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Date: 
Dec 24, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 309-1 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Yeoman Charles E. Radford incident -Robert O. Welander -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Talk with David R. Young, Jr. -Concern over quality of evidence -Ehrlichman -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger and Haig -Tape of Welander interview -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger and Haig -Satisfaction with Moorer -Backchannels -Kissinger monologue to Ehrlichman -Timing -William P. Rogers -Moorer’s possible replacement -Praise for Moorer -R. C. (“Hugh”) Robinson interview -Haig -Melvin R. Laird -Previous conversation with the President -John F. Kennedy administration -Lyndon B. Johnson administration -Time on Appropriations Committee
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
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Radford incident -Moorer -Kissinger -Haig -Kissinger -Reactions -State Department -Leaks -Kissinger -Rogers -John F. Kennedy -Pakistan -Kissinger’s style -Rogers -Relationship with the President -India-Pakistan War -Situation compared to Cuba by State Department -Secretary of State -Joseph F. Kraft -Kissinger -Conflict with Rogers Rogers's press conference -Bombing of North Vietnam Kissinger entered at 12:15 pm.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
Ehrlichman -Water Quality Bill [?] -Discussed at a later date Radford incident -Moorer -[Unintelligible] -Briefcases -Haig -John N. Mitchell -Moorer -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] Liaison Office -Background -David [?] Ginsberg -Laird -Haig -Robinson -Interrogation -Ehrlichman -President’s displeasure with Radford incident -Amount of time -JCS -National Security Council [NSC] -McGeorge Bundy -Source -Use information -Moorer resignation -Decision -Potential risks -Laird -[Unintelligible] -US public opinion -Complexity of Radford incident -Difficult to understand -Wall Street Journal editorial -Leaks within government -Moorer -Survival of military establishment -Future for Radford
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
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-Pentagon -Documents -Jack N. Anderson -Unknown name -Briefcase -Moorer resignation -Consideration -Transfer of Radford -Under surveillance -Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] -Mitchell -Talk with Ehrlichman -Anderson -Press coverage of Radford incident -Concern -Surveillance of Radford -Length of time -Moorer -Proposed talk with Kissinger -[Unintelligible] -President’s instructions to Ehrlichman -John B. Connally's knowledge -Spiro T. Agnew's knowledge -Kissinger, Haig and Young -JCS -Laird -Mitchell -President’s instructions -Informing Laird
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
-JCS -White House staff -Secretaries -Unknown person -Laird’s General Counsel -Richard G. Kleindienst -Robert C. Mardian -Anderson -Laird -Effect on administration -Effect on the military -Potential damage -Ehrlichman's call to Mitchell -Laird's talk with Mitchell -Laird -Moorer -Kissinger’s attitude -[Unintelligible] -JCS -Johnson Administration -Historical significance -Haig -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip Kissinger's schedule -Timing PRC and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] trips Foreign policy -Vietnam -North Vietnamese -Actions -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Negotiations -Release of POWs Busing (school cases) -Justice and State Departments
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
-Solicitor General -Mitchell -Erwin N. Griswold -President’s forthcoming call to Griswold Kissinger's schedule -New York The President's schedule -Photo opportunities -Phone calls -Number ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Privacy] [Duration: 1m 18s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 ************************************************************************** Kissinger left at 12:45 pm. -Criticism of Kissinger -Kissinger’s place in history -Role in foreign policy -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Relations with Moorer -Suggested future cooperation -John A. Scali -Work relationship
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-Kissinger's relationship with Rogers -Ehrlichman’s view -Rogers -Tensions with Kissinger -Differences -Press conference -Particular strengths and skill -State Department -Praise from the President -Kissinger's and Rogers's working relationship Environmental legislation -Treasury Department -Connally -Tax impact -Ehrlichman to write to Connally -Need for Connally’s assistance -Presidential support -Water Bill -Progress in the House -Veto -Administration strategy -George P. Shultz -Budgetary implications -Potential problems -Conference committee -Possible reservations by the President Real estate taxation legislation
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
-Charles W. Colson, Richard A. Moore and Scali -Edmund S. Muskie -Connally -State of the Union Address -Ehrlichman's talk with Connally -McElroy Commission -Ehrlichman's conversation with [Forename unknown] Walton -Ehrlichman meeting with William Baroody and other conservatives in education field -Timing -Interest groups -John W. Byrnes -Colson -Real estate tax -Neil H. McElroy -Commission -Real estate taxes -Legislative proposal
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Ehrlichman's schedule -California -President’s forthcoming meeting with Eisaku Sato President's State of the Union Message -To be worked on in California Value added tax -Connally's reaction to
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. [?] -President’s view -Trade unions -President’s instructions -White House's reaction to -Elliot L. Richardson’s view -Connally to speak -Dick [Surname unknown] -President's State of the Union Message -Meeting with Connally -Apparent difficulties -Ehrlichman’s schedule -President's State of the Union Message -Amount of time to be worked on Defense budget -President’s telephone list -Unknown man -Laird -Support for budget -Shultz -Laird -Shultz -Kissinger Kissinger and Rogers -Kissinger -Value to the administration -Concerns -Rogers -India-Pakistan War -Kissinger -Style and demeanor -Laos -India-Pakistan War -Laos -Effect on public opinion -Marquis Childs -Kraft -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -“Kissinger’s world”
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-Family and personal life -Style on the job -Connally -Compared to other White House staffers -Family life -Rogers -Family life -Press conference on India-Pakistan War -News summary -New York Times -John F. Kennedy -Apparent lack of focus -President's personnel management abilities -Time magazine -Previous interview with Ehrlichman -Shultz’s phone calls -Kissinger's relations with Laird and Rogers -Kissinger -Kissinger's response during crisis -Style -Various political and domestic problems -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Rogers -Aspects of the President’s job -Israel -Middle East -Laos Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope comments on release of POWs -Haig -Kissinger -Reactions Moorer and incident with Radford -Welander -Kissinger -JCS
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Kissinger -Talk with the President -Talk of leaving the Administration -Intellectualism -Potential problems -President’s view -Religion -Universities -“Liberal intellectualism” -Scientists -Universe -Relationship with President -President’s justification President's signing the National Cancer Act of 1971 -News stories -Newspaper and television -Edward M. Kennedy -Audience -John G. Schmitz[?] -Individual receiving pen from the President -E. Kennedy -President's remarks -Money Movie "Brian's Song" -Channel 2 -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] show -Gale E. Sayers and Brian Piccolo -Cancer -Race relations
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
-President's recommendation Ehrlichman and all White House staff see it -Screening in the White House -Ehrlichman's role -Paul Fisher -Timing -Ehrlichman’s schedule Movie "French Connection" -Police -Drug traffic -Compared to unknown movie -Realism Kissinger's personality Public reaction -India-Pakistan War -Georges J.R. Pompidou -International monetary affairs -Middle East -US Jewish population -Media coverage -India Indira Gandhi's visit to US Kissinger and Rogers -PRC and Soviet trips -William C. Sullivan -Sullivan’s remark to Kissinger -State Department -Conflict between Kissinger and Rogers -Rogers's reaction to the PRC trip -PRC and Soviet trips compared -Significance State Department -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Leaks -Staff during Democrat administrations
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
Government bureaucracy -Liberals -Conservatives -Jews Kissinger -San Clemente -Ehrlichman's talks with Kissinger President's relations with his staff -Socializing -Kissinger -Dinners -Compared to Dwight D. Eisenhower's relations with his staff -Administration’s effort to promote goodwill -Praise from the President
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F. Donald Nixon -Ehrlichman’s previous conversation with Donald Nixon -Christmas plans -Activities -European business connections -Robert L. Vesco -Investors Overseas Services, Ltd. [IOS] -Donald Nixon’s boss -[Forename unknown] Straub -Meeting with Ehrlichman -Donald Nixon’s move to Bahamas
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
-Donald Nixon’s appeal -White House Connection -Efforts to see the President -Vesco -Jail -Harry L. Sears -Mitchell
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President's schedule -California -Florida -Eisaku Sato -Upcoming meeting President's upcoming interview with Dan Rather
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
Radio message -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Story about Vietnam War -Soldier Christmas and New Year greetings
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Kissinger Cole -Oklahoma [?] President's State of the Union message -Raymond K. Price, Jr. and Ehrlichman
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16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 309-1 (cont.)
Ehrlichman left at 1:37 pm.
Conversation No. 309-2 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 1:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 17-4] Request for a call to George P. Shultz
Conversation No. 309-3 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 1:37 pm - 1:46 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with George P. Shultz. [See Conversation No. 17-5; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 309-4 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:46 pm and 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes's wish to talk to the President on the phone
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Liberia First Family Christmas photos -Blue Room -Ronald L. Ziegler and Constance M. Stuart -Photo by wire services and Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins President’s instructions -Gen. Walter R. Tkach Bull left at an unknown time before 1:48 pm.
Conversation No. 309-5 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:46 pm and 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 17-6] Request for a call to Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes
Conversation No. 309-6 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 1:48 pm - 1:49 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes. [See Conversation No. 17-7]
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 309-7 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 1:49 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 17-8]
Conversation No. 309-8 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 1:50 pm - 1:51 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes. [See Conversation No. 17-9]
Conversation No. 309-9 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:51 pm and 1:56 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 17-10] Request for a call to John W. Chancellor
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 309-10 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 1:56 pm - 2:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with John W. Chancellor. [See Conversation No. 17-11]
Conversation No. 309-11 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:01 pm and 2:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 17-12] Request for a call to Nelson A. Rockefeller
Conversation No. 309-12 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 2:06 pm - 2:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Nelson A. Rockefeller. [See Conversation No. 17-13; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 309-13 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 2:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 17-14] Request for a call to Ronald W. Reagan
Conversation No. 309-14 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 2:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Letters -Out box Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:16 pm.
Conversation No. 309-15 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: 2:16 pm - 2:21 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald W. Reagan. [See Conversation No. 17-15; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]