Secret White House Tapes

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938–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • UNKNOWN
June 12, 1973
Conversation No. 938-6

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: 4:52 pm - 5:27 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

National economy
-Advisors’ views

-Tone

-Compared to President’s views

-Export regulation

-Possible legislation

-Export licensing

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Conversation No. 938-6 (cont’d)

-Trade with the enemy Act

-Export administration Act

-Secretary of Commerce

-Export licensing
-Export administration Act

-Challenges

-Congressional authority

-P.L. 480 [Public Law 480]

-Haig’s conversation with George P. Shultz

-Shultz’s views

-President’s authority

-Notification

-Possible legislation

-Justice Department study

-Possible price freeze

-Congressional relations

-Poll

-House of Representatives

-Senate

-Possible letter from President to Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
-Hugh Scott
-Vote
-Administration efforts
-Public relations [PR]
-Television
-Shultz, Herbert Stein, John T. Dunlop
-Morale

-Views of Spiro T. Agnew and Peter M. Flanigan

-Possible Congressional action

-Timing

John B. Connally
-Role on White House staff

-Cabinet and Quadriad meetings

-Shultz

-Leonid I. Brezhnev dinner

-National Security Council [NSC]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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Conversation No. 938-6 (cont’d)

-Cabinet and Quadriad meetings

-Energy meetings


Forthcoming energy meeting
-Timing
-Melvin Payne
-William L. Horton
-Health

-Package

-Administrator

-Compared to Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]

-Clarence M Kelley


Vietnam negotiations
-Communiqué

-Henry A. Kissinger

-Haig’s experience

-Saigon

-Election

-Haig’s recent conversation with Charles Whitehouse


Public relations [PR]

Bryce N. Harlow appointment
-Timing

John D. Ehrlichman’s letter to President, June 11, 1973
-Haig’s view
-President’s view
-Haig’s view
-Ehrlichman’s contact with Haig
-Accuracy of letter

-Criticism of Haig

-Watergate

-Haig’s conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

-Leonard Garment

-Media relations
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Conversation No. 938-6 (cont’d)

-Loyalty
-Possible resignations

-Agnew

-Shultz, Roy L. Ash

-Connally

-Melvin R. Laird’s appointment
-Laird
-Effect of appointment
-Haig’s conversations with Connally and Haldeman
-Ehrlichman
-Haldeman
-Lawrence M. Higby
-Judgment
-President’s schedule

-Haig’s role

-Accessibility
-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Tod R. Hullin
-Ronald L. Ziegler, Ash

White House staff

-Harlow

-Laird’s role

-Haig’s role
-Haig’s role
-Compared to Haldeman, Ehrlichman
-Kissinger, Laird, Harlow
-Morning meetings

-Harlow

-Ziegler

-Anne L. Armstrong, Ash

-Morning meetings

-Laird, Harlow, Ash, Ziegler, Haig, Kissinger, and Shultz
-Frequency

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:52 pm.

President’s schedule
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Conversation No. 938-6 (cont’d)

-Barber

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:27 pm.

White House staff meetings

-Frequency

-Wednesdays

-Agenda


Shultz

-Forthcoming conversation with Haig

-President’s plan for national economy
-President’s confidence in Shultz
-Pragmatism
-Morale

-Iceland

-Haig’s conversation with Shultz
-Ehrlichman’s letter to President
-Relationship with Ash

White House staff
-Organization
-Cole’s relationship with Ash
-Ehrlichman’s assignment of responsibility to Ash
-Staff
-Ash
-Responsibilities
-Policy, politites
-Relations with Cole and Shultz
-Cole
-Haig’s assessment
-Possible meeting with President
-Laird’s role

Agnew
-Forthcoming meeting with President and Haig
-Previous meetings with President
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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Conversation No. 938-6 (cont’d)

-Distortions
-President’s schedule
-Haig’s conversation with Harlow
-Laird

White House staff
-Morale
-Laird
-Possible resignations
-Cabinet
-Leaks to media
-President’s schedule
-Connally
-Kissinger
-President’s telephone calls
-Frequency

Ehrlichman’s letter to President
-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.
-Views concerning Garment
-John J. Wilson
-Anti-Semitism

White House staff
-Garment’s role
-Workload
-Judgment
-Haig’s view
-Connally’s
-Forthcoming conversation with Haig
-Cabinet, National Security Council [NSC], Energy
-Value
-Haig’s schedule
-Shultz’s role
-Conversations with Haig
-Frequency
-President’s schedule
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Conversation No. 938-6 (cont’d)

-William Clements, Laird

-President’s schedule

-Meetings

-Politics

-Farm legislation
-Shultz, Stein, Haig, and Ash
-Farmers, milk producers
-Attitudes
-President’s schedule
-Ash, Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft, Haig, Ronald L. Ziegler
-Kissinger problem
-Buzhardt

Watergate
-John W. Dean, III

-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony

-Conversations with President

-William O. Bittman
-Buzhardt
-After March 21, 1973
-Bittman
-Possible allegations concerning payoffs
-Allegations

-Ehrlichman

-President

-$1,000,000
-Possible duration
-Dean
-Forthcoming testimony of Ehrlichman, Haldeman and Charles W. Colson
-President

Haig left at an unknown time before 5:27 pm.
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