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Start Date: Wednesday, June 13, 1973 1:37 AM
End Date: Wednesday, June 13, 1973 1:56 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Buzhardt, J. Fred, Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 12, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. talked on the telephone from 9:37 pm to 9:56 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-043 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 40-43 Date: June 12, 1973 Time: 9:37 pm - 9:56 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. [See also Conversation No. 444-26] Watergate -Maurice H. Stans -Ervin Committee -Testimony, June 12 -Work at the Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP] -Grand Jury testimony -Fifth Amendment -Immunity -Archibald Cox -John W. Dean, III -Immunity -Cox -Reason -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony -38- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-43 (cont’d) -Motive -Use immunity -Grand Jury and prosecutors’ activity -Reasons -Interview with Fred F. Fielding -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony -Stans -Compared to previous testimony -Possible motive -John N. Mitchell, Dean, Gordon C. Strachan -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -President -Stans, Hugh W. Sloan, Jr. -Perjury -Possible sentence -Taped conversations with Lawrence M. Higby, Haldeman -Content -Lewisburg prison -Haldeman -Stans -Sloan -Mitchell, Dean, Strachan -Dean -Compared to Magruder -Possible Grand Jury testimony -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony -Logs of meetings -Usefulness -Briefing books -Memoranda by others -Subsequent testimony of Richard A. Moore, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman -Briefing books -Patrick J. Buchanan -Press conferences -March 2 -March 15 -Executive privilege statement -Gerald L. Warren’s and Ronald L. Ziegler’s questions -39- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-43 (cont’d) -CRP -Donald H. Segretti -Fielding -Dean’s investigation of CRP -Warren -Dean’s investigation of White House involvement -Bob Toth of Los Angeles Times -Ehrlichman’s call -Results -Possible cross-examination -Use of documents -Warren -Fred D. Thompson -Work with Buzhardt -Horse “Secretariat” -Marlow W. Cook -Edward J. Gurney -Herman E. Talmadge -John C. Stennis -President’s knowledge of Watergate -Response to Dean’s revelations -Thompson -Forthcoming Ervin Committee interview, June 15 -Possible leaks -News media -White House response -Dean -Contradictions -News magazines, Sunday papers