Secret White House Tapes

946–6

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946–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • Henry A. Kissinger
June 22, 1973
Conversation No. 946-6

Date: June 22, 1973
Time: 9:45 am - 10:31 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Ronald L. Ziegler.

White House staff

-Review [?]


Watergate

-President’s conversation with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., June 21, 1973

-Press coverage of John Dean

-Dean

-White House response
-Samuel Dash [?]
-Buzhardt
-Patrick J. Buchanan, Kenneth W. Clawson
-Hugh Scott’s statement, Barry M. Goldwater’s statement
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony
-White House response
-William E. Timmons
-Cross-examination
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s lawyer
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Goldwater’s statement, June 21, 1973

-Media coverage

-Handling of funds

-Views of David and Julie Eisenhower, Ed and Tricia Cox
-Ervin Committee memoranda
-Washington Post story concerning March 21, 1973
-A memorandum
-Haldeman’s notes
-Buzhardt
-Ervin Committee
-Controversy concerning leaks
-Lowell Weicker’s relationship with Dean
-Edward Cox
-Buzhardt

-Haldeman’s possible testimony

-Controversy concerning leaks

-White House response
-Dean
-Motives

-Goldwater

-George Bush

-Senators

-Bush

-Spiro T. Agnew

-Ziegler’s conversation with Scott

-Howard H. Baker, Jr.

-Goldwater’s statement

-Chappaquiddick

-Bugging in 1964 campaign

-1968 bugging
-Buzhardt’s conversation with President
-J. Edgar Hoover’s conversation with President
-Goldwater
-Lyndon B. Johnson
-Joseph Califano, Jr.
-George E. Christian
-William C. Sullivan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Cartha De Loach, Sullivan
-Dean
-March 21, 1973 conversation with President
-1968 bugging
-Hoover, LBJ, Sullivan, [first name unknown] Kendall. De
Loach

Media coverage
-Washington Post
-Leonid Brezhnev’s visit
-Supreme Court decision on obscenity
-Warren E. Burger

-Discussions with President

-Position


Watergate
-News leads
-Dean
-Handling of funds

-Dean

-Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP]

-Gordon Strachan

-Lawyer
-$350,000

-Dean, Strachan

-Frederick D. La Rue

-$120,000

-E. Howard Hunt’s payoffs

-Remainder of funds

-Dean

-Testimony

-Cross-examination

-Time’s possible story

-Newsweek

-Conversation with Ziegler, June 21, 1973
-Press coverage
-Edward Cox’s view
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Lead stories
-Effects
-Congressmen
-Secretary of Transportation
-White House response

-Buzhardt

-Buchanan, Herman Kahn

-Clawson, Buchanan

-Congressmen

-Goldwater
-Buzhardt, Melvin Laird
-Elliot Richardson

-Conversation with Haig, June 21, 1973

-Conversation with Buzhardt

-Archibald Cox

-Tenure in office


Media coverage
-Haig’s assessment
-Substance of reports

-Brezhnev’s visit

-National economy

-Arthur F. Burns’s actions
-Interest rate guidelines
-Wall Street reaction
-Financial markets
-Psychological effect
-Dan Rather

-Content of reports

-White House response to Dean

-Buzhardt

-Headlines

-New York Times editorials

-Cooperation with Congress


J. William Fulbright
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, William E. Timmons
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-President’s schedule
-Conversations with Henry A. Kissinger and Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-Timmons
-Future of staff

-Brezhnev’s toasts

-President’s assessment

-Tricia Nixon Cox

-President’s previous meeting with Kissinger

-Kissinger’s briefing

-Cambodia
-Conversation with Kissinger

-Brezhnev

-Nguyen Van Thieu

-Representatives

-President’s possible conduct

-Conversation with Ziegler

-John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson

-Cambodia

-Fulbright’s effect on foreign policy

Carl B. Albert
-President’s call
-Health

Brezhnev visit
-Media coverage
-Signing ceremony
-President’s demeanor
-PRC’s response

-President’s conversation with Kissinger

-President’s assessment of Kissinger

-Forthcoming agreement

-US allies’ possible reaction

-Japan, PRC, Luxembourg


Watergate
-Dean
-White House response
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Fred D. Thompson’s cross-examination
-Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Buzhardt
-Buchanan
-Buzhardt’s approach
-Possible use of H. R. Haldeman’s notes
-Possible leak concerning handling of funds
-Buzhardt

-Falls Church Journal [Falls Church, Virginia]

-Handling of funds

-Buzhardt

-Thompson’s questioning

-Financing of trips for Dean and wife

-Buzhardt

-Conversations with President

-Supreme Court

-L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III

-Press coverage
-Dean’s March 21, 1973 conversation with President
-William O. Bittman
-John N. Mitchell
-White House staff involvement
-$1,000,000
-Haldeman’s possible statement

Brezhnev’s visit
-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War

-Drafts

-Rogers

-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]

-State Department legal officer

-Possible Congressional approval

-Signing notification

-Editing of agreement

-Rogers’s involvement
-Code of conduct
-Rogers’s conversation with Haig
-Compared to Moscow agreement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
-Compared with SALT
-Development of agreements
-Jackson’s involvement
-Kissinger, Rogers

-Europeans’ possible actions

-President’s strategy

-Principles of agreement

-Code of conduct

-Approval

-Rogers’s conversation with Haig

-Brezhnev’s comments

-Camp David

-Rogers

-Kissinger, Andrei A. Gromyko

-Dinner

-Courses

-Brezhnev’s toasts, conduct

-Media coverage

-Editorial content

-Cynics


Watergate
-White House response
-Aggressiveness

Congressional relations
-Spending bills
-Vetoes
-President’s schedule
-California

-President’s return

-Veto

-Cambodia, spending

-Veto


President’s schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Congressional schedule

-California

-Haig’s opinion

-Dean

-Brezhnev


Congressional relations
-Timmons
-Laird
-Management

-Veto override

-Three bills signed by President

-President’s spending limit

-George H. Mahon

-Advantages


Watergate
-White House response

-Buzhardt, Buchanan

-Charles W. Colson’s office

-William J. Baroody, Jr.

-Dan Hanken [?]

-Ervin Committee hearings

-Colson’s possible testimony

-Buzhardt

-1968 bugging

-Robert McNamara, Califano

-Task force

-Haig’s knowledge

-Spiro T. Agnew’s telephone calls

-FBI

-Anna Chenault

-Hoover’s conversation with President

-Mitchell

-Dean

-Richardson

-Buzhardt
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] activities under John F. Kennedy
-Possible release
-List
-Buzhardt
-Misspelled names
-[First name unknown] Peters
-Publisher
-“Scandal sheet”
-Marilyn Monroe
-John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy
-Possible leak
-Joseph W. Alsop

Kissinger entered and Ziegler left at 10:28 am.

Brezhnev’s visit

-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War

-Kissinger’s briefing

-White House staff

-Submission to Congress
-Actions
-Code of conduct
-Statement of principles, communique
-Support compared with approval
-Testimony
-Cambodia, Middle East, PRC
-Briefing of Jackson
-Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt
-Results
-Jackson’s staff
-Rogers’s possible testimony
-Laird

-Laird’s analysis

-Congressional approval

-President’s briefing
-Actions, obligations, support, advice
-Joint resolution
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-6 (cont’d)

-Testimony
-Support from individuals
-Laird’s view
-White House staff view
-Briefing paper

-Location


Kissinger and Haig left at 10:31 am.
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