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937–5
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Bryce N. Harlow
  • Alexander M. Haig
June 12, 1973
Conversation No. 937-5

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: Unknown between 9:19 am and 10:00 am

Location: Oval Office


The President talked with Bryce N. Harlow.


[Conversation No. 937-5A]


[Begin telephone conversation]


[See Conversation No. 40-24]


[End telephone conversation]


Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 9:25 am.


Watergate
-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson’s statement concerning forthcoming Leonid I.
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Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)

Brezhnev visit
-Response
-Barry M. Goldwater, Hugh Scott, J. William Fulbright, Edward W.
Brooke, Mark O. Hatfield, Robert J. Dole
-Fulbright
-Press coverage
-Charles H. Percy

-Resolution concerning special prosecutor

-Conversation with Haig, June 12, 1973

-Support for President

-President’s trip to Pekin, Illinois


White House staffing
-Roles of Harlow, Melvin R. Laird, and Haig
-President’s relationships with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
-Ronald L. Ziegler

-Sequoia cruise


Vietnam negotiations
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Nguyen Van Thieu’s statements
-Compared to December 1972

-Points of separation

-Congressional briefing


National economy
-President’s schedule
-Congressional leaders
-Publicity
-Financiers
-Timing
-William E. Timmons
-Consultations
-William E. Simon’s viewpoint
-Cabinet
-Market response
-Cabinet
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Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)

-George P. Shultz and Herbert Stein
-Press briefing

-Timing

-Preparation

-Haig’s conversation with Stein, June 13, 1973

-Possible freeze

-Possible Congressional action

-Timmons

-George Meany

-Stein

-Vote


Vietnam negotiations
-Thieu
-Kissinger
-Thieu
-Possible US Policy
-Possible aid

Watergate
-Speech
-Archibald Cox
-Ervin Committee
-Howard H. Baker and Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-Daniel K. Inouye’s conversation with Peter M. Flanigan, June 12, 1973
-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-Cessation of hearings
-President’s response
-John W. Dean, III
-Popular reaction
-Wiretaps
-Joseph W. Alsop’s forthcoming column
-Joseph C. Kraft’s column
-John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
-Kennedy, Johnson

National economy
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Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)

-Views of Stein and Shultz
-Opposition to President’s decisions

-Paul Hall’s views

-Meany’s views

-Possible freeze

-Duration

-Need for action

-Compared to waiting for statistics

-Possible Congressional action

-President’s response

-Veto

-Override

-Labor leaders

-Meany

-Democrats


Laird
-Schedule

Energy
-Preparation of plan

-Flanigan, Simon

-Charles J. DiBona

-Staffs of Roy L. Ash and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.
-Meeting invitations and attendance

National economy
-Meeting, June 11, 1973

-Ash

-Seeking views compared to decision making

-Arthur E. Burns

-President’s economic package

-Shultz

-Questions

-Food

-Kissinger’s view

-Foreign policy objectives

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Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)

-India - Pakistan
-Southeast Asia
-Compared to domestic policy
-Ash

-Absence from meeting

-Conversation with Haig


White House staffing
-Harlow
-Haig’s conversation with Anne L. Armstrong
-Memorandums

National economy
-Need for action
-Possible freeze
-Congress

-Phase III

-Follow up


Haig
-Roles with National Security Council [NSC] and White House staff
-Productivity

Watergate
-New York Times and Washington Post
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Jeb Stuart Magruder, Dean, Haldeman, Ehrlichman

-Dean

-Dean

-Alsop


Alsop
-Conversation with Haig, June 12, 1973

-Forthcoming Soviet summit

-Wiretaps

-Harry S. Truman

-Stewart and Alsop

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Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)

-Alsop

-Wiretaps

-Justice Department records


-William C. Sullivan
-Possible testimony
-Dean, William E. Timmons
-Plumbers
-Kraft
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

[National security]

[Duration: 9 s ]



FBI


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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Alsop
-Kraft’s house
-Brookings Institution
-Ehrlichman’s conversation with President
-Haldeman
-Plumbers
-John F. Kennedy or Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy
-Sullivan
-Possible testimony
-Possible conversation with Joe Alsop
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)


President’s schedule
-Vietnam negotiations

-Kissinger

-Cancellation of meeting

-New meeting

-Economy, Kissinger

-US-Soviet Summit briefing

-Trip to Illinois
-Kissinger’s possible briefings of Congressional leaders

-Soviet Summit

-Vietnam negotiations

-Year of Europe

-Republicans, Democrats

-Timmons

-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-Briefing books

-Kissinger

-Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft

-Timing of arrival and reading

-Quality

-Compared to one day of discussion with Kissinger in Key
Biscayne

Forthcoming Brezhnev State visit
-Security

-Watergate

-Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoly F. Dobrynin

-Alexei Kosygin
-Possible Jews, John Birch Society demonstration in Orange County,
California
-Houston
-San Clemente
-Reasons

-Work

-Avoidance of security incident

-Washington
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. June-2012)

Conversation No. 937-5 (cont’d)

-Camp David
-Agreements
-Kissinger’s preparation vs. State Department’s

National economy
-Stein, Shultz
-President’s meeting with Labor-Management Committee
-Shultz

-President’s goals

-Food prices

-Possible freeze

-Wages
-Labor, business responses
-Stock market response
-Psychology
-Hobart Rowen’s and economists’ possible response

Vietnam negotiations

-Forthcoming telephone call to Scowcroft

-Possible statements in Paris

-Agreement

-Saigon

-Kissinger

-Draft

-Popular opinion

-South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

-Setbacks

-People’s Republic of China [PRC]


Haig left at 10:00 am.
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