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Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 1:41 AM
End Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 1:53 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 13, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 9:41 pm to 9:53 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-086 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 40-86 Date: June 13, 1973 Time: 9:41 pm - 9:53 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Charles W. Colson. President’s speech on economy -Peter J. Brennan and Frank E. Fitzsimmon’s role -Albert E. Sindlinger’s role -Colson’s conversation -Colson’s praise -Freeze -President’s delivery -Julie Nixon Eisenhower, [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II, Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Gasoline and food prices -John B. Connally, George P. Shultz -John W. Chancellor’s commentary -Shultz -President’s reaction to Chancellor -Leadership Vietnam negotiations -Paris communique -significance -President’s messages to Nguyen Van Thieu -Aid to South Vietnam -Effect Watergate -Compared to other issues -Forthcoming Leonid I. Brezhnev visit -End of draft -Accomplishments -Reduction of casualties -Return of Prisoners of War [POWs] -Maurice Stans -Testimony -68- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-86 (cont’d) -Ervin Committee -Howard H. Baker, Jr. Edward J. Gurvey, and Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -John W. Dean, III -Washington Star story, June 13 -Colson -Transactional immunity -Archibald Cox, prosecutors -Use immunity -Perjury, confession -Use immunity -John J. Sirica -Grand Jury testimony -Seymour Glanzer, Earl Silbert -Fifth Amendment -Effect -Washington Star story, June 13 -Colson -Colson -Work on White House staff -Dean -Support of President -Dean -Forthcoming Ervin Committee interview, June 15 -White House response -J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. -President’s possible response -Allegations concerning William Bittman payoffs -Position -Newsweek -Judas Iscariot -Image -News pictures in New York Times, Washington Star, and Newsweek -Views of Cox and Samuel Dash -Views of prosecutors -Conversations with Colson -Indictment -Role in cover-up -Motive -President’s knowledge -Request to Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters concerning Central Intelligence -69- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-86 (cont’d) Agency [CIA] payroll -John D. Ehrlichman -Elliott L. Richardson -President’s evaluation -Statement concerning President’s need for lawyer -Meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Tenure -Actions -Meeting with Haig -Responsibilities -Cox -Views concerning Clarence Kelley -Haig -Kelley -Blacks’ view -Relationship with President -[First name unknown] Reaff [sp?] -Richardson’s views -Press story -Jonathan Moore -Richardson -1964 campaign in Massachusetts -Boston Herald-Traveler -Tenure -Actions -Ervin Committee hearings -Colson’s possible testimony -Calls to committee -Witness list -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Colson -Dean -Colson -Colson’s possible testimony -Calls to committee -Press stories President’s speech on national economy -Colson’s call to Sindlinger -70- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-87 (cont’d)