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Date: 
Dec 02, 1971
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Oval Office
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Conversation No. 628-1 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:31 am and 11:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man. [The recording begins at an unknown time while the conversation is already in progress] The quality of an item [?] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:35 am. Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:31 am. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger meeting -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 11:35 am. Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:31 am.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:35 am.
Conversation No. 628-2
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Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 11:35 am - 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. John B. Connally's reports of the Group of Ten meeting -Questions -Gold issue -Prices -Ziegler's comments -The President's instructions Ziegler left and Henry A. Kissinger entered at 11:37 am. David M. Kennedy -Appointment -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] Golda Meir meeting -Talking points -Sent to the President -William P. Rogers -Kissinger's talk with Meir -Rogers -President’s hard line with Meir -Phantoms -Joseph J. Sisco and Yitzhak Rabin -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] Summit meeting -Middle East topic -Preparatory talks
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-Agreements -Summit -Rogers' plan -USSR -Settlement -Rogers’ plan -Frontier -Meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Anwar el-Sadat -Military action -Leonid I. Brezhnev-Sadat meeting -No interim agreement -USSR -Israelis -Berlin comparison
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Conv. No. 628-2 (cont.)
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-Kissinger's talk with Dobrynin -Israelis -United Nations [UN] forces -Type of discussion -Rogers' plan -Phantoms -State Department -Sisco -Possible Israeli attitudes -Military action in the Middle East -Potential outcome -Summit -Agreement -Egyptian-USSR meetings -Negotiations style -Brezhnev -Talking points H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 11:46 am. The President's schedule -Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher “Meet and greet” session -Business Council meeting -Sears -J.C. Penney's
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Conv. No. 628-2 (cont.)
-Federated stores -Representatives -Retail sales -Percentage -Phase II -Thanksgiving -Christmas -Anticipated revenue -Foreign policy -Peter M. Flanigan -Kissinger -Praise from the President -Potential schedule conflicts -Flanigan -Meeting with Kissinger -Los Angeles, Chicago, and Cincinnati -Kissinger’s schedule -Gordon M. Metcalf and Fred Lazarus, Jr. -Timing -Fletcher meeting -Time -“Meet and greet” -Meir meeting -Timing -Earl L. Butz's swearing-in ceremony -Corn issue -Senate vote -Possible outcome -Corn price supports -John C. Whitaker -Timing -Business Council meeting -Time Haldeman left at 11:56 am. Meir meeting -USSR -Summit -Possible preparatory talks -Withdrawal of forces
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Conv. No. 628-2 (cont.)
-Egyptians -USSR position -Sisco -Kissinger's talk with Meir -Rogers -Settlement -Dobrynin -Potential discussions with Kissinger -Passage issue -Rogers -Troops -Roger and Sisco -A question of trust -Egyptians and USSR -Rogers' plan -USSR -Possible scenarios -Phantoms -Sisco-Rabin meeting -Written instructions from the President -USSR summit -Kissinger's talk with Meir -The President -Negotiation style towards Meir -USSR -The President-Meir photograph -Kissinger and Rabin -“Goodwill” gesture Cambodia -North Vietnamese -South Vietnamese -Cautious approach -Bombing -Other objectives -North Vietnamese planes -Airfields -Numbers of planes -Bombing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Upcoming conversation between Kissinger and Moorer
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Conv. No. 628-2 (cont.)
-Gen. John D. Ryan -Call for youth -Melvin R. Laird -Potential conversation between Kissinger and Laird -Briefing on air strikes -Moorer -David Packard -Laird -Location -Briefing -Timing India -State Department -New license cut off -Announcement -President's instructions -Old license cancellation -Briefing [Sounds of note taking] Kennedy appointment -NATO -Conditions -Statement by the President -National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Attendance at Georges J.R. Pompidou, Willy Brandt, Edward R.G. Heath and Eisaku Sato meetings -John R. Schaetzel and Joseph A. Greenwald -Information on economic issues -Brussels staff -Upgrade -Rogers -Talk with Kissinger Television -Rogers in Europe -Call from the President -Report -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC]
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Conv. No. 628-2 (cont.)
-Length of conversation -Kennedy -NATO People's Republic of China [PRC] -Kissinger announcement -Media coverage -James B. Reston column -Favorable -J. William Fulbright committee -Chinese reaction -Two-China issue -Thelma C. (Pat”) Nixon -Media -Reactions -Vietnam War -Support of foreign policy -Charles H. Percy -Talk with Kissinger -Senate -Establishment Kissinger left at 12:13 pm.
Conversation No. 628-3 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 15-197]
Conversation No. 628-4 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 12:15 pm - 12:17 pm
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Location: Oval Office The President talked with Frances (Grant) [Mrs. Wallace F.] Bennett. [See Conversation No. 15-198]
Conversation No. 628-5 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:17 pm and 12:21 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. President’s schedule -Upcoming trip to Florida -Call from Pierre Rinfret -Unknown location -Upcoming dinner for Pierre E. Trudeau, December 6, 1971 -Canada Woods’ conversation with an unknown woman -Award -Unknown musician The President’s schedule -Bermuda -Woods' schedule -Woods’ schedule -Robert L. King
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Conv. No. 628-5 (cont.)
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-King -Possible position on staff -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:17 pm. Clark MacGregor -Meeting with the President -Taxes Bull left at an unknown time before 12:21 pm. Suggestion Woods left at 12:21 pm.
Conversation No. 628-6 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 12:21 pm - 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Clark MacGregor. Golda Meir -Jews Tax bill -Conferees -Check off -Wilbur D. Mills proposal -John W. Byrnes
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Conv. No. 628-6 (cont.)
-President’s position -Three elements of Mills’ proposal -Check off concept retained -Timing -Appropriations -Court test of constitutionality of the check off -1972 election -Mills’ gambit -Campaign promises -The President’s remarks to the White House Conference on Aging, December 2, 1971 -Possible approaches -History of proposal -Veto -History -Congress -MacGregor’s view -Mills -Thoughts -Byrnes' reaction -Broadcast expenditures -Limitations -Election -Democrats -Money in the fund -Provision of the law -Check off -Taxpayers -Possible number -Percentage -Veto -Implementation -Congress -The President's signature -Historian context -President’s attitude -Appropriations -Possible veto -Mills -Democrats' and Republicans' votes -Speculation
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Conv. No. 628-6 (cont.)
-Veto -Democrats -Unpredictability -Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr. -Local, county and district chairmen -Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. -Possible Democrat support -Check off defeat -MacGregor's recommendations -Elimination of check-off -Authorization of various expenditures -Less chance of abuse of funds -Byrnes -The President's signature -MacGregor’s forthcoming meeting with Byrnes -Mills -Stake -House vote -Modified check off -President’s instructions -Check off defeat -Repeal -The President's message -Business committee -Mills -Possible action -MacGregor's statement -Distribution -Ronald L. Ziegler -Follow-up -President’s decision -MacGregor’s statement -Mills -Possible change in vote -President’s remarks to the White House Conference on Aging Earl L. Butz's swearing-in -President’s schedule -Upcoming trip to Florida -Corn price support -Mills [?]
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Conv. No. 628-6 (cont.)
-Hint of certain actions -Possible withdrawal -Cost -Amount -Taft-Hartley Act -State Chairman -County chairman -Minneapolis -Previous call to MacGregor -President’s decision on Taft-Hartley Act -Impact on rural areas George Meany -Health -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman -Meany’s attitude -Illness Meir -Meeting with the President Tax bill -The President's signature MacGregor left at 12:43 pm.
Conversation No. 628-7 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:43 pm and 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Call from Tricia Nixon Cox -Clark MacGregor Bull left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm.
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Conversation No. 628-8 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 12:45 pm - 2:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Earl L. Butz nomination -Possible withdrawal -Patrick J. Buchanan -New York Times -Washington Post -Farm media -Support for Butz -Percentage -Agri-business support -Farm General -Successful Farming -Support for Butz -Walter J. Hickel -Compared to Butz’s nomination -Democrats -Possible outcome -Farm radio in Chicago -Orion C. Samuelson -Letter to the editor -Liberals -New York Times -Washington Post -[Forename unknown] Hershey -Corn price support -“Option 2” President’s schedule -Heads of State meetings -Details
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-Format -Pierre E. Trudeau -Joint statements at airports -Azores -Dr. Marcello Caetano's statement -Black tie dinner -British -Options -French -Joint luncheon -Henry A. Kissinger -Caetano -Meeting with the President -Timing -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Meeting with the President -Timing -Schedule -Joint advisors -Lunches -Bermuda meetings -Timing -Advisors -Key Biscayne -Willy Brandt -Timing -Eisaku Sato -Timing -Foreign ministers -Kissinger -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Press corps -Reduction in numbers -Advance men -Taking too much of the President’s time -Reduction -Rose Mary Woods -Travel -PRC -Kissinger -Written statements
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-Unknown writer -Press -Traveling with the President -Buchanan -Experience -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] trip -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Press -William L. Safire -Noel C. Koch -John K. (“Cap”) Andrews -Safire -Previous trips -European and Asian trip -Camp David -USSR trip -Azores -Bermuda -Possible press assignment -PRC advance -John A. Scali -Potential travel -Kissinger -Advisor role -Scali -Justification for travel to PRC -Potential problems -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Ronald L. Ziegler -Dwight L. Cheapen -Scali -Ziegler -Comparisons -Kissinger-Haig meeting -Television coverage -Importance -Compared to press coverage -Scali and Ziegler -Haig Haldeman’s schedule
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-Florida -John D. Ehrlichman [?] -Alexander P. Butterfield -Price speech -President’s trip to Chicago, December 1, 1971 -Senior citizen support -Amount of aid -Check off -President’ support of the elderly -Rising costs -Foster grandparents -Arthur S. Flemming -Earl Warren Speech team -California speech -Speech quality -Apparent difficulties in writing speeches -Various reactions to speeches -Andrews -Haldeman’s upcoming talk with Andrews -Price -Old compared to young -Style White House Conference on Aging -Flemming -Warren -Press -Compared to the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health, December 2, 1969 -Reactions -Unknown elderly black man -Emotional talk with the President -Ehrlichman -Price Unknown man at Justice Department -Work style -Richard A. Moore -Previous conversations with Haldeman
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-John N. Mitchell Speeches -Moore -Writers -Work -Attitudes -Price -Talk with Haldeman -PRC trip -Buchanan -USSR trip -Price -Attendance PRC trip -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's attendance -Media coverage -Television -Street crowds -Lack thereof Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:45 pm. Clark MacGregor -Tax bill -Butz confirmation -Meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 1:20 pm. PRC trip -Crowds MacGregor entered at 1:20 pm. Butz confirmation -Senate vote -Result Tax bill
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-Conferees -Agreement -Wilbur D. Mills -Modified check of proposal -John W. Byrnes's call to MacGregor -Appropriations -Effective date -Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr. -Fund -Amount -Concerns -The President's signature -History of tax bill -Effective date -Tax returns -George S. McGovern -Mills -Charls E. Walker and Byrnes -Previous conversation with MacGregor -The President's statement -Price -Written statement -Ziegler -Questions -Check-off -1972 -The President's statement -Options -Senate -Mills -Proposal -Democrats -Speculation -President’s statement -O'Brien -Mills -House of Representatives -MacGregor’s call to George P. Shultz -Support Butz confirmation
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-Swearing-in -Timing
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MacGregor left at 1:28 pm. Questions -Importance -MacGregor Speech -Environment [?] President’s schedule -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -“A Day in the Life of the President”, December 6, 1971 Press -President of Dahomey -Vote -State visit -President’s schedule -Pompidou meeting -Timing Haldeman left at an unknown time before 1:33 pm.
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:28 pm. Schedule -Chief Justice -Butz nomination -Harry A. Blackmun -Timing -Availability -Butz swearing-in ceremony Bull left and Rose Mary Woods entered at 1:33 pm. Call from unknown man -Return call from the President [?] [Pause]
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President’s schedule -NBC Painting by Mr. [Forename unknown] Johnson -Sent by unknown doctor and wife -The President's letter -Dictation -Painting -Style discussed
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:33 pm and 2:03 pm. [Conversation No. 628-8A] [See Conversation No. 15-199] [End of telephone conversation] Call to an unknown person -Unknown White House event -Performance [?] PRC trip -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Pictures -Ziegler
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John J. McCloy -Letter to Woods -Appointments -Arms Control Committee -William W. Scranton -Pay Board -New members -Christmas The White House operator talked with the President at 1:50 pm.
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 628-8B] [See Conversation No. 15-200] [End of telephone conversation] Letter from an unknown woman -Tone of letter -The President's possible response -PRC -United Nations [UN] -Letter from Woods -Jews -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo telephone call -The President's instructions -PRC -Wars -Korea and Vietnam -Number casualties -USSR summit Schedule -Visit to Washington Redskins football practice, November 23, 1971 -Phone calls -[Forename unknown] Brown, building secretary [?] -President’s availability -Kissinger -Timing of phone calls -Butz -Meeting with John B. Connally -Brown [?] -The President’s location -Handling of -Possible solutions -Melvin R. Laird -John N. Mitchell -Connally -William P. Rogers -Meetings -Possible solutions
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
-Woods -Contact Painting -MacGregor [?] Schedule -White House Conference on Aging -Members -Jack Moore -George H.W. Bush [?] -Unknown man's office -Bobby McMahon -Robert L. King [?] -President’s previous conversation with Roger E. Johnson -Possible phone call between King and Johnson [?]
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Woods left at 2:03 pm.
Conversation No. 628-9 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:03 pm and 2:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator
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Conv. No. 628-8 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 15-201]
Conversation No. 628-10 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:03 pm and 2:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Business Council meeting -Gordon M. Metcalf -Ziegler's talk with Richard A. Moore -Ziegler's attendance -Press picture Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher -Press picture -Speaking for the press Photographs -Amount Ziegler left at an unknown time before 2:07 pm.
Conversation No. 628-11 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 2:07 pm - 2:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 15-202]
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Conv. No. 628-10 (cont.)
Conversation No. 628-12 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 2:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Gordon M. Metcalf Bull left at 2:19 pm.
Conversation No. 628-13 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 2:19 pm - 2:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Gordon M. Metcalf, William M. Batten, George P. Shultz, Richard A. Moore and Ronald L. Ziegler; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Photograph Economy -Sears Roebuck sales -Retail sales figures [Unintelligible] -December -Fall season
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Conv. No. 628-13 (cont.)
-Success -Geographic breakdowns -November, 1970 -Percentages -Chicago -Pittsburgh -Dallas -Cleveland -California -Statistics -Advertising -Television -Changes over the years -Sears -Tag line -Inflation -Potential set backs -J.C. Penney sales -Percentages -Seattle -Los Angeles -Managers -Southeast -Miami -Midwest -November -Breakdown -Competition -Slight setbacks -Controls -Stores in San Francisco -Number -Organized labor compared to unorganized labor -Bargaining position -Differences -November -Tax bill -Perception of -Effect on retail sales -Campaign expenses -Candidates for political office
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Conv. No. 628-13 (cont.)
-Methods of raising money -Congress -Taxpayers -Special interest groups -The American economic system -Predictions for Christmas season -Boost for economy -Wage-price freeze -September -Retail forecast -Percentages Golf -Recreation -Merrill Lynch Economy -Stock market -Reactions -Sears -Shares -Number -Dow exchange -History -Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher [?] California -Possible trip by the President -Timing [General conversation] Metcalf, Batten, Shultz and Moore left at 2:42 pm. Tax bill -Campaign check off -Conference committee Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:42 pm. Earl L. Butz's swearing-in ceremony
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Conv. No. 628-13 (cont.)
-Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 2:50 pm. [Ziegler taking notes in the background] Tax bill -Campaign check off -The President's statement -Legislative process -Possible veto -Ziegler -Clark MacGregor's statement -Repeal -The President's statement -The American political system -Congress -First session -Ziegler's comments -Possible effects on 1972 Presidential elections -Compromise -Veto -The President's statement -Veto -Legislative matter -Veto -House -Henry A. Kissinger -Future events Ziegler left at 2:50 pm.
Conversation No. 628-14 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 2:50 pm - 3:04 pm Location: Oval Office
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Conv. No. 628-13 (cont.)
The President met with Arthur A. Fletcher and Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Campaign check off [?] -News magazine article -Unknown magazine Schools -Harvard -Youngsters -Numbers -Private schools -Numbers -Economic package Domestic Council -Press [Unintelligible] Public relations -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday -Abraham Lincoln’s birthday -Timing -National campaign -Finances -Amount -1972 Presidential elections
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Conv. No. 628-14 (cont.)
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-Reverse racism -Black colleges -Discrimination -Farm people [?] -Schools -Integration -Project -Economic development Fletcher and Cole left and Henry A. Kissinger entered at 2:59 pm. State Department -Presidential order -Disregarded by the State Department -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Kissinger -Writing possible scenarios -John N. (“Jack”) Irwin, II -Charles W. Bray, III -Pakistan and India -Possible interpretation -Briefing -Bray -William P. Rogers -Feelings on subject -Confrontation -Attempt to avoid conflict -Kissinger's talk with the President -Kissinger's talk with Rogers -Indira Gandhi [?] -Conversation with the President -Clark MacGregor -Kissinger’s talk with Peter [Surname unknown] -Hugh Scott statements -Statement by Willy Brandt -Kissinger's call to Rogers -Different tactics
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Conv. No. 628-14 (cont.)
-Non-appropriated funds -John B. Connally -Rogers Kissinger left at 3:04 pm.
Conversation No. 628-15 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 3:04 pm - 3:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Meeting with Golda Meir Bull left at 3:05 pm.
Conversation No. 628-16 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 3:05 pm - 4:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Golda Meir; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Photograph [General conversation] [Unintelligible]
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Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
Meir’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger and Yitzhak Rabin -Frank discussions with Meir Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Relations with Israel -US and Israel -Strategy -Meir's talk with Kissinger Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:05 pm. Refreshment Rabin Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:13 pm. US and Israel relations -Rabin and Kissinger -Kissinger -Relations with Israel -William F. (“Billy”) Graham’s call to the President -Timing -Concern by Graham -American Jews -William P. Rogers Kissinger and Rabin entered at 3:13 pm. Kissinger and Anatoliy F. Dobrynin communications Map room -Dwight D. Eisenhower -World War II -Maps -Robert Taylor [?] -Franklin D. Roosevelt US and Israel relations -Possible leaks
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Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Less then confident feelings between US and Israel -Issues -Payments [?] -The President's trip to the USSR -Issues -Aircraft -Presidential responsibility -Joseph J. Sisco -Working out technical aspects -Congress -Kissinger's meeting with Meir -Unknown person -Sisco and Rabin meeting -Instructions to Sisco -Time limit -Rogers -Negotiations -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Future negotiations -State Department -Political program -Sisco -Kissinger's meeting with the President -Sisco -Instructions -Kissinger and Dobrynin communications -Airplanes -Dinner -Kissinger’s recommendation -Rogers -President’s schedule -Signing of memorandum -Talk with Kissinger -USSR -Phantoms -Separate understanding -Working out the details with Rabin -USSR -US attempts to maintain balance -Politics -Backgrounders
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Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Ronald L. Ziegler -Under the President’s instructions -Kissinger -Balance -President’s advice to Meir -Sisco/Rabin meetings -Pressure -Politics -Rogers -Kissinger’s forthcoming conversations with Rogers -Agreement -President’s schedule -Sisco/Rabin meetings -Rogers -Protocols -Brezhnev and Anwar el-Sadat -President’s view -Delivery of planes -Political side -Planning -Continuance of frank talks -Monthly rate -Rabin/Sisco/Kissinger agreement -Dates of deliveries -Presidential decisions -Political side -Need for US discussion -Israeli/Egyptian agreement -State Department -Linkage with the Phantoms -US commitment to balance -USSR -Delivery schedule -Proposed date of arrival -President’s view -Speculation on Israel’s future -Sadat -Possibility of negotiations -US interests -Political settlement -Balance
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Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Mediterranean -Middle East -USSR -Prospects for peace -Progress -Attempts -President’s view -Meir’s response -Pressure -Communication with the President -Rabin -Meir’s outlook -Ceasefire -Rabin -Attrition -Compromise -Possible Israeli concessions [?] -Egyptians -Sadat -Procedures -Egyptians -“The Rogers Plan” -International borders -United Nations [UN] -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Unknown person -Negotiations with Israel [?] -Trade matters -Andrei A. Gromyko's talk with Chou En-lai -USSR -Alliance with the Arabs -Moscow -Money to Vietnam and Egypt -Amount -Brezhnev -Mao Tse-tung [?] -Israeli perspective -World view -Suez agreement -Pressure -War
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Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Past conflicts -1957 -Golan heights -Israeli position -1957 -UN -Gaza Strip -Promises -Egyptians -Freedom in negotiations -Military -Level of strength -US agreement on 1969 border policy -Potential US diplomatic problem -Kissinger’s conversation wit unknown Prime Minister -USSR -Gromyko -Talk with the President -Rogers -Military action -Brezhnev -State Department -Unknown Prime Minister -Kissinger’s instructions to Meir and Rabin -[Unintelligible] -Ceasefire -Possible scenarios -Egypt and USSR -Kissinger -USSR -Potential escalation of tensions between the US and USSR -Concerns -Subsidies in the Middle East -Unknown situation -USSR -Jordan crisis -1967 war -Meeting in may -Meir's Skill -“Two track operation” -Negotiations
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-1967 war -Diplomatic reasonableness -Request from the President -US -Security -Two tracks of negotiations -USSR summit -Discussions -US attempt to work out negotiations -Suez Canal -Arabs -Attempt to quell tensions -Israeli cabinet -USSR -Egypt’s inability to negotiate with the USSR [?] -Interim period -US-Israel negotiations -Pressure-free -Kissinger’s proposal -General statement -Timing -Kissinger’s conversation with unknown Prime Minister -Talk with Dobrynin -Status of US actions -Egyptians -Timing -Gromyko -Rogers -Talk with the President -USSR -Trust -Previous US-USSR discussions -Dobrynin -Brezhnev -Previous discussions -The President/Meir meeting -The President's talk with Gromyko -Potential settlement -Meir and Rabin -Elections [?] -The President's talk with Meir
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Kissinger -Kissinger's talk with Dobrynin -Possible stand by the President -Dobrynin talk with Meir [?] -Dobynin -Possible meeting -Timing -[Unintelligible] -Kissinger’s view -Dobrynin -Moscow -Egyptians -Prepared to talk -Negotiations -Kissinger’s view -The President's talk with Gromyko -Reductions [?] -Egypt -Possible opening of dialogue -Syria -USSR -US-USSR relations -Possible uncomfortableness from Israel -Kissinger-Rabin talks -Status of world situation -USSR -Clark MacGregor [?] -State Department -Proposed action -Dobrynin -US options -UN -USSR -Negotiations -Gromyko -Sisco [?] -USSR -[Unintelligible] -Exploratory talks [?] -Rabin-Kissinger meeting -[Unintelligible]
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Israeli army -Figures -State Department -The survival of Israel -Rabin -USSR -Possibility of war -Finances -USSR -Potential breakthrough in negotiations -Kissinger’s forthcoming conversation with Rabin -[Unintelligible] -Rogers -Rabin -[Unintelligible] -Report from unknown person -Mecca [?] -Israeli situation -Meir’s view on the situation -US position -Security -Possibility for tough discussions with Israel -Kissinger -USSR -Negotiations -Dobrynin -Talk with Kissinger -Timing -US position -Related to the USSR -Deadlock -Negotiations -Egypt -State Department -Moscow -[Unintelligible] -Golan Heights [?] -Military equipment -Request for Meir [?] -Vietnam -Rabin [?]
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-16 (cont.)
-Credibility -Lack of credit -Arabs -Vietnam -Laos comparison -Risky proposition -USSR -President’s view -Balance of power in the Mediterranean and Europe -Result -USSR -US position concerning the USSR -Possible catalyst for negotiations -Meir -PRC and USSR -Possible negotiations [?] -Arabs -Control -Egypt -Concern by Meir -Kissinger’s previous meeting with an unknown woman -President’s view -Dobrynin -Kissinger -Closing remarks The President, et al. left at 4:53 pm.
Conversation No. 628-17 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:53 pm and 4:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man. [Unintelligible]
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President’s schedule The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:55 pm.
Conversation No. 628-18 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 4:55 pm - 5:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Meeting with Golda Meir -Presidential authority -Election -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Israelis -Negotiation tactics -William P. Rogers -History of negotiations with Israel -Politics Rose Mary Woods entered at 4:57 pm. The President buzzed Woods
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43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-18 (cont.)
Woods left at 5:00 pm. Meeting with Meir -Middle East negotiations Woods entered at an unknown time after 5:00 pm.
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Woods left at an unknown time before 5:15 pm. Middle East negotiations -Possible scenario -Joseph J. Sisco -Rogers -The President’s proposed talk with Rogers -Egyptians -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Proposed conversation with Kissinger -Meeting with Meir -President’s style -Politics -Give and take -USSR -1973 -Rogers's proposal -Israelis -Meir -Proposed toughness
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-18 (cont.)
-American political situation -Security -USSR -Balance of power in the Middle East -Democrats -Kissinger's meeting with Dobrynin -Rogers -Dobrynin -USSR summit -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Trade in the Middle East -Proposed Middle East settlement -Egyptians -Trade -PRC -Feeling towards a deal in the Middle East -USSR-PRC relations -Marshall Green -USSR-US relations -Proposed deal in the Middle East -Status of negotiations -War -Timing -1973 India-Pakistan situation -Rogers -Talk with Kissinger David M. Kennedy appointment -State Department -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -The President's call to Rogers -Timing -India-Pakistan situation -Kissinger's call to Rogers -Timing -President’s inability to meet with Rogers -President’s health -Indira Gandhi
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-18 (cont.)
Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:00 pm. The President's schedule -Barber -Timing Kissinger and Bull left at 5:15 pm.
Conversation No. 628-19 Date: December 2, 1971 Time: 5:15 pm - 5:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Earl L. Butz, Harry A. Blackmun, William P. Rogers, George D. Aiken, Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Robert J. Dole, James O. Eastland, Robert P. Griffin, Jack R. Miller, Wiley Mayne, Graham Purcell, Martin Sorkin, Mrs. Earl L. Butz, J. Phil Campbell, Clarence D. Palmby, Richard E. Lyng, Thomas K. Cowden, Ned Bayley, Frank Elliott, Claude W. Gifford, Fritz Behrens, James E. Smith, David A. Hamil, Ervin Peterson, Don Brock, Sally Bloom, Martha Lord, Frederic V. Malek, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Clark MacGregor, John E. Nidecker, William E. Timmons, John C. Whitaker, and Alexander P. Butterfield; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. [General conversation] Butz -Swearing-in -Secretary of Agriculture -Nomination -Qualifications in field of agriculture -Senate vote -Farmers Butz's comments Aiken's comments Rogers's comments
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 628-19 (cont.)
-Dwight D. Eisenhower Butz's comments -Farmers' welfare -Agriculture Department -American agriculture -Farmers -Food -Percentage of income -Prices -George P. Shultz and other unknown men The President's comments -Meeting with farm editors in Chicago -Timing -Corn prices -Anecdotes [General conversation] The recording was cut off at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.