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Date: 
Jul 24, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 545-1 Date: July 24, 1971 Time: 9:43 am - 10:36 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman.
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ALEXANDER P. BUTTERFIELD ENTERED AT AN UNKNOWN TIME AFTER 9:43 AM BUTTERFIELD LEFT AT AN UNKNOWN TIME BEFORE 9:49 AM.
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Henry A. Kissinger's schedule [The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 9:43 am and 9:49 am] [Conversation No. 545-1A] Meeting in Oval Office [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule for the week of July 25-31, 1971 -National Security Council [NSC] -Press conference -Timing -Budget meeting
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-Timing of follow-up meeting -George P. Shultz -Defense budget -Time lag on report
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-Bohemian Grove -Canton, Ohio Football Hall of Fame banquet -Ottumwa, Iowa -Akron-Canton airport Kissinger entered at 9:49 am. Schedule -Meeting with Kissinger -Kissinger's departure to Paris -Forthcoming morning budget meeting Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 9:49 am.
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Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:10 am. Kissinger's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with the President Conv. No. 545-1 (cont.) Vietnam negotiations -Plans -North Vietnamese proposal -Status The People's Republic of China [PRC] -Kissingers forthcoming meeting with the PRC Ambassador in Paris -Vernon A. Walters
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CHINA
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Kissinger's schedule -Lunch with Henry and Muffie Brandon Leaks -Source -Polygraph tests -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird
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-The President's directive -Source of leak -State Department -Message to William J. Porter -Announcement of appointment -Leak to news media -Source Conv. No. 545-1 (cont.) -Administrations knowledge -John N. Irwin, II's conversation with Kissinger -Congressional testimony on Pakistan -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Possession of State Department cables -Sources -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] negotiations -Gerard C. Smith -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -Smith -Proposal -The Soviet Union -Leak prior to presentation -Charles W. Colson's conversation with the President -William Beecher's New York Times article -John D. Ehrlichman -Egil G. (Bud) Krogh, Jr. -Source -Polygraph -New York Times publication of article -Max Frankel -Smith -Effect on negotiations -Smith -The Soviets
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-Source of documents Ehrlichman entered at 10:02 am. Kissinger -Knowledge of documents -Location of Kissingers pre-administration documents Leaks -Department of Defense -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Polygraph tests
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-Beecher -State Department, ACDA, NSC -Motivation for leaks -Access to information -Negotiations -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Kissinger -Secretary of Defense -Secretary of State -Head of the ACDA -Changes in methods of message transmittal -Maintenance of secrecy -PRC initiative -Knowledge -Rogers, Marshall Green -Department of Defense -Pakistan -Leak of Porter story -Appointment -Revocation -Rogers -State Department -U. Alexis Johnson -Timing of Porter announcement -Leak of information Kissinger left at 10:10 am. Department of Defense -Lockheed Corporation -Laird -David Packard -John B. Connally Pentagon Papers -Leslie Gelb -Possible conspiracy -Robert C. Mardian
Conv. No. 545-1 (cont.)
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 [Closed by Statute] [Duration: 13s ]
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-Mardian -Leaks -Colson -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. -Mardian -Information on Neil Sheehan -Ellsberg -Gelb -Background -John F. Kennedy, Robert S. McNamara Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] -Colson -Study on staff party affiliation -Staff
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-Jews -Arthur F. Burns -Frederic V. Malek Leaks -Polygraph tests -Krogh -Holders of top secret clearances -Statement on polygraph tests -Revocation of clearances -State Department, Department of Defense -NSC -White House investigation -Wiretaps The President's schedule -Forthcoming budget meeting -The President's meeting with Kissinger -Shultz -Role Implementation of presidential directives -Rogers -Responsibility -Krogh -Polygraph tests -NSC -Alger Hiss -Whitaker Chambers -Signing of statement on polygraphs Ehrlichman left and Kissinger entered at 10:20 am. The President's schedule -Departure for Camp David -Marine One helicopter -Time, arrangements Haldeman left at 10:22 am. Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger's forthcoming trip to Paris
Conv. No. 545-1 (cont.)
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-Negotiating stance -North Vietnamese -Kissinger, Rogers PRC initiative -Kissinger's forthcoming negotiations -Trips to the PRC by members of Congress -Haldeman's attitude -The President's trip -1972 Presidential election
Conv. No. 545-1 (cont.)
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CHINA
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US-Soviet Union relations -SALT -Yuli M. Vorontsov -The PRC initiative -US-Soviet Union summit The PRC -Timing of the President's trip -Weather -Compared to the President's 1969 European trip Vietnam negotiations -Transcript of previous meeting -Forthcoming meeting -Stance -Proposals
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-Date of troop withdrawal -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield The PRC initiative -Reaction by intellectuals -Brandon's forthcoming article Vietnam negotiations -US proposals -Comparison -Nguyen Van Thieu -Economic aid -Southeast Asia Leaks -State Department, Defense Department, CIA -Conspiracy -SALT negotiations leak -Haig -Polygraphs -Restriction of access to classified information -Handling of documents -Former NSC staff -William A.K. (Tony) Lake -Kissinger's hiring practices -Reasons The PRC initiative -Compared to Glassboro Summit -Long term effect US foreign policy -PRC initiative -North Vietnams reaction -Mansfield -John Kenneth Galbraith, Cyrus R. Vance -Domestic shift -Sol Linowitz, John W. Gardner -Press -The New York Times -The President's image Conv. No. 545-1 (cont.)
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-Cuba -Jordan -Laos, Cambodia -Laos -Casualty rate -PRC initiative -Vietnam War -Hue Kissinger's schedule Kissinger left at 10:36 am.
Conversation No. 545-2 Date: July 24, 1971 Time: Unknown after 12:28 pm until 12:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John B. Connally; this recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress.
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The economy -Possible action -Effect -Unnamed person -Paul W. McCracken, Paul A. Volcker, Connally, Arthur F. Burns -The price of gold -Strategy -Free economy Conv. No. 545-2 (cont.) -Possible action -Initiative -Comparison to the People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Steel industry -Foreign policy focus -The PRC -Settlement of Vietnam war -Effect on the economy -US competitive position in the world -George P. Shultz -The President's actions -Foreign policy, domestic action -Connally -U.S. economy -Trend -Recession -Long-term view -Europe, Japan, Soviet Union, the PRC -Changes in international economic picture -Initiatives Connally left at 12:36 pm.
Conversation No. 545-3 Date: July 24, 1971 Time: 12:36 pm - 1:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and H.R. (Bob) Haldeman.
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[A transcript of the following portion of the conversation was initially prepared for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force [WSPF] and can be found in Record Group [RG] 460, Box 58, pp. 1-6 and Statement of Information, Book VII, pt.2, pp.868-885 (1-18). The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has reviewed the transcript and has made changes as necessary. This transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 [PRMPA]. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] Conv. No. 545-2 (cont.) [End of transcript] Egil G. (Bud) Krogh, Jr. entered at an unknown time after 12:36 pm during the transcribed portion. Krogh left at 12:48 pm. Leak [End of transcribed portion] Tax reform -John B. Connally -Treasury Department -Proposals -House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee The economy -Preceding budget meeting Melvin R. Laird -Recantation of previous statement -John G. Tower -Ronald L. Ziegler -David Packard -Disagreement within the Cabinet -Connally Arthur F .Burns -Salary Schedule -George P. Shultz
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-Recommended meeting -Connally, Burns Burns -Connally -News coverage -Strategy -Peter M. Flanigan, Connally -Forthcoming meeting -Timing -Salary -Testimony -Preparations -Timing The economy -Leak of story by Charles W. Colson -Connally -Federal Reserve Board expansion -Full employment -Legislation -Federal Reserve -Issue of independence -Connally -Vacancy -Shultzs conversation with Burns -Membership -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Unnamed Federal Reserve Board member -Strategy -Appointment -Shultz, Connally -William McChesney Martin -Burns -Martin -Comparison with Burns -Economic policy -Administration stance Ehrlichman left at 1:00 pm.
Conv. No. 545-3 (cont.)
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The President's schedule -Departure for Camp David -Kissinger Leaks -Investigation -Krogh Conv. No. 545-3 (cont.) Polygraph tests -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Bay of Pigs -Effectiveness and use -White House Signal Corps -Psychological effect Leaks -Laird, William P. Rogers -Handling -Haigs conversation with Rogers The President and Haldeman left at 1:03 pm.