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Start Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 1:07 AM

End Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 1:23 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Buzhardt, J. Fred, Jr.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-020.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 11, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. talked on the telephone from 9:07 pm to 9:23 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-020 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-20

Date: June 11, 1973
Time: 9:07 pm - 9:23 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.

      Watergate
           -Buzhardt’s meeting with Fred D. Thompson 

                -Cross-examinations       

                -John W. Dean, III      

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       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                          Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. March-2011)

                                                   Conversation No. 40-20 (cont’d)

           -June 15 appearance in private session 

           -Thompson’s preparation                

                   -Another meeting with Buzhardt               

           -Use immunity            

                   -Archibald Cox             

           -Testimony          

                   -Date      

                   -Leaks        

     -Thompson’s cooperation with White House 

           -Knowledge of Dean’s role                  

           -Investigation of Democrats                  

                   -Buzhardt’s cooperation                

                   -Financing         

                         -Timing          

     -Dean        

           -Information on testimony                

           -Conversation with Samuel Dash                   

           -Forthcoming Grand Jury testimony                  

                   -Cox
                         -Subpoena
                                -Dean’s response
-Dean
     -Letter from Harold Titus, May 22
           -Immunity
-Buzhardt’s meeting with Henry E. Petersen
     -Memorandum
           -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. documents given to L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III
     -Petersen’s knowledge of Daniel Ellsberg break-in 

           -Earl J. Silbert’s previous conversation with Dean 

           -President’s information             

           -Dean’s information              

                   -Immunity          

                         -Date          

                   -Hunt      

     -Dean        

           -Possible compromise of Grand Jury testimony 

           -Conversations with President                  

                   -Contradiction           

     -Cox       

           -Jurisdiction          

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                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                  Tape Subject Log 

                                  (rev. March-2011)

                                                          Conversation No. 40-20 (cont’d)

                    -Relationship with Kennedy’s
                    -Possible subpoena of Petersen
              -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] interview of Petersen
                    -Peterson’s response
              -Petersen’s conversations with President
                    -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
              -Dean
                    -Possible immunity
              -Cox
                    -Relationships with Petersen and prosecutors
                           -Titus
                    -Knowledge         

              -Dean       

              -Ehrlichman         

                    -Reaction to subpoena of Maurice H. Stans in summer 1972
                    -Relations with prosecutors and Cox
                           -Compared to Haldeman and Dean
              -Dean’s actions
                    -Ehrlichman
         -Buzhardt’s meeting with Thompson 

              -Thompson’s role in hearings       

              -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr., Dash 

              -Howard H. Baker, Jr.         

                    -Possible actions         

              -Lowell P. Weicker         

                    -Staff member        



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 

[Privacy] 

[Duration: 2 s ] 


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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    Watergate
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. March-2011)

                                                            Conversation No. 40-20 (cont’d)

           -Chronology of President’s conversations with Dean 

           -Dean       

                 -Possible Ervin Committee appearance, June 15
                       -Use immunity
                       -Contempt charges
                 -Forthcoming Grand Jury appearance         

           -Ervin Committee          

                 -Witness schedule        

                       -Herbert L. Porter      

                       -Stans      

                       -Jeb Stuart Magruder       

                       -Dean       

                       -Forthcoming Brezhnev visit       

                 -Thompson         

                       -Conversation with Buzhardt       

                       -Relationship with Dash       

                 -Ervin Committee
                       -Relations between Democratic and Republican members
                       -Edward J. Gurney
                 -Thompson
                       -Conversation with Buzhardt
                             -Testimony of Dean, Charles W. Colson, Haldeman, and
                              Ehrlichman
                                    -TV coverage
                             -Length of hearings
                             -Focus on Democrats finances
                                    -Cooperation of Buzhardt