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Start Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 1:19 PM

End Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 1:25 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Harlow, Bryce N.Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-024.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 12, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Bryce N. Harlow, and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 9:19 am to 9:25 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-024 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-24

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: 9:19 am - 9:25 am

Location: White House Telephone 


The President talked with Bryce Harlow.


[See also Conversation No. 937-5A] 

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             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. March-2011)

                                                         Conversation No. 40-24 (cont’d)


President’s conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
      -Harlow’s joining of the White House staff

President’s telephone call to Howard J. Morgan
      -Morgan described
            -Physical attributes     

      -Harlow’s advice to the President regarding Morgan 

      -Harlow’s forthcoming role on White House staff 


Harlow
     -Conversation with Haig
     -Role on White House staff
           -Melvin R. Laird’s role      

                 -Domestic policy       

           -Congressional relations       

                 -Advisor to President      

                       -Politics     

           -Haig’s role        

           -George H. W. Bush        

           -Spiro T. Agnew         

           -Nelson A. Rockefeller, Ronald W. Reagan 

           -Haig and Laird’s roles      

           -Relationship with President       

           -Announcement         

                 -Date       

           -Schedule       

                 -Haig       

           -Beginning date       


Watergate
     -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson’s statement concerning Brezhnev’s forthcoming visit
     -Partisan reaction
     -President’s response
           -Congress
     -President’s handling    

           -Press relations   

           -Compared to Alger Hiss case and Five Percenters 

                 -Impeachment of Harry S. Truman       

           -1968 campaign       

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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. March-2011)

                                                            Conversation No. 40-24 (cont’d)

                       -Lyndon B. Johnson’s bombing halt
                       -President’s reaction

The President conferred with Haig.

[Begin conferral]

     Harlow
          -Role on White House staff 

                -Haig’s role      

                -President’s telephone call       

                -Beginning date       

          -Vacation

[End conferral]

     Harlow       

          -Visits to Key Biscayne and Camp David with Haig, Laird, and President