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Date: 
Jun 02, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 727-1 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: 8:25-9:11 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson. [This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress] The President's trip to Soviet Union -Media -Coverage -Communiqués -Impact -Colson’s view -Television commentators -Colson's advice -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's reception in Senate -Colson’s view -Press reaction -Mrs. Nixon's appearances abroad -The President’s view -Compared to other First Ladies -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -[Anna] Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie G.D. Eisenhower, Bess Truman, Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Mrs. Nixon's television appearance previous evening -The President's stay at Kremlin -The President’s view -Public and press -Agreements -Impressions -The President's address to Soviet Union people -Timing -Tanya Savicheva -Media -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] special of President's speech -Viewer reaction -Network coverage -Newspaper coverage -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Savicheva -New York Times profile
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Colson's views -CBS coverage of speech -Reactions -Editorial reaction -Colson’s view -The President's comments -Henry A. Kissinger -Cabinet -State Department -Howard K. Smith -John S. (“Jack”) Knight -Articles -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] treaty Media -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Effects -Vietnam War -May 8 decision on bombing Hanoi -The President’s view -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. efforts -Vietnam coverage -Vietnam -Washington Star reporter -James Earl Richert -Mining -Laser-controlled bombs -1966 -Photograph coverage -Impression -US efforts -News story -North Vietnam -Orr Kelly -South Vietnam Vietnam -North Vietnam -Naval gunfire -Bombing -Mines -Blockade -Morale
Conv. No. 727-1 (cont.)
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Organization -"End the War" amendment -Clifford P. Case and Frank F. Church -Administration efforts to bring a vote -Trip effect -Clark MacGregor -William E. Timmons -Foreign aid authorization -US Information Agency [USIA] -Cease fire -Vote -Robert C. Byrd amendment -Congress -Demonstrators
Conv. No. 727-1 (cont.)
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The President's trip -Poland -Stefan Cardinal Wyszyinski -John Cardinal Krol -Media coverage -Media coverage -Poland -Iran -Mrs. Nixon's coverage -Compared to George S. McGovern and Hubert H. Humprey
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 727-1 (cont.)
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Vietnam -Aid -Humphrey -Louis P. Harris poll -Results -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Coalition government -Casualties -Figures -Decreases -Colson’s view -Media coverage -The President’s view -Peace settlement -Bombing -South Vietnam -North Vietnam -Bombing -Dien Bien Phu -Ho Chi Minh trail -Colson’s view -Press views -Marvin L. Kalb -May 9, 1972 decision by the President -The President’s credibility -Press George C. Wallace -Health -Wounds -Infection
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Dr. [Forename unknown] Ward -Previous conversation with Colson -Walter Reed Hospital -Ward’s assessment
Conv. No. 727-1 (cont.)
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Colson left at 9:11 am.
Conversation No. 727-2 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:11 and 9:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Bi-partisan congressional leadership meeting -John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 9:45 am.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 727-3 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:11 and 9:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Barber shop -Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 9:45 am.
Conversation No. 727-4 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:11 and 9:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at unknown time before 9:45 am.
Conversation No. 727-5 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: 9:45-10:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 727-5 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders The President’s trip to Soviet Union -Speech by the President -Haldeman’s view -Media coverage -Points stressed -Vietnam -American strength -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Women's reactions -Charles W. Colson's view -Helicopter -Vice President of US Steel Corporation -Assessments Kissinger entered at 9:50 am. -Reaction -Mrs. Nixon's impression Kissinger's schedule Pace of trip -Kissinger -Advancement -William P. Rogers -Strategic Arms and Limitation Treaty [SALT]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Meeting with Soviet leaders -Negotiations -Kissinger’s view The President's schedule -Meeting with congressional leaders -The president's strategy -Points to discuss -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union -Kissinger’s briefing -Negotiations -The president's input -Kissinger’s role -Background -The President's image Briefings on the President's previous trip to the Soviet Union -Kissinger's briefing -Function of summit -The President's role -Incident at sea agreement -SALT -Middle East -Negotiations -Effect of President’s involvement -Statement of principles -Jacob D. Beam and Andrei A. Gromykko -Input to press -Max Frankel -Time the President spent in meetings -Compared to diplomatic notes -Summit meetings -Agreements -Soviet statements on summit success
Conv. No. 727-5 (cont.)
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 727-5 (cont.)
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SOVIET UNION
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-Leonid I. Brezhnev -Andrei Grechko -Negotiations -Undersea Long-range Missile System [ULMS] -Missiles -Submarines -The President's input -SALT -Submarine program -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] -ULMS -B-1 bombs -Congressional opposition -Effect of negotiations -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson's reaction -The President's input -Letter to Brezhnev -Submarines Media -Reaction to the President's congressional address -Kissinger’s view -Haldeman’s view -Vietnam statement by the President
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Vietnam -Gromyko -North Vietnamese action -Hue -Kontum An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 9:50 am. The President's schedule -Meeting with Congressional leaders The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:03 am. Advertisement for the President's impeachment -New York Times -Signers -McGovern supporters -Printers’ reaction An unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 9:50 am. The President's schedule Advertisement for the President's impeachment -Printers' union reaction Vietnam War -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view The President, et al., left at 10:03 am.
Conv. No. 727-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 727-6 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:03 am and 12:08 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons met. The President's schedule
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Possible return to the Oval Office -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Barber shop -The President’s forthcoming trip to Key Biscayne, Florida This conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 12:08 pm.
Conv. No. 727-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 727-7 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:08 and 12:25 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons met. The President's schedule -Barber shop This conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 12:25 pm.
Conversation No. 727-8 Date: June 2, 1972 Time: 12:25-1:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Items for the President’s signature -The President's departure Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 12:25 pm. -Items for the President’s signature -Harold B. Scott letter
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Director, Bureau of International Commerce -Maurice H. Stans Bull left at an unknown time before 12:29 pm. -Rose Mary Woods -Health -Schedule -The President’s forthcoming trip to Florida -Woods -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Katherine E. Bachman -Ronald Ziegler -Possible problems -Florida Haldeman entered at 12:29 pm. -Bachman -Schedule -Problems -Soviet Union -Marjorie P. Acker -Secretarial help -Possible problems Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:31 pm. John N. Ashbrook delegation The President's schedule -Flordia -Woods -Secretarial help -The President’s view -Zosimo T. Monzon -Secretary -Military aide -The President's staff requirements -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Woods -Trip to the Soviet Union -Unknown White House secretary
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Soviet trip -Florida -Weather -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)
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The President’s schedule -Congressional leaders meeting -The President’s view -Clark MacGregor -The President’s view Domestic issues Haldeman's schedule Ehrlichman entered at 12:31 pm. -Camp David The President's schedule -George P. Shultz -Peter G. Peterson -George W. Romney Haldeman left an unknown time before 12:37 pm.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Domestic issues -Ehrlichman's summary -Parochial aid -John B. Connally testimony -Debt ceiling hearing -Wilbur D. Mills Ziegler entered at 12:31 pm. Press briefing -Soviet Union trip -Ziegler’s press statements -Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with congressional leaders -Agreements -Strategic Arms and Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Reaction Congress -Possible reaction to SALT -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Defense spending increases Submarines -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABMs] -Michael J. Mansfield -Defense cuts -Future negotiations -Mansfield -J. William Fulbright -George S. McGovern -Meeting with Congressional leaders -The President’s view -Details -Budget -Supplemental request -Melvin R. Laird -Vietnam -SALT -Debt ceiling increase -Timing -SALT treaty -Possible press questions -Mansfield
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Allen J. Ellender -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] recommendation -Possible press questions -Responses Ziegler left at 12:43 pm. Domestic issues -Welfare reform -Elliot L. Richardson -The President’s view -Legislation -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Administration strategy -The President’s view -McGovern -Blacks -The President’s position -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Richardson's schedule -Japan -The President's schedule -Legislation -Richardson's compromise recommendation -Abraham A. Ribicoff -Wednesday group -Hugh Scott -Jacob K. Javits -Richard S. Schweicker -Compared to HR 1 -Costs -Connally -Shultz -Liberals -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] professors -Cutbacks -Legislation -Clean Water Bill -Rural revenue sharing -Clean Water Bill -Possible veto -John N. Mitchell -Costs
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Effect on economy Kissinger entered at 12:46 pm. US foreign relations -Soviet Union -SALT treaty -President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -Edward Teller's possible testimony before Congress -Support -Congressional reaction -Hubert H. Humphrey -John C. Stennis -ABM -Leslie C. Arends -Gerald R. Ford -George H. Mahon -Mansfield -Ellender -MacGregor -Senate support -John G. Tower -Mahon and Arends -F. Edward Hebert -Kissinger’s possible call -Mansfield -Fulbright -US options -Defense options -Congressional support -SALT negotiations -Submarines -Leonid I. Brezhnev -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Mansfield -Soviet Union -US policy -Mansfield -Letter -Chou En-lai -Helmut Sonnenfeldt -The President's letter William McMahon -US policy on PRC
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Poland -Piotr Jaroszewicz -Mrs. Jaroszewicz -Edward Gierek -Comparison of Communist leaders -The President’s view -Backgrounds -US businessmen -Congressmen -PRC -Soviet Union -William P. Rogers -South Vietnam -Brezhnev -US policy -Meeting with Brezhnev -Brezhnev and Aleksei N. Kosygin -The President’s view -The President’s meetings -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -George Meany -Andrei A. Gromyko -The President’s view -Kissinger's previous meeting Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:46 pm. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 1:03 pm. US foreign relations -Soviet Union -Communist Party Central Committee Statement -Vietnam War -Brezhnev -Mining of Haiphong Harbor -Middle East cease-fire -SALT negotiations -Kissinger's role -Sweden -Ehrlichman's trip -United Nations [UN] conference on the human environment
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Olaf Palme -Speech on Vietnam -Russell E. Train -John C. Whitaker -Rogers -Vietnam War -Ehrlichman’s responses to Palme Domestic issues -Public relations -Welfare The President, Kissinger, and Ehrlichman left at 1:03 pm.
Conv. No. 727-8 (cont.)