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Date: 
Jul 30, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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Conversation No. 552-1 Date: July 30, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:54 am and 10:23 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:23 am.
Conversation No. 552-2 Date: July 30, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:54 am and 10:23 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 7-37]
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Conversation No. 552-3 Date: July 30, 1971 Time: 10:23 am - 12:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. The President's schedule -John N. Mitchell -Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr. -California trip -Ronald W. Reagan's planned speech -Cancellation -The President's proposed trip to the Bohemian Grove -Encampments -Mitchell, John B. Connally Henry A. Kissinger entered at 10:25 am. The US-Peoples Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Message from Harvard University -East Asian Center Haldeman talked to an unknown person at an unknown time after 10:25 am. Request [End of conversation] -Kissinger -Texas A&M Presidential letter to Soviet Union Cosmonaut's daughter -Public release -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Haig -Handling
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US-Soviet Union relations -Andrei A. Gromyko -Leonid I. Brezhnev contact with the President -Channel -Action -Leaks -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) [The President talked with Louis Harris between 10:27 am and 10:34 am] [Conversation No. 552-3A] [See Conversation No. 7-38] Presidential letter to Soviet Union Cosmonauts daughter -Dobrynin -Public release -Source [The above portion of the office conversation between Kissinger and Haldeman took place simultaneously with telephone Conversation No. 552-3A] [End of telephone conversation] Poll -Re-issue -Frank Leonard -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Management of staff Foreign policy -Photograph -The President -Role -Kissinger -Hugh S. Sidey Vietnam War -Le Duc Tho -Conversation with French foreign minister -Maurice Schumann
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-North Vietnamese -Dobrynin -Chances of settlement -Kissingers conversation with Dobrynin -Nguyen Van Thieu -Proposals -Situation Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) The PRC initiative -Letter from Harvard University student -Francois De Ticornot De Rose Letter -Release -Source -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Form Spiro T. Agnew -John D. Ehrlichman's attitude -Staff relations -John A. Scali -Ehrlichman US foreign aid -The Presidents conversation with Otto E. Passman -Post-World War II period -Amount -Military aid -Economic assistance US foreign policy -Kissinger's conversation with James L. Buckley -Conservatives -Shift in support for the President -Effect -1972 -Buckley's possible meeting with the President -Kissingers conversation with William F. Buckley, Jr. -The President -New York Conservative Party
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-Presidential endorsement -Administration relations with Conservatives -Kissinger, Mitchell -New York -J. Daniel Mahoney -Issues -The PRC -National defense Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -William Buckley -Kissingers forthcoming meeting with James Burnham -Meeting -National Review -[Frank S.?] Meyer -North Vietnams reaction to the PRC initiative -Soviet Unions reaction to the PRC imitative -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Summit -Schedule -William P. Rogers -Emperor Hirohito -Meeting with the President -Anchorage, Alaska -Arrangements -Effect -Coordination with Rogers -Agnew -State Department Conservatives -Relations with the President -James Buckley -1960, 1968, 1962 -John Birch Society -1962 California activities -The President's record -Cambodia, Laos -Patrick J. Buchanan -National Review -Activities -Young Americans for Freedom [YAFs]
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The President's schedule -The Presidents proposed September 27, 1971 meeting with Hirohito in Alaska -Emilio Garrastazu Medicis visit -Scheduling -Logistics -Arrangements for foreign visits Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) Mitchell -Handling -News summary The PRC initiative -Reaction -Liberals -Clayton Fritchey -W. Averell Harriman -Executive privilege -Previous Laotian negotiations -The President -Chou En-lai -Memorandum on Le Duc Tho -Reaction to secret negotiations -Fritchey -Philadelphia Bulletin item -Responsibility for the PRC initiative -State Department -Marshall Green -Handling of the President's foreign trip -Briefing books
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-Kissinger's staff -Contact with the press -Philadelphia Bulletin -Pentagon Papers -Max Lerner -Conservatives -Handling Vietnam War -Le Duc Tho -Settlement The PRC initiative -George Meany's reaction -Hardhats -Attitude towards the President -Charles W. Colson -Conservatives -News coverage -Kissinger's trip to Pakistan -Kissinger's secret trip to Peking -Paris Talks -Dobrynin -Le Duc Tho Agnew -Foreign trip -Press coverage -Agenda -Greece -Request for future trip -Arrangements -Korea, Europe, Arab countries, Greece -Theme -Golf -Portugal, Spain -Duration -Press perception
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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-Agnews role -Morocco, Spain, Portugal -Congo, Kenya -Iran -Handling -American communities -Kissingers staff Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) -Press conferences -Events -Compared to Kissinger, William P. Rogers -Press coverage -Future trips -Iran -Greece -Iran -Forthcoming celebration -Iranians reaction -Greece -Agnews ethnicity Iran -Forthcoming celebration -US attendance -Lyndon B. Johnson -Agnew -Compared to Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt -Kissingers opinion -Health -Logistics -Agnew -Johnson Agnew -Compared to Presidents handling of foreign trips while Vice President -Attitude -Comment about Africans -Reaction -Forthcoming conversation with Ehrlichman -Conversation with Kissinger -Murray M. Chotiner meeting with the President -PRC initiative
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-Source of story -Scali -Preparation of memorandum -Agnews request to visit PRC, Taiwan -Staff -Public relations -Public image -Relations with the President's staff White House staff -Restrictions on comment -Agnew -Affect Agnew -Memorandum on the PRC story -Scali -Relationship with the President -Kissinger's comment to Agnew -Kissingers opinion PRC-Soviet Union relations -Agnews opinion -Conservatives -Actions -Human Events -Intelligence reports -Buchanans view -Conservative view of Communists -The President -James Buckley The President's 1967 speech -Bohemian Grove -ABM Kissinger left at 11:20 pm. Agnew -Handling -Scali
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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-Haldeman, Ehrlichman The Bohemian Grove -Presidential visit -Walter Baird -Ronald L. Ziegler's conversation with Walter Trohan -Wire services -United Press International [UPI] -Grove members -Reaction -Effect of press attention -Members activities -Effect of cancellation -Ziegler, Richard Moore -Members reaction -Baird -Transportation -Arrangements -Trohan -Cancellation of trip -Effect -Compared to the Gridiron The President's schedule -Gridiron -White House Correspondent's dinner The President left at an unknown time after 11:20 am. [Haldeman talked with an unknown person [Ziegler?] at an unknown time between 11:20 am and 12:20 pm] [Conversation No. 552-3B] Moore -Proposed Presidential visit to the Bohemian Grove -Reaction [End of telephone conversation] The President entered at an unknown time after 11:20 am.
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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The Bohemian Grove -Presidential visit -Background to arrangements -Baird -Ziegler -Press coverage -Wire services The President's schedule -Advance press notice -Ziegler -Visit to baseball game -Perrino's Restaurant -The President's visit after the PRC announcement -News report on wine Handling of response to issues -Buchanan -Attitude -John G. Tower, Peter H. Dominick -Haldeman, Colson, Ehrlichman -Reaction comparison -Clark MacGregor -Attitude -William E. Timmons The Bohemian Grove -Attendance -The President's 1967 speech
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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Social activities -Attitude -Connally -The President -Individual contacts -Receiving lines -Effectiveness -Colson Bohemian Grove -Presidential visit cancellation -Baird -Issue of press coverage -Off-the-record tradition -Ziegler -Herbert C. Hoover -Visits to Grove -Press coverage -Activities -Compared to the Gridiron
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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-Members -Effect of cancellation on the President's schedule -California -Reagan -Meeting Speech -Work -The President's 1967 speech
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-John S. Davies -Creation -Model for speechwriters -Use of transitions -Topics -Vietnam -Spaceflight -Use of draft speech Bohemian Grove -President's visit -Cancellation -Effect on the press -Effect on the Grove Connally -Schedule -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -International economic situation -Paul A. Volcker Bohemian Grove -Replacement speaker -George H.W. Bush -The President's cancellation -Moore, Mosbacher -Handling -Grove members -Baird -California elite -Western White House social function -Arrangements -Compared to Johnson -Response to cancellation -Handling of cancellation -Press -Off-the-record tradition -Previous speeches by Rogers, Melvin R. Laird -The Gridiron -Off-the-record White House events -Baird, Trohan -Attitude
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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-Press coverage The Press -Advance notice on the President's schedule -UPI, CBS -Arrangements on Grove speech coverage -The President's 1967 speech -Reaction Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) -The President's position compared to Rogers, Laird Bohemian Grove -Nixon as Vice President -Cancellation -Handling of notification -Haldeman, Baird -Off-the-record tradition -CBS, UPI -Ziegler Social functions -Connally Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 11:20 am. Ziegler [End of conversation] -Attitude -White House events -Sequoia, Camp David Schedule -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:20 am and 12:09 pm] [Conversation No. 522-3C] [See Conversation No. 7-39]
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[End of telephone conversation] Schedule [The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 12:09 pm and 12:10 pm] [Conversation No. 522-3D] Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.) [See Conversation No. 7-40; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler entered at 12:10 pm. Labor disputes -Rail industry -Press reports -Paul W. McCracken -The President's July 30, 1971 meeting with union and management executives -George P. Shultz -White House involvement -Presidential role -Compared to John F. Kennedy -John Robinson (?) -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Willie J. Usery, Charles Luna Bohemian Grove -President's trip -Press attitude -Off-the-record tradition -UPI, CBS -Cancellation -Comparison to the Gridiron -Off-the-record -Tradition of off-the-record handling -Attendance -Hoover -Nixon as Vice President -Barry M. Goldwater -Ziegler's conversation with aide -Candidate position -The President
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-Grove members -Effect of press coverage or leak The President's schedule -Iowa, Ohio trip -California -Timing of announcement -Appropriations Committee event Presidential letter to Soviet cosmonaut's daughter -Release -Source -William L. Safire -Knowledge of letter -Rose Mary Woods, Haig -Source -Safire, Price -Timing of release -Apollo XV -Recipient -Soviet Ambassador -Circumstances -Source -Herbert G. Klein -Handling Ziegler left at 12:20 pm. The President's schedule -California -Timing, transportation -Mitchell, Connally
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
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-California -Possible activities -Steel strike -IMF -Revision of schedule -Connally -Mitchell -Camp David -Forthcoming press conference -Buchanan's staff -Preparation of briefing books -Types of events -Photo opportunities -Transportation -Camp David -Mrs. Nixon -Timing of departure -Baird -Connally, Mitchell -Cancellation of Bohemian Grove visit -Press coverage -Off-the-record tradition -Secret Service contingent -Size -Arrangements Haldeman left at 12:30 pm.
Conv. No. 552-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 552-4 Date: July 30, 1971 Time: 12:31 pm - 1:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods and Manolo Sanchez.
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The President's schedule -Bohemian Grove -Walter Baird -Arrangements for visit -Secret Service -Confidentiality -Press coverage -Off-the-record tradition -Staff -Members -Conrad Hilton -Telephone call -Effect of confidentiality -Camp David -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Invitation to Woods
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-Trip to California -Staff -Henry A. Kissinger, John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz, Caspar W. Weinberger Conv. No. 552-4 (cont.) -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman -Alexander P. Butterfield -Woods
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Pakistani Ambassador -Inscription on autographed photograph
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Rose Mary Woods left at 1:04 pm.
Conversation No. 552-5 Date: July 30, 1971 Time: 1:10 pm - 1:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. The Bohemian Grove -Haldeman's conversation with Walter Baird -Cancellation of the President's visit -Old members -Speech -Wording of announcement -Richard A. Moore -Discussion with Ronald L. Ziegler -Tax status -John N. Mitchell, John B. Connally The President's letter to cosmonaut's daughter -Release -Alexander P. Butterfield -Herbert G. Klein -William L. Safire -Effect -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] news report -Klein -Nature of letter -Butterfield, Klein -Rose Mary Woods -Delivery -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Klein's role -Safire -Walter Cronkite's report Conv. No. 552-4 (cont.)
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-The Soviet Union -Reaction -Haig, Henry A. Kissinger -Reaction Spiro T. Agnew -John D. Ehrlichman -Schedule -The press -Attitude Apollo XV flight -Time of landing on the moon -James C. Fletcher -Presidential call The President and Haldeman left at 1:20 pm.
Conversation No. 522-6 Date: July 30, 1971 Time: Unknown after 1:20 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people (Secret Service ) met. An unknown person (Secret Service?) talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:20 pm. [Conversation No. 522-6A] The Presidents schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] [End of conversation] [Pause]
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An unknown person (Secret Service?)talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:20 pm. Conversation No. 522-6B] The Presidents location -EOB -White House [End of conversation] The Presidents location -EOB [Pause] An unknown person talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:20 pm. [Conversation No. 522-6C]
Conv. No. 552-5 (cont.)
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[End of conversation] [Pause] An unknown person talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:20 pm. [Conversation No. 522-6D]
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The Presidents location -East Wing -EOB [End of conversation] An unknown person talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:20 pm. [Conversation No. 552-6E] [Unintelligible] The Presidents location -EOB [Laughter] [Telephone rings] [End of conversation] An unknown person talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 1:20 pm. [Conversation No. 552-6F]
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Conv. No. 552-6 (cont.)
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Affirmative [End of conversation] [Pause] [Telephone rings] This recording was cut off at an unknown time after 1:20 pm.