546

Date: 
Jul 26, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 546-1 Date: July 26, 1971 Time: 4:20 pm - 4:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. The Pentagon Papers case The President's schedule -John N. Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman -Peter G. Peterson
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:20 pm. Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:32 pm. The President's schedule -John B. Connally -Peterson -Ehrlichman -Mitchell, Peterson -Peterson -Mitchell -John G. Tower
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-Peterson, Ehrlichman [Pause] Connally -Contact with Haldeman, Ehrlichman -Role -Meeting with the President [Unintelligible] -Barry M. Goldwater Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:20 pm. Rebozo's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:32 pm.
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The President's schedule -Peterson Henry A. Kissinger's return from Paris Haldeman left at 4:32 pm.
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Conversation No. 546-2 Date: July 26, 1971 Time: 4:32 pm - 5:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Peter G. Peterson. The economy -Current international situation -John B. Connally -John D. Ehrlichman -The Peoples Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Paul W. McCracken -Currency devaluation -Trade -Balance of payments -Hugh Scott, Richard S. Schweiker -Options -Economic and political considerations -Control of inflation -Changes in world situation -Energy -John Maynard Keynes -Dollar exchange rates -Forthcoming Presidential election, 1972 -Labor unions -Unemployment rate -Quota restrictions -Past and future industries -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Legislation relating to foreign relations -Economic projections -Unemployment -Public perceptions of administration stance -Currency devaluation -McCracken -Political ramifications -Other nations -Value Added Tax -European model
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-Political ramifications -Balance of payments -General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade [GATT] -Great Britain, France -US businessmen -Wilbur D. Mills -Statements -Unemployment, economic indicators -Balance of payments -Short term and long term prognosis -Oil -Currency devaluation -Quotas -Relations with other nations -Japan -PRC initiative -Balance of payments, balance of trade -US negotiations -Confidentiality of proposed action -Handling -Connally -McCracken, George P. Shultz -Currency devaluation -Connally -Possible action by other countries -Coordination of effort -Staff -Connally, Paul A. Volcker, McCracken, Shultz -Confidentiality -Threat of leaks -Peterson, Shultz, Connally, McCracken -Arthur F. Burns -Working group -Maintenance of confidentiality -Briefings -Council of Economic Advisors -Legislation -Countering effects of inflation -Labor unions -Edmund S. Muskie -Burns -The President's foreign policy action
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-The PRC initiative -Timing of economic action -Europe -Administration -Congress -Worldwide trends -Korea, Taiwan, Republic of China [ROC], Singapore -Presidential authority Conv. No. 546-2 (cont.) -McCracken -Limitations -Congress -Confidential coordination of effort -Connally, Shultz, McCracken -The President's forthcoming meeting with Connally -Possible meeting -Connally -Effect of currency devaluation -July 27, 1971 meeting with Connally, Peterson -Currency devaluation -Shultz -Free market approach -Japanese, Germans -Float currency -General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade [GATT] provisions -Import surcharge, export rebate -Political effect -Connally
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JAPAN
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US-Japan relations -Textile negotiations -The PRC, Taiwan -Appointment of new US Ambassador -David M. Kennedy -Textile negotiations -Connally -Exports Personnel appointments -Peter M. Flanigan -State Department -William D. Eberle -Post dealing with international trade -Connally -Christian A. Herter, Jr. -Background -European Economic Community [EEC] -Negotiations -Marshall Green, Connally -Kennedy
Conv. No. 546-2 (cont.)
The State Department -US-Japanese relations -Economy -Peterson, Connally -Eberle -Outlook in negotiations -William P. Rogers, John N. (Jack) Irwin, II, U. Alexis Johnson, [Unintelligible name] -Irwin -Role -Reorganization -Legislation -J. William Fulbright -Eberle -Possible role Economic action
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-Confidentiality of meetings prior to action -Connally -Currency devaluation -McCracken -Business community, the President's opponents The Presidents schedule -Ehrlichman Peterson left at 5:19 pm.
Conv. No. 546-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 546-3 Date: July 26, 1971 Time: 5:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Clark MacGregor's meeting request -The Mansfield Amendment Bull left at 5:19 pm.
Conversation No. 546-4 Date: July 26, 1971 Time: 5:20 pm - 6:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. The economy -The President's forthcoming meeting with John B. Connally
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-Peter G. Peterson Clark MacGregor entered and Haldeman left at 5:21 pm. Congressional action -Draft extension -MacGregor's, William P. Rogers efforts -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield, John C. Stennis, F. Edward Hébert Conv. No. 546-2 (cont.) -Hébert -Mansfield Amendment -Rogers memorandum -Handling of language -Mansfield -Stennis-Mansfield meeting, July 26, 1971 -Senate reaction to compromise language -Presidential action -The People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Mansfield's resolution -Motives -Reaction -Motivation for support for the President's proposals -Schedule -John G. Tower -John N. Mitchell -Busing -Requested meeting with the President -Busing issue -Possible Constitutional amendment -John D. Ehrlichman -1963 legislative efforts on Civil Rights Bill -William Kramer -Effect -Kentucky, California, Ohio, Tennessee -Housing issue -Education -Teachers Foreign policy -PRC initiative -Mansfield Amendment -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] poll -Reaction
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-Right wing -John G. Schmitz -Walter H. Judd -Anti-communism in the United States -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR], Japan, Vietnam -Effect -The President's action -Mideast, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT], Berlin negotiations (cont.) Conv. No. 546-4 -PRC initiative -Congressional reaction -Votes -Public opinion -Blue collar -College educated
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Congress -Hébert Ehrlichman was present at an unknown time after 5:30 pm. -MacGregor's forthcoming telephone call -Strategy -Tower -MacGregor's efforts MacGregor left at 5:34 pm. Economic impact of programs and legislation -HR 1 welfare legislation
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-Status -Strategy -Health issues, reorganization -The environment -Economic impact of legislative action -John B. Connally -Political evaluation -General revenue sharing -Commitments -Citizens Committees -Local governments -Limitations on cutbacks -Edmund S. Muskie's work with Wilbur D. Mills -Possible bill -Effect -Presidential action -Vetoes -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Richard K. Cook -Carl D. Perkins -Director -Action on Great Society programs -Special revenue sharing -Aid to education -Timing -Congressional recess -October 1971 Proposal to chart Congressional action -MacGregor
Conv. No. 546-4 (cont.)
Carl B. Albert -Health -Appearance -Mrs. Albert -John J. (Jack) Caulfield -Response of junior Democrats -Possible action of Mills -Speaker of the House -Continuation of House term or Presidential campaign
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Leaks -[Charles M.?] Cooke -Deposition -Access to confidential cables by Daniel Ellsberg -Elliot L. Richardson -Motives -Tran Ngoc Chau -William P. Rogers, the President -Release of information
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-Top secret report from the President to the Attorney General -Haldeman -Chicago Tribune -New York Times -Egil G. (Bud) Krogh, Jr.
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-Van Cleef (?) -Department of Defense -Investigation -Polygraph -Unnamed State Department employee -Contact with William Beecher -SALT document Conv. No. 546-4 (cont.) US-German relations -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Willy Brandt -Press -Henry A. Kissinger -Egon Bahr Public service symposium -The President's conversation with George H. Mahon Education -School desegregation -Ehrlichmans conversation with Richardson -Limitation -Busing -Constitutional amendment -Action -Presidents conversation with MacGregor -Effect on liberals with children -Private schools -Constitutional amendment -Ehrlichman's conversation with John W. Dean III -Other alternatives -Effect in Bible-belt region of the United States -Perceptions of the President Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. -Status of court case -Sentence -Position Model cities program -Changes
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-Forthcoming announcement -General revenue sharing
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Conv. No. 546-4 (cont.)
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UNITED NATIONS
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Paul W. McCracken -Possible new job and timing of departure -Role in economic policy -Connally -Senate -William Proxmire -George P. Shultz The economy -Statistics -Connally -Unemployment, retail sales -Employment -Vietnam veterans -Narcotics interdiction -Peterson -Connally, Shultz -McCracken -Implicit effect of departure -Connally's actions -Perceptions of possible action -Interpretation of statistics -Retail sales -Consumer confidence -Edwin L. Harper's memorandum -Analysis -Charles W. Colson -Albert E. Sindlinger -Timing, method of McCracken's departure Federal Reserve Board -McCracken -Arthur F. Burns -Burns -Visibility with the press -Ehrlichman's encounter with Burns -Attitude Newsweek article
Conv. No. 546-4 (cont.)
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Conv. No. 546-4 (cont.)
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The Pentagon Papers -Continuation of efforts -The President's administration -The PRC initiative The Pentagon Papers -Declassification -World War II-era documents The economy -Forthcoming Ehrlichman meeting with Haldeman -Burns -Connally, Shultz, McCracken -Peter M. Flanigan -Effectiveness -Public perceptions -Confidentiality and type of action -Comparison with with PRC initiative The President and Ehrlichman left at 6:12 pm.
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Conversation No. 546-5
Date: July 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:12 pm and 6:40 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men (Secret Service) entered. [Unintelligible] This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 6:40 pm.