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Conversation: 040-033

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Start Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 5:24 PM

End Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 5:41 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-033.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 12, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. talked on the telephone from 1:24 pm to 1:41 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-033 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-33

Date: June 12, 1973
Time: 1:24 pm - 1:41 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with J. Fred Buzhardt.

[See also Conversation No. 444-19]

     Watergate     

          -Memorandum from Rose Mary Woods 

               -Questions for John W. Dean, III 

          -Dean      

               -Conversations with President       

                     -Date      

               -Role on White House staff 

                     -Henry E. Petersen        

               -Conversations        

                     -John D. Ehrlichman         

                     -Petersen      

                     -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III      

                     -Petersen      

                     -Possible cross-examination of Dean   

                                   -30-

       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                           Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. March-2011)

                                                     Conversation No. 40-33 (cont’d)

                  -President
                  -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ehrlichman
                  -Gray, Petersen
     -Possible cross-examination            

           -Meetings with Gray and Petersen             

                  -Logs       

                        -Acquisition by Buzhardt            

                  -Dates        

           -Telephone call to Gray and Petersen 

                  -Ehrlichman         

     -June 15 appearance before Ervin Committee 

           -Private sessions        

           -Meetings with President                

           -Leaks       

                  -White House response               

                        -Tone        

                        -Preparation           

                  -Ronald L. Ziegler            

     -Cox       

           -Forthcoming announcement                 

                  -Possible content           

                  -Dean       

                  -John J. Sirica         

     -Transactional immunity            

           -Prosecutors’ statements              

                  -Petersen       

     -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony               

     -White House response           

-Buzhardt’s survey of news summaries
     -Progress
     -Items examined
     -President’s notations
           -Maurice H. Stans
           -Haldeman
     -President’s knowledge
           -President’s notations
-Dean
     -Possible cross-examination            

           -Funds for defendants            

           -Timing        

                                -31-

       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                         Tape Subject Log
                         (rev. March-2011)

                                                 Conversation No. 40-33 (cont’d)

      -Clemency for defendants
            -Timing
-Conversations with President
-Funds for E. Howard Hunt, Jr. and William O. Bittman
      -Timing
-Charles W. Colson
      -Conversation with Bittman
            -Timing
-Bittman’s demand for funds
      -Amount
      -Timing
      -President’s March 21 conversation with Dean
            -Mitchell, Thomas A. Pappas          

      -Dean’s conversation with Colson         

            -Hunt, Bittman         

-Dean
      -Conversations with President
      -Timing
      -Content
      -Significance of dates
-Telephone talks with President
      -Florida
      -Hunt
      -Timing
-Possible cross-examination
      -Buzhardt’s preparation          

            -Date      

            -President’s notes and recollections    

            -Reason       

            -Ziegler      

      -Conversations with President
            -March 21, 1973
                  -Ehrlichman, Haldeman, Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr., Dean
            -Dean’s June 19, 1972 conversation with G[eorge] Gordon Liddy
                  -Dean’s subsequent conversation with Ehrlichman
                         -Date       

                  -Content       

                  -Liddy       

      -Knowledge of Daniel Ellsberg break-in 

            -Date      

                                             -32-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. March-2011)

                                                             Conversation No. 40-33 (cont’d)

                       -Fred F. Fielding’s trip to Europe
                             -[First name unknown] Shanoop [sp?]
                             -Secretary to Hunt, Liddy and David R. Young
                             -Reasons
                       -Krogh, Ehrlichman, and Dean