Don Nixon asked Meier to help recover damaging information given to Larry O’Brien. Meier said no. Meier and his family went to Switzerland and purchased Hughes’ cryonic equipment from Dr. Buhler to be shipped to the Hughes Medical Institute in Miami. Dr. Buhler was the CIA’s paymaster in Europe. Dr. Buhler was involved in illegal arms deals, stocks, tax fraud and kidnapping. Hughes said Buhler was his financial agent in Europe. Hughes was deteriorating mentally. Meier was concerned that the CIA in Hughes’ companies were taking over Hughes without him knowing it.