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949–7
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • William E. Timmons
July 12, 1973
Conversation No. 949-7

Date: July 12, 1973
Time: 4:01 pm - 4:22 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with William Timmons

Watergate
-Howard H. Baker, Jr.
-President’s schedule
-John W. Dean, III
-Questioning of John N. Mitchell
-President’s conversation with Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-Timmons’s conversation with William E. Brock, III
-Mail
-Possible conversation with Pat Wilson
-George H. W. Bush
-Mitchell

-Activities

-Baker’s questioning

-Baker

-White House response

-Timmons

-Brock

-Possible attacks

-Tennessee

-Ervin Committee members

-Edward J. Gurney

-Ervin

-Joseph M. Montoya

-Intelligence

-Baker

-Baker

-President’s campaigning

-Brock

-Tennessee mail
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-7 (cont’d)

-Contacts with White House staff
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Dean’s testimony
-Mitchell’s testimony
-Richard A. Moore’s testimony
-Dean
-Access to files
-Timmons
-Samuel Dash
-Moore’s testimony
-Baker
-Timmons’s possible actions
-Timmons’s conversation with Brock
-Baker’s questioning of Mitchell
-Possible attacks by Senators
-Joseph McCarthy
-President’s meeting with Republican Senators, July 11, 1973
-Age
-Voting record
-Access to files
-Senate
-Support for Ervin Committee
-Sensitive information in Dean documents
-Leaks by Ervin
-Sensitive information in Dean documents
-Ervin
-Age
-Quote on Senate leaks
-Access to files
-Dash
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson
-Uninhibited conversation
-1972 campaign
-George S. McGovern
-Baker
-Activities
-Presidential ambitions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-7 (cont’d)

-Adulation of “Georgetown set”
-Everett M. Dirksen
-Ervin Committee

-Gurney

-Fred D. Thompson

-Dean’s testimony

-Meeting with Gurney regarding International Telephone and
Telegraph [ITT]

Congressional relations
-Senators

-Edward W. Brooke

-William B. Saxbe

-Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.

-Invitations

-House

-Effect of 1972 elections on composition

-Vetoes

-Melvin R. Laird, Bryce N. Harlow

-Policy committee members

-Benjamin B. Blackburn, III’s telephone call to Timmons
-Daniel H. Kuykendall
-Georgia
-Previous meeting with Senators, July 11, 1972

-Carl T. Curtis

-Selection criteria

-Goldwater, Paul J. Fannin
-Roman L. Hruska, Curtis

-Senators

-Timing

-Previous meeting with Senators, July 11, 1972

-John G. Tower

-Fannin

-Blackburn, Kuykendall

-East Room

-Democrat Senators

-John C. Stennis

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. October-2012)

Conversation No. 949-7 (cont’d)

-Health
-James O. Eastland, John L. McClellan, Sam Nunn, James B. Allen,
Bennett Johnston, Russell B. Long, Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
-Gale W. McGee
-Visit to People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-Warren Magnuson

-Visit to PRC

-David K. E. Bruce’s views

-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson

-Presidential aspirations

-Patriotism


President’s schedule

-Meetings with Congress members


Watergate

-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view

-Timmons’s conversation with John B. Anderson

-Public reaction to issue

-Samuel L. Devine

-Dean

-Ervin Committee testimony

-Appearance

-Glasses


Request for Henry A. Kissinger

Timmons left at 4:22 pm.
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