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Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 2:32 AM

End Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 2:39 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-095.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 13, 1973, Charles W. Colson and President Richard M. Nixon talked on the telephone from 10:32 pm to 10:39 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-095 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-95

Date: June 13, 1973
Time: 10:32 pm - 10:39 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Charles W. Colson talked with the President.

     Louis P. Harris 

          -Previous conversation with President 

          -President’s conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. 

                -Contracts with Harris and Albert E. Sindlinger
                -George H. W. Bush
                Harris and Sindlinger’s support for President
          -Position       

          -Conversation with Colson         

                -National mood         

                       -Leonid I. Brezhnev visit     

                       -President’s speech on economy       

                             -Harris’s enthusiasm
                       -Watergate

     President’s speech on the economy
           -Sindlinger’s response           

                 -Phase IV        

                 -George P. Shultz            

                        -Position         

                        -President’s opposition      

                 -Herbert Stein         

                        -Position         

                        -President’s opposition      

           -Sindlinger’s position on President’s policies 

           -Stein and Shultz’s position 

                 -Disagreements with President         

           -Sindlinger       

           -Harris       

           -Colson         

                 -Politics      

           -Public confidence         

                 -Watergate         

                                         -77-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. March-2011)

                                                        Conversation No. 40-95 (cont’d)

           -Food price inflation

National economy
     -Stock exchange member firms
           -New York, Houston
     -Colson’s meeting with Brokers, June 12 

           -Watergate       

           -Stock broker enthusiasm for President’s economic plans 


Watergate
     -Press coverage
     -President’s reaction
           -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower,
            Harry S. Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt 

     -Press        

     -Popular opinion          

           -Silent Majority          

     -Cover-up         

           -Press coverage           

     -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh           

     -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman 

     -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III 

     -Consequences           

     -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] comparison 

     -Compared to Robert L. Vesco case 

           -Prosecution          

     -ITT and Vesco vases 

           -Need for White House statement 

                   -Public Relations [PR]    

     -Elliott L. Richardson          

           -Tenure        

           -Actions         

           -President’s role           

           -Washington Post and New York Times

           -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s response 

     -Haig       

           -Colson’s support             


President’s speech on the economy
      -Effect
                                                -78-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. March-2011)

                                                               Conversation No. 40-95 (cont’d)

           -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s opinion 

           -President’s tone    

                  -Cockiness    


     Watergate      

          -Press portrayal of President 

                -New York Times 

                      -Washington Post 

                      -Television [TV] networks        

                      -Response        

                             -TV speeches, press conferences      

          -John W. Dean, III 

                -Transactional immunity        

                      -Effect      

                -Possible attacks       

                      -Colson        

                      -Howard H. Baker, Jr.       

                      -Question of Maurice H. Stans       

                      -Edward J. Gurney