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Start Date: Wednesday, April 18, 1973 4:45 AM
End Date: Wednesday, April 18, 1973 5:04 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 11:45 pm on April 17, 1973 to 12:04 am on April 18, 1973. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-092 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 38-92 Date: April 17, 1973 to April 18, 1973 Time: 11:45 pm - 12:04 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Entertainment for state dinner -Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra -F. Edward Hebert -John O. Pastore President’s schedule President’s statement State visit with Giulio Andreotti Watergate -White House staff members -Possible resignations -President’s feelings -Leonard Garment’s suggestions -Termination H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, John W. Dean, III -John N. Mitchell’s culpability -Haldeman -Possible resignation -Dean’s motivation -52- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. January-2011) Conversation No. 38-92 (cont’d) -Presidency -President’s knowledge -Meeting with Dean on March 21, 1973 -Possible resignation by President -Spiro T. Agnew -Effect -President’s mood at State Dinner -Mrs. Raymond R. Guest’s comment -Effect on President -Haldeman -Ehrlichman -Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Dean -Garment’s view -Evidence -Possible resignations President’s schedule -Andreotti -Meeting with President -Bipartisan congressional leaders meeting -Emigration of Soviet Jews -Message from Soviet Union -Possible effects -Summit -Arms control -Responsibility -Jewish leaders -Timing -Strategy with Soviet Union -Compared with John T. Downey’s release -Soviet emigration policy -Summit meeting Most favored nation [MFN] status -Congressmen Watergate President’s role in history -Charges against administration -Haldeman -Dean -53- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. January-2011) Conversation No. 38-92 (cont’d) -Immunity -Credibility -Ronald L. Ziegler -Effects on President -President’s knowledge -Foreign policy activities -1972 Campaign Vietnam War -John C. Stennis -Bombing -Laos and Cambodia -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s meeting Haldeman and Ehrlichman State Dinner -Sinatra Watergate -Garment -Evidence against White House staff -President’s opponents’ reaction -New York Times and Washington Post -Compared with Teapot Dome -Need for full disclosure