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937–19
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Manolo Sanchez
June 12, 1973
Conversation No. 937-19

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: 11:57 am - 12:36 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Personnel appointments and management

-President’s previous meeting with Roy L. Ash

-Budget

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)

-National economy

-William E. Simon’s view

-Camp David

-National economy
-President’s forthcoming meeting
-Arthur F. Burns’s attendance
-George P. Shultz

-Gold

-Monetary policy

-Independence

-Spiro T. Agnew
-Telephone calls to Haig
-Possible meeting with the President
-Speech
-Role in administration
-Reorganizing

-Energy

-President’s schedule

-Economy

-Agnew

-Appreciation for speech

-Possible meeting

-Economy meetings

-Bryce N. Harlow
-Role on White House staff

-Timing of announcement

-Haig’s forthcoming telephone call to Agnew

-Agnew
-President’s schedule
-Views on economy
-Forthcoming Cabinet meeting
-President’s schedule
-Possible meeting

-Appreciation for speech

-Forthcoming speech on the economy

-Need for President

-President’s schedule

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)


Vietnam negotiations
-President’s previous conversation with Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft
-Henry A. Kissinger
-South Vietnam’s position

-Election

-Zones of control

-Prisoners of War [POWs]

-US casualties

-President’s role

-Cambodia


Congressional relations
-President’s possible conflicts

-Vietnam settlement

-Budget

-Possible vetoes

-Ash’s [?] strategy

-Views of Harlow and William E. Timmons

-Override

-President’s unwillingness to sign bills

-Taxation

-Education


National economy
-Forthcoming speech
-Administration spokesmen
-President’s conversation with Ash

-John B. Connally

-Congress members

-Pierre Rinfret

-Public relations [PR]

-President’s role

-Connally

-President’s possible radio talks

-Timing for weekend newspapers

-Raymond K. Price, Jr.

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)

-Topics
-Economic “fireside chats”
-Frequency
-Brevity
-Efficacy
-Substance
-Compared to campaigning
-Portrayal and perception of President’s activities
-Location
-San Clemente, Camp David
-Shultz, Herbert Stein
-Cabinet

Watergate
-Elliot L. Richardson
-Conversations with Haig
-Views concerning Clarence M. Kelley
-Leaks
-Washington Post
-Haig’s conversation with Jonathan Moore
-Personnel appointments and management
-Appointment of Kelley and Melvin R. Laird
-President’s efforts
-Haig’s leak to Washington Star
-Richardson and William Ruckelshaus
-Laird
-Role on White House staff
-Effort of Haig, President, Harlow, and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.

Watergate
-John W. Dean, III
-Possible cross-examination
-Buzhardt
-June 15, 1973 Ervin Committee interview
-Harlow
-Dean’s testimony
-Fred D. Thompson
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)

-1972 campaign
-Democrats’ finances
-Possible General Accounting Office [GAO] investigation

Vietnam and Cambodia

-President’s possible veto of Congressional action


Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:57 am.

Watergate

-Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo’s return telephone call


Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm.

Watergate

-Rebozo

-Kenneth Gemmill [Philadelphia lawyer]

-Background
-Dwight D. Eisenhower’s and John F. Kennedy’s administrations
-Spring Valley
-Advice concerning Howard Hughes contribution
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], Internal Revenue Service
[IRS]
-Handling of Hughes contribution
-Possible leak to press
-Motive
-Haig’s conversation with an unknown man

-Dean

-John D. Ehrlichman

-John N. Mitchell

-Ehrlichman

-Dean’s forthcoming testimony

-Ehrlichman

-Statements concerning the President

-Possible allegations concerning President

-Testimony

-Buzhardt’s efforts

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)

-Ehrlichman
-Conversations with Dean
-Dean’s meeting with Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters concerning Central
Intelligence Agency [CIA] payroll
-Conversations with President
-Clemency offer
-Forthcoming testimony
-Mitchell
-Contacts with President
-Role
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Charles W. Colson
-Herbert W. Kalmbach
-Conversations
-President, Rebozo
-San Clemente house
-President’s work habits
-Ehrlichman
-Buzhardt
-White House response
-National economy
-Forthcoming Leonid I. Brezhnev visit
-Dean
-March 21, 1973 conversation with President
-Haldeman’s forthcoming testimony
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony
-White House response
-Buzhardt
-Cross-examination
-Buzhardt’s influence
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee interview

-Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

-White House response

-Patrick J. Buchanan, Ronald L. Ziegler, Buzhardt

-Cross-examination

-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony

-Cross-examination

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)

-March 21, 1973 conversation with President

-President’s response to revelations

-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony

-Cross-examination
-Conversations with President, Henry E. Petersen, Ehrlichman
-Content
-CIA payroll and Walters
-Payment
-Clemency
-Ehrlichman
-Petersen
-President’s culpability
-President’s culpability
-Popular opinion

-Connally’s view

-Credibility on Mitchell, Haldeman

-News magazines’ stories
-Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, President
-Dean’s forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony
-Ellsberg break-in
-Leaks

-E. Howard Hunt, Jr.

-Dean

-Immunity

-Dean conversations

-President

-March 1973

-Prosecutors

-April 1973

-President’s responsibility, Dean’s responsibility

-Dean’s immunity
-Threat of blackmail by Hunt’s attorney
-Ellsberg break-in
-Hunt
-Dean
-Conversation with President concerning blackmail threats
-White House response
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-19 (cont’d)


Haig left at 12:36 pm.
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