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Date: 
Nov 16, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 226-1 Date: November 16, 1972 Time: 5:42 pm - 6:05 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Second term reorganization -William P. Roger’s tenure as Secretary of State -The President’s recent conversation with Rogers -Press relations -Marvin L. Kalb story -Vietnam -Settlement agreement -Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger -Kalb story -Fears of John B. Connally -John D. Ehrlichman and Haldeman -Schedule -Rogers -Recent conversation with the President -Florida meetings with Kissinger -Haldeman’s meeting with Rogers -Vietnam -Cabinet officers -Rogers’s concern -The President’s approach -Explanation of plans -Officers’ views -The President’s view -Dealing with each officers -Rogers’s view -Tone -Rogers’s recommendation -George W. Romney -Richard G. Kleindienst
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-1 (cont’d) -Double standard -Kleindienst -Effort for the President’s 1968 nomination -Compared to Rogers -Rogers -Retention -Reasons -Vietnam -Kissinger’s role -State Department -Deputy Secretary -[David] Kenneth Rush -Under Secretary for Economic Affairs -Secretary -William J. Casey -Deputy Secretary -Rush -Rogers -Secretary Rush -June 1973 -Kissinger -Connally -Rogers -Resignation -June1, 1973 deadline -Kissinger -Casey -Deputy Secretary -Rush -Rush -Deputy Secretary -Casey -Under Secretary for Economic Affairs -Promotions -John N. (“Jack”) Irwin, II -Rogers -1972 campaign contributions -Appointment -Court -Ambassadorship
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-1 (cont’d) -Campaign contribution Rogers -Departure -Timing -Retention -Motivation -Compared to other Cabinet members, Herbert G. Klein, Charles W. Colson -Colson -Rententions -Motivation -Timing -Perception -Departures -Number -Rogers C. B. Morton -New job -Ambassadorship to Canada or North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -John A. Volpe -Job offer -Tone -Ambassadorship to Italy -Political symbolism to Italian-Americans -Cabinet officers -Forthcoming meeting with the President -Tone -Compared to the President’s recent conversation with Rogers -Possible reaction to palns -Press relations -Gerald L. Warren story -Key Biscayne -The President’s efforts -Ehrlichman’s, Haldeman’s, Kissinger’s efforts -Necessity -Ehrlichman -Release of stories -Pace -Timing -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Cabinet officers
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-1 (cont’d) -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -The President’s recent conversation with Rogers -[Jerry V. Wilson] -Handling -Compared to Kissinger -Walter E. Washington -Black -Justice Department -Richard G. Kliendienst -Rogers’s view -Youth -John N. Mitchell’s view -Charges of corruption -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Watergate investigation -Criticism -Purpose -Attack on the President -Kissinger -Rogers’s concern -The President -Press coverage -Necessity for restraint -Credit -Sophisticates -Historians -The President’s possible writing of history -Forthcoming conversation with Haldeman -Rogers -Transition period -[Vietnam settlement agreement] -Testimony -Effect -Rogers -Interest -State Department -Changes in organization -William J. Porter -Rogers -Haldeman’s forthcoming conversation with Kissinger
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-1 (cont’d) -Under Secretary for Political Affairs -Loyalty -U. Alexis Johnson -Casey -Rush -Casey -Under Secretary for Economic Affairs -Responsibilities -Promotion -Rogers -Timing -Rogers -Kissinger -Vietnam settlement agreement -Rogers’s testimony -Appropriations -Necessity -Continuity -State Department -Changes -Rogers -Departure -Timing -Testimony -Timing -Political significance -Timing -Vietnam -Foreign policy successes -Domestic policy failure -Connally -Secretary -Timing -Rush -Casey -Timing -Connally -Kissinger -Kissinger -Possible departure
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-1 (cont’d) -Moods -Alexander M Haig, Jr. -Vietnam settlement agreement -Compared to Colson -Colson -Meeting with the President -Tone -Meeting with Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Departure -Timing -Klein -Robert H. Finch -Initiative -Patrick J. Buchanan -Meeting with the President, November 15, 1972 -Law firm -Work on outside -Public relations -Polling -Foundation -Law firm -Role -The President’s liason with organized labor, media -The President’s recent conversation with Rogers Haldeman left at 6:05 pm.
Conversation No. 226-2 Date: November 16 or 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:05 pm, November 16, 1972 and 12:40 pm, November 17, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Post-1972 election -Request for memorandum -Letter, mementos, certificates
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-2 (cont’d) -Celebrities, advance men -Christmas cards -[Pen sets] -Financial contributors -1960 campaign -Follow-up program -[White House mailings] -Inauguration
Conversation No. 226-3 Date: November 16 or 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:05 pm, November 16, 1972 and 12:40 pm, November 17, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President concluded the memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] The President dictated a letter to Helen Frick at an unknown time between 6:05 pm, November 16,1972 and 12:40 pm, November 17,1972. Letter -Friendship, support -1960s [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 226-4 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:36 am and 12:40 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-4 (cont’d)
The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:40 pm.
Conversation No. 226-5 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:36 am and 12:40 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-38]
Conversation No. 226-6 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 12:40 pm - 12:43 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 153-39]
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 226-7 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 12:44 pm - 12:45 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 153-40]
Conversation No. 226-8 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:45 pm and 12:49 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-41]
Conversation No. 226-9 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 12:49 pm - 12:50 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 153-42]
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 226-10 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:50 pm and 1:04 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-43]
Conversation No. 226-11 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:50 pm and 1:04 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-44]
Conversation No. 226-12 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 1:04 pm -1:05 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 153-45]
Conversation No. 226-13 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 1:07 pm - 1:15 pm
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-13 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Bryce N. Harlow. [See Conversation No. 153-46]
Conversation No. 226-35 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:15 pm and 6:20 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire
*************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Unknown people met. Direction Farewells Unknown people left an unknown time before 6:20 pm. [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************
Conversation No. 226-36 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:15 pm and 6:20 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire
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-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-36 (cont’d)
The President met with Manolo Sanchez [?]. Instruction Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm. [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************
Conversation No. 226-14 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:15 pm and 6:20 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-47]
Conversation No. 226-15 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Between 6:20 pm and 6:24 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 153-48]
Conversation No. 226-16 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:24pm and 8:33 pm
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-16 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-49]
Conversation No. 226-17 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 8:33 pm - 8:35 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 153-50]
Conversation No. 226-18 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:35 pm and 8:40 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-51]
Conversation No. 226-19 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 8:40 pm - 8:41 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Patricia B. McKee.
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-19 (cont’d) [See Conversation No. 153-52]
Conversation No. 226-20 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 8:47 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-53]
Conversation No. 226-21 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:47 pm and 8:53 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-54]
Conversation No. 226-22 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: 8:53 pm - 8:56 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Paul W. Keyes. [See Conversation No. 153-55]
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 226-23 Date: November 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:56 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The Camp David operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 153-56]
Conversation No. 226-24 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Second term reorganization -Cabinet -William P. Rogers -Confrontation -Melvin R. Laird and Peter G. Peterson -Henry A. Kissinger -Reaction -Difficulties -Rogers -Problems -Intelligence, background -Competence -Ego -Rogers -Problems -Career
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-24 (cont’d) -Personality -Press, television [TV] -Charm -Kissinger -Prominence in foreign policy -Conflicts with Rogers -State Department role -Downgrading -Dwight D. Eisenhower -John Foster Dulles’s role -State Department -Problems with bureaucracy -Laird -Departure -Terms -Elliot L. Richardson -Blue Ribbon Panel -Defense Department -Deputy Secretary of Defense -William R. Hewlett -David Packard -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Elliot Richardson -Capabilities -Public relations [PR] -Goals -Budget cuts -Loyalty -Deficiencies -Members of the Establishment -Opposition to staff and budget cuts -Higher education -George P. Shultz -George H. W. Bush -Report -George S. McGovern’s comments on George Meany -Role in Democratic Party -Meany -Attitude toward the President -Peter G. Peterson
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-24 (cont’d) -Relation with Charles H. Percy -Loyalty -Job offer -Qualifications -Commerce Department -Charles W. Colson -Retention -Role in second term -Vulnerabilities -Departure -Replacement -Retention -Problems -Watergate -Congress -John B. Connally’s advice -Attacks on White House -Executive Privilege -John D. Ehrlichman -Peter F. Flanigan -Departure -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Weakness of defense -Problems -Protecting the Presidency -Eisenhower -Harold E. Talbott -Secretary of the Air Force -Removal -Reasons -Death -Sherman Adams case -The President’s role -Eisenhower’s role -Scandals -Caution -Questions about the President -Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Kissinger -Political issue -Carl Vinson [?]
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-24 (cont’d) -Joseph McCarthy -Issues versus individuals -Role in Watergate -Donald H. Segretti -Innnocence -Ehrlichman -Confirmations -Political attacks -Earl L. Butz -Walter J. Hickel -Richard G. Kleindienst The President’s schedule -Meeting with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -San Clemente -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 17s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Meeting with Paul W. Keyes [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 226-25 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am, and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-25 (cont’d)
Instruction The President's schedule -Return to Washington, DC -Time -Letter -Unknown woman [Patricia B. McKee?] -Delivery -McKee [?] -The President's review Manolo Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:39 am
Conversation No. 224-26 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a letter to Bernard Levin. London Times 1972 election -Article in London Times -British media and press coverage -Compared to US -Criticism of political figures -Freedom -Winston S. Churchill -Speeches -[Conservative Party] -Liberal Party -[World War I] -Tone -Compared to Harry S. Truman’s 1948 campaign -View of criticism
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-26 (cont’d) -Compared to the President’s -Foreign and domestic policy
Conversation No. 226-27 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Greetings -Rebozo’s birthday party Gift -Tricia Nixon Cox, Julie Nixon Eisenhower The President’s schedule -Return to Washington, DC -Time -Robert H. Abplanalp -Helicopters -Hagerstown -The President’s departure -Time -Telephone call to Paul W. Keyes -Florida vacation -The President’s itinerary -Grand Key -Length of stay Rebozo’s birthday -Gifts -Abplanalp
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-27 (cont’d) -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Dinner [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Rebozo left at an unknown time before 9:39 am.
Conversation No. 226-28 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President resumed the dictation of the letter to Bernard Levin. The President replayed a portion of the dictation. 1972 election -Future campaigning -Levin Schedule -Washington, DC -Levin’s support for President -British press
Conversation No. 226-29 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with an unknown person. Column -Distribution
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation no. 226-29 (cont’d) -Charles W. Colson -Opinion leaders -Patrick J. Buchanan
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] The President met with Manolo Sanchez at an unknown time after 8:30 am. Instruction Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:39 am. [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 226-30 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 am and 9:39 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 153-57]
Conversation No. 226-31 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: 9:39am - 9:57 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 153-58]
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 226-32 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57am and 10:25 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a letter to Ann Duggan.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -Duggan’s letter -1962 election -Duggan’s friendship -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Tricia Nixon Cox -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tom Duggan -Advice to the President on political career -Death -The President’s victory -Gratitude -Assistance to Nixon family [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 226-33 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am and 10:25 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-33 (cont’d) The President met with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo. The President's schedule to Washington, DC -Return to Washington, DC -Transportation Rebozo left at an unknown time before 10:25 am.
Conversation No. 226-34 Date: November 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am and 10:25 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a letter to unknown person.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -The President’s letters -Ann Duggan, Eddie Dugan -Guidance to Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Old friends, celebrities -First names -Form letters The President dicated a letter to Dugan at an unknown time after 9:57 am. -Dugan’s letter -Memories -The President’s cross country trip in 1934 -Duke University -Friendship, support -Mutual friend -Mendel Silverberg -1968 and 1972 elections
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 226-34 (cont’d) -1952 and 1956 nominations -Vice President -Lunches with the President -1960 election -John Kennedy -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Nancy Dugan [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************