Secret White House Tapes

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948–4
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Rose Mary Woods
July 11, 1973
Conversation No. 948-4

Date: July 11, 1973
Time: 11:32 pm - 12:08 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Rose Mary Woods. This recording began while the conversation was in
progress.

Watergate

-Unnamed person [Howard H. Baker, Jr. ?]

-Marjorie P. Acker [?]

-Ervin Committee hearings

-John N. Mitchell’s testimony
-Compared with John W. Dean, III, L[ouis] Patrick Gray [?]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-4 (cont’d)

-White House staff

-Howard H. Baker, Jr.

-Priorities

-Role as head of campaign

-President’s re-election

-Possible telephone calls
-Woods
-Supporters
-William E. Brock, III
-Campaign contributions
-Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Mitchell’s testimony
-President’s knowledge, role
-President’s foreign policy activities
-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR],
Vietnam War

-Baker

-Decision-making

-Woods’s assessment

-Baker

-Woods’s view

-Louis [Last name unknown]

-President’s assessment

-Brock

-Louis [Last name unknown]

-Everett M. Dirksen
-Weakness
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower and [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
-British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] interview
-Events in Texas
-[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
-Compared with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower
-President’s assessment
-Woods’s assessment
-Ervin Committee hearings
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-4 (cont’d)

-Mitchell’s testimony

-Martha (Beall) Mitchell

-Loyalty

-Dean, Jeb Stuart Magruder

-Dean

-Woods’s assessment

-Woods’s forthcoming telephone call to Mitchell

-Location
-Trader Vic’s restaurant
-Martha (Beall) Mitchell
-President’s knowledge
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

-Concise responses

-President’s knowledge

-Hypothetical actions
-Cover-up
-Compared to Chappaquiddick scandal
-Young Republicans
-Dean
-Mail from Ohio
-Networks’ coverage
-Compared to Mitchell
-National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
-American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
-Woods’s attendance at party
-Attire
-Response
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
-Mitchell’s testimony
-Networks’ coverage
-New York Times
-Woods’s possible telephone call to James C. Hagerty
-Mitchell compared to Dean

-Dean’s testimony

-Immunity

-Perjury

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-4 (cont’d)

-William L. Safire’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler
-New York Times
-Safire’s column

-Dean

-Guest column for Art Hoppe


Safire
-Salary
-President’s assessment

Watergate
-Ervin Committee Hearings
-Mitchell’s testimony
-White House response
-President’s possible press conference
-Patrick J. Buchanan’s view
-Compared to others’ advice
-Dean
-Wisdom of response
-Dean

-Woods’s reaction

-Ervin Committee testimony regarding Woods

-Dr. W. Kenneth Riland

-Dean’s refusal to name

-Report

-Camp David

-Allegations regarding President

-Immunity

-Compared to Magruder

-Motives

-Fear of prison

-Magruder

-Family

-Views of Californians

-Dean

-Background

-White House response

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-4 (cont’d)


Press relations
-Helen A. Thomas
-Vera Glaser
-Article regarding Woods

-Headline

-Republicans

-Party affiliation

-Coverage of administration

-Negativity

-White House anti-Semitism

-Safire, Leonard Garment, Murray M. Chotiner

-Glaser

-Kandy Stroud

-Thomas
-Woods’s assessment
-Behavior at President’s speech in Kansas City, July 1973
-Attire
-Slacks on Air Force One
-Behavior

Jean Rogers’s telephone call to Woods
-Unknown man’s health

-Woods’s forthcoming call to Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon

-Unknown man

-Catholic faith
-Unnamed priest’s visit
-Last rites
-Cross
-Peace with dying
-Woods’s, President’s assessment

Watergate
-Woods’s morale
-Handling of telephone calls, criticism
-Supporters
-Robert Gray’s views
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. November-2012)

Conversation No. 948-4 (cont’d)

-[First name unknown] McCormick

Unknown man

-Conversation with Woods, July 10, 1973

-Attire
-Glasses, contact lenses
-Return to position [?]

Watergate
-Baker
-Forthcoming telephone calls from Marjorie P. Acker, others
-Messages of condemnation


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[Duration: 51 s ]


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Woods left at 12:08 pm.
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