Secret White House Tapes

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949–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • UNKNOWN
July 12, 1973
Conversation No. 949-6

Date: July 12, 1973
Time: 3:26 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Watergate
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Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-6 (cont’d)

-Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.’s television [TV] statement
-Ervin’s telephone call to President
-Committee’s desire for access to files
-Edward J. Gurney’s telephone call to Melvin R. Laird
-Possible subpoena
-Daniel K. Inouye
-Gurney’s possible meeting with Inouye, Laird, and Bryce N. Harlow
-Laird’s view
-Views of Harlow, J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., and Ronald L. Ziegler
-White House relations with Ervin Committee
-President’s possible meeting with Ervin

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 3:26 pm.

President’s schedule
-National Commission on Fire Prevention

-Cancellation

-Stephen B. Bull

-Rose Garden

-Press coverage

-Report

-Photograph


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm.

Watergate

-Schedule of Gurney and Inouye

-President’s schedule

-Howard H. Baker, Jr.

-William Timmons

-Ervin’s TV statement

-Letter to President

-Baker

-President’s schedule

-Baker and Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

-Ervin

-Press statement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-6 (cont’d)

-Schedules of Gurney and Inouye
-President’s schedule
-Ervin
-President’s previous conversation with Ervin
-Compared to Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, Chou En-lai
-Leaks
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Schedules of Gurney and Inouye
-Ervin Committee
-Possible subpoena

-Harry S. Truman’s rejection of subpoena

-White House actions

-Toughness

-Countering partisanship

-Ervin’s relationship with President
-Possible release on information by White House

-Buzhardt

-Archibald Cox

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

-Cox
-Elliot L. Richardson’s view
-Role of public opinion
-Possible investigation
-Buzhardt, Patrick J. Buchanan, and Ziegler
-Leonard Garment
-Intelligence, loyalty
-Ziegler, Harlow, Laird
-Access to files
-Ervin Committee

-Leaks

-Samual Dash

-Dean
-Buzhardt
-Papers of Ehrlichman and Haldeman
-Haldeman’s safe
-Dean
-September 15, 1972 meeting with President and Haldeman
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-6 (cont’d)

-President’s schedule

President’s meeting with Senators, July 11, 1973
-Richardson
-Law, order, social justice
-Federal judges
-Toughness

Appointment of federal judges
-Garment’s role
-Haig’s telephone call to Jonathan Moore
-Richardson’s statement in U.S. News and World Report
-Requirements

-Ideology

-Religion, race

-Jews

Presidency
-Powers
-Liberals

Watergate
-Access to file

-Haldeman

-Ervin Committee

-Ervin’s conversation with President
-Exchange of letters
-Ervin’s TV appearance
-Ervin Committee

-Treatment of Dean and Mitchell

-Baker

-Timmons
-White House response
-Charles W. Colson

-Gurney

-Baker

-Timmons
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-6 (cont’d)

-President’s schedule

-Meeting with Ervin

-Questioning of Dean
-George H. W. Bush
-Barry M. Goldwater, Sr.
-Laird, Harlow
-Access to files
-Possible statement
-Indications of criminal activity
-Executive privilege
-Dean
-Executive privilege
-International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
-Political material
-Republican National Committee [RNC]

-Committee for the Re-election of the President [CRP]

-Buzhardt’s view

-Gordon C. Strachan’s files

-Cox
-Ervin Committee
-Partisanship, irresponsibility
-Leaks
-Cox
-Buzhardt’s view
-Possible removal
-Ervin Committee
-TV
-Ervin’s TV statement
-President’s schedule
-Subpoena
-Access to files
-President’s conversation with Ervin
-Ervin Committee’s possible attack on President
-President’s forthcoming meeting with Ervin
-Recording conversation [White House tapes?]
-Notification
-President’s conversation with Ervin
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-6 (cont’d)

-Committee’s goals
-Baker, Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

-Ervin’s statements

-Goldwater

-Forthcoming conversation with Harlow
-President’s schedule
-Possible ambassadorial appointment
-Mexico

-Baker

-Timmons
-Haig’s meeting with Ziegler, Harlow, Garment, Buzhardt, and Laird
-White House response
-Garment
-President’s schedule

-Ervin

-Walter Scheel

-Access to files
-Buzhardt’s study of precedents
-Precedents
-Teapot Dome
-Compared to previous crises
-Cambodia, May 8, December 18 [December bombing]
-Compromise
-President’s schedule

-Baker

-Dash

-Timmons


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 3:26 pm.

Timmons

-Meeting with President


Haig and the unknown man left at 4:00 pm.
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Conversation No. 949-7 (cont’d)
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