800

Date: 
Oct 16, 1972 - Oct 17, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) 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. [This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress.] [See Conversation No. 31-74; one item has been withdrawn.]
Conversation No. 800-2 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 5:03 pm - 5:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Possible proposals -The President’s proposal -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible meeting with the President -Midway Island -Possible interpretation The President talked with William R. Hearst between 5:04 pm and 5:08 pm. [Conversation No. 800-2A] [See Conversation No. 31-75] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Thieu -Possible meeting with the President -1972 election -San Clemente -Western White House The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 5:08 pm and 5:14 pm. [Conversation No. 800-2B] [See Conversation No. 31-76] The President conferred with Haig. Vietnam negotiations -Thieu [End of conferral] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Haig’s view. -Role with Thieu -Kissinger compared to Abrams -Thieu -Kissinger -The President’s letter to Abrams -Haig’s previous conversation with Abrams -South Vietnam -US support -Limitations -Riots aboard US naval vessels An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 5:08 pm and 5:14 pm. Refreshment Vietnam negotiations
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Navy and Air Force -Length of deployments -Timing of possible settlement announcement -Haig’s view -Kissinger’s schedule -Meetings with Thieu -Thieu’s possible modification of the agreement -Return to Washington Possible additional negotiations in Paris -1972 election -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Possible collapse of settlement -Thieu's possible reaction to proposal -Haig’s view -South Vietnamese bureaucracy -Possible modifications of the agreement -North Vietnamese reaction -Possible settlement -Political aspects compared to security aspects -The President’s view -Viability of South Vietnam The President talked with Robert W. Galvin between 5:14 pm and 5:16 pm. [Conversation No. 800-2C] [See Conversation No. 31-77; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -Possible settlement -Thieu -Prisoners of war [POWs] wives The President talked with Martin S. Hayden between 5:16 pm and 5:21 pm. [Conversation No. 800-2D] [See Conversation No. 31-78]
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -Possible settlement -Thieu -Possible meeting with the President -Kissinger -Haig’s view -Thieu’s enthusiastic support of the settlement -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Need for Thieu’s support of the settlement -Possible collapse of settlement -1972 election -Subsequent settlement -Possible ultimatum to Thieu -The President's May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing and mining -Effect on North Vietnamese -POW wives -The President's recent meeting with the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -The President’s pledge not to abandon the POW’s -The President’s pledge to prevent imposition of communist government on South Vietnam -Betrayal of allies -POW’s, missing in action [MIA’s] -The President’s pledge not to rely on goodwill of North Vietnamese to release POW’s -George S. McGovern -Abrams -Role as advocate -The President’s previous meeting with Abrams -Haig’s view -Haig’s forthcoming meeting with Abrams -Abrams’s key role in the settlement -Kissinger -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Forthcoming meetings with Thieu -Thieu’s possible acceptance of settlement -The President as an ally of Thieu -Thieu’s possible rejection of settlement
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President’s loss of confidence in Thieu Haig left at 5:26 pm.
Conversation No. 800-3 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:26 pm and 5:34 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's telephone calls -John F. Collins, John T. Connor, Francis Scumaci, Fred Gualtieri -Instructions -Timing of calls Bull left at an unknown time before 5:34 pm.
Conversation No. 800-4 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:26 pm and 5:34 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Forthcoming telephone call to Richard M. Scaife -Possible meeting with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Haldeman’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:34 pm.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Conversation No. 800-5 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: 5:34 pm - 6:16 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman’s previous conversation with William P. Rogers ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National security] [Duration: 1m 38s ]
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Polls -Vietnam War -Approval of the President's handling
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -George S. McGovern's televised proposals -Compared with reaction to Administration actions -May 8, 1972 announcement -Busing announcement -January 25, 1972 announcement of peace plan -August 15, 1971 announcement on wages and prices Vietnam War -The President's recent meeting with the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia -Charles W. Colson -Public relations -Similar events -Washington Star headline and photograph -Unknown woman [Nellie Davis?] -Article -The President’s pledge not to rely on the goodwill of North Vietnamese to release prisoners of war [POW’s] -Amnesty -Possible network coverage -The President’s impromptu remarks -Advantages compared to possible prepared remarks -Polling -McGovern’s plan for peace -Henry A. Kissinger -Bombing halt -End of military and political support for South Vietnam -Withdrawal of US forces -Resolution of issues by Vietnamese alone -Possible trip by the Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to Hanoi -POW’s -Amnesty for draft evaders -The President’s statement -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Corruption of Nguyen Van Thieu government -Role of Thieu government in heroin trafficking -US military personnel -Re-election of the President -Continuation of conflict -Espionage and sabotage by the Committee to Re-Elect the President
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) [CRP] The President talked with Joseph J. Staszak between 5:42 pm and 5:44 pm. [Conversation No. 800-5A] [See Conversation No. 31-79; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Telephone calls by President -Effect -Haldeman’s view -Unknown labor official
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Press briefing -Ronald L. Ziegler's responses [to questions concerning Dwight L. Chapin and Donald H. Segretti] -Washington Star article Campaign practices -Effect of McGovern's charges -Public response -Vietnam, welfare -View of the President Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Possible call from the President
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Agnew’s schedule -Previous conversation with Haldeman -Washington Post story on campaign practices -Effect on public relations -1968 campaign -Possible backlash Press relations -Response by the administration to stories on campaign practices -Colson -Robert H. Finch, Herbert G. Klein -Robert J. Dole -Agnew -Clark MacGregor -John B. Connally -Possible press conference -Press stories on Segretti’s activities -National press -Local press -National press -Washington Post story -The President’s instructions -Life magazine -Time magazine -Hugh S. Sidey -Theodore H. (“Teddy”) White -1972 election The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:44 pm and 5:59 pm. [Conversation No. 800-5B] [See Conversation No. 31-80] [End of telephone conversation] The President's telephone calls -White House switchboard -Operators
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Agnew -Schedule -Grand Rapids, Michigan -Green Bay, Wisconsin -Local taping -Alfred E. Smith dinner -Revenue sharing signing ceremony -Chicago -Pittsburgh The President talked with Agnew between 5:59 pm and 6:08 pm. [Conversation No. 800-5C] [See Conversation No. 31-81] [End of telephone conversation] ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 8m 7s ]
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The President and Haldeman left at 6:16 pm.
Conversation No. 800-6 Date: October 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:16 pm, October 16, 1972 and 7:54 am, October 17, 1972 Location: Oval Office
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person.
[Pause] The President’s location -Residence