Wednesday, April 28, 1971 - 7:48pm - 7:50pm
Richard Nixon, H.R. (Bob) Haldeman
White House Telephone


President Nixon: Bob, what is—what are [Ambassador to the council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Robert F.] Ellsworth's plans [unclear]?

Haldeman: Yeah, mmm-hmm. [Unclear.]

President Nixon: [Unclear.] He doesn't—he isn't planning to [unclear].

Haldeman: I don't believe so. There was some talk of that at one point, but as I understand it, it was [unclear] what we consider a very lucrative opportunity [unclear].

President Nixon: Well, I have an idea. Why not have him and the general change places?1 Think it over. [Unclear] intelligent. He's [unclear] fight like hell for what [unclear]. Think so? He's a young guy.

[Unclear exchange.]

President Nixon: I think that's the deal. Think it over, OK?

Haldeman: Yeah. [Unclear.] very good for him.

[Unclear exchange.]

President Nixon: Yeah. [Unclear.] Tell you what you do. Run it by Bob [Ellsworth], tell him [unclear]. OK. [Unclear.] Sure. Have you thought about it? [Unclear] go on from there.

[Unclear exchange.]

Haldeman: Sure. Good.

Haldeman: Good.

Original tape courtesy of the Nixon Library. This transcript is a working draft. Please let us know if you find important errors.