386

Date: 
Dec 05, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 386-1 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 6:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [This recording began while the meeting was in progress] Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Press relations -Ronald L. Ziegler -John B. Connally -Richard A. Moore -Connally -Henry A. Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance -Blame -North Vietnam -US, South Vietnam -US military action -Pace -Civilians -The President’s message to Kissinger -North Vietnam -Duration -Settlement agreement -Prisoners of war [POWs] -The President’s previous TV appearances -Troop withdrawals -US military action -Cambodia -Bombing, mining -Purpose -Duration -Outline
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s schedule -Record -Necessity -North Vietnam, South Vietnam -Public relations [PR] -North Vietnam -George S. McGovernites -South Vietnam -Possible domestic problem -North Vietnam, McGovernites -Blame on US -Effect -Hardhats -1972 election -George H. Gallup polls -Reinhardt [sp?] [first name unknown] -Joseph L. Tauro -Settlement agreement -Cease-fire -Communist violations -Louis P. Harris poll The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 2:00 pm and 2:56 pm. [See Conversation No. 34-23] [Conversation No. 386-1A] [End of telephone conversation] 1972 election -Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s press conference, October 26, 1972 -Reaction -Tone -Polls -[Opinion Research Corporation] [ORC] -Albert E. Sindlinger
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Watergate -McGovern -Tax reform -Unemployment -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] profile -Whites -Blacks -Integration -McGovern’s speech on the economy -Colson’s conversation with Haldeman -Timing Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -The President’s view -Colson and Haldeman’s views The President talked with Stephen B. Bull between 2:56 pm and 2:57 pm. [See Conversation No. 34-24] [Conversation No. 386-1B] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials -The President’s possible statement -Robert H. Finch’s recommendation -California Republicans -Talent -TV poll -Possible meeting in San Clemente -Timing The President talked with the White House operator at 2:58 pm. [See Conversation No. 34-25]
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d)
[Conversation No. 386-1C] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials -Dinner -Blair House -Seating arrangements -The President’s experience as Congressman -Medals -Presentation -Gold -Value -Leonard K. Firestone -Taft Schreiber -Silver -Gold -Inscription -Finch -Letter -Dinner -Camp David -Californians -The President’s role -Hand-shaking, greetings -Seating -Clothing -Black tie -The President’s possible remarks -Vietnam War -Departure Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 3:00 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -Instruction for Ziegler, Haldeman, Colson
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Consultation -Location -Reading Ziegler left at an unknown time before 3:10 pm. Second term reorganization -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Departure -Timing -Peter G. Peterson -Departure -Trip to Europe -Rejection of ambassadorship-at-large -Trip to Europe -Common Market -Japan -Brazil The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials -Finch’s recommendation -Blair House -Dinner -Medals presentation -Tribute to Finch -John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz, Rumsfeld, Peter M. Flanigan -Reception -Cocktails -Purpose -Dinner -Entertainment -Jonathan Winters -[Foster Brooks] -Clothing -Black tie -Entertainment -Medals presentation -Brooks
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Winters Second term reorganization -Rumsfeld -NATO -Peterson -Trip -Study -Ambassadorship-at-large -Cabinet rank -Shultz’s recommendation -Special representative -Plane -David M. Kennedy -Japan -Gas -Cost The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials -Finch -Conversation with Haldeman -Camp David -Timing -Hand-shaking -Remarks -Speeches -Entertainment -Medals presentation -White House staff -California Republicans -Possible meeting in San Clemente -Timing -Ronald W. Reagan, Finch -Politics Second term reorganization -Finch and Rumsfeld -Compared to “Hamlet” -Rumsfeld
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -NATO Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 3:00 pm. Haldeman’s schdedule -Ziegler -Connally -Meeting with the President -Timing Haldeman left at 3:10 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -The President’s previous TV appearances -Cambodia -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Enemy trickery -US military action -Duration -POWs -PR -US -North Vietnam, press relations -Possible domestic problem -North Vietnam -McGovernites -Press relations -Washington, DC -Pressure on Kissinger -North Vietnam -US bombing of North Vietnam -B-52s -PR -Administration supporters -Administration opponents -Kissinger’s possible statement -Tone
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Public expectations -Washington, DC -Compared to Wall Street -Morale -North Vietnam -The President’s trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union -Kissinger’s resignation -Haldeman’s and the President’s view -Ziegler’s view -“Dramatic” effect -US military action -Pace -Statements -18th and 19th Parallels -Previous statements -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” statement, October 26, 1972 -The President’s address, “Look to the Future,” November 2, 1972 -Settlement agreement -Signing -Timing -US troops remaining in South Vietnam -Draft -Casualties -Kissinger’s possible statement -North Vietnam’s intransigence -Settlement agreement -South Vietnam -Recess -North Vietnam’s intransigence -POWs -US bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -PR -“Peace is at hand” -Kissinger’s possible statement
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -TV -US military action -Duration -POWs -Kissinger’s message -North Vietnam-South Vietnam relations -Vietnamization -US bombing of North Vietnam -Haiphong, Hanoi -North Vietnam -Settlement agreement -“Peace is at hand” -Kissinger’s possible statement -Duration -Le Duc Tho -North Vietnamese intransigence -Settlement agreement -Signing -POWs -Questions -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -PR -Public interest in Christmas shopping, POWs -“Peace is at hand” -North Vietnam’s reversion Press relations -Ziegler’s announcement -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Peterson’s departure -Leak -Shultz Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s possible statement -Tone -Previous statements -Timing of signing of settlement agreement [November 2, 1972
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) statement] -Compared to “peace is at hand” -POWs -PR -POW wives -North Vietnam -1972 campaign -Honor -Kissinger’s recommendations -Assessing blame -Honor -Statement -US military action -Statement -Necessity -North Vietnam’s possible position -Kissinger’s credibility -“Peace is at hand” -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam’s possible subversion of South Vietnam -The President’s message to South Vietnam -Settlement agreement -Congressional relations -End of war -Kissinger’s credibility -Kissinger’s relationship with the President -Pressure on South Vietnam -Delays -Congressional relations -1972 election -The President’s victory margin -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -Necessity -Timing -Christmas -1972 election -Tone -Strategy
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -US bombing of North Vietnam -Hanoi -PR -B-52 loss [November 22, 1972] -Effect -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger’s possible statement -Points Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:10 pm. The President’s schedule -Camp David -Reception for California administration officials -Blair House -Clothing -Suit -Zosimo T. Monson Sanchez left and Connally and Haldeman entered at 3:30 pm. Connally’s schedule -Jetstar Press relations -Ziegler’s press conference -Second term reorganization -Eugene T. Roussides’s and Charls E. Walker’s departures -The President’s schedule -Meeting with Walker -The President’s conversation with Shultz -Camp David -Ziegler’s conversation with Shultz -Camp David -Return -Second term reorganization -Peterson’s departure -Statement -Shultz
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) Ziegler left at 3:35 pm. Connally’s schedule The President’s schedule -Meeting with Shultz US-Soviet Union Gas Deal -Kissinger -US-Soviet Union Summit, 1973 -Involvement -Commerce and State Departments -White House -Connally’s responsibility -Shultz -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Conversation with Kissinger -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Florida -Politics -Kissinger -Economics -Shultz -Costs -Loan guarantees -White House -The President’s conversations with Kissinger, Shultz -Connally’s conversation with Kissinger -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Dobrynin -Announcement -Timing -US-Soviet Union summit, 1973 -May or June -Arms control -Dobrynin -Soviet Union trade minister [Nikolai S. Patolichev] -Possible meeting with Connally -Pipeline companies -Connally’s role
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Connally’s possible trip to Soviet Union -Connally’s responsibility -The President’s view -Armand Hammer -The President’s schedule -Capital -Credit -Investments -El Paso Company -US interests -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -Joint East-West Bank -Loans -US underwriting -Involvement -Secretary of Commerce -White House -Kissinger -Politics -Flanigan An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:35 pm. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm. -Ex-Im Bank -Gas prices -Gamal Abdel Nasser -Relations with US -Diplomatic relations -Peterson -Successor -Harry S. Dent -South Carolina -Loyalty -Algeria -Iraq -Connally’s possible trip to
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Saudi Arabia -Hammer -[Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia] Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz-al-Saud -Possible message from the President -Haldeman -Kissinger -Concessions -Iran -[Shah of Iran] Mohammed Reza Pahlavi -Algeria -President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Committee [PFIAB] -Hammer -Concessions -The President’s experience as Vice President -World trip -Donald McI. Kendall -Timing -January 1973 -Connally’s contacts -[David] Kenneth Rush -Shultz -William J. Casey -Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs -Relationship Second term reorganization -State Department -Casey -Conversation with Ehrlichman -William P. Clements, Jr. -Conversation with Connally -Oil deal lawsuit -Argentinians -Senate Armed Services Committee -H. Ross Perot -Vietnam War -Cease-fire -POWs, missing in action [MIAs] -Records -Commission
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -MIAs -International organization -POWs and families Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -Connally’s view -Details of October 1972 agreement -Kissinger’s messages -PR -Cease-fire -Translation excuse -Alternative -Ziegler’s view -Previous statements -“Peace is at hand” -Compared to timing of signing of settlement agreement [November 2, 1972 statement] -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace -Effect -Ziegler’s view -Draft -Casualties -Timing -Connally’s view -Recess -North Vietnamese intransigence -South Vietnam -The President’s meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc -Settlement agreement -Changes -North Vietnam -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Congressional relations -US aid to South Vietnam -Cut off
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -POWs -Cease-fire -South Vietnam’s self-determination -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Cease-fire -North Vietnam -Congressional relations -Cut off of US aid -North Vietnamese intransigence -October 8, 1972 agreement -Thieu -US presence in South Vietnam -Compared to October 26, 1972 agreement -Changes -Congressional relations -Cut off of US aid -US bombing of North Vietnam -Christmas -Announcement -B-52s -Civilian casualties -Status of negotiations -October 1972 -Settlement agreement -Coalition government -Communists -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Kissinger’s possible statement -Tone -October 26, 1972 agreement -“Peace is at hand” -Instructions to Haldeman for message to Kissinger -October 26, 1972 agreement -Congressional relations -US funds for US military action and military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Settlement agreement -South Vietnam -Impasse
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Consultations -Resumption of talks -Kissinger -Emotions -Resignation -The President’s trips to the PRC and the Soviet Union -Timing -Instructions to Haldeman for message to Kissinger -Kissinger’s efforts -Consultations -Resumption of talks -US military action -Pace -Kissinger’s possible statement -Length -Ziegler’s view -Tone -Translation excuse -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Coalition government -National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord [NCRC] -Thieu’s veto -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace -“Hawks” -Duration -POWs -McGovern -R. Sargetn Shriver -Connally’s TV speech, October 20, 1972 -PR -Peace with honor -McGovern -Details -Christmas -Economy -Retail sales
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger’s messages -Kissinger’s outlook -Kissinger’s possible statement -Instructions to Haldeman for message to Kissinger -Initiative -Recess -Consultations -Return to Washington, DC -PR -Delays -Translation -“Organization” -Administration opponents -Administration supporters -US bombing of North Vietnam -Duration -POWs -The President’s previous statements -Cambodia -Supplies -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US bombing and mining of North Vietnam -Instructions to Haldeman for message to Kissinger -Kissinger’s possible statement -Tone -The President’s meeting with Connally -North Vietnamese intransigence -October 26, 1972 agreement -Congressional relations -Funds -Haldeman’s conversations with others -Connally -“Hawks” -Congressional relations -Funds -Consultations -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Kissinger’s trip to the Soviet Union -Kissinger’s return
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s meeting with Connally -North Vietnam -US-Soviet Union summit -Cancellation -Speech -US bombing of North Vietnam -US-Soviet Union summit -Breakdown -North Vietnamese intransigence -Cut off of arms to North Vietnam and South Vietnam -US-Soviet Union and US-PRC relations -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -Europe -Dobrynin -Paris -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’ possible TV appearance -Kissinger’s morale -North Vietnam -Blame -US military action -Resumption of talks -Terms -October 8, 1972 agreement -PR -Congressional relations -Funds -Continuation of war -US-North Vietnam bilateral deal -POWs -Cessation of US mining and bombing of North Vietnam -Cut off of US military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Thieu -Congressional relations -Cut off of US military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Vietnamization -Responsibility -Thieu -Haldeman’s message to Kissinger -Timing
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -The President’s possible TV appearance 1972 election
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-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -New York -1972 election -1968 election -John N. Mitchell -Florida -Texas -Georgia -Texas -Blacks -Voting habits -Registration -Party selection [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Connally -Presidency -Public opinion -William Benton -Lyndon B. Johnson’s home -Connecticut -Conversation with Connally -Possible meeting in New York -H(uey) Paul Simon -Dallas -Conversation with Connally -Responsible liberals -Democratic Party -1972 election -California -Charles D. (“Tex”) Thornton -Conversation with Connally -Litton Industries -Roy L. Ash -William Proxmire -Debt -California -Asa V. Call, Sizemore [first name unknown]
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s view -Agnew -Ehrlichman, Dent -Republican Party
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Politics -Third party -Republican Party -Strength -Compared to Democratic Party -Liberals -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. -Charles H. Percy -Democratic Party -Presidential nominations -Liberals -Strauss -Blacks -Attitudes -Republican Presidential nominees -Rockefeller -Reagan -Percy -Mathias -William E. Brock, III -Rockefeller -Third party -Compared to Republican Party -New Majority -Name change -Characteristics -Structure -Haldeman’s view Congress -William E. Timmons
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Gerald R. Ford -1972 election -Ford -Democratic members compared to Republican -Number -Usefulness to Republicans -George H. Mahon Republican Party -Traits -Assistance to the President -Haldeman’s view -Control -John C. Stennis -Russell B. Long -J. Strom Thurmond -Harry F. Byrd, Jr. -James O. Eastland -John L. McClellan -Seniority in Congress -Attrition -Mathias -Mahon -The President’s supporters -Presidential nominees for 1976 election -Rockefeller -Reagan -Traits -Chances for success -Future elections -Connally as candidate -Duration of office -California primary -Strategy -Dwight D. Eisenhower campaign -Connally as candidate -Chances for success -Democratic Party nomination -Compared to Republican Party -Support in California
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Radicals -Moderates -Firestone -Republican primary -Republican primaries -New Hampshire -Colorado -Spiro T. Agnew -Reagan [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Winton M. (“Red”) Blount -Peterson -NATO -Economics -NATO -Rumsfeld -Frederic V. Malek -Peterson -Paper -Cabinet rank -Washington, DC -Ambassador at large -Europe, Japan -Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD] -NATO -Japan -Shultz -Commerce Department -European Economic Community [EEC] -Report -Spring 1973 -US relations -Recommendations -Departure -Kissinger
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -State Department -Rush -William J. Casey -William J. Porter -Ambassadorships -Walter H. Annenberg -Chad -West Germany -Martin J. Hillenbrand -John A. Volpe -Italy -Loyalty -Justice Department -Richard G. Kleindienst -Announcement -Loyalty -Edward L. Morgan -Schedule C -Kleindienst -John N. (“Jack”) Irwin, II -Justice Department -John N. Mitchell -Judges -US -Supreme Court -Irwin -Supreme Court -South -Age -South -Age -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Connally
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-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Connally as candidate -Change in party -Grass roots movement -Timing -Strategy -Change in party -Republican Party -High-level delegation -Strategy -Democratic Party -Presidential nomination -Momentum -Past tactics -Success -Timing -DNC -Independents -Democratic Party -Republican nomination -Connally’s departure -Independents -Strauss -Independents -Coalition -Third party -Liberals -Robert M. LaFollette -Republican Party -Voting habits -Political orientation -Polls -La Follette -Minnesota Farmer Labor party -West Virginia -Republican Independent Coalition -The President’s supporters -Public reaction -Senate -Chances for success -Republican Party
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Eisenhower -The President’s experience -Need for change -Republican Independent Party -Youth -Republican demographics -Compared to Democrats -Voting habits -Democrats -Compared to Republicans -Definition -James O. Eastland -Bella S. Abzug -Compared to Republicans -Reagan -Jacob K. Javits -Third party -New name -Independents -Conservatives -Coalition -Name -Republicans -Independents -Anne L. Armstrong [?] -Inclusiveness -Future -Connally as candidate -Motivations -Democrats -Republicans -Spiro T. Agnew -Competition with Connally -The President’s view -Democratic Party -The President’s conversation with Edward Bolland [?] -Traits -Vice Presidential experience -Connally-Agnew contest -Need to avoid
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -California Republicans -Rockefeller -Nominee -Agnew -Motivations [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Presidency -The President’s schedule -Trips to Florida -Agnew -Shultz -Economic expertise -Foreign policy -Kissinger -Cronies -Secret Service -Staff relations -Cronies -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo, Robert H. Abplanalp -Lunches, dinners, social contact -Secret Service -Social contact -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Sherman Adams -W. Alton (“Pete”) Jones -Charles S. Jones -Compared to the President -Haldeman, Ehrlichman
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-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d) -Republicans -Youth -Organization -Connally as candidate -Democrats and Republicans -Voting -1976 Presidential nominee -Rockefeller -Compared to Agnew -Vulnerabilities -Reagan -Chances for success -Melvin R. Laird -Traits -Polls -Robert J. Dole [?] -Telephone calls -1962 gubernatorial race -California -Republican Party -Connally as candidate -Rationale -Alternatives -Chances for success -Liberal intellectuals -Support from Republicans -1932 election -Herbert C. Hoover -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Connally’s view -Support -George W. Romney -Liberal -George S. McGovern -New voters -Third party -Lyndon B. Johnson -George H. W. Bush -Roosevelt -Senate
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-1 (cont’d)
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Connally’s career -Per-hour salary Connally and Haldeman left at 6:20 pm.
Conversation No. 386-2 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:20 pm and 6:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Zosimo T. Monson. The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials -Folder -Location -Bedroom Monson left at an unknown time before 6:29 pm.
Conversation No. 386-3 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 6:29 pm - 6:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-3 (cont’d)
Chair -Placement The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials Item for the President’s signature -Desk -Timing Butterfield left at 6:30 pm.
Conversation No. 386-4 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:30 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam negotiations -Haldeman’s message to Henry A. Kissinger -Breakdown in talks -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance -Compared to impasse -Consultations -Recess -Kissinger’s possible statement -Tone -US military action -Duration -Settlement agreement -Resumption of talks -The President’s possible TV appearance -Breakdown in talks -North Vietnamese intransigence
-32NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-4 (cont’d) -Doves -Haldeman’s conversations with “hard liners” -John B. Connally -Possible effect on Kissinger -Breakdown in talks -Initiative -North Vietnam Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 6:30 pm. The President’s schedule -Telephone call from Tricia Nixon Cox -Manolo Sanchez Message to Kissinger Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:43 pm. The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:30 pm and 6:43 pm. [See Conversation No. 34-148] [Conversation No. 386-4B] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 6:43 pm and 6:44 pm. [See Conversation No. 34-26] [Conversation No. 386-4A] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -Connally’s view
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-4 (cont’d) -Public relations [PR] -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace -PR -Charles W. Colson’s view -Boston -Harvard University -Princeton University -Announcement -Kissinger’s possible statement -Timing -Kissinger’s return to Washington, DC The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials -Haldeman’s schedule -Home -Robert J. Dole -Robert H. Finch’s recommendation -California Republicans -Possible meeting in San Clemente -George H. W. Bush -Oval Office -Telephone calls -Ronald W. Reagan -Herbert G. Klein -Strom Thurmond’s birthday -Harry S. Dent -Private line -Compared to wire -Timing -Apollo XVII astronauts -Launch -Timing -Camp David -Harry S. Truman -Health -Lyndon B. Johnson -Telephone call -Death
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-4 (cont’d)
Second term reorganization -John A. Volpe -Ambassadorship to Italy -Announcement -Timing -John D. Ehrlichman Connally -Presidency -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Vietnam negotiations -Haldeman’s message to Kissinger -Breakdown in talks -Option -Congressional relations -Funds -The President’s view -Breakdown in talks -Kissinger’s return -California -Press relations -The President’s possible TV appearance -Necessity -Ehrlichman’s and Colson’s views The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials Zosimo T. Monson entered and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 7:35 pm. The President’s schedule -Reception for California administration officials Monson left at an unknown time before 7:35 pm.
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Conversation No. 386-5 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam negotiations -Haldeman’s message to Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger’s resignation -The President’s and others’ view
Conversation No. 386-6 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez and Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Camp David -Helicopter -Timing Sanchez and Bull left at an unknown time before 7:35 pm.
Conversation No. 386-7 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 386-7 (cont’d) The President’s schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:35 pm.
Conversation No. 386-8 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Camp David -Helicopter -Reception for California administration officials -Dinner -Seating arrangements -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Hand-shaking -Haldeman Bull left at an unknown time before 7:35 pm.
Conversation No. 386-9 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building Unknown people met.
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Unknown people left at an unknown time before 7:35 pm.