Secret White House Tapes

942–1

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942–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
June 15, 1973
Conversation No. 942-1

Date: June 15, 1973
Time: 8:20 am - 8:46 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois

-Content

-Quality


Press coverage
-National economy

-Frank E. Fitzsimmons’s statement

-George Meany’s statement


Watergate
-Press coverage

-Jeb Stuart Magruder’s testimony

-Issue

-Richard Scammon’s view
-Gallup Poll
-Content

-Carl T. Curtis’s statement

-Magruder

-Statements
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-Barry M. Goldwater, Jr.’s statement
-President
-Melvin R. Laird, Bryce N. Harlow, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-Washington Post, New York Times
-Forthcoming Leonid Brezhnev visit
-Gordon C. Strachan
-Possible statements
-Haldeman’s knowledge of cover-up
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-1 (cont’d)

-Immunity

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Harry Reasoner’s comments concerning Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.

-John W. Dean, III
-Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak’s column concerning credibility
-Ervin
-James Kempton’s statement concerning press stories

-Leaks, predicted testimony

-United Press International [UPI]


Brezhnev
-Interview with American press members in Moscow

National economy
-President’s program
-Response
-London, Paris, Tokyo
-Press Coverage

-Roger H. Mudd

-Compared to Phase I


Watergate
-Charles H. Percy
-Effect of Ervin Committee hearings

John B. Connally
-Role on White House staff

-Conversation with Haig and Ziegler

-Press coverage


Watergate
-New stories
-Maurice H. Stans
-List of contributions sent to unknown woman at White House
-Gerald Warren’s comments
-Dean
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-1 (cont’d)

Forthcoming Soviet summit
-Press coverage

-Brezhnev’s arrival

-Announcements

-Photographs


Watergate
-Dean

-Magruder’s testimony

-Press coverage

-John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman

-Mary McGrory

-President’s April 30, 1973 speech

-John D. Ehrlichman’s views

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Magruder

-Haldeman’s knowledge of cover-up

-President’s knowledge

-Popular opinion
-Break-in, cover-up

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Dean

-Popular opinion

-Dean

-Alleged conversation with President
-Charles R. Richey and civil case

-Lawyers’ strategy

-Possible motives

-White House response

-Alleged conversations with President

-Clemency offer
-Payoffs to William O. Bittman and E. Howard Hunt, Jr.
-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.
-White House focus

-Press coverage

-Possible conspiracy

-Mitchell, Magruder
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-1 (cont’d)


Forthcoming Brezhnev visit

-Press coverage

-Agenda

-Leonid M. Zamyatin

-Camp David

-Congress [?]

-Press centers

-Camp David

-Thurmont, Maryland

-Ziegler’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger

-Zamyatin

-Press coverage of unidentified story


Ziegler left at 8:46 am.
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