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949–2
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Walter R. Tkach
  • William M. Lukash
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Alexander M. Haig
July 12, 1973
Conversation No. 949-2

Date: July 12, 1973
Time: Unknown between 2:15 pm and 2:50 pm
Location: Oval Office

Alexander M. Haig, Jr. met with Dr. Walter R. Tkach and Dr. William M. Lukash.
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Tape Subject Log

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Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)


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President’s schedule
-Camp David

-Tkach’s recommendations

-Return to Washington, DC

-Timing

-X-ray
-Swimming
-President’s health
-Fever
-President’s health

-Viral pneumonia

-Recovery

-Compared to bacterial pneumonia and influenza [?]
-Symptoms
-X-ray

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President’s schedule

-President’s health

-Viral pneumonia

-Symptoms

-Duration

-X-ray

-Work load
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Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)

-Hospital

-Papers

-Economic policy


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President’s schedule

-President’s health

-Publicity

-Economic policy

-President’s health

-Publicity

-X-ray results

-Cancellations
-White House staff, Congress members
-Donald McI. Kendall
-Excuse
-President’s health

-Viral pneumonia

-Stigma

-Publicity

-X-ray results

-Symptoms

-Duration


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)

President’s schedule

-Cancellations

-President’s health

-Rest
-X-ray
-Restrictions
-Announcement
-Timing
-Trip to Bethesda
-Dr. [First name unknown] Jordan
-Telephone
-Bethesda Naval Hospital, Navy Clinic
-Press relations
-Timing
-President’s desire for prognosis

-Economic speech

-Congressional relations

-Walter Scheel

-Henry A. Kissinger

-Naval clinic

-President’s visibility



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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

President’s health

-X-ray results

-Prognosis

-Symptoms

-Previous night

-Sleeplessness

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)

President’s health

-Tkach and Lukash’s schedule

-Announcement

-X-ray

-Cancellations

-Naval clinic

-Timing

-Traffic

-White House

-X-ray machine

-President’s schedule

-Departure for clinic


Tkach and Lukash left at 2:29 pm.

President’s health

-Announcement


Watergate
-Ervin Committee
-Samuel J. Ervin, Jr., Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
-John N. Mitchell
-White House response
-Haig’s meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler, Bryce N. Harlow, and Melvin R.
Laird
-President’s conversation with Ervin

-Access to files

-Ervin Committee files

-Ervin and Howard Baker
-President’s possible Ervin Committee appearance
-Subpoenas
-Witness schedule
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-Samuel Dash
-President’s schedule
-Ziegler
-Unknown men’s access to records
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)

-Notes compared to copies
-John W. Dean, III

Henry A. Kissinger entered at 2:33 pm.

Watergate
-Norman Mailer’s telephone call to Kissinger
-President
-John N. Mitchell’s testimony
-Ervin’s telephone call to President
-Access to files
-Dash
-Supreme Court
-Mailer’s telephone call to Kissinger
-Popular opinion
-Article arguments [?]
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Conspiracy
-Detente policies [?]

Kissinger left at 2:36 pm.

Watergate

-White House response

-Harlow

-Ervin’s telephone call to President

-President’s schedule



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President’s health

-Hospital stay

-Viral pneumonia

-Walter Reed Medical Center

-Suite [?]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)

-X-ray

-Utility


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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Watergate

-Harlow

-Leonard Garment

-President’s conversation with Ervin [?]

-Objectivity

-Michael Gravel

-Ervin Committee

-Baker

-White House response

-Ziegler, Gerald L. Warren, Harlow

-President’s conversation with Ervin

-William E. Timmons

-Dash

-Unknown man from North Carolina

-Ervin

-Ervin Committee
-Dean’s testimony
-Mitchell’s testimony
-Haldeman’s, Charles W. Colson’s forthcoming testimony
-Colson’s possible conversation with Haig or J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.
-White House response
-John B. Connally’s view

-Use of phrase “Peace with Honor”

-President’s conversation with Ervin

-Access to files
-Baker
-Ervin’s views of President
-Haldeman’s forthcoming testimony
-President’s September 15, 1972 conversation with Dean and Haldeman
-Dean’s activities
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-2 (cont’d)

-Haldeman’s forthcoming testimony

-Dean

-Effects of others’ testimony
-Mitchell
-Richard A. Moore
-March 21, 1973 conversation with President
-Mitchell and Haldeman
-March 20, 1973 telephone conversation with President
-Possible use by White House
-White House staff involvement
-March 21, 1973 conversation with President
-White House staff involvement
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Ellsberg break-in
-Haldeman
-$350,000
-Mitchell

President’s determination

Haig left at an unknown time before 2:50 pm.
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