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Conversation: 005-109

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Start Date: Thursday, June 17, 1971 6:22 PM

End Date: Thursday, June 17, 1971 6:37 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:12:03

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:25:42

005-109.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 2:22 pm to 2:37 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 005-109 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 5-109

Date: June 17, 1971
Time: 2:22 pm - 2:37 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 261-14]

     Lucien N. Nedzi-Charles W. Whalen, Jr.
          -Forthcoming vote in House of Representatives

     Senate vote, June 17th
          -New York Times story regarding Pentagon Papers
          -Herman E. Talmadge's reaction

     Pentagon Papers
          -Press reaction to Times’ release
          -President's conversation with John L. McClellan, June 17th
          -Administration's response
          -John D. Ehrlichman
          -John F. Kennedy-Lyndon B. Johnson Pentagon Papers
          -Colson's meeting with Ehrlichman, June 17th
          -Ronald L. Ziegler's statement
          -Clark M. Clifford
          -George Meany's opinion
          -Jay Lovestone
          -Administration's response
          -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
          -New York Times discredited for printing Pentagon Papers
          -Disloyalty in government
          -Effect of disclosure
          -New York Times as enemy of administration
          -Administration's response
          -President's forthcoming visit to Rochester
          -Pending court proceedings
          -Henry A. Kissinger
          -Ronald W. Reagan's comment regarding New York Times
          -Fidel Castro
          -Editorial reaction across the country
          -Violation of laws
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)




     John M. O'Neill
          -Support for the President
          -Appearance with “Face the Nation” David Frost

     Pentagon Papers
          -Impact of story on nation
          -Johnson, Kennedy, Robert S. McNamara
          -Responsibility for US involvement in Vietnam