureaucracy
-Mistrust

Bureaucracy
-Connally’s views
-Problem for administration
-Cabinet reorganization
-President’s previous meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders
-Reaction

-Republicans

-Hugh Scott

-Gerald R. Ford


White House staff organization
-Domestic side
-Inertia

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

-Bryce N. Harlow’s role

-George H. W. Bush

-Congress

-Benefit to Haig

-Spiro T. Agnew

-Office of Management and Budget [OMB]’s role

-Ash

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 929-10 (cont’d)

-Policy
-Problem for administration
-Bureaucracy
-Unsettlement
-Fiscal responsibility
-Management practices

John B. Connally

-Role in administration

-View on cabinet

-View on White House response to Watergate

-President’s activities
-High profile public exposure
-Platform
-Labor
-Auto workers
-Farmers
-Beef industry
-West Coast
-Washington Press Corps
-Assessments

-Haig’s view

-Precision

-Public panic

-Views on stock market

-Wall Street


Stock market

-Fluctuations

-Effects

-H. Ross Perot


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:15 pm.

President’s schedule

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:25 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 929-10 (cont’d)


Stock market
-Wall Street
-Congress
-Washington Press Corps
-Effect on Arthur F. Burns
-Jewish community
-Confidence

-Cambodia

-Buying

-Polling

-Shultz’s view

-Panic

-Caution


Watergate
-Haig’s conversation with Connally

-White Paper

-Cabinet

-Republican leadership

-Watergate

-White Paper
-Effect
-John W. Dean, III’s documents
-Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters’s memoranda of
conversations [memcons]
-E. Howard Hunt, Jr.
-Plumbers operation
-Haig’s role on White House staff

-Announcement


White House staff reorganization
-Rogers

-Compromise

-Continuance in office

-Conflict with Kissinger

-Effect on administration
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 929-10 (cont’d)

-Connally

-Conversation with Haig

-Kissinger’s continuance in office

-Style


Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Rogers

President’s schedule

-Journalists


Haig left at an unknown time before 12:31 pm.
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