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Start Date: 6-Jun-1973 1:09 PM
End Date: 6-Jun-1973 1:38 PM
Participants:White House operator; Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.; Bull, Stephen B.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 6, 1973, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles W. Colson, and Stephen B. Bull talked on the telephone from 1:09 pm to 1:38 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-106 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 39-106 Date: June 6, 1973 Time: 1:09 pm - 1:38 pm Location: White House Telephone The White House operator talked with the President. Incoming telephone call The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See also Conversation No. 443-6A] Greetings The President conferred with Stephen B. Bull at an unknown time. [Begin conferral] [See Conversation No. 443-6] [End conferral] -82- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-106 (cont’d) President’s schedule Watergate -Colson’s interview with Howard K. Smith -President’s schedule -Press coverage -News summary -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view -President’s schedule -Dinner -Popular reaction -Press attacks on President -Daniel L. Schorr’s lead story on Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], June 5 -President’s knowledge -John D. Ehrlichman’s implication -Jeb Stuart Magruder’s testimony -Gordon C. Strachan’s statement -President’s contacts with Strachan -James W. McCord, Jr. -Memoirs -Lawyer’s motive -President’s foreign policy activities in 1972 -Wiretapping -Lawrence F. O’Brien -President’s reaction, June 19 -White House staff involvement -John W. Dean, III -Contacts with President -L[ouis] Patrick Gray’s confirmation -Executive privilege -Press conferences -Immunity -Colson’s conversation with President, March 21 -President’s investigation -President’s conversation with Dean, March 21 -$1,000,000 -Clemency -83- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-106 (cont’d) -Dean -Possible testimony -Colson’s conversation with Joseph W. Alsop -J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.’s view of press treatment -Public opinion -Contacts with President -Colson’s interview with Smith, June 5 -Dean’s knowledge -President’s investigation -President’s conversation with Colson, March 21 -David Shapiro’s investigation -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. -Colson’s meeting with President, April 13 -Timing of immunity request -Dean -President’s investigation -Goals of opponents -White House staff -Colson’s interview with Smith, June 5 -Reaction -West Coasters -John Stafford -Colson’s conversation with Max Friedersdorf -Delivery of transcript to Congress -Impeachment inquiry -Samuel L. Devine -Wiretaps -Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy compared with Dwight D. Eisenhower and the President -New York Times and Washington Post -Press coverage -Colson’s interview with Smith, June 5 -Baltimore Sun -Washington Post and New York Times -Motives -Colson’s conversation with unknown New York Times reporter -Dean -Possible White House response -84- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-106 (cont’d) -Haig’s assessment -Possible testimony -Lawyers -Charles N. Shaffer -“McGovern Democrat” -Cover-up -White House staff’s intentions -Colson’s interview with Smith, June 5 -President’s advisors -President’s knowledge -President’s investigation -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Smith’s reaction -Reaction -Irv Kupcinet -Request for interview -CBS -Timing -New York Times -Hugh Scott’s statement, June 5 -Press coverage -New York Times and Washington Post -Press -Goals -Dean -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Dean -Role -Magruder -Possible documents -Possible testimony -Conversations with President -Conversations with President -Richard A. Moore, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, and Ehrlichman’s presence -Content -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Assistant’s call to Colson, June 5 -85- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-106 (cont’d) -Actions -Possible actions -Popular opinion -Dean -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony -Ervin Committee hearings -Popular opinion -Interest in testimony -Women’s interest -Press reaction -Pat O’Hara’s call to Colson, June 6 -John Mulcahy -Possible actions of former staff members -Colson, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman -Press coverage -Ehrlichman’s deposition -Colson -Ervin Committee hearings -Possible accusations against him -Actions -President’s knowledge -Conversations with President -Dean -Role -Conversations with President -President’s reaction -Conversations with Colson -Telephone call, March 21 -Telephone call to Colson in Boston, April 12 -Colson’s subsequent meeting with Shapiro and Ehrlichman -Ehrlichman’s subsequent meeting with Haldeman and Dean -Dean’s subsequent meeting with United States attorney -Conversation with prosecutors -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Magruder -White House response -President’s activities -86- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-106 (cont’d) -Florida Technical University commencement -Dirksen Research Center -National economy -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s forthcoming visit -Press -Attitude -White House response -Public reaction -White House response -National economy -Defense of President -Colson’s interview with Smith, June 5 -Colson’s conversation with Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin -Friedersdorf’s reaction -Dissemination of reaction -Barry M. Goldwater, Sr. -Possible actions -Relationship with Dean -Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. -Popular opinion -Compared with Vietnam -Press coverage -Colson’s interview with Smith, June 5 -Unknown man’s call to Colson -Congress