Secret White House Tapes

934–11

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934–11
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
June 7, 1973
Conversation No. 934-11

Date: June 7, 1973
Time: Unknown between 12:33 pm and 1:26 pm
Location: Oval Office

Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered.

Watergate

-Senator Charles H. Percy

-Note to President

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Motive
-Popular opinion

-Haig’s Opinion

-Resolution concerning special prosecutor

-Effect of Elliot L. Richardson’s position
-President’s naming of a prosecutor
-Support
-Motive

National economy
-Haig’s conversation with George P. Shultz
-John B. Connally
-Leadership
-Duration

Connally
-Possible role on White House staff
-Domestic efforts
-International affairs
-Wage, price field
-Energy
-Haig’s consultation with Melvin R. Laird
-Leverage
-President’s conversation with Donald McI. Kendall
-Governmental action

National economy
-Kendall’s view
-Freeze
-Pepsi-Cola
-Tonnage
-Runaway inflation
-Shultz’s view
-Wholesale prices of foodstuffs
-Possible freeze
-Roy L. Ash’s view
-Support of freeze
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Shultz, Connally, Ash

-Connally

-Role on White House staff

-Energy, economy

-Shultz

-Communication skills

-Compared to Connally

-Kendall’s concern

-Responsibilities
-Tax and trade policies

-Personality

-Loyalty

-President’s programs

-Treasury Department

-William E. Simon

-Connally


Connally
-Possible role on White House staff
-Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Laird
-Caution

-Meeting on the Sequoia

-Shultz

-Position in Cabinet

-Energy czar


White House staff
-Connally and Laird

-Effect on staff

-Personalities

-Laird’s recommendations

-William E. Simon

-Relationship with Shultz

-Additional staff

-John T. Dunlop

-Talents

-Negotiations

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Energy czar
-Haig’s forthcoming meeting with George Shultz, John Connally, Kenneth
Cole and Interior Department
-Recruitment strategy
-Former Shell Oil president at National Aeronautics and Space
Administration [NASA]

-Beltway outsiders

-James C. Fletcher

-Role at NASA

National economy
-Preparation of package
-Announcement
-President’s possible speech
-Return from Florida
-Television [TV]
-Preparation
-Haig’s conversation with Shultz
-President’s possible speech
-Radio compared to TV
-60-day freeze
-Possible freeze
-60-day freeze
-Food and gasoline
-Exports
-Follow-up
-Phase IV
-Schedule
-Food
-Possible management
-Effects
-Mark-ups
-Possible freeze
-Effects
-Political
-Economic
-Damage
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Problem solving

-Shultz

-Political message

-Opposition viewpoint


Connally
-Views on economy
-Gasoline
-Role in economic matters

-Brainstorm

-Salesmanship

-Conversation with Congressmen

-Watergate

-National interests

-Gerald R. Ford

-Leslie C. Arends

-Role on White House staff

-Leadership

-Outsider status


White House staff
-Laird, Connally
-Conflict of personalities

-Energy czar

-Dunlop

-Prices

President’s schedule
-A meeting
-Possible speech

Energy
-Haig’s coordination
-Recommendations
-Legislation
-Energy Department

-Bill

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Production and consumption

-Crude oil


National economy
-President’s schedule
-A meeting

-Possible 60-day freeze

-Preparation of package

-A report

-Delivery of report

-Camp David

-Decision

-Refinement

-Modified package

-Shultz and Connally

President’s schedule
-Trip to Florida
-Camp David

Vietnam negotiations
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Schedule of agreements

Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson
-Bicentennial Commission
-Possible appointment

-Responsibilities

-Ambassadorship


Watergate
-Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-Taxes
-Haig’s source at the Treasury Department
-Howard Hughes campaign contribution in 1970
-Details
-Publicity
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Taxes
-Status in Treasury Department
-Reporting of contribution
-Possible consultation with Philadelphia lawyer
-San Clemente case
-Hughes contribution

-Reporting of contribution

-Philadelphia lawyer

-President’s possible role

-Possible revelation in press

-Possible disposition

-Forthcoming conversations with President and Haig
-Hughes contribution
-Handling

Philadelphia lawyer
-Trustworthiness
-San Clemente case
-[Horace] Chapman (“Chappie”) Rose and Herbert W. Kalmbach
-Reliability

Watergate
-Attacks on President
-Morale
-Cabinet
-Enthusiasm

-Congress


National economy
-Need for action
-Decisive action

Energy
-Developments

Advisors
-Quality
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)


US foreign policy
-Brezhnev’s forthcoming visit

-Messages of support for President

-Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin

-Concerns

-National discourse

-Europe, Latin America


US economy
-Difficulties
-Positive outlook of administration

Watergate
-New York Times story
-Huston plan
-Possible release

-White House response

-Wiretaps

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

-Publicity

-Gerald R. Ford

-Hugh Scott

-Organization changes
-Statements by Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield, William Proxmire, James
W. Symington and William J. Green

Clarence M. Kelley
-Kansas City, Missouri
-Law enforcement record
-Physical attributes

Joseph Sneed
-Future
-Appointment as judge
-Richardson’s view

-Circuit Court

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Richardson’s opinion

-Loyalty to President


Courts
-Richardson’s role
-Dockets
-Apprehensions

Watergate
-Rebozo
-Haig’s conversation with William E. Simon
-Possible leak from Internal Revenue Service [IRS]
-Consequences
-Hughes contribution
-Reporting
-Status
-Rebozo’s conversation with President, Haig
-Lawyer
-Status of tax problem

-Simon

-Lawyer

-Hughes contribution

-Investigation of Hughes

-Rebozo’s friend Richard Danner

-Handling

-Possible prosecution

-Effect

-Forthcoming conversation with Haig

-White House knowledge of problem

-Compared to Maurice Stans

-Robert Vesco contribution

-Veracity

-Publicity

-Rebozo

-Philadelphia lawyer

-President’s schedule

-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. September-2011)

Conversation No. 934-11 (cont’d)

-Buzhardt’s forthcoming letter to Archibald Cox

-Delay

-Cox

-Public stance

-Possible resignation

-Rebozo

-Philadelphia lawyer

-Hughes contribution

-Tax reporting
-Rebozo’s conversation with President
-Lawyer’s possible advice
-Possible conversation with President

-Hugh W. Sloan, Jr.

-Statement concerning John D. Ehrlichman

-Ehrlichman

-Knowledge of use of funds

-Conversation with Stans


Haig left at 1:26 pm.
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