Date: May 8, 1973

Time: 10:40 am – 10:46 am

Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

Ziegler’s forthcoming press briefing

President’s conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

-Forthcoming Cabinet meeting

-Bipartisan Congressional leaders meeting

-Staffing announcements

-Defense Department

-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]


-John B. Connally

-President’s talk

-Haig’s conversation with William P. Rogers

-Rogers’s assistance to administration

Elliot L. Richardson


-Comments regarding [Ellsberg] break-in

-Justice Department

-New York Times




Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2012)

-John W. Dean, III

-Statements regarding Watergate

-Need for counterattack


-Possible statement regarding President and funds for defendants

-Conversation with President, March 21, 1973

-Funds for defendants

-La Costa meeting

-John D. Ehrlichman and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

-Ehrlichman’s comment regarding Nelson A. Rockefeller

-Richard A. Moore


-President’s administration

-Effects of Watergate

-President’s cable to Henry A. Kissinger

-Ziegler’s forthcoming press briefing

Ziegler left at 10:46 am.