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the Office of the United States Marshal, contrary to the claim in his letter that he recieved only an hour and a half notice of the subpoena. In addition, I did not tell Mr. Cunningham, as he asserts, that I "already had the material which (I) was seeking." Rather, I indicated, through my secretary, that he need not personally appear on October 26, just as I had already personally informed Mr. Cunningham in our telephone discussion of October 25. We, of course, expect Mr. Cunningham to comply with the subpoena and were only attempting to make such compliance at his convenience. Since Mr. Cunningham has apparently rejected this idea, we expect prompt and complete compliance with the subpoena in his possession which has been dutifully issued.

I do not wish to belabor any further a matter which already has been transformed into a tempest in a teapot. I did, however, Mr. Chairman, wish the record of the Committee to adequately and accurately refelct the true facts surrounding the issuance of the subpoena duces tecum to Senator McGovern's Administrative Assistant, Mr. George V. Cunningham.

Respectfully yours, Michael J. Madigan Michael J. Madigan Assistant Minority Counsel

Honorable Howard H. Baker, Jr. Vice Chairman Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

Samuel Dash, Counsel Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

Fred D. Thompson, Minority Counsel Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

George V. Cunningham, Administrative Assistant to Senator George McGovern

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FRANK E. MOSS, UTAH, CHAIRMAN WARREN G. MAGNUSON, WASH. STUART SYMINGTON, MO. JOHN C. STENNIS, MISS. HOWARD W. CANNON, NEV. JAMES ABOUREZK, S. DAK. FLOYD K. HASKELL, COLO. BARRY GOLDWATER, ARZ. CARL T. CURTIS, NEBR. LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., CONN. DEWEY F. BARTLETT, OKLA. JESSE HELMS, N.C. PETE V. DOMENICI, N. MEX.

ROBERT F. ALLNUTT, STAFF DIRECTOR

United States Senate COMMITTEE ON AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20510

October 31, 1973

Honorable Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Chairman Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities United States Senate Washington, D. C. 20510

Dear Mr. Chairman:

At the next Executive Session of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, I intend to present for a vote, pursuant to an understanding arrived at in Executive Session on October 30, 1973, a motion pertaining to a meeting between the Committee and the President.

The specific language of the motion is as follows:

That the Chairman be authorized to request a meeting between the full membership of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities and the President of the United States, such meeting to be held at the convience of the President, at the White House, that all discussion be informal and not under oath, with a transcript of all discussion to be made public.

With kind regards.

Sincerely, Lowell Weicker, Jr. United States Senator

LW:cb CC: Members of the Select Committee

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FRANK E. MOSS, UTAH, CHAIRMAN WARREN G. MAGNUSON, WASH. STUART SYMINGTON, MO. JOHN C. STENNIS, MISS. HOWARD W. CANNON, NEV. JAMES ABOUREZK, S. DAK. FLOYD K. HASKELL, COLO. BARRY GOLDWATER, ARZ. CARL T. CURTIS, NEBR. LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., CONN. DEWEY F. BARTLETT, OKLA. JESSE HELMS, N.C. PETE V. DOMENICI, N. MEX.

ROBERT F. ALLNUTT, STAFF DIRECTOR

United States Senate COMMITTEE ON AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20510

November 12, 1973

Honorable Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Chairman Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities United States Senate Washington, D. C. 20510

Dear Mr. Chairman:

At the next Executive Session of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, I intend to present a motion pertaining to a meeting between the Committee and the President.

The specific language of the motion is as follows:

The Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities requests a meeting beween its full membership and the President of the United States.

Such meeting to be held at the President's earliest convenience, at the White House, with discussion not having to be under oath and with a complete transcript of such discussion, which entire transcript will be made immediately public.

In properly and credibly fulfilling its mandate, the Committee feels that such a procedure must take precedence over other non-public opportunities for discussion afforded by the President to individual members of the Committee.

With kind regards.

Sincerely, Lowell Weicker Lowell Weicker, Jr. United States Senator

LW:cb CC: Members of Select Committee

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November 19, 1973

Messrs. Phillip B. Kurland and Edward I. Rothschild Rothschild, Barry & Myers Two First National Plaza Chicago, Illinois 60670

Gentlemen:

I am deeply grateful to you for the suggestion which you made to Pat Shore on October 22, 1973, as to how the proposal made by the President to Senator Baker and myself in respect to the Watergate tapes sought by the Select Committee should be handled.

As you know, this proposal was withdrawn by the President shortly after it was made. However, I think that your suggestion was extremely wise and appreciate your making it.

With all good wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,

Sam J. Ervin, Jr.

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WESTERN UNION

OCTOBER 22, 1973

TO: MRS. PAT SHORE C/O SENATOR SAM ERVIN OLD SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON, D. C.

Please get the following to Senator Ervin:

It is out suggestion that the following interpretation of the agreement between the President and the Senate Select Committee be publicly announced jointly or by the White House:

1. Verbatim transcripts of the actual tapes dealing with matters within the purview of the Senate Select Committee will be turned over to the Senate Select Committee.

2. Verbatim transcripts of the actual tapes dealing with matters within the purview of the special prosecution will be turned over to the special prosecution.

3. Senator Stennis will prepare and deliver to Judge Sirica a list by subject matter only of the tapes as to which transcripts are not made available.

4. Senator Stennis will work out with Judge Sirica the mechanics of transcribing tapes that contain matters relevant to the Senate inquiry or to the investigation of the special prosecution as well as other non-relevant or national security matters. To the extent that the relevant matter can be transcribed without the irrelevant or national security matters, such transcripts will also be made available; to the extent that relevant matter cannot be separately transcribed, it will be summarized by Senator Stennis

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