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


-Ehrlichman’s opinion

-Appointment of Czar

-Straight line projection

-Ruin of nation

-Automobile use

[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.]



Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2012)

[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.