Date: April 18, 1973
Time: 3:05 pm – 3:23 pm
Location: Oval Office
The President met with John D. Ehrlichman.
President’s energy message
-Joseph W. Alsop’s opinion
-Appointment of Czar
-Straight line projection
-Ruin of nation
[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was initially prepared for the
Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) and can be found in Record Group (RG) 460, Box
174, “Transcript of a Recording of a Meeting between the President and John Ehrlichman, on
April 18, 1973, at 3:05 to 3:23 p.m.,” pages 1-17. The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff
reviewed the transcript and made changes as necessary. This transcript has been reviewed
under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974
(PRMPA). The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]
NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Tape Subject Log
[Begin transcribed portion]
An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 3:05 pm.
The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:23 pm.
[End of transcribed portion]
Ehrlichman left at 3:23 pm.