Secret White House Tapes

942–6

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942–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • UNKNOWN
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • Rose Mary Woods
June 15, 1973
Conversation No. 942-6

Date: June 15, 1973
Time: Unknown between 8:46 am and 9:51 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois

-President’s meeting with Nellie L. Yates, June 14, 1973

-Dedication ceremony

-Request for Haig’s review


Forthcoming Leonid I. Brezhnev visit

-Henry A. Kissinger’s statement

-People’s Republic of China [PRC] response

-President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois

-Content

-Delivery


Kissinger entered at 9:20 am.

Foreign travel

-Spiro T. Agnew

-Forthcoming meeting with PRC ambassador

-Possible trip to PRC

-Kissinger’s opinion

-Possible trips

-Russia, Europe

-PRC

-Timing
-“Year of Europe”
-Use to convey White House message
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

-Russia
-Implications

-Eastern Europe

-President’s previous conversations

-Timing

-PRC, Russia

-PRC

-Kissinger’s possible visit

-France

-Congressional visit

-Agnew

-Knowledge of US strategy

-Agnew

-Possible trips

-Eastern Europe

-Poland, Hungary

-PRC

-Message to PRC ambassador

-Possible trips

-Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield

-Kissinger

-Agnew

-President, Chou En-Lai

-Exchange of visits

-Agnew

-Timing


Forthcoming Brezhnev trip
-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin [?]
-President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois

Press coverage
-Kissinger’s briefing, June 14, 1973

-Ronald L. Ziegler

-Iceland

-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit

-Motives

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

-Political battle

Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-Congressmen

-Reception

-Significance

-Press coverage

-Objectivity

-New York Times

-Vietnam, Cambodia
-Compared to John W. Dean, III’s forthcoming testimony

Watergate
-Dean’s forthcoming testimony
-Popular opinion

Foreign relations
-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-US – PRC relations
-PRC ambassador
-President’s message
-Kissinger’s invitation to San Clemente
-Activities

-Suggestion for possible Chou visit

-French foreign minister [Maurice Schumann]

-San Clemente


Bryce N. Harlow
-Role on White House staff

-Agnew

-Haig, Kissinger


Agnew
-Possible trips
-Middle East

Personnel appointment
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

-Joseph J. Sisco
-Middle East
-Posting to Soviet Union
-Soviet Union

Middle East
-Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with President

Kissinger left at 9:30 am.

Agnew
-Previous conversation with President
-Timing
-Need for communication

President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois
-Content
-Change
-Reference to Watergate

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am.

Request for Ziegler

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 9:32 am.

President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois
-Change
-Reference to Watergate
-Request for Ziegler
-Content

Congress

-House

-Cambodia

-Senate

-Hugh Scott

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

-Remarks
-President’s assessment

Ziegler entered at 9:32 am.

President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois

-Mistake

-[Speechwriters]

-President’s assessment

Ziegler left at an unknown time before 9:36 am.

Watergate

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Jeb Stuart Magruder

-President’s knowledge

-John W. Dean, III

-White House response

-Status

-News stories


Press coverage

-Energy, Brezhnev visit

-Tone

-Television [TV]

-Washington Post


Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 9:32 am.

President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois
-Error
-Distribution
-Change
-Raymond K. Price, Jr., John K. Andrews, Jr., David R. Gergen
-Possible Watergate reference

-Possible press response

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

Ziegler left at 9:38 am.

National economy

-President’s program

-Congressional response


John B. Connally

-News story

-Haig’s conversation with Bob Toth, June 14, 1973

-Source in Texas

-Anne L. Armstrong’s conversation with Connally, June 14, 1973
-Meetings with President
-Melvin R. Laird
-Rowland Evans article
-Role in administration

-Staff

-State Department


National economy

-President’s program

-Arthur F. Burns

-Conversation with Haig, June 14, 1973

-Support for President

-Forthcoming testimony

-George P. Shultz

-Conversation with Haig, June 15, 1973

-Controls

-Limited timeframe


Shultz

-Morale

-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit

-Receiving party

-State Dinner

-Earl L. Butz

-Nikolai S. Patolichev

-Sequoia
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

-Conversation with Burns, June 14, 1973
-President’s assessment
-Role
-[Workload]
-Laird
-Relationship with Roy L. Ash
-Haig’s assessment

National economy

-President’s program

-Press coverage

-White House staff


Rose Mary Woods entered at an unknown time after 9:38 am.

Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-Burns
-Invitation
-Woods’s forthcoming telephone call
-Message from President

Woods left at an unknown time before 9:51 am.

National economy

-President’s program

-Effect

-Haig’s opinion
-Shultz
-Congress
-Labor negotiations
-Wages
-Dan Rather’s remarks, June 15, 1973

60 Minutes
-June 17, 1973 show
-Changes to theme
-National economy, energy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. December-2011)

Conversation No. 942-6 (cont’d)

-Ziegler, Shultz, Kissinger, Haig

Watergate

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Magruder

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Mitchell

-Gordon C. Strachan

-Possible immunity

-Haldeman
-Maurice H. Stans
-Harry Reasoner’s comments concerning Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-Report
-Forthcoming Brezhnev visit
-Dean
-President’s knowledge

-White House staff procedures

-Workload in 1972


President’s forthcoming speech in Pekin, Illinois

-Delivery

-Airplane flight

-Socialization with passengers

Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

-Results of trip with President [?]

-Speech


Haig left at 9:51 am.
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