799

Date: 
Oct 16, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Conversation No. 799-1 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:50 am and 8:30 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -1972 election Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:30 am.
Conversation No. 799-2 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:30 am and 8:34 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Schedule Woods left at an unknown time before 8:34 am.
Conversation No. 799-3 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:30 am and 8:34 am Location: Oval Office
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with Rose Mary Woods. [Henry A. Kissinger's] schedule -Departure -Meeting with the President Woods left at 8:34 am.
Conversation No. 799-4 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:34 am and 8:50 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 8:50 am.
Conversation No. 799-5 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:34 am and 8:50 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 8:50 am.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Conversation No. 799-6 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 8:50 am - 9:29 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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Watergate -White House response to news story charges -Ronald L. Ziegler -The President’s involvement -Donald H. Segretti -Watergate connection -E. Howard Hunt, Jr., Dwight L. Chapin -White House position -Ziegler -Chapin -Herbert W. Kalmbach -Segretti -John D. Ehrlichman -Source -Time magazine -Department of Justice [DOJ], the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Kalmbach -University of Southern California [USC]
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Chapin, Segretti -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, O.J. Simpson -Ziegler -Media presentation -The President -Issues -Campaign practices -Clark MacGregor -Democrat’s campaign tactics -Press coverage -Violence -Demonstrators -The President’s family -Mrs. Nixon -Vermont -White Paper -1972 primaries -Ehrlichman -Hubert H. Humphrey, Edmund S. Muskie, George S. McGovern, Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Segretti's activities -Rally disruption, spying, meeting disruption -Chapin -Personal attacks -Ziegler's response -President's instructions -Disruptions, heckling -President’s knowledge -Funds -Ziegler, MacGregor's response -Chapin subpoena -Ehrlichman's response -Executive privilege -Eastern establishment -McGovern -Charles W. Colson -Editorial -Time story -Life editorial board’s endorsement of the President -News summary
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Ehrlichman’s statement -Bob Clark -Editorial staff endorsement of McGovern -Newspaper Guild endorsement ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 3m 53s ]
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Watergate -Campaign practices -Colson -MacGregor -Distribution of material to surrogates -Edward R.F. Cox -White House connection -Ziegler -William E. Timmons -White House intelligence gathering -Haldeman involvement -McGovern, R. Sargent Shriver campaign -Sources -Press -Legality -1968 campaign -Frederic V. Malek -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Response to leaks -Segretti -John W. Dean, III -Conversation with lawyer -Kalmbach
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Grand jury -Time -Washington Post -Newport -Kalmbach -The President's California property -Ehrlichman -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Trousdale Estates -Comparison of campaigns -Tone -MacGregor -Press and media coverage -Eastern Establishment -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Ehrlichman -Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, Life, St. Louis Post-Dispatch -Networks
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Issues -Meeting with Ehrlichman, John B. Connally -Property tax relief -Parochial schools Media relations -Pentagon Papers and India-Pakistan war coverage
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Use of spies, leaks -Double standard -Washington Post, New York Times -Jack N. Anderson Pulitzer Prize Possible speech -Attack on media rather than McGovern -Ziegler -Perspective in coverage -Irresponsibility -Break-in, bugging -Bombings of the President's headquarters -Comparison -Violence -Bugging -Source White House staff -Henry A. Kissinger -The President’s schedule -Award to Chapin -Timing -The President's possible conversation with Chapin Haldeman left at 9:29 am.
Conversation No. 799-7 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:29 am and 9:32 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 9:32 am.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 799-8 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 9:32 am Location: Oval Office
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 31-48]
Conversation No. 799-9 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 9:33 am - 10:12 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule -Forthcoming schedule -Preparation The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 9:33 am and 10:12 am. [Conversation No. 799-9A] [See Conversation No. 31-49] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Military supply package -Melvin R. Laird -Number of aircraft ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National security] [Duration: 3s ]
INTELLIGENCE
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** -Settlement -Kissinger's meeting With U. Alexis Johnson -Coalition government -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possibility of retaining power -Government of Vietnam [GVN] -Revelation of Political terms -Use of term coalition government -Kissinger's schedule -Saigon, Hanoi -Paris -Xuan Thuy -Saigon -Washington, DC -Paris -Hanoi -President’s announcement -Timing -October 31, 1972 -Kissinger’s upcoming meeting with Thieu -Hanoi -Leaks
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Press reaction -US public -The President’s television appearance -New York Times's hypothetical article -Kissinger's meeting with Thieu -Thieu's possible meeting with the President -Timing -1972 campaign -Hawaii -Midway -Significance -Announcement -West Coast -Soviet Union -North Vietnamese prisoners in South Vietnam -Thieu -Thieu -Claim of victory -1972 campaign -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Importance -Midway meeting -William P. Rogers -The President, Thieu -Rogers -Kissinger’s meeting with Thieu -Thieu's position -US position -World War II -Japan -West Germany -Malaysia -Sir Robert Thompson -Paris -Effort -Compared to a football game, chess match, political campaign -Winning or losing -Timing -1972 election -Bombing
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Thieu, North Vietnam -Kissinger’s schedule -Possible trip to Hanoi -Thieu -Consultation with the President -Possible Meeting -The President, Thieu -Midway -Possible coup -San Clemente -Post-1972 campaign -Kissinger's schedule -Saigon -Paris -Hanoi -Message for North Vietnamese -The President’s relations with the People's Republic Of China [PRC], USSR -Kissinger's schedule -Hanoi -Thieu -Military situation -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Abrams’s location -Possible meeting with Abrams -Laird, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:33 am and 10:12 am. [Conversation No. 799-9B] [See Conversation No. 31-50] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -The President's meeting with Abrams -Kissinger's schedule
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Settlement -Abrams’s view -Political terms -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger -Abrams -Thieu -Haig -Swearing-in -Kissinger's schedule -The President’s possible meeting with Haig -Laird -Saigon -Le Duc Tho -Paris -Thieu -Possible meeting with the President Kissinger talked with Abrams at an unknown time between 9:33 am and 10:12 am. [Conversation No. 799-9C] [See Conversation No. 31-51] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s forthcoming meeting with Abrams -Thieu Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 9:33 am. The President’s schedule -Meeting of National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -Kissinger -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -News coverage -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] II announcement -Donald H. Segretti -Carlyle Hanson's speech, October 15, 1972
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Support for the President -Reaction by League to Cora Weiss's and David Dellinger's efforts -Kissinger -Newsworthiness -McGovern -Possible statement by the President -Speechwriters -Amnesty -Return of three Prisoners of War [POWs] -League's stance -Progress -Kissinger's schedule -The President's 1971 visit -Dinner -Kissinger’s schedule -Political effect of raising POW issue -Kissinger’s schedule -Paris -Kissinger's possible remarks -POW issue -Support for the President's policies -“Peace with Honor” -Unknown person -The President's policies -May 8, 1972 decision -Support of POW families -Kissinger’s schedule Haldeman left at an unknown time before 10:12 am. -Possible interpretation -Kissinger’s schedule -Possible remarks -POW’s -Abandonment -McGovern -Return -Missing in action [MIA’s] -The President’s 1971 visit -Media coverage
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Haldeman -Kissinger's schedule -Paris 1972 election -New Establishment -Life editorial board endorsement of the President -Kissinger’s treatment of Life, Time -The President's opponents -Bureaucracy -Universities -East -Media -Character -National character -The establishment -The President’s May 8th, 1972 decision -Reaction -Ivy League -Press, media -Schools, churches -Media -Chicago Tribune, Smith Hempstone, Jr., New York Daily News -Agnew -John B. Connally -Effect -Advice of Rogers, Laird, Richard M. Helms -Effect -South Vietnam -The President’s trip to the Soviet Union -Dacha meeting Forthcoming announcements -SALT, US-Soviet Union trade agreement Kissinger's schedule -National League of Families -The President’s schedule -Possible interpretation
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Kissinger left at 10:12 am.
Conversation No. 799-10 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 10:13 am -10:19 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -Announcement -Henry A. Kissinger -Possible audience -Media coverage An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:13 am. -Ballroom -Kissinger The unknown man left at 10:14 am. Kissinger entered at 10:14 am. -Appearance by Kissinger or by the President -Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes, Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Possible reception for the President Kissinger left at 10:17 am. The President's schedule -News stories -Radio address on Philosophy of Government, October 21, 1972 -Announcement timing
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] II -Paternalism -Camp David -Length of stay -Daily need for stories -Kissinger Haldeman left at 10:19 am.
Conversation No. 799-11 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 10:22 am - 10:23 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger's schedule -Hanoi -The President's possible meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu -Midway Island -Timing -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Kissinger’s schedule -Hanoi -Saigon -Midway -William P. Rogers -Possible meeting with Foreign Minister -U. Alexis Johnson Kissinger left at 10:23 am.
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Conversation No. 799-12 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 10:24 am - 10:25 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -Hotel caucuses -Ballroom -Henry A. Kissinger -Media Haldeman left at 10:25 am.
Conversation No. 799-13 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:25 am and 10:27 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Request for a meeting with Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 10:27 am.
Conversation No. 799-14
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 10:27 am - 10:28 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -The President’s forthcoming statement -Negotiations -Imposition of Communist government in South Vietnam -Tone -Settlement conditions -Prisoners of war [POWs], missing in action [MIAs] -Communism in South Vietnam -US honor Kissinger left at 10:28 a.m.
Conversation No. 799-15 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:28 am and 10:47 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Barry M. Goldwater call -National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Butterfield left at 10:47 am.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Conversation No. 799-16 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 10:47 am - 10:48 am Location: Oval Office
Barry M. Goldwater talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 31-52] Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 10:48 am. The President's schedule Butterfield left at 10:48 am.
Conversation No. 799-17 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 11:24 am - 11:40 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Watergate -Ziegler's response to the press -White House involvement -Innuendo -Smear tactics -The President's veracity -Campaign practices -Violence, obscenities -George S. McGovern -San Francisco -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Tricia Nixon Cox, Edward R.F. Cox
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Republican tactics -The President’s instructions -Personal attacks compared to attacks on issue stances - [Donald H. Segretti] -Dwight L. Chapin statement on [Washington Post] story -White House involvement -Opposition charges -Indictments -Grand jury proceedings -Lack of proof -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Government Accounting Office [GAO] -Opposition charges -Innuendo -Hearsay journalism -Campaign practices -Espionage -Heckling -Obscenities -Violence -Firebombing of campaign headquarters -New Left tactics -White House involvement -Staff -Unidentified sources, charges -Refusal to comment -Washington Post -Chapin photograph -Possible questions to Ziegler -The President’s view -Issues -Vietnam, taxes, jobs, peace, narcotics, defense, amnesty -Smears -Campaign practices -White House staff -McGovern -Call for opposition to speak out against violence, obscenities, disruption of meetings -Responsibility for campaign practices -Press and media techniques
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Hearsay statements, innuendo, guilt by association -Comparison to charges against Joseph R. McCarthy's tactics -Washington Post -Number of editorials -Double standard -White House involvement -The President's view -Investigation -Campaign practices -Chapin, Gordon C. Strachan -Involvement -Double standard -Espionage, surveillance, sabotage charges -Proof -Chapin hiring of Segretti -Possible questions to Ziegler -Response by White House to hearsay, character assassination, smear by innuendo, and guilt by association -Ziegler's role -The President’s advice -Press and media relations -Reaction to the President's lead in polls tied to stories -George H. Gallup The President's schedule -Radio speech -Timing -Announcement -Philadelphia, New York -Leak Ziegler left at 11:40 am.
Conversation No. 799-18 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:40 am and 11:42 am
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Recent telephone call -John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at 11:42 am.
Conversation No. 799-19 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 11:42 am. - 12:54 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Use of the President for news coverage -Television [TV] -The President's recent appearance before National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -Henry A. Kissinger -Possibility of questions challenging the President's Vietnam War policy -The President's statement on amnesty -News coverage -The President’s statement on opinion leaders -News coverage John D. Ehrlichman entered at 11:44 am. Congressional relations
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Water bill -Draft for the President -Quorum problems -Michael J. Mansfield -Possible return of congressmen -News coverage -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] II announcement -Timing -Kissinger Announcements -The President's radio speech -Location -Camp David, Oval Office, Executive Office Building [EOB], Residence, Treaty Room, Map Room, Theater -Announcement -Timing -SALT II -Camp David trip -Philadelphia trip -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Donald H. Rumsfeld -Rumsfeld’s location -Chicago -Clarence D. Ward -SALT II -Conference on European Security and Cooperation -Kissinger -State Department -SALT II US – Soviet Union trade agreement -Radio speech -US – Soviet Union trade agreement -Timing -Kissinger’s schedule -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 11:44 am and 12:49 pm. [Conversation No. 799-19A]
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Haig's schedule William L. Safire [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Camp David -Philadelphia News coverage -Kissinger Radio speech announcement Congressional relations -Social Security bill -Possible signature -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Possible veto -Payroll taxes -Budget impact -Possible signature -Water bill -Veto -Timing -Senior citizens -Environmentalists -Seventy-one bills for presidential action -Ehrlichman’s view -Water bill veto -Timing -News coverage -The President’s radio speech -SALT II -Congress -Social Security legislation -Ehrlichman’s advice
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -George P. Shultz, Weinberger, Charles W. Colson, Elliot L. Richardson as advisers -Arthur S. Flemming -Clark MacGregor -John B. Connally -The President's October 17, 1972 meeting Philadelphia revenue sharing signing ceremony -Independence Hall -Number of guests -Courtyard -Liberty Bell -Press, cameras -Declaration of Independence Room -Benjamin Franklin -Public viewing -Frank L. Rizzo -Supporters -Weather forecast Media relations -Ehrlichman's October 15, 1972 interview on American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Daniel L. Schorr's interview request -Ehrlichman’s refusal -Schorr's brother's involvement with George S. McGovern's campaign -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -George Herman interview -House Resolution [HR] 1 Congressional relations -Social Security -Water bill -Possible lawsuit -Withholding of funds -Constitutional authority -Labor-HEW -Veto -George H. Mahon
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Continuing resolution -Product safety bill -Signature -Independent product safety agency -Executive branch -Second term plan -Executive, judicial, legislative salaries -Commission -Time frame -Appointment by Agnew, [Warren E. Burger], [Carl B. Albert] -Pay Board -George H. Boldt appointment -The President’s view -Cabinet -Congressional staffs -General Schedule [GS] salaries -Cost of living increases -Circuit Court boundaries revision Watergate -John W. Dean's October 16, 1972 talk with Donald H. Segretti -Segretti's conversation with lawyer -Disclosure of information -Statement -White House involvement -Affidavit -Legal action against Washington Post -Sullivan v. New York Times Co. -Time Inc. v. Hill -The President’s involvement -Public reaction -Theodore Roosevelt - [Roosevelt v. Newett] -Unknown person -Time -Segretti -Allegations -Time Inc. v. Hill -Film [The Desperate Hours] -Supreme Court decision
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Tom C. Clark, Earl Warren, Abe Fortas, John M. Harlan -Position of public figures -Libel -Deposition -Timing -1972 election -Democratic lawsuit -Edmund S. Muskie -Lawsuit against Washington Post -Veracity of charges -Ronald L. Ziegler -Washington Star -Public reaction -Plea -Summary judgment -1962 legal action -Election -Possible Segretti suit -Dean -Post-1972 election action -Disbarment proceedings -Lawsuits -Maurice H. Stans's suit against Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr. -Washington Post -Building dedication ceremony -Ziegler -Job, performance -May 8, 1972 decision -Peter Lisagor The President's comments to National League of Families -May 8, 1972 decision by the President -Reaction -Opinion leaders -Media, business, universities -The President's position on amnesty -Casualties -Prisoners of war [POWs], missing in action [MIAs] -Audience reaction -Fate of POWs
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Amnesty issue -McGovern October 15, 1972 statement -Veterans -Conditions
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Press and media relations -Amnesty -The President’s comments to the National League of Families -News coverage -Ehrlichman’s recent CBS interview -Edits -Schorr -Ziegler -Job performance, temperament -Press conference -The President's meeting with Ziegler -The President's backing for Ziegler compared to Lyndon B. Johnson and George E. Christian -Briefings -Domestic policy -Foreign policy -Work with Kissinger, National Security Council [NSC] -Difficulties -Background -Intelligence, aptitude, competitiveness, temperament -Work with Haldeman -Competitiveness
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Comparison with Herbert G. Klein -Klein's relations with press -Precision -Understanding of the press -Integrity -Washington Post, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, CBS, ABC, National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Post-1972 election access to White House -Washington Star, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News and World Report Appointments -Intellectuals -Kermit Gordon -Pay Board -Shultz -William P. Rogers -Charles W. Yost appointment to the United Nations [UN] -Irena (Oldakowska) Yost -Yost -Democratic leanings -Effectiveness of White House treatment -Right compared with left -New York Times advertisement -Unknown person from Stanford University -Yale University -Government -State Department -Firings -Kissinger -The President's leadership -Connally -Possible appointment -Position as Treasury Secretary -Firings -Position as Texas governor -University education -Duke University, Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles -Elite schools -Effect on character
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Businessmen -Advertising agencies in New York -The President’s conversation with Beurt Servaas -Eastern establishment -Jews -Rev. Theodore S. Hesburgh -R. Sargent Shriver -Possible resignation -Civil Rights Commission -Length of term -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Staff -[Howard A. Glickstein] Budget -Civil Rights Commission -Cuts -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Defense Department -Optional cuts by the President -Amounts -National debt interest, veterans benefits, Social Security -Federal bureaucracy -Weinberger -Firing of low-level jobs An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm. -Firing of administrative, executive jobs -CIA -State Department -Foreign Service -Defense Department -Civilians -The Pentagon -Seniority -State Department -Retirements -Agriculture Department -Frank C. Carlucci
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Kissinger's view -CIA -Study of proposals -Types of cuts -Kissinger -Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt -Importance -State, Defense -Justice Department -HEW, Housing and Urban Development [HUD], Agriculture Department, Interior Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs -Opportunity to cut -1972 election's impact on cut choices Vietnam War -The President's appearance before National League of Families -Mrs. Nellie Davis -Bracelet -Tricia Nixon Cox -Ricardo Davis -The President’s view -Amnesty issue -McGovern -Canadian refuge The President's second term -Responsibilities -Effect of a forthcoming campaign -Discipline -Media and press relations -Left-wing press -White House efforts in public relations -TV -Press conference appearances -Treatment of opponents -The President’s recent conversation with Kissinger -Life editorial board endorsement of the President -Support for McGovern -Newspaper Guild -Kissinger’s Time-Life contacts
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Time -Jerrold L. Schechter -Granting requests for interviews in news magazines -US News and World Report -New York Times -Robert B. Semple, Edwin L. Dale, Jr. -Ehrlichman’s refusal to return telephone calls to unknown person -Washington Post -Ziegler -Carroll Kilpatrick -White House access in post-1972 election period -Invitations -Social occasions -Christmas parties -Press conferences -Lisagor, Edward B. Morgan -Supporters -Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner -Haldeman’s view -Semple's future -New York Times -New York Herald-Tribune -Los Angeles Times -Endorsement -Los Angeles Times and Washington Post news service -Segretti case -Otis Chandler -Chapin, Herbert W. Kalmbach -The President's relations with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, Leonid I. Brezhnev, Chou En-Lai -Comparisons -White House press, media contacts -New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Life -Networks -Schorr -Marvin L. Kalb -Kissinger’s request -The President’s meeting with National League of Families -Richard G. Valeriani
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -News magazines The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:42 am and 12:45 pm. [Conversation No. 799-19B] [See Conversation No. 31-53] [End of telephone conversation] The press and White House access -Klein, Ziegler, Kissinger -Semple, Schechter -Conversation with Ehrlichman -Washington Post The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 12:45 am and 12:47 pm. [Conversation No. 799-19C] [See Conversation No. 31-54; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] POWs -Note to Mrs. Davis from Tricia Nixon Cox -Bracelet - [Ricardo Davis] -MIA The President, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman left at 12:54 pm.
Conversation No. 799-37 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:54 pm and 3:52 pm Location: Oval Office
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 799-37A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] The unknown person talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:54 pm and 3:52 pm. [Conversation 799-37B] The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 799-20 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:52 pm and 3:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Schedule -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. Bull left at 3:58 pm.
Conversation No. 799-21 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 3:58 pm Location: Oval Office
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 31-66]
Conversation No. 799-22 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:58 pm and 3:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting -Interruption Bull left at 3:58 pm. Telephone call from Robert W. Galvin -Telephone operators Butterfield left at 3:59 pm.
Conversation No. 799-23 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 3:59 pm - 4:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., Melvin R. Laird and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Seating
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [Photographic session] Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:59 pm. The President's telephone calls Bull left at an unknown time before 4:30 pm. [Photographic session] Vietnam Negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule -Political settlement -International Control Commission -Changes in language -Settlement -Nguyen Van Thieu -Abrhams’s view -Casualties -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Timing -Political pressures -1972 election -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Thieu -US relations with South Vietnam -History -Military forces -Tradition, training, leadership -Government -US aid -North Vietnamese situation -Hanoi -Political structure -Manpower -Thieu -Conclusion of war -US military presence -Compared to Europe -Legal system -South Vietnam
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Abram’s view -Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China [PRC] -US domestic conditions -Future military resupply -Petroleum, oil, lubricants [POL] -Compared to recent past -POL -Ammunition -South Vietnamese leadership -Thieu's responsibilities -Justification -Abrams's schedule -Ellsworth F. Bunker, Thieu -Discussions -South Vietnam's political future -North Vietnam -Coalition government -The President’s view -Survivability of South Vietnam -Thieu -Possible scenario -Cease-fire -Command of Army -Vietcong [VC] -Prisoners in South Vietnamese prisons -Status and numbers -C category -Kissinger, Thieu -Cease-fire supervision -Effectiveness -Survivability of Thieu -North Vietnam -Spring offensive -Casualties -South Vietnam -Mining, bombing effect -1972 election effect -PRC, Soviet Union -Effect of long war -1972 election effect -South Vietnamese situation
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Military considerations -Thieu’s concern -Saigon area -Ben Cat, Nam Trop [sp?] -Political considerations -Thieu’s concern -US relations -Conversations with Haig -Thieu -Psychological considerations -Handling of possible settlement -Time required -Kissinger’s point -Prisoners of war [POWs] -1972 election -US support -1968 election -1953 -1963 Ngo Dinh Diem's assassination -Diem’s generals -Diem’s view of communism -Kissinger -1972 election -As possible obstacle to peace -North Vietnam -US public opinion -US economic aid, replacements -Bunker, Abrams's role in negotiations -North Vietnamese stance -Possible effect on Thieu’s tenure -Abrams’s and Bunker’s role -Previous meeting with Haig -Differences in political terms -Coalition government -The President’s recent conversation with Kissinger -Coalition government -Abrams's schedule -Alaska-Tokyo-Saigon -Thieu and US relations -Publicity -North Vietnam
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -History of war -The President requesting Abrams’s opinion -Cambodia, Laos, May 8, 1972 decision by the President -US domestic opposition -Demonstrations -Establishment -Support for Thieu -US public opinion -Communist government in South Vietnam Abrams -Office -US Army -Morale -US Army football -Support from the President Vietnam War -Conclusion -US bombing -Civilians The President’s regards for Bunker
Abrams et al. left at 4:30 pm.
Conversation No. 799-24 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:30 pm and 4:36 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 31-67]
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 799-25 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:30 pm and 4:36 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Unknown person’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] Health Unit Butterfield left at an unknown time before 4:36 pm.
Conversation No. 799-26 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 4:36 pm - 4:37 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with W. Clement Stone. [See Conversation No. 31-68; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 799-27 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:37 pm and 4:45 pm Location: Oval Office
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President met with Stephen B. Bull. List of telephone calls -Procedure -Rose Mary Woods [?] Bull left at an unknown time before 4:45 pm.
Conversation No. 799-28 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 4:45 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 31-69]
Conversation No. 799-29 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 4:45 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. List of telephone calls -W. Clement Stone -Robert W. Galvin -Length of calls Bull left at 4:45 pm.
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 799-30 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 4:45 pm - 4:46 pm Location: Oval Office
The President talked with Robert A. Forst. [See Conversation No. 31-70; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 799-31 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:46 pm and 4:49 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Letter Bull left at an unknown time before 4:49 pm.
Conversation No. 799-32 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 4:49 pm - 4:51 pm Location: Oval Office
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President talked with William M. Fast. [See Conversation No. 31-71; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 799-33 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 4:52 pm - 4:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Joseph Townsley. [See Conversation No. 31-72; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 799-34 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:53 pm and 5:01 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Telephone calls -Procedure Bull talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:53 pm and 5:01 pm. [See Conversation No. 31-73] Telephone call procedures [End of telephone conversation] Telephone call procedures
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Pace of calls Bull left at an unknown time before 5:01 pm.
Conversation No. 799-35 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:53 pm and 5:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Meeting with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 5:01 pm.
Conversation No. 799-36/800-1 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 5:01 pm - 5:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Paul Miller. [See Conversation No. 31-74; one item has been withdrawn. This conversation continues as Conversation No. 800-1] [An unknown portion of this conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed.]