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Start Date: Wednesday, April 18, 1973 4:45 AM

End Date: Wednesday, April 18, 1973 5:04 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

038-092.mp3

NARA Description:

President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 11:45 pm on April 17, 1973 to 12:04 am on April 18, 1973. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-092 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 38-92

Date: April 17, 1973 to April 18, 1973
Time: 11:45 pm - 12:04 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Entertainment for state dinner 

           -Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra 

           -F. Edward Hebert        

           -John O. Pastore       


     President’s schedule        

           President’s statement      

           State visit with Giulio Andreotti 


     Watergate
          -White House staff members 

               -Possible resignations       

               -President’s feelings      

               -Leonard Garment’s suggestions        

                     -Termination H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, John W.
                      Dean, III 

               -John N. Mitchell’s culpability     

               -Haldeman         

                     -Possible resignation       

                     -Dean’s motivation        

                                       -52-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. January-2011)

                                                        Conversation No. 38-92 (cont’d)

           -Presidency       

           -President’s knowledge           

                 -Meeting with Dean on March 21, 1973 

           -Possible resignation by President   

                 -Spiro T. Agnew          

                 -Effect      

           -President’s mood at State Dinner 

           -Mrs. Raymond R. Guest’s comment 

           -Effect on President       

                 -Haldeman
                 -Ehrlichman        

           -Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Dean       

           -Garment’s view        

           -Evidence       

           -Possible resignations       


President’s schedule
      -Andreotti
            -Meeting with President
      -Bipartisan congressional leaders meeting 

            -Emigration of Soviet Jews       

            -Message from Soviet Union           

            -Possible effects     

                  -Summit       

                  -Arms control       

                  -Responsibility       

      -Jewish leaders       

            -Timing       

            -Strategy with Soviet Union        

            -Compared with John T. Downey’s release 

            -Soviet emigration policy      

            -Summit meeting         

            Most favored nation [MFN] status 

      -Congressmen

Watergate
     President’s role in history
     -Charges against administration
     -Haldeman
     -Dean
                                                  -53-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                        Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. January-2011)

                                                              Conversation No. 38-92 (cont’d)

                 -Immunity       

                 -Credibility      

                       -Ronald L. Ziegler         

                 -Effects on President      

                 -President’s knowledge         

                       -Foreign policy activities         

                       -1972 Campaign         


     Vietnam War
          -John C. Stennis      

                -Bombing       

                -Laos and Cambodia            

                -North Vietnam

                -Kissinger’s meeting          


     Haldeman and Ehrlichman

     State Dinner       

           -Sinatra         


     Watergate      

          -Garment        

          -Evidence against White House staff 

          -President’s opponents’ reaction      

                -New York Times and Washington Post

          -Compared with Teapot Dome

          -Need for full disclosure