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Start Date: Wednesday, June 6, 1973 7:48 PM

End Date: Wednesday, June 6, 1973 7:59 PM

Participants:

White House operatorNixon, Richard M. (President)Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

039-112.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 6, 1973, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 3:48 pm to 3:59 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-112 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 39-112

Date: June 6, 1973
Time: 3:48 pm - 3:59 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. 443-16]

       President’s schedule      

              -Possible meeting with Tran Kim Phuong 

                                     -90-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. February-2011)

                                                      Conversation No. 39-112 (cont’d)

              -Message from Henry A. Kissinger

Watergate
      -Joseph R. Califano’s telephone call to Haig
              -Wiretaps by previous administrations
                      -Reaction of Cyrus R. Vance and McGeorge Bundy
                      -Hugh Scott’s statement
                             -Basis
                      -Reaction
                             -Bundy
                             -Robert S. McNamara
                      -Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy’s activities    

      -Press relations        

              -New York Times

      -White House actions          


President’s schedule
       -Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting
               -Timing        

                      -Kissinger’s message        

                      -Delay         

               -Kissinger’s briefing      

       -Dr. James R. Schlesinger’s schedule 

               -Roy L. Ash         

                      -Defense spending        

       -Dinner        

               -John B. Connally       


Wage and price freeze
      -Haig’s conversation with Connally
             -Gas prices
                      -Consumer interests
             -Food prices        

                      -Embargo        

                      -New and expired contracts       

                            -Consultation        

             -Steel prices       

             -60-day freeze        

                                     -91-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                             Tape Subject Log
                            (rev. February-2011)

                                                     Conversation No. 39-112 (cont’d)

      -John T. Dunlop’s conversation with labor and industry leaders
             -60-day freeze         

                    -Opposition

                    -Pierre Rinfret      


Connally
      -Conversation with Haig
      -Role on White House staff
             -Work in private sector        

             -Consultant        

      -Schedule       

             -Cabinet meetings

                    -Attendance       

             -Dinner       

                    -Sequoia

                    -Timing         

                    -Bryce N. Harlow

                    -Haig         


Watergate
      -Califano’s telephone call to Haig 

             -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] 

             -Wiretaps by previous administrations      

                      -J. Edgar Hoover        

                      -Political activity

      -Wiretaps

             -Bundy’s conversation with Kissinger 

                      -Possible resignation      

                      -Previous administratiosn       

             -National Security Council [NSC] involvement
             -Names of those tapped, 1961-1964
             -Liberals’ criticism
                      -Compared with Vietnam War

             -Popular opinion            

             -Liberals’ reactions

                      -Washington Post
                      -Melvin R. Laird’s appointment
                      -Haig’s resignation from Army
                                                   -92-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. February-2011)

                                                             Conversation No. 39-112 (cont’d)


       Haig’s resignation from Army

              -Liberals’ opinion

                      -Civil liberties         


       Press announcement         

              -Personnel appointments              

                     -Laird, Haig