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Date: 
Jan 02, 1973
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08)
Conversation No. 830-1 Date: January 2, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:33 pm and 3:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Congressional relations William E. Timmons report -Carl B. Albert Bull left at an unknown time before 3:35 pm.
Conversation No. 830-2 Date: January 2, 1973 Time: Unknown between 3:35 pm and 4:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield at 3:35 pm. The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -New Years Photograph session Reception for freshmen Congress members -Timing -Thomas Hale Boggs memorial service -Harry S. Truman memorial service -The President’s absence -Lyndon B. Johnson -Attendees -“Big Five” Congressional leaders
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-2 (cont’d) -Warren E. Burger Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:35 pm. The President’s schedule -[First name unknown] Browning [?] Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm. Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Attendees -Committee chairs -Economics -Wage and price controls -Second-term reorganization -George P. Shultz -Secretary of the Treasury’s role -Congressional relations -White House staff -Reduction -Single contact Bull and members of the press entered at an unknown time after 3:35 pm. [Photograph session] Mike Mansfield -Football player -Relation to Michael J. Mansfield -University of North Carolina -Linebacker -Michael J. Mansfield’s football career The President's football career at Whittier College -Game in Pomona, California -Kenny Baldwin -Injury Mike Mansfield -Rose Bowl
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-2 (cont’d) -Ohio State University -Orange Bowl -Sun Bowl -University of North Carolina -Texas Tech University -Cotton Bowl -Anthony Davis -Baseball -Ballet dancer Bull and members of the press left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm. Congressional relations -Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Attendees -“Big Five” -Committee chairs -Banking and currency -Government organization -Finance -Ways and Means -Pattern of future meetings -Hugh Scott -William E. Timmons -Gerald R. Ford -Minority -Subjects of discussion -Foreign policy -Tradition of bipartisanship -Domestic policy -Second term reorganization -Wage and price controls -Bipartisanship -Regular Republican leadership meetings -Scott -Ford -Regular meetings with Mansfield -Carl B. Albert -John G. Tower -Ford
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-2 (cont’d) -Unknown person -Bipartisan areas -Senate -Compared to House of Representatives -Confirmations -Foreign policy -Mansfield’s advice to the President -New approach -Bipartisan meetings Vietnam settlement -Unrest in Congress -Necessity -The President's responsibility -Laos -Cambodia -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Attitudes -Reduction in bombing -Mansfield's concern -The President's policy -Negotiations in Paris -Length -Detrimental statements -Negotiations -Bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting -Possible statements by the President -Fragility -Henry A. Kissinger briefing of Mansfield -Hugh Scott -J. William Fulbright -Need for confidentiality -Status -October 8, 1972 agreement -Le Duc Tho -North Vietnamese position before 1972 election -Kissinger's “Peace is at hand” statement -The President's response on television [TV] -Cambodia, Laos -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ]
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-2 (cont’d) -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Cease-fire -Cambodia, Laos -DMZ -Significance -Lasting peace -October 8, 1972 agreement -Cease-fire in place -Cambodia Laos -South Vietnam’s position -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops -Return of POWS -Free elections -Supervisory body -North Vietnamese rejection -Kissinger’s return to Paris -New conditions -William H. Sullivan -Kissinger’s reports -Infiltration -Latest developments -Technical talks -Protocols -Meeting with Kissinger -US position -Caution -Opening to North Vietnamese -Outstanding issues -Return to previous agreements -October 8, 1972 -October 26, 1972 -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops -South Vietnam’s position -Nguyen Van Thieu -Return of Congress -Mansfield's position -Quick end to war -Resumption of war -Laos, Cambodia -Mansfield's report to public
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-2 (cont’d) -Concern -Resumption of serious negotiation -Substance -Declining comment Democratic Congressional caucus -Mansfield's statement -Vietnam settlement -Relations with the President -Congressional resolutions -George M. McGovern -The President’s appearance before Senate -Mansfield’s response -Seniority -Vietnam negotiations -Lyndon B. Johnson -Responsibility of Senate The President's political career -Length Confirmations of Cabinet officials -Double track -The President’s schedule Vietnam settlement -Deadline -Election -Mansfield's conversation with Kissinger -Mansfield’s desire -Withdrawal -Congressional relations -Length of the war -John F. Kennedy -First combat troops Mansfield left at 4:19 pm.
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08)
Conversation No. 830-3 Date: January 2, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:19 pm and 4:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Request for William E. Timmons Bull left at an unknown time before 4:22 pm.
Conversation No. 830-4 Date: January 2, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:22 pm and 4:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William E. Timmons at 4:22 pm. The President's meeting with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield Democratic Congressional caucus -Length -Carl B. Albert -Meeting with the President -Resolution on war -Albert -Opposition -Wilbur D. Mills - Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. -Thomas P. (“Tip”) O’Neill, Jr. -Passage -Antiwar Democrats -1972 election -Political risks in opposing the President -Threat to Vietnam negotiations -Southern Democrats
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-4 (cont’d)
Meeting with Albert -Timing -Photographs -Mansfield -Breakfast meeting -Timing -Hugh Scott -Gerald R. Ford The President's meeting with Mansfield -Mansfield’s speech -Vietnam War -Impoundment of funds -Foreign Relations Committee -Concern Vietnam War -Public opinion -Negotiations -Effect of bombing -Time article -Prisoners of War [POWs] Congressional relations -Future bipartisan meetings -Mansfield -Confirmations -“Peacenik” -Congressional resolutions -Vietnam War -George S. McGovern's resolution -William B. Saxbe -Samual J. Ervin, Jr. -Democratic Caucus -Impoundment of funds -Highway Trust Funds -William Proxmire -Government Operations Committee -Lyndon B. Johnson
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-4 (cont’d) -John F. Kennedy -Bipartisan congressional leadership meeting -Budget ceiling -Vietnam negotiations -Public statements -Mansfield -Effect -Discussion of substance -Timmon’s guidance for Congress members -Meetings with Albert -Compared to Mansfield -Democratic Caucus -Timmons' report -Resolutions -Effect -Timmons’ briefings -Statements to press -Reception for freshmen Republican Congress members -Arrangements -Wives -Lucy A.Winchester -Michael J. Farrell -Republican leadership -Conflicting reception -Leslie C. Arends -Gerald R. Ford -Attendees -Samuel L. Devine -John B. Anderson -John J. Rhodes -Combined reception -Senate -Mansfield -Albert -Ford -Democrats -Thomas P. (“Tip”) O’Neill, Jr. -Edward M. Kennedy -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -John J. McFall
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-4 (cont’d) -California -Whip position -Dispute Timmons left at 4:37 pm.
Conversation No. 830-5 Date: January 2, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:37 pm and 4:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull at an unknown time after 4:37 pm. Request for Charles W. Colson Lyndon B. Johnson -Attendance at Truman memorial Bull left at an unknown time before 4:41 pm.
Conversation No. 830-6 Date: January 2, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:41 pm and 6:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson at 4:41 pm. Vietnam War -The President's meeting with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Mansfield’s opposition Harry S. Truman memorial service -Richard A. Moore’s recommendation -The President’s decision
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Lyndon B. Johnson -Hugo Black funeral -Dean Francis Sayre -Press coverage -John A. Scali’s recommendation -The President's call to Johnson The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:41 pm and 4:46 pm. [Conversation No. 830-6A] [See Conversation No. 35-66] [End of telephone conversation] -The President's attendance -Truman family -Compared to funeral -Bess (Wallace) Truman -Scali’s recommendation -Press coverage -Johnson -Parade -Sayre -Demonstrators -Moore -Johnson’s attendance -Truman Democrats -Support for the President -The President's trip to funeral -Scali -Sayre -The President's call to Johnson The President talked with Johnson between 4:46 pm and 4:51 pm. [Conversation No. 830-6B] [See Conversation No. 35-67]
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d)
[End of telephone conversation] Johnson’s health -Heart pains -Hypochondria Truman memorial service -Spiro T. Agnew -The President's attendance at funeral -The President's and Johnson’s plans -Reasons -Independence, Missouri -Press relations -Gerald L. Warren -Frank Cormier -Ronald L. Ziegler -Richard A. Moore’s recommendation -Risk -The President’s exposure -Statement for press -The President's call to Johnson -Funeral service in Independence -Truman family’s request -Congress -Foreign government representations -Timing -Warren -Cormier -Downplaying -Ziegler -Johnson -Wording -The President’s decision -Johnson -Warren -Defensiveness -Ziegler -Sayre
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) Vietnam settlement negotiations -The President's meeting with Mansfield -Mansfield's statements -Concern -Resolution -Democrats' motives -Courage -1972 election -George S. McGovern's resolution -White House response -Clark McGregor -William E. Timmons -Scali -Responsibility of Congress during negotiations -Chance of success Roberto Clemente Memorial Fund -The President's contribution -Leak to press -Ziegler -Nicaragua -Ambassador -Story for press -Moore -Francis Dale -Daniel Mauck Galbreath -Frank Robinson -Barbara Ann Cole -Publicity of contribution -Ziegler -No comment -Nicaragua -Ambassador -Letter -Scali -Public release -Billy Kilmer -Privacy -Kilmer’s daughter [?] -Super Bowl
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Interview -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Nicaraguan earthquake relief -Warren -Moore George C. Wallace -Surgery -Health
**************************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -Political influence -Supporters -Charles S. Snider -Southern vote -John O. March, Jr. -Robert S. Strauss -Snider [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Marsh -Defense Department -Elliot L. Richardson -Congressional expense -Qualities -Compared to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Haldeman -Bull -John D. Ehrlichman -Haldeman -Scheduling -The President’s schedule
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Overcommitment -Congress -1972 election -Henry A. Kissinger -Governors -Republican Congressional members -Discipline -Timmons -Dan Rather -Qualities -Clark MacGregor -Thomas C. Korologos -Qualities -Haldeman's deputy -George H. W. Bush -American Enterprise Institute [AEI] -Colson's responsibilities -Outside support -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -Haldeman -"Kitchen Cabinet" -Responsibilities Johnson -Condition -Endurance
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -1968 election -The President’s possible campaign against Johnson -Nature of campaign -Hubert H. Humphrey [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) Vietnam War -Congress -Speeches -Schedule -[Thomas] Hale Boggs memorial service -Truman's memorial service -Henry A. Kissinger’s trip to Paris -Leadership positions -Contests -Kissinger -Performance -Press relations -Conversation with Marvin L. Kalb -Time -Max Frankel -James B. Reston -Scali -Conversation with Reston -Bombing -Loyality to the President -Conduct before 1972 election -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Reston article -Public impression -Conversation with Colson Truman memorial service -Warren -Johnson’s attendance WJFC (Jacksonville, Fla.) -Wire coverage -Nixon Florida fundraiser -Challenge to license -Washington Post -Costs -Appeal -Judge David L. Bazelon -Chances of success -George Champion, Jr.
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Washington Post -Court action -Stockholder lawsuit -David Shapiro -Sidney Dickstein Second term reorganization -Harry S. Dent -Departure -Colson's responsibilities -Ziegler -Press coverage -Washington Post Watergate -Donald H. Segretti -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Dwight L. Chapin's role -Working outside White House -Attacks on critics -Groups to coordinate -Haldeman -William J. Baroody, Jr. -Duties -White House involvement -Colson -Watergate -Campaign activities -Outside groups -George H. W. Bush -Blame -Responsibility -Segretti -Control -Financing -Chapin -Herbert W. Kalmbach -"Black" mailings -Boston activities -Democratic illegalities
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Campaign illegalities -"Black" mailings -[Unknown Man] -Work with Colson -Baroody -Background -Melvin A. Laird -Holy Cross -Haldeman Second term organization -Parochial school bill -Pennsylvania, New York -Catholic hierarchy -Tax bill -Letter-writing campaign for Catholic parents -New Jersey -John D. Ehrlichman -Democratic tricks -George H. W. Bush -Congressional relations -Timmons -Korologos -Wallace H. Johnson Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:51 pm. Briefcase Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:09 pm. -Wallace Johnson -Qualifications -Public relations [PR] -Korologos -Work on Congress -Campaign work -John F. Kennedy -Use of Congressional administrative aides -Compared to California politics
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Korologos -Wallace F. Bennett -Age -1968 reelection Congressional relations -Age -Len B. Jordan -Margaret Chase Smith -Gordon L. Allott -Jack R. Miller -Loss -Charge -Iowa -MacGregor -Qualification for Senate -Maryland -Charles McM. Mathias, Jr. -Employment -Income -Haldeman -Legal practices -Defense contractor -Qualities -United Aircraft -Timing -Attorney General -Haldeman -Lifestyle -Personality -Strength -Legal practice -Attorney General -Watergate -Confirmation hearings -Involvement -Robert J. Dole -Qualifications for Senate -Enthusiasm -White House Staff
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Bush -The President's meeting with Mansfield -Concern over war -Age -World War I
********************************************************************* [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Republican Party -Bush -Republican National Committee [RNC] Chairman -William E. Brock, III -Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown, Jr. -Murray M. Chotiner -MacGregor -House campaign committee -Senate campaign committee -Candidates -“Talent hunt” -Endorsements -Official and unofficial group -Name change -John B. Connally -Candidate selection 1972 Election -Massachusetts -F. Bradford Morse -John Kerry -Paul W. Cronin -Defeat -Irish-Catholic -Campaigning -Connecticut -Congressional defeats -“Machine” -Legislative elections -Thomas J. Meskill
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Robert H. Steele -Colson’s role -MacGregor -Harry S. Dent [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************************
Government spending -Marvin Mandel -New Year’s reception -Television [TV] -Governor -Fiscal reform -Taxes -Meskill -Political philosophy -Maryland, Connecticut -Education, health care -Revenue sharing -Need -Relations with mayors Second term reorganization -Caspar W. Weinberger -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -James T. Lynn -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Qualities -Claude S. Brinegar -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -Transportation Department -Budget cuts -Urban mass transit -Employees -Federal Railroad Administration -Peter J. Brennan -Personnel cuts -Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Antibureaucratic attitude -Experience from building trades -New York -Hiring blacks Conservatism -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Meskill -Connecticut -Mandel -Maryland -The President’s interviews with Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner -Wallace -Redskins fans -Government workers -Blue collar workers -Popular appeal -Compared to the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates -Dallas Cowboys -New York Yankees -Brooklyn Dodgers
************************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] McGovern -Elitism -Mistakes -Tax issue -Unemployment -Underdog -Arrogance -Advisors 1972 election -The President’s strategy -Compared to McGovern -Certainty of the President’s victory
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ****************************************************************************
-Henry A. Kissinger -May 8, 1972 decision -Vietnam negotiations -Bombing -Compared to Moscow Summit -Public opinion -Settlement -Reaction against "doves" -Korea War -Veterans -Criticism from "hawks" -Douglas MacArthur -Yalu River -Bombing -Lack of preparation -Combat ready troops -Military budget -Louis Johnson Truman -Weakness as President -Strengths -1948 campaign -Thomas E. Dewey -Farmers -Opposition to Congress
**************************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -The President’s strategy -McGovern as issue -Congress -McGovern
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept.-08) Conversation No. 830-6 (cont’d) -Attack on press -Richard Dougherty -Advocacy reporting -Success of the President’s strategy -Compared to 1948 election [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ****************************************************************************
Kissinger's schedule -Haig -Meeting with Colson -Meeting with reporters -New York Times -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] Colson left at 6:09 pm the President left at 6:10 pm.