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Start Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 3:44 PM

End Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 3:54 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-028.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 12, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. talked on the telephone from 11:44 am to 11:54 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-028 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-28

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: 11:44 am - 11:54 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.

[See also Conversation No. 937-17]

      Watergate       

           -John W. Dean, III 

                 -Use immunity            

                          -John Sirica’s ruling     

                                -Senate committee       

                                      -Television [TV] coverage    

                                -Archibald Cox’s possible appeal       

           -Cox         

                 -Concerns          

           -Pre-trial publicity        

                 -Effect        

           -Ervin Committee           

                 -June 15 private session with Dean 

                 -Fred D. Thompson            

                          -Timing of Dean’s cross-examination
                                 -26-

       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                          Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. March-2011)

                                                  Conversation No. 40-28 (cont’d)

                  -Reasons         

     -Dean       

           -Timing of public testimony            

                  -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit       

     -Witness list        

           -Jeb Stuart Magruder             

           -Powell A. Moore            

                  -Position at Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP]

                  -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy’s meeting with Richard G. Kleindienst on 

                   golf course 

                  -Magruder          

                  -Conversation with Robert C. Mardian         

-Magruder and Dean’s roles
-Buzhardt’s meetings, June 11
     -Henry E. Petersen
-Harold H. Titus’s May 22 letter
     -Possible attacks on Dean’s credibility
-Dean
     -Possible immunity
           -Effects         

     -Possible cross-examination              

     -President schedule         

           -Buzhardt meeting            

           -Economic meeting              

     -Conversation with President               

           -Recent           

           -1972        

                  -September 15
                        -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                        -Content
                               -Money
                               -Watergate break-in
                               -Larry O’Brien
                               -Howard Hughes
                               -Haldeman’s recollection
-1972 campaign
     -General Accounting Office [GAO] information concerning Democrats’
      finances
           -Bryce Harlow’s relationship with Head of GAO
                  -Dwight D. Eisenhower
                                             -27-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. March-2011)

                                                                Conversation No. 40-28 (cont’d)

                       -Buzhardt’s contacts
                       -Possible threat to Congressmen
                       -Leaks
                       -Possible letter from Republican Congressmen
           -Peter Flanigan      

           -A request      

           -Dean       

                 -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony         

                       -Brezhnev visit       

                             -Popular opinion