387

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. 387-1 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 7:57 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 34-16]
Conversation No. 387-2 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:57 am and 8:10 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Patrick J. Buchanan. Buchanan's health -Arthritis -Whirlpool bath Press relations -New York Times article on monograph, "The Dirtiest Campaign in History Against a President" -Reaction -1972 campaign -George S. McGovern -Frank F. Mankiewicz -R. Sargent Shriver
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-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-2 (cont’d) -Analysis of 1972 campaign -Virginia [?] -Charles W. Colson -Herbert G. Klein -Sidney Brookes -Max Lemer -Harrison Salisbury -1972 campaign -George S. McGovern -Criticism -Salisbury -Edward M. Kennedy’s candidate Democratic National Committee [DNC] chairman -Robert S. Strauss -Division in Party -Compared to Republicans in 1964 -Dean Burch, Ray C. Bliss -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s roll [End segment reviewed under deed of gift *****************************************************************
Buchanan left at an unknown time before 8:10 am.
[There is no Conversation No. 387-3.]
Conversation No. 387-4 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 8:10 am - 9:50 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Col. Richard T. Kennedy.
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger's report from Paris -Kennedy's conversation with Kissinger -Meeting -Timing -Kissinger’s outlook -Congressional relations -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Nguyen Van Thieu -Congressional relations -Funding for US aid to South Vietnam -South Vietnam’s position -US withdrawal for POWs -North Vietnam’s position -US withdrawal for POWs -Cessation of US bombing, mining -Congressional relations -Cut off of US military funds -Continuation of war -US bombing, mining -Timetable -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s conversation with Kennedy -Postponement of meeting -Kennedy’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kennedy’s conversation with Dobrynin -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin -October 26 -Dobrynin’s message to North Vietnamese -Moscow -Reply -Soviet Union’s role -US-Soviet Union relations -Breakdown in talks -People’s Republic of China [PRC] role -Timetable -Congressional reconvention -US bombing of North Vietnam -Air Force -US bombing of North Vietnam
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Effect on US-PRC and US-Soviet Union relations -North Vietnam’s posture -Dobrynin -Compared to March 30, 1972 -Intransigence -US-South Vietnam relations -US-Soviet Union summit -Leonid I. Brezhnev -The President’s meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev -North Vietnam’s offensive -Settlement agreement -Enforcement -October 8, 1972 agreement -North Vietnam -Possible effect on Thieu -Press relations -Late October 1972 -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -North Vietnam’s March 30, 1972 invasion -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -North Vietnam -US public opinion -POWs -Cease-fire -Louis P. Harris poll -Kissinger -Settlement agreement The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 8:10 am and 8:26 am. [Conversation 387-4A] [See Conversation No. 34-17] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -White House polls -US withdrawal -Congressional relations -Michael J. Mansfield -Committees -Organization -Meetings -Statements -US military action -Recess -US bombing of North Vietnam -Psychological effect -Compared to military effect -The President’s plan -Compared to the Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] plan -B-52s -Civilian targets -Timeframe -Pace -Cambodia -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US bombing, mining -North Vietnam’s reserves The President talked with Charles W. Colson between 8:26 am and 8:27 am. [Conversation No. 387-4B] [See Conversation No. 34-18] [End of telephone conversation] Polls -Colson Vietnam negotiations -US military action -Kennedy’s conversation with Kissinger -Messages -Kennedy’s communications with Kissinger
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Open line -“Double talk” -Soviet Union -France -Secure line -Embassy chancery -Residence -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s possible trip to Saigon -The President’s conversation with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo Colson entered at 8:29 am. Polls -Colson Vietnam negotiations -Harris polls -Settlement agreement -Cease-fire -South Vietnam -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Peace -Communists -POWs -Cease-fire -International supervision -National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord [NCRC] -South Vietnam -Representation -Communists -Election -Thieu Peace treaty -POWs exchange -Settlement agreement -Thieu -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Relations with US -Cease-fire in place -Compared to North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -“Doves” -George S. McGovern -Settlement agreement -Terms -Compromise -Violation by Communists -US bombing of North Vietnam -Effect -October 1972 agreement -North Vietnam -Changes -Kissinger -Changes -Thieu -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -NCRC -Governmental compared to administrative function -Interpretation -Veto -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -South Vietnamese military action -Cease-fire -North Vietnam’s interest -Victory -Thieu -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Thieu -Vietcong [VC] -Kissinger -Instructions -Morale -Outlook -October 8, 1972 agreement -1972 election -Consultations with South Vietnam -Option two -Continuation -Breakdown -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -US bombing of North Vietnam -Weather -20th Parallel -Weather -B-52s th -20 Parallel -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Shift -B-52s -Protection -B-52s -Hanoi -Weather -SAMs -North Vietnam -Plan -Timing and duration -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Loss -SAM -Airmen -Bail-out -Haiphong, Hanoi -Distinguished Flying Crosses -Air Force -Oak leaf medals -Navy -Plan -Timing -Kennedy’s conversation with Moorer -The President’s conversation with Moorer -Secretary of Defense [Melvin R. Laird], JCS -Timing -Breakdown in talks -Kissinger’s report -Meeting -Timing -Postponement -Kissinger’s report -Kennedy’s call to Kissinger
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Kennedy’s possible call to Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kennedy’s call to the President -The President’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Possible messenger to Kissinger -Kissinger’s possible return for consultations with the President -Duration -Effect -Breakdown in talks -Speculation Kennedy left at 8:45 am. Vietnam negotiations -Harris poll -Question -Thieu’s position -Settlement agreement -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Coalition government -Elections -Reconciliation -Elections -Offer -Coalition government -NCRC -Functions -North Vietnam -Communist-held areas -Xerox copy -North Vietnam’s position -Tone -October 8, 1972 agreement -October 26, 1972 agreement -South Vietnam’s position -Settlement agreement -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Legal right -US public opinion -Thieu
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -South Vietnamese -Non-communist government -Breakdown An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s message The President and the unknown person left at an unknown time after 8:45 am. The President entered at an unknown time before 8:56 am. Vietnam negotiations -North Vietnam’s position -Tone Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:56 am. Vietnam negotiations -Public relations [PR] -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Cambodia -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US bombing of North Vietnam -Hanoi, Haiphong -Settlement agreement Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. Item for the private file Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:56 am.
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)
Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -Translation problems -US bombing of North Vietnam -Duration -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s possible return -Kissinger’s possible statement -Stalemate -North Vietnam’s intransigence -1972 election -Action Kennedy talked with the President between 8:56 am and 8:59 am. [Conversation No. 387-4C] [See Conversation No. 34-19] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s efforts -1972 election -The President’s conversations with Kissinger -Polls -October 8, 1972 agreement -Saigon -Paris -North Vietnamese -Thieu -1972 election -The President's conversation with Kissinger -North Vietnam’s message, November 4, 1972 -McGovern -PR
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” statement -North Vietnam’s publication of settlement agreement -The President’s address, “Look to the Future” -Kissinger’s credibility -North Vietnamese reneging -US reneging -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -The President’s credibility -The President’s address, “Look to the Future” -Kissinger -Timing -Christmas -1972 election -Playoffs -Tone -The President’s credibility -“Peace is at hand” -The President’s address, “Look to the Future” -Timing -1972 election -Press relations -Kissinger H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:01 am. Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -PR -Anti-war sentiment -POWs -Christmas -US mining, bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s message -Haldeman’s reading -Tone -Content
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)
Haldeman left at an unknown time before 9:43 am. Press relations -New York Times article on monograph, “The Dirtiest Campaign in History Against a President” -1972 campaign -The President’s conversation with Patrick J. Buchanan -Distribution -Mailings -Editors -Republican leaders -Congressmen -Purpose -Frank F. Mankiewicz -Historical record -Editors -Newspapers -Mailings -James Schurz -James Keogh -Monographs -“Things They Would Like to Forget” -“RN Won It!” -McGovern -Reaction -Double standard -Schurz -Distribution -Mailings -Letter -1972 campaign -Publishers -New York Times -Time -Washington Post -Unknown person -Columbia University -Assistant -Research
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Democratic National Committee [DNC] -Robert S. Strauss -Buchanan -Governors -Edmund S. Muskie -McGovern -Statement -1972 election -Governors’ endorsements -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis [?] -Southerners -Labor -Jews -Labor -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Peter J. Brennan -William S. White Republican National Committee [RNC] -Chairman -South -Southern strategy -Brennan -Blacks -Busing -Welfare [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Press relations -Monographs -Buchanan -“Things They Would Like to Forget”
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)
Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -Settlement agreement -Polls -Republicans -George H. Gallup -Harris -Gallup -Cease-fire -Harris -Public opinion -McGovernites -POWs -Stock market -POWs -Kissinger’s credibility -The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Kissinger’s message -Compared to the President’s credibility -“Peace is at hand” -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam -US bombing -Compared to the President’s credibility -The President’s address, “Look to the Future” -“Peace is at hand” -1972 election -Peace -Settlement agreement -Politics -“Peace is at hand” -December 6, 1972 talks -Kissinger -Haldeman’s view -PR -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Translation problems -Kissinger’s possible statement -Backgrounder -Briefing -Previous negotiations -Translation problems -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Thieu -Settlement agreement -Tone -Kissinger’s emotions -Mea culpa -Resignation -The President’s trips to the PRC and the Soviet Union -Berlin -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -North Vietnam -Withdrawal of US forces -Thieu -Residual forces -US-North Vietnam bilateral deal -South Vietnam -Thieu -Kissinger -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -Escalation -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s possible statement -Backgrounder -North Vietnam’s possible statement -Settlement agreement -Thieu -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s possible statement
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -PR -Withdrawal of US forces -Withdrawal of US forces -Announcement -Timing -Christmas -North Vietnam -Casualties -Timing -POWs -US bombing and mining of North Vietnam -Residual forces -Connally’s view -Residual forces -Breakdown -Kissinger’s possible statement -Kissinger’s credibility -“Peace is at hand” -Kissinger’s press relations -Press conferences -William P. Rogers -Mistakes -Consultations -Haig -The President -Points -Process -Briefing -Oriana Fallaci interview -Effect -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -North Vietnam -The President’s previous statements -PR -Press relations -Christmas -POWs -Families -Stock market
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Washington, DC -PR -David T. Dellinger -Chicago Seven -Demonstrations -Christmas vigil -1973 Inauguration -Press relations -1968 -Mobilization -Issues -Vietnam War -Ground troops -TV -Draft -Volunteer armed forces -Casualties -Airplanes -Aircraft carriers -TV -Girl -Napalm -Kissinger’s possible TV statement -North Vietnamese -National honor -Demonstrations -Mobilization -Dellinger -1972 election -McGovern -The President’s possible TV appearance -Kissinger’s view -North Vietnam -The President’s possible conversation with Dobrynin -Tone -Press relations -Kissinger’s view -The President’s press conferences -Effect on the enemy -Effect on Dellinger and anti-war activists
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Effect on the enemy
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -1972 election -McGovern -Margin of victory -Congressional relations [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
The President’s schedule -National Governor’s Conference -Compared to Republican Governors Conference -Agnew’s attendance Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -POWs -Possible executions -US response -North Vietnam -Reaction -PR -Expectations -Congressional relations -US aid to South Vietnam -Cut off -The President’s message to Thieu -Communists, spies -Kissinger’s view -Settlement agreement -Difficulty -North Vietnam
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -US staying in war -South Vietnam -US withdrawal New establishment -The President’s recent conversation with Haldeman -Colson’s role -Labor -Democrats -Italian-Americans -Blacks -John D. Ehrlichman -Leonard Garment -Press relations -Business community
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -1972 election -The President’s supporters -Top 100 contributors -Press -Editors -The President’s supporters -Peter M. Flanigan -Updated lists -1972 campaign -Distribution -Colson’s responsibility -Haldeman’s role -Flanigan -Colson’s meetings -Flanigan -Frederic V. Malek -Donald McI Kendall [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)
White House social affairs -Invitations -Rose Mary Woods -Colson -Parties -Blair House -Church services -State dinners -Quotas -Blair House -Friends, military, Cabinet officers, Congress -Congressional relations -William E. Timmons -Ronald L. Ziegler
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -The President’s supporters -Southerners -Republicans -Colson’s responsibility -Republicans -1972 election -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. -Charles H. Percy -Southerners -Mathias -Agnew -Paul Hall -Kendall -David Packard -Los Angeles -Edward W. Carter [?] -Chicago -Ohio -Florida
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -1972 election vote -Democrats for Nixon -Southern strategy -Harry S. Dent -John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -The President’s box -Political supporters -White House staff -Cabinet [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Leaks -Peter G. Peterson -John N. Mitchell -Kevin Phillips’s article -Frederic V. Malek -Cabinet -Personnel -Under Secretaryship -James T. Lynn -Peterson -Trade -Commerce Department -South -Archibald K. Davis of North Carolina -Wachovia Bank -Frederick B. Dent of South Carolina -Textile industry -Republican Party -Phillips’s article -Buchanan -Mitchell -Washington Post -Washington Star -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Rogers
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -John A. Scali -1972 election -Italian-American vote -Background -Education -Boston University -Canton, Ohio
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -George H. W. Bush -Compared to Rogers 1972 election -Voters -Italian-Americans -Percentage -Catholics -Percentage -Italian-Americans -Irish-Americans -New York -Harris poll -Results [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Colson left at 9:43 am. Second term reorganization -Leaks -Haldeman’s reaction -Peterson -Washington Post article -Haldeman’s conversation with Ziegler -George P. Shultz
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Economics “czar” position -Shultz’s conversation with Peterson -Haldeman’s conversation with Ziegler -Washington Post -Washington Star -David S. Broder Tricia Nixon Cox talked with the President between 9:44 am and 9:45 am. [Conversation No. 387-4D] [See Conversation No. 34-20] [End of telephone conversation] Second term reorganization -Leaks -Peterson -Washington Post article -Ziegler -Compared to Dent -Opportunism -Frank F. Church -Cabinet and White House staff -Unknown man -Loyalty The President’s schedule -California -Kitchen work -Deadline -Herbert W. Kalmbach -Pool -Camp David -White House -Reception for California administration officials -Dinner -The President’s attendance -Camp David -Cocktails
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Dress -Business suit -White House -Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger -US military action -Plans -Moorer -Camp David -Ziegler’s announcement -Compared to White House -Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Settlement agreement or breakdown -Peter M. Flanigan -Messages Christmas -The President’s conversation with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Lucy A. Winchester -Stephen B. Bull -Plans -Winchester and Bull meeting -Haldeman’s role -Mrs. Nixon -Edward C. Nixon [?] -Talking paper -Haldeman’s conversation with the President -Tree lighting ceremony -The President’s role -1971 -Rex W. Scouten -Message -Thanksgiving -Radio message -Timing -Duration -Mrs. Nixon -Guests -Groups
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Size -Clean-up -The President’s role
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -Invitations -1972 campaign workers -Clark MacGregor -William Matthew [?] -Speeches -The President’s schedule [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
The President’s schedule -Shultz’s meeting with the President -Ehrlichman’s presence -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III. -HUD -Kissinger -Shultz’s position as Assistant to the President -Kissinger’s meetings with the President -Ehrlichman’s meetings with the President -Agnew’s meetings with the President Watergate -John J. Sirica -Handling of case -[Pre-trial conference, December 4, 1972] -Story -Indictments -Meeting -John W. Dean, III, report -Draft -White House staff
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Announcement -Donald H. Segretti -Ehrlichman -Edward M. Kennedy -Subpoenas -Staff investigations -Mitchell’s efforts with James O. Eastland Second term reorganization -Peterson -Richard M. Helms -Ambassadorship to Iran -Rogers -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Joseph S. Farland -William H. Sullivan -George H. W. Bush’s conversation with Rogers -Haldeman’s possible conversation with Bush -Colson -Italian-Americans -Confirmation -Foreign policy -Rogers -Congressional relations -Nomination -Colson, Bush -Foreign policy Vietnam negotiations -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible TV appearance -PR -Vietnam War as issue -Resumption -Impasse, postponement -Resumption -Kissinger’s possible statement -Breakdown -Washington, DC
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d) -Congressional relations -Instructions for Haldeman -Ehrlichman, Shultz -Judgment The President’s schedule -White House -Kissinger -Helene (Colesie) Drown -Blair House Haldeman left at 9:50 am.
Conversation No. 387-5 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 10:13 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 34-21]
Conversation No. 387-6 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:13 am and 10:15 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Horacio Rivero -Duration -Photograph opportunity -Credentials
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-6 (cont’d) -Spain -Photograph opportunity -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Meeting with Henry O. Dormann -National Enquirer -Photograph session -Meeting with Leroy S. Zimmerman and M. Harvey Taylor -Timing -Meeting with John B. Connally -Reception for California administration officials -Dinner -Timing -Blair House -Cocktails -Meeting with George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman -Duration -Interruption Bull left at 10:15 am.
Conversation No. 387-7 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 10:15 am - 11:38 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman. The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Economy -Cost of living -Wage and price controls -Shultz’s message from the President -Arthur F. Burns -Shultz’s conversations with John B. Connally, Burns, and Pierre Rinfret -Public relations [PR]
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Food prices -Burns -Congressional relations -Meat import quotas suspension -Increase of oil import quotas -Rice -Guidelines -Construction industry -Medical care -Food prices -Government action -Food prices -The President’s conversation with Gerald R. Ford -Meat import quotas suspension -Earl L. Butz -Cattlemen -Structure of controls -Inflation -Big companies and unions -Food prices -Medical care -Food prices -Rinfret -Construction industry -Shultz’s memorandum -Donald F. Rumsfeld -Burns -Conversation with Shultz -Food prices -Quotas -Price Commission -Term-limit price controls -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Enforcement -PR -Decontrol -Inflation fight continuation -Controls change -Phase III -Inflation fight “continues”
-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Substance -Decontrol -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -John T. Dunlop -Conversation with Shultz -Rumsfeld -Labor unions -Food prices -Rinfret -Rinfret’s support -1972 campaign -Labor relations -George Meany, Frank E. Fitzsimmons, Leonard Woodcock -Disputes -Settlement -Strikes -Peter J. Brennan -Milton Friedman’s view -Tightened controls -April 1973 -End of controls -Psychological effect -Labor relations -Avoiding conflict -Business council -Frederick B. Dent -Confirmation -Profit system -Consultations -Meany -Brennan -Fitzsimmons -Productivity Commission -Meany -John H. (“Jack”) Lyons -Phase II -Dunlop -Peter G. Peterson -Meany’s view -Industry labor-management groups
-32NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Steel -I[lorwith] W[ilbur] Abel -Shultz’s role -Brennan -Confirmation -Dent, Brennan -Timing -State of the Union address -1973 Inauguration -Pre-January 1, 1973 -Christmas -Congressional reconvention -Christmas -Productivity Commission meeting Commission on Industrial Peace -Dent, Brennan -Timing -Membership -Names -Size -Experience -George S. McGovern supporters -Labor relations -Woodcock -Productivity Commission -Netrual intellects -Business -Professors -1972 election -McGovern supporters -Economists -Newspaper advertisement -Rinfret -PR -Conversation with Shultz -Interest in administration position -Visibility, status, perquisites, access to the President -Importance -The President’s view
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Meany’s view -Labor-management relations -Membership -Charles W. Colson’s lists -Business, labor -Donald McI Kendall -Frederic V. Malek -Roy L. Ash -Labor, management -Congressional relations -Philip M. Landrum – Robert P. Griffin Act -Farm labor bill Economy -Wage and price controls -Timing -Christmas -Sales -PR -Inflation -Budget -Inflation -Phases -Phase III -Continuation of law -Method -Speculation -Phase III -Budget -Spending ceiling -Phase III -Christmas -Continuation of law -Inflation fight continuation -Congressional relations -Comprehensiveness -Voluntarism -Labor relations -Meany, Fitzsimmons, Brennan, Dent -Shultz’s role
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -John B. Connally’s view -Politics, psychology -Labor relations -Business -Conflict -Pay Board, Price Commission -Meany -Colson’s role -Politics -Conflict -Announcement -Timing Revenue sharing -Issuance of first check -Timing -Congressional relations -Treasury Department briefing -Announcement -Information update -Customer and tax packets -Congressional relations -Democrats -House of Representatives -Senate -Republicans -Southern Democrats -James E. Smith -Charles H. Percy -Amounts -Change -Data -New York City -Suburban areas -Chicago -Indianapolis -Richard G. Lugar -Los Angeles County -Samuel W. Yorty -Congressional relations
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d)
Second term reorganization -Treasury Department -Charls E. Walker and Eugene T. Rossides -Announcement -Timing -Ronald L. Ziegler -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Walker -Congressional relations -Lobbying activities -Relations with administration -Possible meeting with the President -Handshake -Expression of gratitude -Photograph session -Treasury Department -William E. Simon -Announcement -Solomon Brothers -Resignation -Conflict of interest -Fraud -Edward L. Morgan -Rossides -Edwin S. Cohen Congressional relations -Shultz’s possible trip to Arkansas -Wilbur D. Mills -Russell B. Long -Shultz’s conversation with Mills -House Ways and Means Committee agenda -Trade -Taxes -Health -Pension portability -Unemployment insurance -Tax credits for private schools
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Property taxes, tax reform -Health -Trade -Most Favored Nation [MFN] status -General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade [GATT] -Restrictions -MFN -Soviet Union -Compared to liberalization -GATT -Europe -Oil prices -Liberalization -International monetary relations -Tariff reduction -Presidential discretion -General resolution -Treasury Department -Deals -Ratification -Effect on negotiations -Concessions International economic relations -Trade -Countervailing duty legislation -Michelin -Canada -Announcement -State Department -Japanese -Electronics -South Koreans -Sneakers [tennis shoes] -Surplus -Henry A. Kissinger -Politics -William J. Casey -Japan -Economic, political, military considerations
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Kissinger -“QT” -Canada -Jobs -Auto pact -Negotiations -Agreement -Cancellation -Duration -Michelin -Latin America -Expropriations -Peru -Company worries -David Packard -New government -January 1973 -Settlement -Loans -National Security Council [NSC] -Chile -Hardline -Multilateral organizations -Latin America -World Bank -Robert S. McNamara -Replacement -Inter-American Development Bank [IADB] -Pledge -Emilio Garrastazu Medici of Brazil -Increments -Congressional relations -Appropriations -Continuing resolution -Review -Compared to bilateral agreements -US relations -Control -Latin America -IADB
-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Asian Development Bank -IADB -United Nations [UN] -Budget cuts -Effect -UN Development Program -Rudolph A. Peterson -US foreign policy -World Bank -McNamara -Latin America -IADB Second term reorganization -Peter G. Peterson -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Ambassadorship to North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Donald H. Rumsfeld -David M. Kennedy -Need for full-time person -Cabinet rank -“Super ambassador” -Rumsfeld -UN ambassadorship -Job performance -Soviet Union -Departure -Leaks -Washington Post -Dent -James T. Lynn -Ehrlichman -Departure -Means -Kissinger’s view -Living abroad -Personal reasons -Possible trip -East-West negotiations -Soviet Union, Poland
-39NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Report -European Economic Community [EEC], Soviet Union, Poland -Role as President’s special representative -Poland -EEC -Japan -East-West trade -Moscow -US-Soviet Union gas deal -Kissinger -Soviet Union -US-Soviet Union summit -Europe, Japan -East-West trade -US-Soviet Union gas deal -Peter M. Flanigan -Connally -Commerce Department -Shultz -Kissinger -White House -Connally -Kissinger -Armand Hammer -Economics -Companies’ interests -Government guarantees -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -Connally -Commerce Department -Soviet Union -Connally -Europe, Japan -East-West trade -Role as President’s special representative -EEC, Japan -Recommendations -Speeches, press conferences -Contacts -Shultz, Flanigan, Kissinger
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Rumsfeld -Ambassadorship to NATO -Peterson’s possible trip -EEC-NATO ambassadorship -[Joseph A. Greenwald] -State Department -Feasibility -Rumsfeld -Departure -US economic representation in industrial countries -William J. Casey -Rogers -Soviet Union -Maurice H. Stans -Europe -Japan -Asian countries -Latin America -Brazil -Mexico -Japan -Philippines -Indonesia -Casey -State Department -East-West trade -US-Soviet Union summit -US economic representation -Public statements -Purpose -Recommendations on broad policy -EEC, Asia -European community Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:38 am.
-41NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) Second term reorganization -Peterson’s possible trip -Recommendations -EEC-NATO ambassadorship -James D. Hodgson -US economic representation -US policy -Cartels, anti-trust -Report -Duration -Timing -Confirmation of Secretary of Commerce -Spring 1973 -Announcement -Speculation -Sally (Hornbogen) Peterson -Travel -Presidential plane -Kennedy -Commercial -Special plane -Europe -Paris -Attache planes -Japan, Indonesia -NATO -US economic representation -Consultations -Rogers -[David] Kenneth Rush -Casey -State Department -Shultz -Kissinger -Flanigan -Role as President’s special representative -Ambassadorship -Ehrlichman’s schedule -Meeting with Warren E. Burger -Robert H. Bork
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-7 (cont’d) -Experience -Erwin N. Griswold -Richard G. Kleindienst -Charles S. Rhyne -Supreme Court -Age -Paul Klein [?] [sp?] -McGovern -John B. Davis, Jr. [?] -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Clifford P. Case Shultz and Ehrlichman left at 11:38 am.
Conversation No. 387-8 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 1:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 34-147]
Conversation No. 387-9 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 1:09 pm - 1:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. [See Conversation No. 34-22]
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 387-10 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 387-11 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule
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-44NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-11 (cont’d) -Call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Interview -News story Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 387-12 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Meeting with Charles W. Colson -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 387-13 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 2:00 pm - unknown before 3:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson. The President’s schedule -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-45NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) Press relations -Colson’s conversation with Patrick J. Buchanan -Monographs -“Things They Would Like to Forget” -Purpose -Eastern elite -Administration supporters -Columnists -Editorial writers -Buchanan -New York Times -Administration supporters -Editors -Congressmen -Senators -Republican National Committeemen -1972 campaign -News summaries -The President’s reading -Life -Letters -“Soc et tuum” -Photographs -Joe Scherschel -Wisconsin -Time -Colson -Washington Post article, December 5, 1972 -John A. Scali -Tone -Interview with Patricia Ann (Hughes) Colson -Sally Quinn -Margaret Pearson -Colson’s conversation with Scali -William S. Paley -Meeting with Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead
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-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d)
1972 election -Victory margin -Percentages -Reporting -Deadline -Percentages [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 2:05 pm. Press relations -Colson -Washington Post article -Tone -Scali
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-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) *****************************************************************
Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s message -Colson’s reading -Breakdown -Kissinger’s recommendation -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US-Soviet Union summit -US foreign relations -1972 election -Second term -The President’s view -1972 election -Kissinger’s possible statement -Explanation of details -Kissinger’s return -Report to the President -Kissinger’s possible statement -Untelevised -Attribution -Duration -Questions and answers [Q&A] -Ronald L. Ziegler -Public relations [PR] -Reescalation of war -US bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s possible statement -“Snag” -North Vietnam -Translation problems -US military action -North Vietnam’s statements -Colson’s view -1972 election -Economy -Christmas -Playoffs
-48NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) -Retail sales -Second term -“Peace is at hand” -US-Soviet Union summit -Kissinger’s return [from Moscow] -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Cancellation -The President’s recommended TV appearance -John B. Connally’s view -Victory in Vietnam -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US bombing and mining of North Vietnam -North Vietnam’s offensive -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Translation problems -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -US action -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace -B-52s -Nuclear option -Cambodia -Kissinger’s message -Settlement agreement -Cease-fire -Confession of failure -Kissinger’s message -Vietnamization -Government of Vietnam [GVN] -US withdrawal -Military settlement -Hanoi -Prisoners of War [POWs] return -US military action -Offer -South Vietnam -Communist domination -Self-defense -POWs -Cessation of US bombing of North Vietnam
-49NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) -US withdrawal -Effect on South Vietnam -George S. McGovern’s position -Settlement agreement -US allies -POWs -US withdrawal -Honor -Cambodia -Administration supporters and opponents -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Administration opponents and supporters -US action -Kissinger’s missions -Failure -Kissinger’s messages -Nguyen Van Thieu, North Vietnam -PR and Congressional relations -US bombing and mining of North Vietnam -Duration -Settlement agreement -PR and Congressional relations -Cost -Budget -The President’s meeting with George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman -Breakdown -North Vietnam’s position -The President’s message to Thieu -Continuation of war -Congressional relations -Infiltration of Thieu’s government -Settlement agreement -Kissinger -Bargaining tool -Delay -POWs -Reparations -Congressional relations -Thieu
-50NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) -The President’s possible TV appearance -Kissinger’s recommendations -The President’s possible TV appearance -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -US troop level -Honor -Vietnamization -Kissinger -Failure -Resignation -The President’s trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view -The President’s credibility -Compared to Kissinger’s credibility -The President’s address, ‘Look to the Future” -Timing -1972 election -Details -Coalition government -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Right -US military action -PR -“Hawks” -Bombing of dikes, destruction of Hanoi -Honor -Haldeman’s view -Settlement agreement -US withdrawal -POWs -South Vietnam’s self-determination -US bombing of North Vietnam -Pace, location -PR -Story -Jo Anne (Horton) Haldeman -20th Parallel -Hanoi -18th or 19th Parallel
-51NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s view -North Vietnam’s military -20th Parallel -Iowans -Timing -1972 election -Kissinger’s possible statement -Kissinger’s emotions -The President’s possible efforts -Sarah Bernhardt -Alternatives -William P. Rogers -Ziegler -Rogers -Relationship with Kissinger -Format -Exposition, Q&A -Duration -Kissinger’s briefings -Efforts to “dazzle” -Length of comments -Effect -Kissinger’s resignation -Career -Haig -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Messenger role -Kissinger Second term reorganization -Kissinger’s resignation -Timing -India-Pakistan War An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 2:05 pm. Refusal of offer The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:00 pm.
-52NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d)
Vietnam negotiations -Advice -Haldeman’s possible conversation with Rogers -Rogers’s schedule -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Connally -[David] Kenneth Rush -Melvin R. Laird -Schedule -NATO -Connally -Meeting with the President -Rush -Reading of Kissinger’s messages -Rogers -PR -Rush -Ziegler -“Hawks” -Ehrlichman -Ziegler -Breakdown -Kissinger’s possible statement -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Resumption of talks -Timing -North Vietnam -US bombing of North Vietnam -Duration -Settlement agreement Honorable peace -North Vietnam -PR -Credibility -Daniel Yankelovich -Dovishness -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s and the President’s views
-53NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 387-13 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s recommendations -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Report to the President -The President’s possible TV appearance -US action -US military action -Duration -POWs -Right -Left -McGovern’s position -R. Sargent Shriver -POWs -POWs -PR -US surrender -Cessation of US mining and bombing, US military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Effect on South Vietnam’s survival -POWs -North Vietnam -US economic aid -PR -Communists -Settlement agreement -Vietnamization -North Vietnam’s position -Bargaining tool -POWs -US aid to Hanoi -Congressional relations -Settlement agreement -October 8, 1972 agreement -South Vietnam -Settlement agreement -McGovern’s or allies’ possible role -Delay -Congressional relations [This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 3:00 p.m.]