Richard Nixon, John Connally
White House Telephone
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President Nixon: Hello.
Operator: [Treasury] Secretary [John B.] Connally∇.
John Connally: Mr. President.
President Nixon: Hello, hi.
Connally: How are you, sir?
President Nixon: Fine, fine.
Connally: I'm sorry to bother you.
President Nixon: It's all right. No problem.
Connally: I need to talk to you for about 10 minutes either this afternoon, either fairly soon or early in the morning, at your convenience. We've got a . . . and I don't mind telling you what it is over the phone. I'd rather come do it in person, but I'll do it either way you wish.
President Nixon: Oh, well, that's all right. That's all right. But . . . fine, fine, where are you now?
Connally: I'm at the office.
President Nixon: Fine. Well, why don't you come over to the residence now [unclear]?
Connally: I'll just come in the diplomatic entrance, then? Is that--”
President Nixon: Yeah, and they'll bring you up to me [unclear].
Connally: And I'll just--”it won't take, I think, 10 minutes. [Unclear.]
President Nixon: I don't care.
Connally: Because--”and I don't mind telling you, so you'll be thinking about it. It's on the parole matter, and I think it's a tough call.
President Nixon: Good, good.
Connally: All right.
President Nixon: You just come over.
Connally: All right. Fine.