Secret White House Tapes

949–11

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949–11
  • Rose Mary Woods
  • UNKNOWN
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
July 12, 1973
Conversation No. 949-11

Date: July 12, 1973
Time: 4:48 pm - 5:09 pm
Location: Oval Office

Rose Mary Woods met with an unknown person.

President’s location

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:09 pm.

The President entered at an unknown time after 4:48 pm.
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Henry A. Kissinger’s location

Gifts

-Watch

-Julie Nixon Eisenhower


Kissinger entered at 4:50 pm.

Gifts

-Thelma C. (“Pat”) (Ryan) Nixon


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Identity of gift giver

Items
-Box
-Manolo Sanchez

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Woods left at an unknown time before 5:09 pm.
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Conversation No. 949-11 (cont’d)


Watergate
-Kissinger’s conversation with Norman Mailer, July 12, 1973
-Life magazine
-Lunch
-John N. Mitchell’s Ervin Committee testimony
-Popular opinion of President
-Access to files

-Ervin Committee

-Richard A. Moore’s Ervin Committee testimony
-President’s knowledge
-Questioning
-International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
-March 20, 1972 meeting with President
-President’s knowledge
-Subsequent meeting with John W. Dean, III
-President’s knowledge
-Dean
-Conversations with President
-White House staff involvement
-Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-Kissinger’s conversation with Mailer, July 12, 1973


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President’s schedule
-President’s health

-Viral pneumonia

-Medical test

-Sleeplessness

-Public knowledge

-Rest

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Watergate
-Kissinger’s conversation with Mailer July 12, 1973
-President
-Compared to [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson
-Kissinger’s discussions with President
-Youth
-Article

Year of Europe
-President’s previous meeting with Walter Scheel
-Konrad Adenauer
-France
-Security, economy, political consultation
-Germany, Great Britain’s support
-Belgium
-Kissinger’s consultations

-The Netherlands

-Support

-Italy

-Enthusiasm

-Effect

-Meetings

-Brussels, Paris

-Effect on Watergate

-Congressional relations


Watergate
-President’s conversation with Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-Ervin’s goal
-Ervin’s letter regarding access to files
-Compared to Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Tone
-Access to files
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-11 (cont’d)

-Samuel Dash’s review

-Leaks

-President’s schedule

-Ervin

-Howard H. Baker, Jr.

-Ervin Committee’s witness schedule

-Haldeman, Ehrlichman

-Access to files

-Ervin’s leaks
-Press relations
-Access to files
-Possible compromise

-Melvin R. Laird, Bryce N. Harlow

-Crisis compared to Cambodia, Vietnam War

-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

-President’s conversation with Ervin

-Baker
-Questioning of Dean and Mitchell
-Access to White House, President
-Mitchell’s Ervin Committee testimony
-Compared to Dean, Jeb Stuart Magruder
-President’s knowledge
-Testimony of Mitchell, Moore, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Charles W.
Colson
-Gordon C. Strachan’s possible testimony
-Haldeman
-Kissinger’s assessment
-Relevancy
-Prevalence
-President’s knowledge
-Firing of Haldeman and Ehrlichman
-President’s accomplishments
-Contrasted with President’s opponents

-Treason

-Theft of Pentagon Papers

-Riots

-Cut-off of funds for war
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Conversation No. 949-11 (cont’d)

-Kissinger’s travels for Vietnam negotiations
-White House response
-Possible speech by President

US foreign relations
-Year of Europe
-Germany’s role
-Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands
-France’s support
-President’s meetings with Leonid I. Brezhnev
-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War
-Scheel’s viewpoint

State Dinners

-Invitations

-Ambassadors

-Elegance

-Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

-Iran

-Ambassadors

-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, George R. S. Baring [Earl of Cromer]
-Desirability
-Iran
-Cromer
-Availability
-[Unintelligible name]
-Great Britain’s displeasure
-Age


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President’s health
-Kissinger’s knowledge

-X-ray

-Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


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(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-11 (cont’d)

-President’s telephone call
-Viral pneumonia
-Recovery
-President’s schedule
-Rest
-Public relations [PR]
-Compared to press relations
-President’s schedule
-Scheel
-Commission on Fire Prevention
-PR
-Ronald L. Ziegler’s announcement
-President’s schedule
-Meetings
-Location
-Announcments

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Kissinger left at 5:09 pm.
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