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Start Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1973 1:39 AM
End Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1973 1:48 AM
Participants:White House operator; Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 4, 1973, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 9:39 pm to 9:48 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-079 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 39-79 Date: June 4, 1973 Time: 9:39 pm - 9:48 pm Location: White House Telephone The White House operator talked with the President. Incoming telephone call Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked with the President. [See also Conversation No. 442-67] Haig’s previous meeting with Melvin R. Laird Watergate -White House tapes -President’s review -John W. Dean, III -Statement -White House tapes -President’s review Haig’s previous meeting with Laird -Attendees -Bryce N. Harlow, J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr., and William J. Baroody, Jr. -Buzhardt’s and Baroody’s earlier meeting with Laird -John B. Connally’s visit to Haig’s office -Timing of announcement of return to White House staff -Laird’s forthcoming activities -60- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-79 (cont’d) -Spiro T. Agnew -Laird’s wife’s reaction -Administration’s forthcoming activities -Vietnam, energy, economy -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] directorship -Haig’s interviews White House staff -Roles of Laird, Harlow, and Haig -Harlow -President’s forthcoming meeting with boss, Howard [Last name unknown] [at Proctor and Gamble] Haig’s previous meeting with Connally -Laird’s role on White House staff -Connally’s departure -Future role with White House staff -Energy -Future role with administration -President’s regard -Attitude Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Connally -Laird -Connally -Future role with administration -Timing Laird’s call to Henry A. Kissinger, June 3 -Kissinger -Future on White House staff Kissinger -Possible non-White House activities -President’s assessment Connally -President’s schedule -61- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-79 (cont’d) -Forthcoming conversation with Haig -Connally’s foreign travel -President’s opinion contrasted with Kissinger’s opinion -Possible effect -Treatment by Haig -Concern regarding Laird -Conversation with Haig -Laird President’s schedule Watergate -White House tapes -President’s review of conversations with Dean -Content -Key Biscayne -Camp David -Buzhardt -Reaction to examination of Dean’s files -Archibald Cox -Relationship with Sam J. Ervin, Jr. -Possible resignation -Effect -Elliot L. Richardson -Henry E. Petersen