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Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 7:58 PM

End Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 8:10 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

040-111.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 14, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 3:58 pm and 4:10 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-111 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 40-111

Date: June 14, 1973
Time: Unknown between 3:58 pm and 4:10 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

[See also Conversation No. 446-3]

     President’s schedule      

           -Diplomatic credentials ceremony           


     Haldeman conversation with Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis 

          -Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman 

               -Role with President’s records        

                     -Lewis’s assessment         

                            -Bias      

                     -Types of files and content
                            -Watergate material
                            -Materials related to President’s first term
          -Lewis’s possible conversation with President 

               -Uneasiness        

               -President’s schedule        

                     -Meeting with Lewis
                     -Illinois, Leonid I. Brezhnev, and California

     President’s conversation with Lewis 

           -Meeting with President      

           -President’s schedule      

                 -Illinois     

                 -Brezhnev       

                 -California      

                        -Meeting with Lewis

     History of President’s first term

           -Watergate        

                 -Ehrlichman and Haldeman             

                       -Synopsis        

                       -Written history   

                                       -88-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. March-2011)

                                                      Conversation No. 40-111 (cont’d)

     -People’s Republic of China [PRC], Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR],
      May 8 bombing decisions

Lewis’s conversations
     -President’s schedule
     -Haldeman

History of President’s first term
      -President
      -Ehrlichman
            -Amount of Material
            -Firing of Walter J. Hickel
      -Publishers
            -Ideology
            -Trustworthiness
                  -Right-wing publishers

Haldeman’s schedule
     -Minneapolis, California
     -Daughter’s graduation
          -President’s best wishes

Watergate
     -Ervin Committee hearings
           -Maurice H. Stans
           -Jeb Stuart Magruder
                 -Testimony, June 14
                       -John N. Mitchell
                       -Gordon C. Strachan
                             -Haldeman’s knowledge
                       -Effect
                 -Motive
                 -Testimony, June 14
                       -Haldeman’s knowledge
                       -Strachan meeting with Haldeman
     -President’s previous schedule
           -Ehrlichman and Haldeman meetings
           -John W Dean, III
     -Ervin Committee hearings
           -Magruder
                                       -89-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. March-2011)

                                                        Conversation No. 40-111 (cont’d)

                 -Testimony, June 14
                       -President’s and Haldeman’s knowledge
                       -Strachan’s knowledge
                             -Haldeman’s knowledge
                       -Mitchell’s role
                       -Dean’s role
                             -Cover-up
                       -Ehrlichman’s role      

                 -Cross-examination       

                 -Testimony, June 14        

                       -Dean’s subornation of perjury
                             -Dean, Magruder, and Mitchell meeting

President’s speech, June 13
      -Congressional action
            -90 day total freeze
      -Effect       

            -Perception of action    

            -Presidential leadership    

      -President’s delivery      

            -Julie’s Nixon Eisenhower’s opinion     


Watergate
     -Ervin Committee hearings
           -Witness schedule
                 -Haldeman
                 -Magruder
                 -Dean
                 -Herbert W. Kalmbach, Charles W. Colson, Frederick C. LaRue, and
                  Ehrlichman 

                 -Mitchell, L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III   

                 -Ehrlichman         

                        -Time      

           -Stan’s testimony       

           -Edward J. Gurney and Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. 

           -Ervin       

     -White House response         

           -Vietnam negotiations         

                 -Henry A. Kissinger        

                        -Paris Peace talks     

                                                 -90-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. March-2011)

                                                           Conversation No. 40-111 (cont’d)

                 -Leonid I. Brezhnev visit

     President’s conversation with Lewis 

           -President’s schedule