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Start Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1973 5:22 PM
End Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1973 5:36 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 5, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 1:22 pm to 1:36 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-091 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 39-91 Date: June 5, 1973 Time: 1:22 pm - 1:36 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See also Conversation No. 441-13] Colson’s forthcoming interview with Howard K. Smith -Timing -70- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-91 (cont’d) -Watergate -Press attacks on President Watergate -Media reaction -London Times -International reaction -David Brinkley -Popular opinion -Colson’s attendance at wedding of partner’s son -Stock market -Media coverage -Democrats’ leaders -Popular opinion -President’s resignation -President’s impeachment -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr. -National economy -Possible effect National economy -Stock market -Colson’s conversation with unknown broker Watergate -Colson’s forthcoming interview with Smith -Hugh Scott’s statement, June 5 -Bernard W. Fensterwald quotation -President’s innocence -Resignations of H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman -President’s cooperation -President’s papers -Colson’s meetings with President -President’s investigation -John W. Dean, III -Contacts with President -Executive privilege -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III hearings -71- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-91 (cont’d) -Ervin Committee -President’s telephone call to Colson, May 21 -Special Counsel -President’s investigation -Purpose -President’s telephone call to Colson in Boston, April 12 -Colson’s recommendations to Ehrlichman -Dean’s visit to United States Attorney -Immunity -President’s investigation -Effects -President’s meeting with Dean, March 21 -William O. Bittman -Blackmail -President’s communication with Attorney General -Dean’s contacts -Henry E. Petersen -Richard G. Kleindienst -President’s knowledge -President’s investigation -President’s call to Colson in Boston, April 12 -Colson’s meeting with Ehrlichman, April 13 -Dean’s meeting with United States attorney, April 14 -Purpose -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Colson’s recommendations -President’s conversations with Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Dean -Effect -President’s knowledge -President’s meetings with Colson -Evidence -Mitchell -Role -Colson’s forthcoming interview with Smith -Dean -Colson’s testimony -Dean -Haldeman’s and Ehrlichman’s possible statements -72- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. February-2011) Conversation No. 39-91 (cont’d) -Attacks on President -Immunity -Colson’s forthcoming interview with Smith -James W. McCord, Jr. -Fensterwald -Dean -Use of information -Immunity -Resignation -Contrasted with Haldeman and Ehrlichman -President’s remarks on White House staff cooperation -White House staff involvement -Dean -Timing -Smith’s view of White House position -Attacks on President -President’s role -Colson’s knowledge of first question -Archibald Cox’s conflict with Ervin Committee -Attacks on President