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Date: 
Feb 07, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 666-1 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:55 am and 9:32 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:32 am.
Conversation No. 666-2 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown before 9:32 am and 11:54 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. [Unintelligible] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:32 am. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:32 am. Instruction Vietnam negotiations -Xuan Thuy An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:32 am. Executive Office Building [EOB] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:35 am.
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
Vietnam negotiations -Withdrawal -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Compared to October 1971 -Possible advantages -Edmund S. Muskie’s plan
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[Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:32 am and 10:35 am.] [Conversation No. 666-2A] Request for John D. Ehrlichman to come to the Oval Office [End of telephone conversation] [No conversation] Ehrlichman entered at 10:35 am.
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -Peter M. Flanigan’s memorandum -Compared to Peter G. Peterson’s -Forthcoming telephone call to Alejandro A. Lanusse -Suggested conversation [No conversation] -Memorandum -Forthcoming meeting with US attorneys -Henry A. Kissinger -Flanigan Economic matters -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank -John B. Connally -Flanigan’s role -Kissinger -Political -Connally -Diplomacy -Internal politics -Lanusse -IMF -Flanigan -Memorandum -Peterson -Complexity of job
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
-Example -Pantyhose -State Department -Treasury Department -Panty hose industry
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Campaign finances -Robert L. Vesco -Donald A. Nixon -Securities And Exchange Commission [SEC] -F. Donald Nixon -J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
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5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
-Location -John N. Mitchell -William J. Casey -F. Donald Nixon -Marriott -Finances -Political contribution
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-Location
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Rose Mary Woods entered at 10:59 am.
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6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
Personnel -“Official Family” -Kissinger -William P. Rogers -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Rogers -State Department -Foreign policy briefing -Wives and State Department staff -Kissinger -Joseph J. Sisco Cabinet and congressional leadership meeting -Rogers -Timing -Press -Kissinger
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Roger Hull -Death -Presidential wreath -Note to [Rosalie (Paschal) Hull] -President’s instructions Ehrlichman’s trip to California -Leonard K. Firestone -Foundation
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 11:09 am. The President’s schedule PRC trip -Press list -Announcement -Timing -Hawaii -Guam -Departure time -President’s instructions -Press list -Briefing -Patrick J. Buchanan -Questions -John A. Scali -Subjects Ziegler left at 11:12 am.
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:12 am. Schedule -Rogers -Call to Lanusse -Donald F. Barnes Bull left at an unknown time before 11:24 am.
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[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:12 am and 11:24 am.] [Conversation No. 666-2B] [See Conversation No. 20-46]
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Woods left at 11:24 am. Kissinger and Barnes entered at 11:24 am. The President on the line [Barnes talked with an unknown colonel at an unknown time after 11:24 am; the President and Kissinger can be heard in the background.] [Conversation No. 666-2C] Colonel on the line Memorandum -Connally Georges J.R. Pompidou -Letter to the President -Economy -Arthur F. Burns
[The President talked with Lanusse between 11:24 am and 11:41 am; Kissinger can be heard in the background.] [Conversation No. 666-2D] [See Conversation No. 20-46] [End of telephone conversation] Ziegler -Briefing President’s appreciation -Barnes’s translation Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:41 am. President’s schedule -Ziegler
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
-Forthcoming meeting -Film production -Reception of diplomatic credentials -Meeting with attorneys [drug prosecution program] -Length -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -Richard G. Kleindienst -Attorney General [John N. Mitchell] -Meeting -Attendance Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 am. Mujibar Rahman -Compared to Sukarno -Aid to Pakistan Ziegler entered at 11:43 am. Haldeman’s interview on Today show, February 7, 1972 -Ziegler’s previous conversation with Haldeman -Ziegler briefing -Press -Personal point of view -Haldeman’s intent -Critics of war -Disunity -Questions -Ziegler’s talk with the President -Possible agreement with Haldeman’s statement -Handling -President’s position -Motives of critics -Ziegler’s strategy -Criticism -Effect -Peace proposal -Possible administration response -Muskie Xuan Thuy
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Conv. No. 666-2 (cont.)
-Negotiations -Acknowledgement -Statements -Agreement with administration -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu -Election -Military compared to political issues -May 31, 1971 proposal -Proposed details -Thieu -Election -President’s instructions -Rogers -Political condition -North Vietnamese -Propaganda -Negotiations -Transcript Ziegler left at an unknown time before 11:54 am. Vietnam negotiations -Military compared to political issues -August 971 -May 31, 1971 Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:43 am. Kleindienst -Arrival The President, Kissinger, and Bull left at 11:54 am.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 666-3 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:54 pm and 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with an unknown person. Request for a call to the press office -Bull’s schedule Bull and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm.
Conversation No. 666-9 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. Manolo Sanchez’s location -Cabinet Room [Unintelligible] An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 12:18 pm. [Conversation No. 666-9A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible] The agents left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm.
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Conversation No. 666-10 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with Manolo Sanchez. [Unintelligible] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm.
Conversation No. 666-4 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Schedule -Forthcoming meeting with ambassadors [Moulaye el-Hassan Ould Moktar and Witold Trampczynski] -Telephone Bull left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm.
Conversation No. 666-5 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:18 pm and 12:23 pm Location: Oval Office Manolo Sanchez met with an unknown person.
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[Unintelligible] Sanchez and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm.
Conversation No. 666-6 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: 12:42 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 29m 25s ]
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Cabinet -Meetings -Congressional leaders -White House staff -William P. Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger -Relationship with Rogers -John N. Mitchell -Martha (Beall) Mitchell -Remarks made -Robert H. Finch -Possible Congressional run -Elliot L. Richardson -Rogers
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-6 (cont.)
-Unknown man -Staff
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The President’s schedule -Cabinet -John B. Connally -Schedule -Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo and Robert H. Abplanalp -Relationship with the President -Abraham Lincoln -[Mary Todd Lincoln] -Friends -Mitchell -Campaign committee -Martha Mitchell -Relationship with Woods -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Issues -Paul W. Keyes
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Conv. No. 666-6 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -Cabinet -Departments -Melvin R. Laird -Rogers -“Duke” Rose [?] -Golf -Possible location
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Manolo Sanchez and Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:42 pm. Refreshments Ronald L. Ziegler -Meeting with the President Sanchez and Bull left at an unknown time before 1:29 pm.
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Conv. No. 666-6 (cont.)
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The President left at an unknown time before 1:29 pm. Ziegler entered at 1:29 pm The President’s schedule -Ziegler’s action -The President’s reaction -Kissinger -Woods’s schedule -The President’s schedule -The President and Woods Woods and Ziegler left at 1:30 pm.
Conversation No. 666-7 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: 1:31 pm - 2:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Greetings Press briefing -Criticism -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s interview on the Today show, February 7, 1972 -Xuan Thuy
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-White House Haldeman interview briefing -The President’s meeting with Haldeman -Critics -Liberals -Reaction to Haldeman’s rhetoric -The President’s peace proposals -Prospects -Need for unity -Haldeman’s view -Talk with Ziegler -The President’s view -Unity -Edmund S. Muskie statement -Honesty -William P. Rogers’s statement -Muskie’s statement questioned -Facts -Motives compared to effect -Barbara Walters -Effectiveness of press interviews -Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger -Rogers -Haldeman’s interview -Timing -Compared to Muskie’s statement -Muskie statements -Possible response form the Administration -William E. Brock, III [?] -Rogers -Ziegler’s remarks -Unity -Cease-fire -1970 -Withdrawal of forces -Patrick J. Buchanan -Talk with Ziegler -Possible response
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-7 (cont.)
Press stories -Coverage -Campaign -Signing bills -Foreign aid -The President’s schedule -President’s speech -Television coverage -Press list -Haldeman’s interview -Democrats’ reaction -Michael J. Mansfield -Criticism -Freedom of speech -Haldeman -Hugh Scott statement -Alan Cranston -Public support for President -Ziegler’s example -Press questions -Kissinger -Xuan Thuy -Military compared to political issues -Haldeman’s reaction to criticism -Haldeman’s talk with Ziegler -Mansfield -Critics -Senators -Right to express themselves -Haldeman -Administration handling President’s schedule -Press conference -Timing -Upcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Announcement -Schedule -Hawaii -Briefing
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-7 (cont.)
-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon attendance on PRC trip -History of Mrs. Nixon’s travels -Buchanan -Kissinger -Preparations -Questions -Numbers -Frequency -Vietnam -Criticism -Possible response by the Administration -Motives -Muskie -Unity -Critics -President’s responsibility -Press conference -Television -Options Press stories -Press list for PRC trip -Exclusions -Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Cliff Evans, RKO -Alan Leo -Upcoming trip the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Representation -Journalists -Trip coverage -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Location -Attitude -Hawaii briefing -Today Show -Haldeman’s briefing -Journalistic contacts -Jack N. Anderson papers -Kissinger -[Yeoman Charles E. Radford] -Alexander M. Haig’s, Ziegler’s reactions
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-7 (cont.)
-PRC -Air Force One -Wire reports -Henry A. Kissinger’s possible involvement -Haldeman’s comments -Kissinger’s concern -Ziegler’s view -Democrats -Vietnam War critics -The President’s posture -Haldeman’s intent -Effect -Press conference -Call for honest criticism -Possible pressure from the press -Lyndon B. Johnson -Previous press attacks -Edward M. Kennedy -Comment -Alejandro A. Lanusse -Telephone call -Length -Meeting with attorneys -Drug prosecution program -Haldeman interview -Democrats -Muskie -Kennedy -Ziegler’s press conference comments -Muskie statements -Rogers statement -Timing -Taping time -World report -Busing -Extensive statement
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22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-7 (cont.)
[Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 53s ]
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Ziegler left at 2:03 pm.
Conversation No. 666-8 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: 2:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Schedule The President and Sanchez left at 2:04 pm.
Conversation No. 666-11 Date: February 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:04 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 666-11A] [Unintelligible]
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 666-8 (cont.)
The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] [End of telephone conversation]