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Start Date: 17-Jun-1971 7:39 PM

End Date: 17-Jun-1971 7:45 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:34:41

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:39:51


NARA Description:

On June 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 7:39 pm to 7:45 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 005-117 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 5-117

Date: June 17, 1971
Time: 7:39 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Pentagon Papers
          -Kissinger's possible call to Walt W. Rostow
          -Need for Lyndon B. Johnson to defend himself
          -President's forthcoming press conference in Rochester
          -Kissinger's call to William J. Jordan and Tom Johnson
          -Need for Johnson to defend himself
          -Defense of Johnson by the President
          -Administration's response
          -Theft of documents
          -Bryce N. Harlow’s report


                                          Tape Subject Log
                                            (rev. 10/08)

          -Need for Johnson to defend himself
               -Effect on press
          -Administration's response
          -Legality versus morality
          -Kissinger's conversation with Jerrold L. Schecter
          -Response of newsmen
          -Kissinger's forthcoming call to Rostow               Conv. No. 5-115 (cont.)