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947–7
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
July 10, 1973
Conversation No. 947-7

Date: July 10, 1973
Time: 11:22 am - 12:18 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Watergate
-Democrats’ strategy

-Henry A. Kissinger

-[First name unknown] Evan

-Meeting July 10, 1973 with Frank Manckiewicz, Thomas W.
Braden, W[illiam] Stuart Symington, and Stewart J. O. Alsop
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-Peaking of scandal

-President’s resignation

-Possibility

-White House response

-President’s possible speech

-President’s economic package

-Ervin Committee Hearings

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

-Democrats’ strategy

-John W. Dean, III’s Ervin Committee testimony

-Dirty tricks

-Campaign finances

-Archibald Cox

-White House response

-President’s memo to Haig

-Republican Party structure

-Kissinger

-Bryce N. Harlow

-Congress


National economy
-Federal budget

-President’s previous conversations with George Shultz

-Balanced budget

-Tax increase

-National defense

-Cuts
-Democratic goals
-Public reaction

Haig’s forthcoming speech at American Iron and Steel Institute
-Reception
-United States Steel Corporation
-US, Canada

-John P. Roche [?]


President’s schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-John A. Love
-Adaptation to role

-Ceremony

-Length of meeting

-John B. Connally
-Forthcoming economic meeting

-Melvin R. Laird, Harlow

-Anne L. Armstrong

-Reaction

National economy
-President’s program
-Advisors
-Intervention in exchange markets
-Peter M. Flanigan
-International economy

-Shultz

-Haig’s assessment of situation

-Arthur F. Burns

-Europeans’ view

-Dollar stability

-Bail-out


Watergate
-Kissinger’s conversations with the President
-Braden, Manckiewicz
-White House staff concerns

-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., Leonard Garment

-Leonard K. Firestone, Harlow

-Domestic Council

-Handling of press

-Kissinger

-Democrats’ strategy
-Democrats’ strategy
-Campaign financing
-Dirty tricks
-International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT], Robert L. Vesco
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-White House staff concerns

-President’s July 9, 1973 speech in Kansas City

-Press coverage

-New York Times piece by Rutgers professor, July 10, 1973

-Ervin Committee witness schedule


National economy
-Phase IV controls
-President’s statement
-Shultz’s schedule

-Japan

-Minister’s meeting

-Paper on timing


White House staff’s schedules
-Herbert Stein
-Trip to Japan
-Shultz
-Trip to Japan

-Peter M. Flanigan

-President’s forthcoming meeting with Kakuei Tanaka

-Shultz, Burns

-Asian trips

National economy
-Phase IV controls
-President’s statement
-Joint session of Congress
-Harlow’s recommendation
-Laird
-Congressional reaction
-Media reports
-Television [TV] speech
-President’s previous speeches

-June 13, 1973

-July 13, 1973

-Phase IV
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-Public reaction
-Television programs
-David Brinkley [?]
-Phase II speech
-Ratings, support
-Complexity

-Education

-Press conference

-Shultz
-Radio speech
-Clip of speech for TV

Public relations [PR]
-President’s detractors

President’s July 9, 1973 visit to Kansas City
-President’s appearances

-Image

-Chicago

-Venue selection

-Reaction compares with content

-Live audiences

-Selectivity

-Congress


National economy
-Announcement of President’s Phase IV program

-TV

-Compared to freeze

-Drama
-Necessity

-Congress

-Format

-Incompleteness

-Selective controls

-“Pass through”

-Complexity
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-Congress

-Congress

-Shultz

-Laird, Harlow
-Connally

-Meeting with Shultz

-Meeting with Love

-Meeting with Haig, President


-Possible grain embargo
-President’s assessment
-US foreign policy
-Strength of dollar
-Haig’s desire for greater market presence
-Importance
-Forthcoming trip
-Haig’s conversation

-Economic meeting


Watergate
-Press’s goal
-Democrats’ tactics
-Dean

-Campaign finances

-Story July 9, 1973 on Precision Valve Corporation

-White House response

-Justice Department

-New York Jewish congressman

-Robert H. Abplanalp’s Jewish competitors

-Justice Department

-Possible future allegations
-Possible reaction

-American people

-George H. W. Bush

-Laird

-Connally

-Demeanor
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)


Cabinet
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Earl L. Butz
-Rogers C. B. Morton
-Peter J. Brennan
-Frederick B. Dent
-Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
-James T. Lynn
-Elliot L. Richardson

Watergate
-William D. Ruckelshaus reference to Watergate
-John K. Andrews, Jr. speech
-Conversation with Haig

-White House staff reaction to press criticism

-White House reaction

-President’s statements

-Richardson

-Kelley speech

-President’s opponents’ comments

-Charles W. Colson’s views

-Ruckelshaus

-White House staff

-William J. Baroody, Jr.

-Meetings with Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak
-Stories regarding Frederic V. Malek and Bruce A. Kehrli
-Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Melvin R. Laird
-Activities

-George H. W. Bush

-Possible removal

-Laird’s reaction
-Meetings with Evans and Novak
-Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Laird
-Justice Department

-Richardson

-Ruckelshaus

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-Joseph T. Sneed [Deputy Attorney General]

-Selection of deputies

-Forthcoming conversation with Haig

-Cox
-Priorities of Justice Department
-Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Richardson

Haig’s schedule
-Economic meeting
-Richardson meeting
-New York

President’s schedule
-Love
-Lynn
-Meeting

-Cabinet meeting

-Brennan

-Length of meeting


Justice Department
-Zeigler
-Kenneth W. Clawson’s forthcoming statement regarding priorities
-Leak

-Richardson

-Permissiveness

-Marijuana

-President’s view

-Staff agreement

-Publications

-U.S. News & World Report

-Unknown publication

-Priorities

-Law and order

-Richardson

-Previous appointments

-President’s assessment

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

-Defense Department
-HEW
-Liberal
-Possible replacements

-Weinberger

-Lynn

-Lehman [?]

-Ruckelshaus

-Press conference

-Richardson
-Richardson’s forthcoming conversation with Haig
-Judgeship
-Wife
-Liberation

-Statements

-Experience

-Washington, DC


Watergate
-Decisions

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Good versus bad

-Left versus right

-Laird

-Ehrlichman

-Harlow

-Richardson

-Ruckelshaus

-Richardson

-Lynn

-Cox

-Decision

-Allegations against President

-Cox

-Richardson

-Liabilities

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 947-7 (cont’d)

President’s speech July 9, 1973 in Kansas City
-Press relations

-Television coverage

-Helen A. Thomas

-Substance


Haig left at 12:18 pm.
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