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Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Date: May 21, 1973

Time: 8:40 am – 9:23 am

Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

Watergate

-News coverage

-Washington Post

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

-Quote

-President’s knowledge

-Forthcoming testimony

-Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman

-Ziegler’s dealing with press

-Patrick J. Buchanan’s memorandum

-Congress

-Bryce N. Harlow’s role

-Republican leaders

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-White House response

-Forthcoming White Paper [Statements about Watergate Investigation, May

22, 1973]

-Possible calls by Harlow or William E. Timmons

-Hugh Scott and Gerald R. Ford

-Possible meeting with congressional leaders

-Michael (“Mike”) Mansfield and Carl B. Albert

-Timing of release

-Briefing

-Leonard Garment, Ziegler, and J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.

-President’s possible press conference

-Clark R. Mollenhoff

-Courtney Sheldon

-Format

-Audience

-Harlow’s view

-Popular opinion

-Polls

-President’s visit to Norfolk, Virginia, 5/19

-White House response

-President’s possible press conference

-Format

-Forthcoming White Paper

-Presentation to congressional leaders

-John C. Stennis

-Harlow’s view

-Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.

-President’s possible press conference

-Format

-Buchanan’s memo

-President’s reference to Haldeman and Ehrlichman in 4/30 speech

-Haldeman and Ehrlichman

-Relationship to White House

-Forthcoming testimony and statements

-Buchanan’s memo

-President’s relationship with accused staff members

-Haldeman, Ehrlichman, John W. Dean, III, and John N. Mitchell

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-Charles W. Colson

-Richard M. Helms

-Statement regarding Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] and cover-up

-CIA

-Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters’s affidavit

-Effects of the President’s possible responses

-Clemency

-President’s conversation with Ehrlichman, 7/72

-Krogh

-Daniel Ellsberg break-in

-President’s knowledge

-Ziegler’s knowledge

-Dean’s conversation with the President

-CIA’s delivery of film to Justice Department

-Ehrlichman’s knowledge

-Dean’s knowledge

-President’s conversation with Henry E. Petersen, 4/18

E. Howard Hunt, Jr.

-National Security

-Executive privilege

-Evidence

-President’s conversation with Richard G. Kleindienst

-Informing judge

-Ehrlichman’s knowledge

-National security

-President’s conversation with Petersen

-Ziegler’s call to Petersen

-Informing judge

-Hunt

-Results

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:40 am.

Haig’s schedule

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:23 am.

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Watergate

-Campaign practices in 1972

-Donald H. Segretti

-Demonstrators

-White House response

-President’s responsibility

-White House staff’s responsibility

-Robert L. Vesco

-National security

-Haldeman’s responsibility

-Conduct of 1972 campaign

-Jeb Stuart Magruder

-Magruder

-Relationship to G[eorge] Gordon Liddy and Hunt

-Mitchell’s responsibility in overseeing 1972 campaign

-Haldeman’s responsibility regarding 1972 campaign

-National security

-Demonstrations

-Leaks

-Plumbers

-White House staff’s responsibility

-Ehrlichman’s warning

-Haldeman

-$350,000

-April 1972 campaign disclosure law

-President’s conversation with Haldeman

-President’s knowledge

-$350,000

-Herbert W. Kalmbach

-White House response

-President’s relationship with accused staff members

-Resignation

-Possible effect

-President’s possible actions

-Television [TV] interview

-Press conference

-TV interview

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-Howard K. Smith

-Dan Rather

-Eric Sevareid and Walter Cronkite

-John W. Chancellor

-Sevareid

-James B. Reston

-James B. (“Scotty”) Reston

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. at an unknown time between 8:40 am and 9:23

am.

[Conversation No. 924-2A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

President’s schedule

-Executive Office Building [EOB]

[End telephone conversation]

Watergate

-White House response

-President’s activities

-Economic meeting

-Forthcoming summit with Leonid I. Brezhnev

-Communiqué

-Henry A. Kissinger

-Forthcoming White Paper

-President’s possible press conference

-Format

-Reston, Sevareid

-Departures of White House staff members

-Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, Maurice H. Stans, Dean, and Dwight L.

Chapin

-Effect on government

-Compared with other governments

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Ziegler left at 9:23 am.