234

Date: 
Dec 06, 1972 - Dec 08, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-1 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:31 pm and 5:54 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 157-17]
Conversation No. 234-2 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:31 pm and 5:54 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Henry A. Kissinger’s cable Cable -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Kissinger -Emotions -[Interview with Oriana Fallaci, November 2 and 4, 1972] Cable -Haldeman’s reading -Kennedy’s call to the President -Timing
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-3 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:31 pm anad 5:54 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation 157-18]
Conversation No. 234-4 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 5:54 pm – 5:59 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 157-17]
Conversation No. 234-5 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:59 pm and 8:16 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s cable -Option Two -Breakdown in talks -Kissinger’s frame of mind -Option One -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Return of Option Two
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-5 (cont’d) -Six month period -POWs -Effects -Soviet Union -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Congressional relations -Republicans -Second term -Failure to end war -South Vietnam -Honorable peace -US bombing of North Vietnam -POWs -Option One -South Vietnam -North Vietnam -Cessation of US bombing and mining, US withdrawal -POWs -Poll -Cessation of US bombing and mining of North Vietnam, US withdrawal -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s cable -Settlement agreement -POWs -US aid to South Vietnam -Vietnamization -Cessation of US bombing and mining of North and South Vietnam, US withdrawal -South Vietnamese self-determination -Separation of military and political issues -North Vietnam’s intransigence -Minimum position -US withdrawal -POWs -Political issues -Kissinger’s view -Option Two -Publicity -US bombing of North Vietnam
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-5 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s frame of mind -Option One -Option Two -The President’s message, December 5, 1972 -Kissinger’s return -US bombing of North Vietnam -Resumption of talks -Leverage -Instructions for Kissinger -Minimum position -North Vietnamese intransigence -Breakdown in talks -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Record -Publicity -Final offer -Kissinger’s recent actions -October 8, 1972 agreement -Publicity -“Peace is at hand” -Continuation -Kissinger’s cable -Option Two -Compared to Option One -Recess -Nguyen Van Thieu -POWs -Continuation of war -“Hawks” -Settlement agreement -Honorable peace -Government of Vietnam [GVN] survival -Congressional relations -US military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Cut off -Thieu -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with the President
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-5 (cont’d) -Strategy -[David] Kenneth Rush’s view -Kissinger -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view -Haldeman’s forthcoming meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Kissinger’s cable -Option Two -US bombing of North Vietnam -Duration -POWs -Tone -Interest in getting North Vietnam to “cave” -Back cables -Kissinger’s views -Presidential statement on television [TV] -Option One or Two decision -Haldeman’s and Ehrlichman’s meeting with the President -Timing -Presidential statement on TV -Haldeman’s and Ehrlichman’s meeting with the President -Message -Kennedy Haldeman’s schedule
Conversation No. 234-6 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:30 pm. and 8:16 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum to Henry A. Kissinger. Draft message to Henry A. Kissinger -Typing instructions -Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s performance -Forthcoming meeting
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-6 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s meeting with the President -The President’s reading of messages and transcripts -North Vietnamese -October 26, 1972 commitments -Minimum positions -Issues -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -North Vietnam’s response -Record -Historians -Final offer -Report to the President -Forthcoming meetings -Breakdown -[Option Two] -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Effect -Responsibility -Ultimatums -Forthcoming meetings -Kissinger’s cable -Option One -Approval -US military action -Kissinger’s cable -Option One -North Vietnam’s acceptance -Breakdown -Responsibility -US domestic situation -Presidential statement on television [TV] -Continuation of war -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Advisability -“Propaganda organs” of North Vietnam and US -[October 1972] deal -South Vietnamese intransigence -Option Two -Kissinger’s meeting with the President -US bombing of North Vietnam
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-6 (cont’d) -Pace -Duration -POWs -George S. McGovern -South Vietnam’s survival -Congressional relations -US military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Cut off -South Vietnam’s instransigence -Option One -Settlement agreement -POWs -South Vietnam’s survival -Option Two -US bombing of North Vietnam -POWs -Effect -Congressional relations -US domestic situation -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union -Forthcoming meeting -Settlement agreement -Breakthrough -Possibility -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace -Presidential statement on TV -Draft -Casualties -Public relations [PR] -“Washington establishment” -Duration of bombing
Conversation No. 234-7 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:30 pm and 8:17 pm
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 237-7 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Draft message to Henry A. Kissinger -Typing instructions -Patricia B. McKee -Spacing Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:17 pm.
Conversation No. 234-8 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 8:16 – 8: 17 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 157-21]
Conversation No. 234-9 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:17 pm and 8:24 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s schedule -Meeting -Location
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-10 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: 1:05 pm – 1:20 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire John D. Ehrlichman met with George D. Webster. Second term reorganization -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Webster confirmation -Effect on the President -Edwin S. Cohen -George P. Shultz -Bureaucracy -Effect on the President -[American Bar Association] [ABA] Tax Section chairmen -Unknown person -Bureaucracy -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Shultz -Johnnie M. Walters -Webster’s contact with administration Common Cause -Lawsuit against Committee to Reelect the President [CRP] -The President -Defense -Ultra Vires -Political activity -Tax exempt status -Settlement -Maurice H. Stans -Defense waiver -Tax exempt status challenge -Settlement -Timing -1972 election -Governing or litigation committee -Democrats -John W. Dean, III
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-10 (cont’d) -Mitchell Rogovin IRS -Roger Barth -Deputy Chief Counsel -Retention -Conversation with Ehrlichman -State Department -Ruling on exemption for prisoners of war [POWs] organization -White House -Policy -Vietnam War -The President’s interests -Conflict with bureaucracy -Cohen -Retention -Congressional relations -Tax reform -Frederic W. Hickman -John H. Hall -Deputy to Hickman -Los Angeles -Dana Latham -IRS Commissioner -Dwight D. Eisenhower Webster’s background -Government experience -Harvard University Law School -Justice Department tax division -Tax cases -Circuit -Ehrlichman’s law firm -Unknown person -Wife Second term reorganization -Webster’s confirmation -Opposition -[Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan]
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-10 (cont’d) -Randolph W. Thrower -Mac Asbill, Jr. -ABA Tax Section chairman -William French Smith [?] -Thrower -Washington, DC and Atlanta Webster’s background -Washington, DC -Justice Department -Marriage -Rogersville, Tennessee -Knoxville -Webster’s conversation with the President -Tennessee -Ivy League -Harvard University -Education -Harvard University -The President’s view -Yale University -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -James T. Lynn -Adelbert College of Western Reserve University -Ohio -Weinberger -Elliot L. Richardson -Maryville College -Presbyterian affiliation -Navy -Ehrlichman’s background -GI Bill -Stanford University -Harvard University -Stanford -Navy -West Coast -Stanford -Harvard -Ehrlichman’s background
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-10 (cont’d) -Compared to Webster’s -Graduation dates -Undergraduate career -Law school -Law firm -Length of practice -Income -Counsel to the President Ehrlichman and Webster left at 1:20 pm.
Conversation No. 234-11 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:20 pm and 9:04 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Fire The President’s movie selection -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Arrival -List -Old movie The President’s glasses [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:04 pm.
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-12 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: 9:04 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 157-22]
Conversation No. 234-13 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:04 pm and 9:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] The President’s movie selection -Comedies [?] [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:12 pm.
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-14 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:04 pm and 9:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] The President’s movie selection -Julie Nixon Eisenhower ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 27s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Movies Invitations to secretaries -Jana Hruska -John D. Ehrlichman -Patricia B. McKee -[Diane Sawyer] -Ronald L. Ziegler -Timing Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:12 pm.
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-15 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:04 pm and 9:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Dictation -Date -Location -Time Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s message -Progress of talks -The President’s conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Options -John D. Ehrlichman -Breakdown -Kissinger’s state of mind -Responsibility -The President’s television [TV] appearance -Risk -Hope of settlement -Cambodia and Laos -May 8, 1972 decision -Meeting with [David] Kenneth Rush [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
The President talked with the Camp David operator at an unknown time between 9:12 pm and 10:00 pm.
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-15 (cont’d) [Conversation No. 234-15A] [See Conversation No. 157-23] [End of telephone conversation]
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Location -Letter -Quality -The President’s appreciation Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger -Settlement track -Breakdown -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Relations -Options -Breakdown -Rush and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer recommendations -US bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s recommendation -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Risk -Congressional reaction -Cut off of funds for South Vietnam Cost of Living Council -George P. Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman’s conversation with the President -Personnel recommendations -Labor people -Arthur F. Burns -Floyd E. (“Red”) Smith -Loyalty
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-15 (cont’d) -Naiveté -Bureaucracy Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -George D. Webster appointment -Loyal personnel -Investigations -Foundations Vietnam negotiations -The President’s discussion with Ehrlichman and Haldeman -Opinions The President’s telephone conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 14s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Manolo Sanchez -The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Personality -George E. Allen Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Effect on the President The President’s conversation with Charls E. Walker -Appointment as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury -Tax law changes -Congress -The President’s call to Colson Meeting on budget -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Appointment of deputies
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-15 (cont’d)
Justice Department -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -The President’s conversation with Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Appointments -Deputy Attorney General -Dean of Duke Law School -Robert H. Bork -Haldeman’s role [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 234-16 Date: December 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:05 pm and 1:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire George P. Shultz talked with the Camp David operator. [Wrong line] [See Conversation No. 157-24]
Conversation No. 234-17 Date: December 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:05 pm and 1:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire John D. Ehrlichman talked with George P. Shultz. [See Conversation No. 157-24]
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 234-18 Date: December 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 pm and 4:00 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire Manolo Sanchez met with an unknown woman. Aspen Lodge tour -Study -Bedroom -Guest room -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -The President’s family Sanchez and the unknown woman left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm.
Conversation No. 234-19 Date: December 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:12 pm and 4:00 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Unintelligible] [Duration: 5m 10s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 234-19 (cont’d) [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
The President and Julie left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm.