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Start Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 3:44 PM
End Date: Tuesday, June 12, 1973 3:54 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Buzhardt, J. Fred, Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 12, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. talked on the telephone from 11:44 am to 11:54 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-028 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 40-28 Date: June 12, 1973 Time: 11:44 am - 11:54 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. [See also Conversation No. 937-17] Watergate -John W. Dean, III -Use immunity -John Sirica’s ruling -Senate committee -Television [TV] coverage -Archibald Cox’s possible appeal -Cox -Concerns -Pre-trial publicity -Effect -Ervin Committee -June 15 private session with Dean -Fred D. Thompson -Timing of Dean’s cross-examination -26- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-28 (cont’d) -Reasons -Dean -Timing of public testimony -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit -Witness list -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Powell A. Moore -Position at Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP] -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy’s meeting with Richard G. Kleindienst on golf course -Magruder -Conversation with Robert C. Mardian -Magruder and Dean’s roles -Buzhardt’s meetings, June 11 -Henry E. Petersen -Harold H. Titus’s May 22 letter -Possible attacks on Dean’s credibility -Dean -Possible immunity -Effects -Possible cross-examination -President schedule -Buzhardt meeting -Economic meeting -Conversation with President -Recent -1972 -September 15 -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Content -Money -Watergate break-in -Larry O’Brien -Howard Hughes -Haldeman’s recollection -1972 campaign -General Accounting Office [GAO] information concerning Democrats’ finances -Bryce Harlow’s relationship with Head of GAO -Dwight D. Eisenhower -27- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-28 (cont’d) -Buzhardt’s contacts -Possible threat to Congressmen -Leaks -Possible letter from Republican Congressmen -Peter Flanigan -A request -Dean -Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony -Brezhnev visit -Popular opinion