349

Date: 
Jul 20, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 349-1 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: 12:04 pm - 12:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress. Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:04 pm. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:20 pm. Kissinger’s schedule -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] George S. McGovern -Briefing by Henry Kissinger -Location -McGovern’s office -Compared to White House -Press corps -Picture Kissinger talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:04 pm and 12:20 pm. [Conversation No. 349-1A] Briefing -Fred Dutton -Location -McGovern’s office -White House -Press corps [End of telephone conversation] Briefing -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Kissinger's trip
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
The President's previous meeting with Armand Hammer -Hammer's recent trip to the Soviet Union -Hammer’s previous trip to the Soviet Union Peter M. Flanigan -Relations with Kissinger -Desire to put negotiations in writing -Memorandum -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -View of Hammer deal -Hammer deal -Value -Peter G. Peterson -Bureaucracy -Haldeman -Leaks -Kissinger's handling of negotiations -Berlin -[David] Kenneth Rush -Memorandum to President about Hammer -The President's desire for secrecy -Staff -Kissinger's handling of National Security Council [NSC] files -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt -Middle East affairs President's meeting with Hammer -Sonnnenfeldt -Kissinger Joseph C. Kraft's call to Kissinger Vietnam -Negotiations -Deadline -September 1972 -The President’s recent talk with Kissinger -Military situation -Military Region [MR] 1 -Training division -Negotiations
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -North Vietnamese possible strategy -McGovern -Nguyen Van Thieu -Continuance in office -Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, People's Republic of China [PRC], Soviet Union -Government of Vietnam [GVN] -Negotiations -Possible deal -Thieu -Thieu -1972 election -GVN -Negotiations -Possible deal -1972 election -House and Senate -Defense budget -Leonid I. Brezhnev proposal -July 1971 proposals -Thieu -Possible candidacy -Pace Middle East -Anwar el-Sadat -State Department McGovern -Briefings by Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Compared with Barry M. Goldwater in 1964 Vietnam -Negotiations -North Vietnamese strategy McGovern -Briefing -Timing Kissinger left at 12:20 pm.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Conversation No. 349-2 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 2:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:02 pm.
Conversation No. 349-3 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 2:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. The President's schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:02 pm.
Conversation No. 349-4
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 2:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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The President talked with Rose Mary Woods at an unknown time.. [Conversation No. 349-4A] The President's location [End of telephone conversation]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:02 pm.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Conversation No. 349-5 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 2:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 27-21]
Conversation No. 349-6 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: 2:02 pm - 2:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 27-22]
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Conversation No. 349-7 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 3:02 pm
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
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Robert F. Kennedy -Children -War record -Sons' military record -Liberals -Compared to [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II and Edward R.F. Cox George S. McGovern's sons' military record -Request for Woods to contact H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Public mail -Kennedy -Hubert H. Humphrey
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8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Curtis W. Tarr -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Selective Service System -State Department -Possible appointment -Frederic V. Malek, Daniel T. Kingsley -Melvin R. Laird -Loyalty -Tarr's conversation with Woods -Roy L. Ash Committee -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -State Department -Elliot L. Richardson -Reorganization -Cabinet meetings
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Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters's visit to Woods -Henry A. Kissinger -Briefing
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9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) *****************************************************************
Report on naval forces in Mediterranean -Franklin B. Lincoln, Jr. -John W. Warner -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Haig -The President's note National Security Council [NSC] Congress McGovern Tarr -Haldeman Cabinet members compared to Dwight D. Eisenhower's Cabinet -William P. Rogers and Christian A. Herter -Laird and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. -George P. Shultz and Robert B. Anderson -Richard G. Kleindienst and Rogers -Fred Seaton -Arthur S. Flemming -Arthur Summerfield -Frederick H. Mueller -Dwight Eisenhower's selection process -Herter Gates -Missile gap charges during 1960 election -US military superiority -Soviet Union
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10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
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White House gifts -Possible music boxes for foreign dignitaries -Cost -Design -US manufacture -Tricia Nixon Cox -[Giulio Andreotti] and wife
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Haldeman talked with the President at 2:44 pm. [Conversation No. 349-7A] [See Conversation No. 27-23; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation]
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11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) HALDEMAN ENTERED AT 2:46 PM. ROSE MARY WOODS LEFT AT 2:47 PM.
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Haldeman talked with an unknown person between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm. [Conversation No. 349-7B] Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's schedule -David N. Parker [End of telephone conversation]
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Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm. [Conversation No. 349-7C] Agnew's schedule [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -John B. Connally -Camp David
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Haldeman left at an unknown time before 3:02 pm.
Conversation No. 349-8 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Book on great speeches
Conversation No. 349-9 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 349-10 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm Location: Executive Office Building An unknown person talked with the President. Unknown matter [wrong number?]
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Conversation No. 349-11 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: 3:02 pm - 3:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 27-24; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 349-12 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: 3:16 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Discontinuities in the conversation appear in the original recording.
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Sequoia -Schedule -Richard M. Scammon Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 3:16 pm and 4:02 pm. The President can be heard in the background.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
[Conversation No. 349-12A] Sequoia -Schedule -Menu -Schedule -Charles W. Colson -Scammon -Haldeman's schedule -Request for a call to an unknown person [End of telephone conversation]
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Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 3:16 pm and 4:02 pm. [Conversation No. 349-12B] The President's schedule -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Executive Office Building [EOB] -John N. Mitchell -EOB [End of telephone conversation]
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 22m 56s ]
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Watergate -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Possible indictment -Possible testimony -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy -Knowledge -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] interrogation July 20, 1972 -Herbert L. Porter -FBI interrogation -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Conversation with John W. Dean, III, July 20, 1972 -FBI inquiry -Duration -Grand jury -Duration -Interpretation by Mitchell and Dean -Timing of indictments -Magruder -Haldeman's conversation with Mitchell -Henry E. Petersen and Gray -Conversation with Dean -Handling of investigation -Investigation -White House activities -[TAPE MALFUNCTION] -Grand jury -Magruder
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Haldeman's conversation with Mitchell -Paul O'Brien and [Kenneth W. Parkinson] -Mitchell's strategy compared to John D. Ehrlichman's strategy -Richard G. Kleindienst The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:16 pm and 4:02 pm. [Conversation No. 349-12C] [See Conversation No. 27-25] [End of telephone conversation] Watergate The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon between 4:02 pm and 4:04 pm. [Conversation No. 349-12D] [See Conversation No. 27-26; one item has been withdrawn]
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[END OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATION]
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The President talked with the White House operator at 4:28 pm. [Conversation No. 349-12E] [See Conversation No. 27-27]
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[End of telephone conversation]
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Haldeman talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 349-12F] Schedule -EOB [End of telephone conversation]
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Colson entered at an unknown time after 4:28 pm.
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18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) James and John A. Roosevelt -Conversation with Rogers C.B. Morton -Possible ambassadorial role in administration -Bicentennial
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McGovern -1962 -Jay Lovestone -The President’s view -Handling of Food for Peace program -George Meany's meeting with John F. Kennedy and Lovestone in 1962 -Meeting with Meany in 1962 -Cartoon in Daily World -Meany and Lovestone -Lovestone -Trotskyism -View of McGovern's supporters -Elitism -Destruction of existing social structures The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger at an unknown time between 4:28 pm and 4:55 pm. [Conversation No. 349-12G] Kissinger's schedule [End of telephone conversation] The President's conversation with Kissinger
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 9m 54s ]
KISSINGER ENTERED AT 4:55 PM.
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Vietnam -Kissinger’s conversation with McGovern -The President's January 25, 1972 Vietnam speech -George Stevens’s party -Vietnam negotiations -McGovern’s role -Troop withdrawal for prisoners of war [POWs]
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The President's schedule -Meeting, July 21, 1972 -Agenda -Cabinet and congressional leaders -Congress -Domestic affairs, defense -Melvin R. Laird
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Kissinger's schedule -McGovernites -Senate "Doves" -Press -Vietnam negotiations -Briefing McGovern -Face the Nation appearance Newspaper headlines Vietnam -Radio Hanoi -Statement -Military situation -Training division -Joseph C. Kraft's views -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Message -Expulsion of Soviet advisors from Egypt -Dobrynin's lunch with W[illiam] Averell Harriman -US diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Effect on US-Soviet relations -Briefing -Kraft -Story -Report to Embassy officer -Democratic consultants -Possible leak -John A. Scali Meeting, July 21, 1972 -Kissinger's possible role -End the war resolutions -Effect on negotiations Kissinger left at 5:25 pm.
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Kissinger -Kraft -Conversation with the President, July 19, 1972 -Press relations -Compared to the President’s ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 39s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 ***************************************************************** The President's schedule -Sequoia -Agenda for meeting -Republican National Convention -Scammon -Arrangements Ehrlichman ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 15s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13 ***************************************************************** Haldeman and Colson left at 5:30 pm.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 349-13 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:30 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.
Conversation No. 349-14 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:30 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 18s ]
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Conversation No. 349-15 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: 5:35 pm - 5:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building John D. Ehrlichman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 27-29]
Conversation No. 349-16 Date: July 20, 1972 Time: 5:40 pm - 6:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Ehrlichman's schedule -New York meeting -Nelson A. Rockefeller -John W. Dean III -The President's schedule Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:40 pm. The President's instructions
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Ehrlichman’s schedule -New York meeting -Agenda -Republican National Convention, 1972 campaign, legislative session Executive Office Building [EOB] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm.
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The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting July 21, 1972 -Agenda -Legislative leaders -Cabinet meeting -Clark MacGregor -William E. Timmons's paper -John B. Connally -Democrats for Nixon -Use of term “Democrats” -Compared to “McGovernites” Forthcoming congressional session -Democratic leadership -Compared to 1948 -Harry S. Truman, Thomas E. Dewey -Congress, George S. McGovern, Thomas F. Eagleton -Phrase "McGovernites" -Name recognition -Media
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -The President's possible vetoes -McGovern's possible tactics -Revenue sharing -Government spending and taxes -Statement -Donald F. Rodgers -Irving Kristol article -The President's conversation with William T. Cahill, July 20, 1972 Taxes -Property -Value-added -Michigan referendum -William G. Milliken -Schools Congress -Issues -Busing -McGovern, Eagleton -Government spending -MacGregor -McGovern's electability -Polls -McGovern -Possible landslide for the President -Possible presidency -Consequences -Forthcoming meeting July 21, 1972 -Henry A. Kissinger -End the war resolutions
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26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Forthcoming meeting July 21, 1972 with Cabinet and congressional leaders -Press briefing on issues -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger's views on budget -Hugh Scott, Gerald R. Ford -Memorandum
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Presidency -McGovern -Possible impact on country -Tax program
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Ehrlichman left at 6:15 pm.
Conversation No. 349-17
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Date: July 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:15 pm and 6:18 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with an unknown person. Request for the sending of an unknown item The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:18 pm.