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Date: 
Jul 20, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 263-1 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:31 pm and 1:58 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman; this recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Secret Service agents -Bryce N. Harlow -Staff -Attitude towards duties -The People's Republic of China [PRC] John B. Connally -The President's July 19, 1971 meeting -Secretary of State -Position in Cabinet -George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman -Handling of the Treasury Department -Ehrlichman's forthcoming conversation -Personnel -Hiring of secretary -White House staff [Pause] -Department of the Treasury -Personnel questions -Charls E. Walker's conversation -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Representative -Briefing by Henry A. Kissinger Clark MacGregor -Members of Congress -Attitude during leaders meeting -Republican attitude compared to Democrats
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Marine Corps Commandant -Appointee recommendation -Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Leonard F. Chapman, Robert E. Cushman, Jr. Congress -Lockheed bailout -David Packard -Testimony before Congress -Connally Agnew -Connally Meeting with Republican Congressional leaders -Ehrlichman's (?) comments -Presidential leadership issue -US initiative on the PRC -Mary McGrory's comments -Connally -Democrats -Patrick J. Buchanan -George H.W. Bush (?) Agnew's trip -Presidents criticism -Malik Faisal Ibn Abd Al-aziz Al-saud, Prince Fahd, Jomo Kenyatta -Reports by the press -Blacks -Agnew's comments -Kenyatta -African Black leaders Blacks -US population -Rednecks -African Blacks
Conv. No. 263-1 (cont.)
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Conv. No. 263-1 (cont.)
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Haldeman left at 1:58 pm.
Conversation No. 263-2 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:10 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Foreign policy developments Schedule
Conversation No. 263-3 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:10 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 263-3 (cont.)
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Sanchez left an an unknown time before 3:10 pm.
Conversation No. 263-4 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:58 pm and 3:10 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:10 pm.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 263-5 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: 3:10 pm - 3:35 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Conv. No. 263-3 (cont.)
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA [PRC]
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-Press -William P. Rogers -Coordination of action -The President, Kissinger -Roles -Rogers -Dealing with foreign governments -Schedule -Kissinger -Forthcoming meeting with David Rockefeller -Forthcoming meeting with the President
Kissinger left at 3:35 pm.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 263-6 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:35 pm and 3:41 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman. Presidents schedule -Haldeman's and John D. Ehrlichman's schedule
Conversation No. 263-7 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:35 pm and 3:41 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:41 pm.
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Conversation No. 263-8 Date: July 29, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:35 pm and 3:41 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:41 pm.
Conversation No. 263-9 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:41 pm and 6:09 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Presidents schedule -Forthcoming meeting -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman
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Congress -Ehrlichman's meeting with Labor Committee -Appropriations Committee -Cities -California -Formula Haldeman entered at 3:42 pm. Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.)
-Key states -Appropriations -Legislative strategy -George H. Mahon -Cities -Presidents role -Distributions of funds -Texas, California, Ohio, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania -Localities of high unemployment -Formula, discretionary spending, California -Administrations latitude -Veto threat Foreign relations -The People's Republic of China [PRC] -Trips by US political leaders -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, J. William Fulbright, Robert C. Byrd -Handling of issue -Henry A. Kissinger -Vietnam War -Negotiations to end the war -The PRC -Changes in relations with the US -Reaction of the hardhats -Democrats wishing to visit the PRC -Alan Cranston, Fulbright, Edward Kennedy -Hugh Scott, Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Republicans reaction -Timing of visit by the President -Possible summit meeting in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
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-Admiral Perry's opening of Japan to Western Access -Chou En-lai -Kissinger's role -Preparations for the President's visit -Ehrlichman -The Secret Service -Timing -US - USSR Summit -Other visitors to the PRC -Edward Kennedy -Kissinger's role -Chou En-lai -Mao Tse-tung
Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.)
[The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 3:41 pm and 5:05 pm] [Conversation No. 263-9A] Schedule PRC -The President's forthcoming trip -Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson -Arrangements [End of telephone conversation] -Perceptions of the US -Dale Carnegie Outlook -Kissinger -Role in PRC opening -The President's leadership role -William P. Rogers -The State Department -Marshall Green -Effect of speculation on US relations with the PRC and with other countries -Presidential leadership -Congressional leaders -John A. Scali -Statements about the PRC -Curtis McGee
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-Effect of speculation -Edward Kennedy -Letter -John F. Kennedy, Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy -Dean G. Acheson -Attack on Pearl Harbor -Cuban Missile Crisis Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.) ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 9s ]
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
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-Forthcoming Soviet Summit -Charles W. Colson -Forthcoming trip by the President to the PRC -Transportation -Air Force One -Change of name -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's possible resignation -Vietnam War -Settlement
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MANOLO SANCHEZ ENTERED AT AN UNKNOWN TIME AFTER 3:41 PM 263-9 (cont.) Conv. No. SANCHEZ LEFT AT AN UNKNOWN TIME BEFORE 5:05 PM
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Agnew -Handling of foreign trips -Golf -Comparison to the President and Thelma C. (Pat) Nixon -Press coverage of African trip -Time, Newsweek -Incident in Kenya -Size of entourage Presidential security -Number of Secret Service agents -Assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy -Agnew's entourage -Secret Service agents -Signal Corps -Communications -Automobile -Bryce N. Harlow -Agnew's relationship with Secret Service agents -Comparison to the President -Contact with Secret Service agents
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10 ******************************************************************************
-Comparison to Johnson -Agnew's treatment of staff -Secretaries -Donald H. Rumsfeld Agnew -Options for handling vice presidency -Choice -Comparison with the President -Latin American trip, Nikita Khrushchev -Comparison with Edward Kennedy (?), Hubert H. Humphrey Vice presidential qualifications for office -Requirements -Need to balance the President Edward Kennedy -Trip to the PRC -Group of Congressional visitors -Impact -Chou En-lai
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Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.)
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Kissinger entered at 5:05 pm. Foreign relations -PRC -Press reaction to announcement -Editors -Hugh S. Sidey -July 19, 1971 briefing -David Rockefeller -Trip to Russia -The Presidency -The President, Johnson -Defense of the President -Trip by Democratic members of Congress -Edward Kennedy's request -Timing of the Summit with the PRC -The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Timing of announcement of tip to the USSR -Advance work for the trip -Requirements -Ehrlichman -Dwight L. Chapin, Bruce A. Kehrli (?)
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Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.)
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-Timing of Kissinger's next trip to the PRC -Edward M. Kennedy, Alan Cranston -Japan -Group travel -Republicans -Hugh Scott -Reaction to trips by others -Vernon A. Walters -Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -Summit meeting -Mao Tse-tung -Announcement of trips by others -Briefings -Impact of possible statements by Congressional visitors -Establishment of policy line -Congressional group travel -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -George S. McGovern -Agnew -Mao Tse-tung -Effects of speculation -The Press -Kissingers conversation with Sidey -Conservative reaction -Colson's responsibilities -George Meany, Jay Lovestone -William P. Rogers -State Department role
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-Unknown person's statement to Sidey ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [National Security] [Duration: 2m 10s ] Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.) COUNTRY CHOU EN-LAI
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-Reaction to breakthrough -The press -The general public -Foreign diplomats -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Possible trip by Democrats -Timing of announcement -September date Kissinger left at 5:34 pm.
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Connally -Appointments to positions -The President's role -White House staff -Ehrlichman, Egil (Bud) Krogh, Jr. -Relations with bureaucracy within Department -Charls E. Walker Other Cabinet officers -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe -Romney -Suburban housing -July 19, 1971 Cabinet meeting -The PRC initiative
Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.)
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-William P. Rogers -Handling of foreign policy -Outlook -The PRC trip -Conflicts with State Department -Marshall Green -Kissinger -New York City trip
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Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.)
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Ehrlichman and Haldeman left at 6:09 pm.
Conversation No. 263-10 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: 6:16 pm - 6:17 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President talked with Thelma C. (Pat) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 6-160; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 263-11 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: 6:19 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 6-161]
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Conversation No. 263-12 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: 6:19 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building Conv. No. 263-9 (cont.) The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 6-162]
Conversation No. 263-13 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: 6:19 pm - 6:41 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 6-163; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 263-14 Date: July 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:43 pm and 6:46 pm Location: Old Executive Office Building An unknown man talked with an unknown person.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 263-14 (cont.)
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