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Conversation: 005-113

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Start Date: 17-Jun-1971 6:38 PM

End Date: 17-Jun-1971 6:45 PM


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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:26:53

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:33:46


NARA Description:

On June 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 6:38 pm to 6:45 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 005-113 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 5-113

Date: June 17, 1971
Time: 6:38 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 261-16A]

     President's schedule
          -Denial of access to unnamed group [newsmen ?] during foreign travel by the

     Pentagon Papers
          -Lyndon B. Johnson
          -Contacts with Bryce N. Harlow
          -Mike Manatos (?)
          -Tom Johnson
          -Johnson's need to defend himself
          -Hubert H. Humphrey
          -Walt W. Rostow's efforts
          -Call from Harlow and Manatos
          -Johnson's need to defend himself
          -President defense of Johnson
          -Harlow's forthcoming call to Johnson
          -Clark M. Clifford
          -Robert S. McNamara
          -McGeorge Bundy


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)

          -Edmund S. Muskie
          -Dean Rusk
          -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
          -Comments regarding release by New York Times
          -Administration's response
          -Death of Ngo Dinh Diem
          -Washington Post's possible publication
          -Teamsters' proposal to stop delivering New York Times
          -Possible effect
          -Johnson's necessity to defend himself
          -John B. Connally's comments, June 17th
          -Ronald L. Ziegler's statements
          -Colson's conversation with Harlow
          -President's possible courses of action
          -Harlow's forthcoming call