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Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 1:41 AM

End Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 1:53 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-086.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 13, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 9:41 pm to 9:53 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-086 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-86

Date: June 13, 1973
Time: 9:41 pm - 9:53 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     President’s speech on economy 

           -Peter J. Brennan and Frank E. Fitzsimmon’s role 

           -Albert E. Sindlinger’s role 

                 -Colson’s conversation       

           -Colson’s praise       

           -Freeze       

           -President’s delivery      

                 -Julie Nixon Eisenhower, [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II, Thelma C. (“Pat”)
                  Nixon
           -Gasoline and food prices
                 -John B. Connally, George P. Shultz
           -John W. Chancellor’s commentary 

                 -Shultz      

                 -President’s reaction to Chancellor    

           -Leadership

     Vietnam negotiations      

          -Paris communique         

                -significance      

          -President’s messages to Nguyen Van Thieu 

                -Aid to South Vietnam

                -Effect     


     Watergate
          -Compared to other issues 

               -Forthcoming Leonid I. Brezhnev visit 

               -End of draft       

               -Accomplishments        

                     -Reduction of casualties      

                     -Return of Prisoners of War [POWs] 

          -Maurice Stans      

               -Testimony        

                                 -68-

       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                          Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. March-2011)

                                                   Conversation No. 40-86 (cont’d)

-Ervin Committee
      -Howard H. Baker, Jr. Edward J. Gurvey, and Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-John W. Dean, III
      -Washington Star story, June 13
            -Colson
      -Transactional immunity
            -Archibald Cox, prosecutors
      -Use immunity
            -Perjury, confession
      -Use immunity          

            -John J. Sirica      

            -Grand Jury testimony        

                  -Seymour Glanzer, Earl Silbert     

                  -Fifth Amendment          

            -Effect      

      -Washington Star story, June 13 

            -Colson        

-Colson
      -Work on White House staff
      -Dean
      -Support of President
-Dean
      -Forthcoming Ervin Committee interview, June 15
            -White House response
                  -J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.      

      -President’s possible response       

      -Allegations concerning William Bittman payoffs

      -Position       

      -Newsweek

            -Judas Iscariot
      -Image
      -News pictures in New York Times, Washington Star, and Newsweek
      -Views of Cox and Samuel Dash
      -Views of prosecutors
            -Conversations with Colson
            -Indictment
      -Role in cover-up
            -Motive
                  -President’s knowledge
            -Request to Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters concerning Central Intelligence
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             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. March-2011)

                                                              Conversation No. 40-86 (cont’d)

                   Agency [CIA] payroll 

                        -John D. Ehrlichman                    

     -Elliott L. Richardson              

           -President’s evaluation                    

           -Statement concerning President’s need for lawyer 

           -Meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. 

           -Tenure        

           -Actions         

           -Meeting with Haig                   

           -Responsibilities               

                  -Cox        

           -Views concerning Clarence Kelley                       

                  -Haig         

     -Kelley        

           -Blacks’ view               

           -Relationship with President                     

           -[First name unknown] Reaff [sp?] 

           -Richardson’s views                    

                  -Press story               

                  -Jonathan Moore                     

     -Richardson        

           -1964 campaign in Massachusetts                       

           -Boston Herald-Traveler 

           -Tenure        

           -Actions         

     -Ervin Committee hearings                      

           -Colson’s possible testimony                      

                  -Calls to committee                   

           -Witness list           

                  -Jeb Stuart Magruder                    

                        -Colson                

                  -Dean          

                        -Colson                

     -Colson’s possible testimony                     

           -Calls to committee                  

           -Press stories            


President’s speech on national economy
      -Colson’s call to Sindlinger
                                              -70-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. March-2011)

                                                            Conversation No. 40-87 (cont’d)