Secret White House Tapes

933–8

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933–8
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Melvin R. Laird
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • UNKNOWN
  • Gerald L. Warren
  • White House operator
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • GEORGE MEANY
June 6, 1973
Conversation No. 933-8

Date: June 6, 1973
Time: 11:05 am - 11:35 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Melvin R. Laird and Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Arrangements for photo

-Location

-Oval Office

-Gerald L. Warren

-Laird

-Meeting with media


Laird’s schedule

-Press

-Evening schedule

-Dinner
-Laird’s wife

-New Orleans [?]

-Airport


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 11:05 am.

Warren’s location

-Meeting with President


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:08 am.

Laird’s schedule

-Wife’s arrival from Norfolk

-Congressmen


President’s schedule

-Republican Policy Committee

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)


Laird’s schedule

-Wife’s arrival


President’s schedule

-Republican Policy Committee

-Domestic policy

-Defense budget


Gerald L. Warren entered at an unknown time after 11:08 am.

Arrangements for photograph

-Action photographs

-Press questions

-Watergate

-Audio recording


Announcement of Laird’s appointment

-President’s meeting with Laird at Camp David

-Duration


Arrangements for photograph

-Press briefing


Wiretaps

-Press coverage

-Gerald L. Warren’s briefing
-President and Dwight D. Eisenhower compared to Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy
-National security
-Duration

-Organized crime


Warren left at 11:11 am.

Laird

-Role on White House staff

-[Domestic Council]

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

-Governor’s conference

-Executive Secretary

-Working relationship

-Conversation with Haig

-Role on Domestic Council

-Cole, Haig and Laird

-Cole’s speech

-Staff changes

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

-Haig

-Conversation with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield

-Friendship

-Conversation with Gerald R. Ford and Hugh Scott

-Conversation with Mansfield

-Maureen (Hayes) Mansfield and Barbara Laird

-Location

-Relations with Congress

-Bipartisanship
-Conversations with Ford, John J. Rhodes, John W. Byrnes, William E.
Timmons
-Title
-Counselor for Domestic Affairs

-National Security Council

-Intellectual freedom

-Cole

-Congressional relations

-Roles of Timmons and Bryce N. Harlow

-Democratic and Republican Caucuses

-Samuel L. Devine, Chowder and Marching Society, S.O.S.

-Caucuses

-Social events

-Mrs. Laird

-Policy development

-Compromises

-Republican Leadership meeting

-Cabinet [?]

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)

-Strategy
-Relationships with Roy L. Ash, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
-[Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) Department]
-Relationships with Cabinet Departments
-Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development,
Transportation
-Size of staff
-Haig

-Schedule

-Cabinet meeting

-Congressional Leaders meeting

-Vietnam negotiations

-Iceland visit

-Invitation

-Role on White House staff

-National economy

-Wage and price controls


National economy
-Haig’s forthcoming meeting with William E. Simon and John T. Dunlop
-Haig’s conversation with John B. Connally
-Possible freeze

-60 day freeze

-Possible freeze

-Democratic Caucus’s view

-Relationship with labor unions

-George Meany

-Laird’s relationship


The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:11 am and
11:35 am.

[Conversation No. 933-8A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 39-101]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)


[End telephone conversation]

Laird
-Forthcoming conversation with Meany
-Announcement of Laird’s position
-Haig’s conversation with Cabinet
-William P. Rogers
-Defense Department
-George P. Shultz
-Announcement of Laird’s role to the Cabinet

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:11 am.

Laird’s appointment

-Calls to Cabinet members

-David N. Parker


Bull left at an unknown time before 11:35 am.

Laird

-Call to Meany


National economy

-Policy paper

-Possible freeze

-Need for action

-Possible freeze

-60 day freeze
-Harm to economy
-Psychological effect
-Possible Congressional action
-90 day freeze
-Preemptive action
-Timmons
-Laird’s review
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)

The President talked with Meany at an unknown time between 11:11 am and 11:35 am. Laird
then talked with Meany.

[Conversation No. 933-8B]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 39-102]

National economy

-Possible freeze

-Wage and prices


[End telephone conversation]

Meany

-Health

-Response to Laird Announcement

-Role of Secretary of Labor

-Meany’s thoughts
-Views of Frank E. Fitzsimmons and Peter J. Brennan
-Fitzsimmons
-President’s forthcoming conversation

-Brennan

-Relationship with Laird

-1952 Republican platform
-Recognition of union shop
-William J. Green

Laird
-Schedule
-Dinner with Helmut Schmidt and George Leber in Bonn
-Willy Brandt
-Award
-Speech to command of 6th Fleet
-Charge of command
-Experience with National Security Council [NSC]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)

-Announcement of appointment

-Cole, Haig

-Congressman

-Economy

-Possible press questions

-Watergate
-Press role
-President’s role
-President’s appreciation

Watergate

-Press questioning

-Answers

-Popular opinion

-Haig’s opinion


Press relations

-Forthcoming press conference

-White House Rose Garden [?]
-Sarah McLendon
-Question selection
-Foreign policy
-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
-Domestic policy
-Vetoes
-President’s assessment of the media
-Cattle
-Forthcoming press conference with President, Haig, and Laird
-Demeanor

Laird
-Role on White House staff
-Energy, national security, health, other domestic fields
-Laird’s experience
-President’s goal for country

Warren entered at an unknown time after 11:11 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2011)

Conversation No. 933-8 (cont’d)


Press conference

The President, Laird, Haig and Warren left at 11:35 am.



Conversation 933-13

Date: June 6, 1973
Time: Unknown between 11:35 am and 11:37 am
Location: Oval Office

Unknown persons met.

Order

Press conference
-Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [?]
-Arrangements
-President

The unknown persons left at an unknown time before 11:37 am.
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