Secret White House Tapes

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941–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Hobart D. Lewis
  • UNKNOWN
June 14, 1973
Conversation No. 941-6

Date: June 14, 1973
Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 3:33 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

President’s previous conversation with George P. Shultz
-Shultz’s possible resignation

The President talked with Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis between 2:55 pm and 2:58 pm.

[Conversation No. 941-6A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 40-108]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2012)

Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)


[End telephone conversation]

Personnel appointments and management
-President’s previous conversation with Shultz
-Roy L. Ash
-Disagreement with decisions
-William W. Scranton
-Peter G. Peterson
-Shultz’s role in administration
-Philosophy
-Trade bill
-Shultz’s schedule, President’s schedule
-Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit
-Melvin R. Laird’s press conference
-Haig’s conversation with Laird
-Bryce N. Harlow
-Ash
-Shultz’s views concerning Haig
-Shultz’s conversation with Arthur F. Burns

National economy
-President’s program
-Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Laird and Harlow
-Officials’ support
-Avoidance of criticism
-Burns’s views
-Gas prices

Shultz
-Conversation with Haig

-Tenure in office

-William P. Rogers


National economy

-President’s program

-Press response

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2012)

Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

-John B. Connally and Shultz

-Shultz’s response


White House staffing
-Ash

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

-Shultz

-John D. Ehrlichman’s letter

-Cole

-Tenure in office

-Conversation with Haig

-Laird’s role

-Possible departure

-Ehrlichman’s persuasion to stay

-Relations with Ash

-Ash

-Laird’s view

-Conversation with Haig

-Role in personnel

-Politics

-Office of Management and Budget [OMB]

-Harlow

-OMB

-Congressmen

-President’s conversation with Shultz

-Energy

-Role of Treasury Department

-Scranton

-Raymond K. Price, Jr.


Congressional relations
-Barry M. Goldwater [?]
-Watergate
-Everett M. Dirksen

White House staffing
-Shultz
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2012)

Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

-Relationships with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ehrlichman
-Views on national economy
-Scranton

National economy
-President’s program
-Energy
-Scranton

-San Clemente, Key Biscayne


Press leads
-Scranton
-Brezhnev
-Watergate

Personnel appointments and management
-Shultz
-Tenure in office
-Brezhnev visit

-Loyalty

-Forthcoming conversation with Haig

-Role

-Views on national economy

-Compared to John B. Connally

-Economics compared to politics

-Possible replacement

-William E. Simon

-Laird’s press conference

-White House staff

-Harlow, Laird, Ash

-Ash

-Haig’s view

-Shultz

-Schedule

-Golf

-Forthcoming Haig conversation

-Burns
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2012)

Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

-Forthcoming conversation with Haig
-President’s economic program
-Tax policy
-Telephone call from Haig
-White House staff

-Laird

-Scranton

-Shultz’s views on energy position
-Role of Treasury Department
-Haig’s conversation with Shultz

National economy

-President’s program

-Possible Congressional action


Congressional relations

-Hugh Scott

-Statement on Cambodia

-Henry A. Kissinger

-Kissinger
-Briefings of Congress, June 14, 1973 on “Year of Europe”
-Number of visits
-Utility

-William E. Timmons


President’s schedule

-Brezhnev

-San Clemente


White House staffing

-Kissinger

-Laird

-Trust


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 2:58 pm.

Ronald L. Ziegler’s schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2012)

Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

-Kissinger briefing

-Executive Office Building [EOB]


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm.

White House staff
-Kissinger

-Press briefings

-Return from travel

-Adulation

National economy
-President’s program
-Option to remove controls
-Executive action
-Congress
-Burns’s view
-Labor
-Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Burns
-Delay
-Gas prices
-Balancing labor
-Wages
-Freeze
-Response to President’s speech, June 13, 1973
-Telephone calls expressing support
-Phase III
-Exports
-Congressional action

Watergate

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Jeb Stuart Magruder
-Haldeman’s knowledge of perjury
-Haldeman’s telephone call
-John N. Mitchell
-Key Biscayne
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2012)

Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

-Credibility
-Haldeman’s knowledge of perjury
-Questions
-John W. Dean, III

Personnel appointments and management
-Shultz, Burns

-Forthcoming conversation with Haig

-Potential meeting with the President

-Brezhnev

Haig left at an unknown time before 3:33 pm.
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