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Start Date: Sunday, August 13, 1972 1:53 PM

End Date: Sunday, August 13, 1972 2:02 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: Camp David Study Table


NARA Description:

On August 13, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and John D. Ehrlichman talked on the telephone at Camp David from 9:53 am to 10:02 am. The Camp David Study Table taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 137-012 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 137-12

Date: August 13, 1972
Time: 9:53 am - 10:02 am
Location: Camp David Study Table

John D. Ehrlichman talked with the President.

     George W. Romney
         -Possible resignation
                     -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                     -Strategy in dealing with story
                          -Richard C. Van Dusen
                                 -The President's possible telephone call
                                       -Van Dusen’s schedule
                                            -Duluth, Iowa
               -Forthcoming call from Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
               -Forthcoming call from Ehrlichman
               -Van Dusen
               -Letter of resignation
                          -The President’s view
                                 -The President's re-election
               -Forthcoming call from Ehrlichman
                     -Van Dusen
                          -Possible appointment as Department of Housing and Urban
                                 Development [HUD] secretary

     Partnership involving a Virgin Islands financial plan
          -George S. McGovern supporters


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Mar-02)

                -Henry L. Kimelman
                     -Stewart Udall
                     -Lawrence Halprin
                     -Sidney Kessler ["Kessell"]
          -Possible public relations impact
                -Clark R. Mollenhoff
          -Question of a possible Justice Department prosecution
                -Richard G. Kleindienst
                     -John N. Mitchell

     Analysis of McGovern's major supporters
         -Need for identification
         -Adverse actions by the Democrats against the President's supporters
                -John Mulcahy
                -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
                -Robert H. Abplanalp
         -Need for identification
                -Jerry Rubin
         -Possible assignment of task
                -Murray M. Chotiner
                      -Possible use of government files
                      -Possible assistants
                      -Possible attitude toward Jews

     Partnership involving a Virgin Islands financial plan
                -Use of Mollenhoff

     The President's conversation with Haldeman
          -List of McGovern supporters