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Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 6:06 PM

End Date: Thursday, June 14, 1973 7:33 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haig, Alexander M., Jr.Lewis, Hobart D.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

941-006.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 14, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Hobart D. Lewis, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 2:06 pm and 3:33 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 941-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 941-6

Date: June 14, 1973
Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 3:33 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

     President’s previous conversation with George P. Shultz
           -Shultz’s possible resignation

The President talked with Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis between 2:55 pm and 2:58 pm.

[Conversation No. 941-6A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 40-108]
                                                 -12-


                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                     Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. July-2012)

                                                           Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)


[End telephone conversation]

     Personnel appointments and management
          -President’s previous conversation with Shultz
                -Roy L. Ash
                -Disagreement with decisions
                -William W. Scranton
                -Peter G. Peterson
                -Shultz’s role in administration
                      -Philosophy
                      -Trade bill
                -Shultz’s schedule, President’s schedule
                      -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit
                -Melvin R. Laird’s press conference
                      -Haig’s conversation with Laird
                -Bryce N. Harlow
                -Ash
                -Shultz’s views concerning Haig
          -Shultz’s conversation with Arthur F. Burns

     National economy
          -President’s program
                -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Laird and Harlow
                -Officials’ support
                      -Avoidance of criticism
                -Burns’s views
                      -Gas prices

     Shultz
           -Conversation with Haig           

                -Tenure in office        

                -William P. Rogers           


     National economy       

          -President’s program

                -Press response      

                                        -13-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. July-2012)

                                                            Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

                  -John B. Connally and Shultz       

                  -Shultz’s response     


White House staffing
     -Ash      

           -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.               

           -Shultz         

     -John D. Ehrlichman’s letter 

     -Cole       

           -Tenure in office             

                   -Conversation with Haig           

                   -Laird’s role           

                   -Possible departure             

                         -Ehrlichman’s persuasion to stay      

           -Relations with Ash               

     -Ash      

           -Laird’s view             

                   -Conversation with Haig           

     -Role in personnel            

           -Politics           

           -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] 

           -Harlow           

           -OMB          

           -Congressmen                

     -President’s conversation with Shultz 

           -Energy            

                   -Role of Treasury Department        

           -Scranton             

           -Raymond K. Price, Jr.                


Congressional relations
     -Barry M. Goldwater [?]
     -Watergate
     -Everett M. Dirksen

White House staffing
     -Shultz
                                      -14-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. July-2012)

                                                               Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

           -Relationships with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ehrlichman
           -Views on national economy
           -Scranton

National economy
     -President’s program
     -Energy
           -Scranton      

                 -San Clemente, Key Biscayne       


Press leads
      -Scranton
      -Brezhnev
      -Watergate

Personnel appointments and management
     -Shultz
           -Tenure in office
                 -Brezhnev visit        

           -Loyalty       

           -Forthcoming conversation with Haig         

           -Role        

           -Views on national economy          

                 -Compared to John B. Connally         

                 -Economics compared to politics           

           -Possible replacement          

                 -William E. Simon          

           -Laird’s press conference         

     -White House staff         

           -Harlow, Laird, Ash        

           -Ash       

                 -Haig’s view       

     -Shultz      

           -Schedule        

                 -Golf        

                 -Forthcoming Haig conversation            

     -Burns
                                            -15-


                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                     Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. July-2012)

                                                               Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

                -Forthcoming conversation with Haig
                      -President’s economic program
                            -Tax policy
                -Telephone call from Haig
           -White House staff      

                -Laird      

                -Scranton       

                      -Shultz’s views on energy position
                            -Role of Treasury Department
                            -Haig’s conversation with Shultz

     National economy       

          -President’s program

          -Possible Congressional action      


     Congressional relations     

          -Hugh Scott        

                -Statement on Cambodia        

                      -Henry A. Kissinger       

          -Kissinger
                -Briefings of Congress, June 14, 1973 on “Year of Europe”
                -Number of visits
                      -Utility     

                -William E. Timmons        


     President’s schedule      

           -Brezhnev      

           -San Clemente       


     White House staffing 

          -Kissinger       

          -Laird      

          -Trust      


An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 2:58 pm.

     Ronald L. Ziegler’s schedule
                                            -16-


                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                    Tape Subject Log 

                                     (rev. July-2012)

                                                             Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

           -Kissinger briefing     

           -Executive Office Building [EOB] 


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm.

     White House staff
          -Kissinger       

                -Press briefings    

                -Return from travel     

                      -Adulation

     National economy
          -President’s program
                -Option to remove controls
                -Executive action
                -Congress
                -Burns’s view
                -Labor
                -Haig’s forthcoming conversation with Burns
                -Delay
                      -Gas prices
                -Balancing labor
                -Wages
                      -Freeze
                -Response to President’s speech, June 13, 1973
                      -Telephone calls expressing support
                -Phase III
                      -Exports
                            -Congressional action

     Watergate      

          -Ervin Committee hearings       

                -Jeb Stuart Magruder
                      -Haldeman’s knowledge of perjury
                      -Haldeman’s telephone call
                            -John N. Mitchell
                            -Key Biscayne
                                               -17-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. July-2012)

                                                               Conversation No. 941-6 (cont’d)

                     -Credibility
                     -Haldeman’s knowledge of perjury
                     -Questions
           -John W. Dean, III

     Personnel appointments and management
          -Shultz, Burns      

                -Forthcoming conversation with Haig        

                -Potential meeting with the President 

                      -Brezhnev

Haig left at an unknown time before 3:33 pm.