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Conversation: 040-043

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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

040-043.mp3

NARA Description:

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