Secret White House Tapes

948–10

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948–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
July 11, 1973
Conversation No. 948-10

Date: July 11, 1973
Time: 12:24 pm - 12:55 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler

Watergate

-Ervin Committee hearings

-John N. Mitchell’s testimony
-Rose Mary Woods’s views
-Howard K. Baker, Jr.’s questions
-President’s probable response to cover-up
-Baker’s view
-President’s knowledge
-Press coverage
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-10 (cont’d)

-Betty Beale’s column, July 11, 1973
-John W. Dean, III

-Jude Wanniski’s column, July 11, 1973

-Report

-Camp David

-Wanniski’s column

-Date of receipt

-Wanniski’s column

-Role of G[eorge] Gordon Liddy
-Roles of Jeb Stuart Magruder, Mitchell, H. R. (“Bob”)
Haldeman, and John D. Ehrlichman
-President’s role, knowledge
-Dean’s testimony
-Perspective on President
-Effect of immunity
-Wanniski’s column
-President’s historical veracity

-Howard K. Smith

-Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]

-Dean

-Immunity
-Activities before and after February 28, 1973 contrasted
-Role of prosecutors
-April 17

-Ehrlichman, Haldeman

-Immunity, compared to Dean


News leads
-Economics
-Henry A. Kissinger
-People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-Economics

-Phase IV

-Strength of US dollar


Press coverage
-Peter J. Brennan’s support
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-10 (cont’d)

-Compared to other Cabinet officers
-Regional airtime compared to national coverage

Cabinet
-President’s opinion
-Frederick B. Dent
-Previous Cabinet meeting

Watergate
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Witness schedule

-Mitchell

-Richard A. Moore

-Ehrlichman and Haldeman

-Ziegler’s conversation with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., July 10,
1973
-Timing
-Possible conclusion
-Moore
-Herbert W. Kalmbach
-John B. Connally’s view
-White House response

-President’s schedule

-Timing

-President’s schedule
-Europe
-Need for public statement, August
-William L. Safire

-Possible joint session of Congress

-John R. (“Tex”) McCrary

-Note to President

-Advisability

-Forum for President’s public statements

-Live audience

-Possible location

-Possible response

-Audience
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-10 (cont’d)


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

-Brennan’s conversation with President

-Helen A. Thomas

-Press’s views
-Ziegler’s assessment
-Thomas
-Preparation of story
-Clarence M. Kelley’s appointment as Federal Bureau of
Investigation [FBI] director
-Headline
-Ziegler’s conversation with Thomas
-Relations with White House

President’s schedule

-Executive Office Building [EOB]


Watergate

-Attitudes of Congressional leaders and Cabinet

-Connally

-Views

-President’s schedule


Greeting

The President and Ziegler left at 12:55 pm.
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