Secret White House Tapes

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944–7
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
June 18, 1973
Conversation No. 944-7

Date: June 18, 1973
Time: 6:19 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

John A. Love

William W. Scranton

-Telephone conversation with Haig


Love

-Ann (Daniels) Love

-Travel plans

-Israel

-Job offer

-Environmentalism

-Compared to Scranton
-US need for energy

-Views on controls

-Political views

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Conversation No. 944-7 (cont’d)

Briefing at State Department

-Leonid I. Brezhnev visit

-Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler


Ziegler entered at 6:21 pm.

Watergate
-John W. Dean, III’s possible Ervin Committee testimony
-White House response
-Statement
-Content and phraseology
-Dean
-Value
-Content and phraseology
-Dean
-Leaks
-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.
-Statement
-Gerald L. Warren
-Effect of Leonid I. Brezhnev summit
-President’s conversation with Buzhardt
-Dean
-Timing
-Ziegler and Haig conversation
-White House response
-Warren

State Department briefing

-Leonid M. Zamyatin



Watergate

-White House statement


Ziegler left at 6:27 pm.

Watergate
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Conversation No. 944-7 (cont’d)

-Dean

-Buzhardt

-Effect on credibility

-Charles W. Colson

-Dean

-Handling of funds
-$4,000
-$16,000
-Possible investigation
-Buzhardt

-Activities

-Ervin Committee
-Republican members
-Fred D. Thompson’s conversation with Buzhardt
-President’s opponents
-Compared to Cambodian actions
-Compared to the December Bombings
-Ervin Committee
-Scheduling of Dean’s forthcoming testimony
-Possible statements

Ziegler entered at 6:40 pm.

Watergate
-Ervin Committee
-Scheduling of Dean’s forthcoming testimony
-Content of Dean’s forthcoming testimony
-Press coverage

Brezhnev’s visit
-Media coverage
-Ziegler’s impressions of Russian customs
-President’s speech
-Arrival
-President’s assessment of the media
-Signings
-Schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-7 (cont’d)

-Camp David

-Photographs


Photographs
-President and Kissinger in Florida
-Media coverage
-President and Brezhnev at Camp David

Brezhnev’s visit
-Agenda

-Press coverage

-San Clemente

-Communiqué

-Timing of Brezhnev’s speech

-Sunday morning newspapers

-Press coverage

-Photographs at the Grand Canyon


Watergate
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Dean’s possible testimony

-Popular response

-Timing

-Brezhnev visit
-Content

-Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters

-Dean’s documents

-Dean

-Attacks

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman

-John N. Mitchell

-Mitchell

-Buzhardt’s view

-Dean

-Attacks

-Richard A. Moore

-March 20, 1973 meetings with President and Moore

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-7 (cont’d)

-Possible attacks
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony
-Unknown man’s articles
-Ervin committee
-Scheduling of Dean’s testimony
-Brezhnev’s visit

-Ervin

-Scheduling of Dean’s testimony

-Possible influences
-White House response
-Dean
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony

-Media coverage

-Compared with energy story

-White House response
-James W. McCord, Jr.’s allegations
-Dean
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony
-William L. Safire
-Columns
-Compared to Victor Lasky
-Dean
-Credibility
-Handling of funds
-Buzhardt’s possible release of story

-Colson’s views

-$22,000

-Payment of advertisements

-W. Richard Howard

-Gordon C. Strachan

-$15,000

-President’s view

-Payoffs to defendants

-Colson’s view

-Disposition

-Buzhardt

-Dean

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


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(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-7 (cont’d)

-$4,000

-Ehrlichman, Colson and Mitchell

-Buzhardt

-Possible release of story to press
-$4,000
-Forthcoming conversation with Samuel Dash
-Dean’s bank records
-Possible release of story
-Colson

President’s schedule

-State dinner


Brezhnev

-Ziegler’s assessment

-Media coverage

-Crowd reaction

The President, Haig, and Ziegler left at 6:54 pm.
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