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Date: 
Apr 17, 1972 - Apr 19, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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Conversation No. 331-1 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:09 pm and 2:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. William P. Rogers Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm.
Conversation No. 331-2 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 2:10 pm - 2:28 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. William P. Rogers The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger at an unknown time between 2:10 and 2:15 pm. [Conversation No. 331-2A] Current meeting -Review of something -Briefing [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler's schedule -Morning briefing -Conversation with unknown person -Gerald L. Warren The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?] at an unknown time between 2:10 and 2:15 pm.
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Conv. No. 331-2 (cont.) [Conversation No. 331-2B] Clark MacGregor -Report The President's schedule [End of telephone conversation] Press conference -Questions -Soviet ships -Soviet summit -Indochina -Answers The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Announcement -Invitation to Poland -Warren Kissinger entered at 2:15 pm. Ziegler’s schedule -Forthcoming briefing Soviet Union -Question at Rogers's press conference -Soviet ships -Use of official channels -US reply to a message -Vietnam -Soviet ships -US public opinion -Ziegler's statement on bombing -US message to Soviet Union Ziegler left at 2:17 pm. Ziegler’s work
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Conv. No. 331-2 (cont.) Kissinger's conversation with Stewart J.O. Alsop Kissinger's schedule Ziegler's press conference Soviet Union -Vietnam -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Soviet ships
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-Kissinger's meeting with Dobrynin -Relations with US -Soviet summit -Soviet position -German Treaty -Middle East settlement -People's Republic of China [PRC] -PRC -The President -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson -Kissinger's Moscow trip -Announcement -Timing -Haiphong bombing
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Conv. No. 331-2 (cont.) -Significance Vietnam -Kissinger's meeting with Alsop -The President's trip to Moscow -Invasion by North Vietnam -Alsop article -Ziegler's press conference -Kissinger's meeting with Dobrynin -US bombing US-Soviet relations -Middle East -European security -State of relations -Current situation -PRC -Vietnam -Blockade -1972 election -Impact -Soviet concerns -Summit -Risks of bombing -Hanoi and Haiphong -Kissinger’s trip -Timing Vietnam -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Testimony by Melvin R. Laird and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, April 18, 1972 -Meeting with the President -Rogers's testimony -Time -Kissinger's call -Arrangements -Laird and Moorer -Public stance -Compared with Rogers's testimony -Laird’s previous testimony -Meeting with the President
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Conv. No. 331-2 (cont.) -Necessity -Ziegler -Time -Ziegler’s announcement -The President’s talks with Rogers -Forthcoming meetings with the President -Timing Kissinger left at 2:28 pm.
Conversation No. 331-3 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:28 pm and 2:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-5]
Conversation No. 331-4 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:28 pm and 2:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. [Unintelligible]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 331-5 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 2:36 pm - 2:43 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 23-6]
Conversation No. 331-6 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 2:43 pm - 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with William P. Rogers. [See Conversation No. 23-7]
Conversation No. 331-7 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:50 pm and 3:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Vietnam -William P. Rogers's testimony -Democratic Senatorial opponents of the President's policies -Counterattacks -North Vietnamese invasion -Failure to condemn -Draft of criticism -Clark MacGregor
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Conversation No. 331-8 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:50 pm and 3:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:48 pm.
Conversation No. 331-9 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 3:48 pm - 3:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 23-8]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 331-10 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 3:55 pm - 4:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and Manolo Sanchez. Refreshment Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm. Vietnam -Ziegler’s recent press conference -William P. Rogers -Talks with the President -Melvin R. Laird -Meeting with the President -An announcement -Testimony -Rogers's testimony -Press reaction to Ziegler's statements -Negotiations with North Vietnam -January 25, 1972 proposal -Xuan Thuy -Negotiations -Ziegler's statements H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:00 pm. -A resolution -Condemnation of North Vietnam -Message to Soviet Union -Release of US and Soviet texts -Henry A. Kissinger's and Rogers's advice -The President's approval -Timing -Rogers's television appearance -Newspapers -Contents -US air attacks on North Vietnam
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Conv. No. 331-10 (cont.) -Anti-aircraft fire -Hanoi and Haiphong -Ziegler’s talk with Robert J. McCloskey -Release of texts -Timing -Richard G. Kleindienst -Confirmation hearings -Congress -A resolution -Democrats -Press conference -Ziegler's handling of questions about the President's policies -North Vietnam -Nature of US air attacks -Targeting -Hanoi, Haiphong -Antiwar Democrats -Patriotism -Charges of supporting North Vietnam -Rogers’s comments -Press conference -Invasion -Responsibility -Vietcong [VC] -Enemy troop build-up Rogers's statements -Television coverage Ziegler left at 4:10 pm. Vietnam -Congress -Republicans -Resolution to condemn North Vietnam -The President's conversation with Kissinger -Charles W. Colson and Clark Macgregor -News story -Edmund S. Muskie -Democratic support -House of Representatives
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Conv. No. 331-10 (cont.) -F. Edward Hebert -Democratic support for the President -Resolution against North Vietnam -MacGregor -William E. Timmons -Gerald R. Ford -Muskie resolution -Location in congress -Foreign Relations Committee -Congressional resolution -Colson -Hebert -The President -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Ronald W. Reagan -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Democratic resolution -Partisanship -Congressional resolution -John B. Connally -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 22, 1972 meeting -Wording -Agnew -Patrick J. Buchanan -Rogers -North Vietnamese invasion -Soviet Union -South Vietnam -Soviets -North Vietnamese invasion -Communists -Senators -South Vietnam -George P. Shultz -Statements Ziegler -State Department Kissinger -Work with Administration
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-10 (cont.) -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Vietnam -Soviet summit -Congress -Senate Connally -Testimony -Possible resignation -Timing -Soviet summit -Vietnam Secretary of the Treasury -Confirmation -Acting Secretary -World economy -Confidence -Possible nominations -Connally’s staff -[William P. Pannill?] -Wallace H. Johnson -The President's schedule -Trip -Texas -A dinner Connally -Possible resignation -Timing -Soviet summit -Timing -Democratic National Convention -Delays -Shultz -Summit -Tour -Democratic Nomination Vietnam
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-10 (cont.) -Summit The President's schedule -Trip to Florida -Dinner for retiring congressmen -Time International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] hearings -Conclusion -Schedule -Vietnam War issue -Written interrogatories -House of Representatives -Busing -Jay Lovestone -Texas
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Rogers's schedule -Television The President and Haldeman left at 4:48 pm.
Conversation No. 331-11 Date: April 19, 1972
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-10 (cont.) Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 331-12 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person [Stephen B. Bull?]. President’s schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:20 am.
Conversation No. 331-13 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 9:20 am - 9:55 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's schedule -Book -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting Vietnam -Negotiations -Kissinger's statement -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
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-North Vietnamese message
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-People's Republic of China [PRC] Ambassador -Xuan Thuy -Comments -US bombing -Soviet Union -Tass statement -Naval action -Destroyers -Casualties -Da Nang -Air strikes -Number -Targets -Impact -Bombing in South -Tactical sorties -B-52s -Concentration of strikes -Effectiveness -Military Region [MR] 1 -Long Tieng -North Vietnamese invasion -Long Tieng
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.) -III Corps -An Loc -North Vietnamese attacks -Tank losses -Current situation -US helicopters -US gunships -South Vietnamese garrison -North Vietnamese siege -Hue -North Vietnamese offensive -Failure -Press reports -South Vietnamese army -Desertions -Press coverage -Television coverage -Campus demonstrators -Size of crowds -Harvard University -Future trips to PRC by newsmen -Networks -Hostility to the President -Campus demonstrators -University of Wisconsin at Madision -Democrats -Edmund S. Muskie -Statement -Rebuttal -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -George C. Wallace -Support for the President -Public opinion -Support for the President -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Laird -Statement -Blockade -Laird -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.) -The President's possible conversation with [David] Kenneth Rush -Kissinger's conversation with Rush -Laird -Military man assigned to Rush's and David Packard’s office -Rush -WSAG meetings -Packard -Support for the President -Relations with Kissinger -Television networks -Hostility to the President -Criticism -Newsmen -PRC trip -Behavior -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Conversation with Kissinger -Margaretta (Fitler) (“Happy”) Rockefeller -Mrs. Rockefeller's mother, Margaretta (Harrison) Bartol -Cambodia views -A luncheon -Liberal compared to conservative support -Attica prison riots -Attica -Press -Misrepresentations PRC -Photograph -Publicity -White House reception for PRC Table Tennis players, April 18, 1972 -Kissinger's conversation with [Chien Yi] -Rose Garden -Statement -State Department -Interpreters -John A. Scali -Television -State Department -Kissinger’s conversation with Chien Yi -Joseph W. Alsop
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Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)
Kissinger's schedule -Trip to Moscow Vietnam -Bombing -Impact on Soviets -Soviet Union -Message -The President's press conference -Soviet trip Soviet trip -Kissinger's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Announcement -Publicity -Soviets -Agreement -Announcement -Time -The President's role -Kissinger's trip -The President's schedule -Time -Day Vietnam -White House staff morale -Campus riots -Reinforcement -Haldeman -Staff meeting -Robert H. Finch -Cabinet -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Time PRC -Relations with US -Normalization -Current actions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.) -Note -Vietnam -Bombing -Chien Yi -Scali -Table Tennis team -Appearance of members -Compared with US team members -Graham B. Steenhoven -The President’s talk with Haldeman -Ceremony Vietnam -Kissinger's meeting with David E. Bradshaw -Miami Herald -Bradshaw's conversation with unknown person -Soviet reaction -PRC reaction -The President's conversation with Kissinger -Soviets -1972 election -The President's policies -Survival of South Vietnam -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Need for movement in negotiations -POWs -Kissinger's talking paper -North Vietnamese position -Negotiations -Settlement -POWs -Peking and Moscow -Impact on 1972 Election -Food prices -Offensive -Le Duc Tho -Paris -The President's television appearance -Information for Rogers -Haldeman -Soviets
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.) -Picture -Release -Speech by the Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Press support -Opponents of the President's policies -Speculations about US defeat An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:20 am. The President's receipt of something The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:55 am. PRC -White House reception for PRC table tennis players -Interpreters -Reaction to bombing in Vietnam -Kissinger's conversation with Chien -Soviet Ambassador Vietnam -Issue in 1972 election -Soviets Kissinger left at 9:55 am.
Conversation No. 331-14 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:55 am and 10:11 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator [?]. The President's meeting with unknown person
Conversation No. 331-15
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Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)
Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:55 am and 10:11 am Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 6m 20s ]
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Conversation No. 331-16 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 10:11 am - 12:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Greetings Henry A. Kissinger Sequoia cruise -Weather White House staff -Kissinger -Quality of work -Staff -Position papers -Options for the President -Thoroughness
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-Compared with Cabinet officers and White House staff -Robert H. Finch -Clark MacGregor -John D. Ehrlichman -Charles W. Colson -Kissinger -George P. Shultz -MacGregor -Colson Vietnam -William P. Rogers -Call to Haldeman -British statement in support of bombing -Call to British Foreign Minister -Call to Mitchell Sharp -Canada's position -Bombing -Invasion -Briefing of congressmen -Democratic caucus -Melvin R. Laird -Statements John B. Connally -Meeting with Haldeman -Donald McI. Kendall -Resignation as Secretary of the Treasury -Decision -The President's policy on Vietnam -Haiphong -National economy -Importance of confidence -International economy -Trade -Relationship with the President -Work with White House staff -Current problems -Decision-making -Under Secretary -Lack of authority
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Connally's decision-making methods -Relationship with the President -Fear of erosion -Connally's departure -Reasons -Relations with White House staff -Relations with Cabinet officers -Possible conflicts -Lyndon B. Johnson -Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally -The President's trip to Texas -Conversation with Connally -Invitation -Announcement of resignation -Timing -The President's Soviet trip -Departure -Timing -Conditions -Help for the President
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-Departure -Return to Texas -New York -Johnson -Texans -Timing -1972 election
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Clifford M. Hardin -Future relations with the President -Advisory capacity -Advantages for the President
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 10:25 am. Vietnam -United Press International [UPI] story -Troop withdrawals -Possible announcement -Timing -Report from Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Schedule -Commitment -Ziegler's statement -Troop withdrawals -Schedule -Sources -Haig's report -Kissinger's opinion -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey -Rogers's statement -Laird's statement -Senate -Laird’s statement -Comments by Ziegler -Reflection of the President's views
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Phrasing -Demonstrations -Type of crowd -Weather -Television reporters -George S. McGovern supporters -George C. Wallace -Support for bombing -Barry M. Goldwater -Casualties Ziegler left at 10:30 am. -News stories -Connally -Sources -White House staff -Conversations with press -Problems -William L. Safire -John A. Scali Department of the Treasury -Successor to Connally -Paul A. Volcker -Confirmation by Senate -Problems -1972 election -Shultz -Connally's opinion -Strengths -Expertise -Loyalty to the President -Free market philosophy -Support for Shultz -Volcker -Charls E. Walker -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] head -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Connally's support -Shultz
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Qualifications -Relations with Arthur F. Burns -Timing of appointment -The President's press conference -The President's Soviet trip -Distraction from Connally's departure -Connally's departure -Announcement -The President's handling -Connally's future relationship -Advisory role -Advantages -Loss of platform -Support for the President -Possible reasons for resigning
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Connally -Health -Nellie Connally -Departure from administration -Timing -The President's trip to Texas -Current week -Problems -Vietnam news stories -Return from Texas -The President's Soviet trip -Publicity
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Future role with administration -Counsel to the President -David M. Kennedy -Finch -Best position -Declaration of support for the President
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-Departure -News stories -Democrats -Speculation -Stories of disaffection -Impact on economy -New Cabinet post -Rogers -Secretary of State -Vice Presidency -Attorney General -Ehrlichman -Departure -Health -Timing -1972 election -Financial future -Department of the Treasury -Control -Theoretical presidency -Problems
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Compared with Johnson -Relationship with the President -Concern for details -Domestic economy -Current situation -Future problems -Inflation -Future rates -1973 -November 1972 -Food prices -Shultz -Congress -Debt ceiling -Conflicts with Congress -Tax reform -Increases -Congress's position -Connally's position -Spending freeze -Spending freeze -Social Security -Protests Russell B. Long -MacGregor -Criticism -Congress -Taxes, appropriations -Deficit -Social Security -Vietnam -Government workers -The President Tax reform -Wilbur D. Mills -Cooperation with the President -Letter Connally -Departure from administration
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Possibility of remaining -Cabinet members -State Department -Vice Presidential position -Availability -Departure -Timing -Personal finances
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Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Image in press -Publicity Connally -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] -Vietnam -Critics -Vietnam -Views -Attitude toward the President -Departure from administration -Timing -Conversation with Haldeman -The President's trip to Texas -Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Moscow
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) Soviet Union -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Rogers -Haig -Message from Soviets -Rogers -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -US bombing of Vietnam -Summit -Haldeman's discussion with Rogers -Kissinger -Canada -Biological warfare treaty -Kissinger announcement -Timing -Press reports -Ziegler -Kissinger -Murray Marder -David Kraslow -Rogers -Publicity -Kissinger -Soviet Agreement -Press conference -Time -Hostility of press -Questions -Secrecy of Kissinger's mission -Vietnam -Troop withdrawal -Conversation with congressmen Connally -Departure -The President's trip to Texas -Shultz -Ziegler -Ehrlichman
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -John N. Mitchell -Planning -Announcement -Ehrlichman -Treasury Department -Narcotics division -Ehrlichman's option paper -Tax reform -Shultz National economy -Deficits -Shultz, Connally, Kissinger and Weinberger -Memorandum -1973 and 1974 budgets -Current legislation -Defense cuts -Base closings -Special revenue-sharing -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Social Security and Medicare -Welfare -Costs -Federal budget -White House position -Shultz -Meeting with the President -Connally -Memorandum from the White House -Position on HR 1 -Memorandum to Ehrlichman on administration's position -1972 election -Defense spending -Costs -Decisions -Moscow summit -Vietnam -Offensive -Base closings -Revenue-sharing -Passage in Senate
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Chances -Ehrlichman's assessment -The President's veto -Special and general revenue-sharing -Retroactivity -HR 1 -Welfare bill -Social Security and Medicare Bill -The President's veto -Revenue-sharing -Shultz's position -Purpose of a letter to Congress -HR 1 -Federal budget -HR 1 -Connally -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Social Security -Defense spending -Moscow summit -Kissinger -Belt tightening -Arms limitation -Increase in taxes -Publicity -Base closings -Shultz -Meeting with the President -Ehrlichman -Connally -Contacts with Haldeman -Memorandum -A veto by the President -Scheduling of the President's work on budget -Texas trip -Connally -Conversation with the President -Politics of federal budget -Ehrlichman -Shultz
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -HR 1 -MacGregor -White House opposition -Elliot L. Richardson -Shultz -Revenue-sharing -Problems -Political benefits -Property taxes -Benefits -Vietnam -Defense spending -Cuts -Kissinger's handling -Laird and [David] Kenneth Rush -Problem of leaks Vietnam -Conclusion of war -Time -Air war -1972 election -The President's victory -Future action -Blockade -Bombing -POW release -Impact on war Defense spending -Cuts -Air Force -Shultz Kissinger's trip to Soviet Union -Secrecy -Kissinger's location -Camp David -The President's location -Announcement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 10:30 and 11:20 am. [Conversation No. 331-16A] Meeting with the President -Discussion of Kissinger's cover story [End of telephone conversation] Soviet Union -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Cover story -New York -Vacation -Health -Speculation Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:30 and 11:20 am. [Conversation No. 331-16B] -Senate -Vietnam [End of telephone conversation] People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team reception -Chinese translators -Incident related by Kissinger -Scali's reaction -Absence -Selection -Rose Garden ceremony -Absence Kissinger entered at 11:20 am. -Telephone -Haldeman -Scali -Boycott
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Selection -Scali -State Department -Tour -White House conflicts with State Department -US table tennis team -Unknown member -Absence -Appearance -Publicity -Statement by the President -Television -Scali -Rose Garden -New York Daily News -Photograph -Scali -Responsibility Kissinger's secret trip to Moscow -Cover story -Camp David -Problems -Ziegler -Kissinger's schedule -New York -Meetings -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] -Distraction of press -Camp David -Kissinger's schedule -Dinner with newspaper editors -Katharine L. Graham -Cover story -Trip to Camp David -Plausibility -Haig report -Press speculation -Troop withdrawal -Meeting with Haig -Bureaucracy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Trip to Paris -Trip to Camp David -Ziegler's statement -Guest list -The President's schedule -Domestic issues -Ehrlichman -White House staff -Distraction -Ehrlichman, Shultz -Kissinger's presence -Ziegler's statement -Calls from press -Kissinger's departure -Time -Kissinger's schedule -Party -Trip to Camp David -The President's schedule -Ziegler's and Gerald L. Warren’s knowledge -The President's schedule -General staff meeting -Shultz and Ehrlichman -Kissinger's absence -Domestic subjects -Budget planning -Shultz -Connally -Cover story -Kissinger’s schedule -Haig -The President's schedule -Editors meeting -Trip to Camp David -Staff schedule -Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Trip to Camp David -Ehrlichman -Graham -Shultz -Haldeman
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Kissinger -Meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Kissinger's trip to Camp David -Kissinger’s trip to Andrews Air Force Base -Staff meetings -Troop withdrawal -Scheduling -Graham event -Transportation -Arrangements -Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Graham event -Shultz -Connally -Rogers -Trip to Camp David -Kissinger's trip to Camp David -Helicopter -Kissinger's schedule -Public statements -The President's meeting with top staff -Emphasis -Cancellation of dinner appearance -Ehrlichman -Public statement -Dealings with Rogers -Discussion of Vietnam with Soviets -Kissinger -Meeting with North Vietnamese -Haldeman’s meeting with Rogers Vietnam -Naval actions -Soviet ships -Haiphong -Laird's concerns -Destroyer -Manila -Newspaper coverage -Mine loading -Soviets
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Perceptions of US actions -Private message -Ships -Bombing -North Vietnam -Continuation -Carriers -7th Air Force -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.’s cancellation -Carriers -Number of sorties -Protective reation -Thanh Hoa - D-Day, 1944 -Winston S. Churchill's account -Number of air sorties -Number of British air strikes -Number of planes -B-52s -Bomb load -Compared with World War II -Concentration of forces -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -World War II -D-Day -Second landing -Deception of Germans -Churchill's account -Repetition of operations -Massive reaction -Impact on North Vietnam -Soviet reaction Soviet Union -Earl L. Butz's meeting with Brezhnev -Brezhnev's comments -Jacob D. Beam's response -Vietnam -Response to invasion -Butz -Soviet intelligence
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Beam Vietnam -Bombing -Soviet response -Impact on North Vietnam -The President's message -North Vietnamese response -Counterproposal -The President's response Soviet Union -Kissinger's trip -Cover story -Haldeman and Ehrlichman -Trip to Camp David -Schedule -Rogers -Kissinger's meeting with the President Kissinger left at 11:47 am. -Dealings with Rogers -Call to Rogers -Timing -Haig -Haldeman's meeting with Rogers -Brezhnev's message -Secrecy of meeting -Explanations of reasons for meeting -Meeting place -Time of Haldeman's call -Urgency -Problems -President Of Pakistan [Zulfikar Ali Bhutto] -Public disclosure -Ziegler's statements -Haldeman and Ehrlichman at Camp David -Kissinger's presence -Shultz's presence -Purpose of meeting
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Connally -Knowledge of trip -Trip to Camp David -Budget -Planning session -Weinberger -Ziegler's statement -Length of stay -Haldeman -Kissinger -Haldeman's conversation with Ziegler -Staff meeting -Travel -Haig's presence -Graham’s dinner -Domestic news -News summary International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Peter M. Flanigan's testimony -New York Times story -Handling -Edwin Reinecke and Edgar Gillenwaters -Testimony -Testimony -Jack Gleason -Harry D. Steward -Senate debate -Testimony -Flanigan -Gleason -Written interrogatories Vietnam -Democrats -McGovern -Antiwar speeches -Reception -Press reports -Press -Opposition to war
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Television -Coverage of demonstrations -Kissinger's views -Coverage of Laird testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Coverage of demonstrations -Opposition -Harvard University -Violent demonstration -Kissinger's reaction -New York Times story -University of Wisconsin at Madison -University of California at Berkeley -Democratic mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana -Switch to Republican party -Reasons -Hawks -Reagan -Messages of support for the President -Condemnation of North Vietnamese invasion -John C. Stennis -Support for bombing -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Soviet ships -Army of the Republic of South Vietnam [ARVN] -Opposition -Press reports -UPI -Harvard -Center for International Studies -Fire -Columbia University -Stanford University -Strike -University of Wisconsin at Madison -CBS film -Bombing -Campus demonstrations -Time of year Soviet Union
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Kissinger's trip -Rogers's role -Haldeman's call to Rogers -Purpose -Meeting with Soviet -Possible meeting with North Vietnamese -Haldeman's conversation with Connally -Trip to Camp David -Shultz -Connally -Conversation with Haldeman -Meeting with the President Connally -Resignation as Treasury Secretary -Timing -Announcement from White House -Press play -Soviet summit -Planning -Shultz -Timing -Soviet trip -Support for the President
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-Attitude -Campaign -Budget
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Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Compared with Shultz Budget -Meeting with Ehrlichman and Shultz -Defense issues -Soviet trip -Cuts -Timing HR 1 -Chance of passage in Congress -Ehrlichman's views -The President's budget Revenue-sharing -Chance of enactment -MacGregor -Administration's view of bill -Social Security -Separation of issues National economy -Connally's outlook -Leadership -Improvements -Compared with 1960 -Peak -1972 election -Prediction in the Kiplinger Letter -Optimism -Improvement in California -Housing starts -Unemployment -Rate -Base -Boom -Stock market -Improvements -War issue -Current level -Improvements
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Rate -Peak -Timing -1000 points -Democratic National Convention -Impact -Stock brokers -Haldeman's blind trust -Quarterly Report -Holdings -Gains -Production -Yachts -Television sets -Spending -Travel -Retail sales -Spring -Money supply -Burns -Shultz -Predicted performance as Treasury Secretary -Compared with Connally
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Connally -Talk with Haldeman -Vietnam -Haig
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Meeting with the President -Time Soviet Union -Kissinger's trip -Haldeman's call to Rogers The President's schedule -Meeting with Connally -Time -Haldeman's call to Rogers -Haldeman's meeting with Connally -Haldeman's and Ehrlichman's trip to Camp David -Meeting with Connally -Time -Meeting on non-public education -Report -Press story -Briefing -Clarence Walton -Length -Meeting with Jerry V. Wilson and Washington, DC police officers -Past practice -Instructions to Ehrlichman -Meeting with Clifford D. Carlson -Length -Charlotte T. Reid -Meeting with Wilson -Publicity value -[Walter E. Washington] -Ehrlichman's arrangements -Meeting on non-public education -National coverage -Meeting with Wilson -Coverage -[National Catholic Education Association meeting] -DC crime rate -Coverage -1971 demonstrations -National scope -Meeting with Wilson
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-16 (cont.) -Ehrlichman -Graham -Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Haldeman left at 12:17 pm.
Conversation No. 331-17 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:57 pm.
Conversation No. 331-18 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-17 (cont.) The President met with an unknown person. The President's schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:57 pm.
Conversation No. 331-19 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Ronald L. Ziegler?]. Press -An investigation -Washington, DC press corps -Number with children in Washington, DC public schools -Statement -Release of figures -Queries -Calls to press corps -Study of DC school system -Due date
Conversation No. 331-20 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Conv. No. 331-19 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:57 pm.
Conversation No. 331-21 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:57 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 331-22 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:57 pm.
Conversation No. 331-23 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-31]
Conversation No. 331-24 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 12:57 pm - 1:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 23-32]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 331-25 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 1:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Meeting with Jerry V. Wilson and Washington, DC police officers -Arrangements -Rose Garden -The President's appearance -The President's remarks -DC crime rates -Wilson's achievements -[Walter E. Washington] -Time ITT hearings -Edwin Reinecke's testimony John B. Connally -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 331-26 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 1:48 pm - 1:49 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 23-33]
Conversation No. 331-27
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Conv. No. 331-25 (cont.)
Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:49 pm and 2:11 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:11 pm.
Conversation No. 331-28 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:49 pm and 2:11 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Jerry V. Wilson -Time -Location -Table tennis team -Meeting with Wilson -Talking points -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-27 (cont.) -The President’s comments -Duration Bull left at an unknown time before 2:11 pm.
Conversation No. 331-29 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:49 pm and 2:11 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-34]
Conversation No. 331-30 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 2:11 pm - 2:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 23-35]
Conversation No. 331-31 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:16 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator.
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[See Conversation No. 23-36]
Conversation No. 331-32 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 2:17 pm - 2:18 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 23-37]
Conversation No. 331-33 Date: April 19, 1972 Time: 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with W. Kenneth Riland.
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Office furnishings
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-33 (cont.) The President's schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger's arrival Kissinger entered at 5:20 pm. Soviet summit -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -US allies -Leaks -Soviet Union -People's Republic of China [PRC] -US allies -Europe -Announcement -Problems -Announcement -William P. Rogers -Plenary meeting date -US bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Announcement -Southeast Asia -Plenary session -Conditions -Relationship to Vietnam -Blockade -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Tonkin Delta -Possible second trip Vietnam -The President's policies -Resumption of bombing -Unknown Harvard University graduate school dean's statement Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Vietnam -Plenary session -Announcement Vietnam
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 331-33 (cont.) -The President's policies -Criticism of college presidents -Fear of students -Opposition to the President -PRC trip -Cambodia invasion -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s countercriticism The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:20 and 5:28 pm. [Conversation No. 331-33A] [See Conversation No. 23-43] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -The President's policies -An announcement -Intensity of bombing Riland and Kissinger left at 5:28 pm. The President talked with Charles W. Colson between 5:28 and 5:35 pm. [Conversation No. 331-33B] [See Conversation No. 23-44] [End of telephone conversation]