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Conversation: 016-010

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Start Date: Monday, December 6, 1971 1:12 AM

End Date: Monday, December 6, 1971 1:28 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:17:24

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:33:04

016-010.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 5, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:12 pm to 8:28 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 016-010 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 16-10
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Date: December 5, 1971
Time: 8:12 pm - 8:28 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     India-Pakistan War
           -Press coverage
           -President’s views
           -John A. Scali
                 -State Department interview
           -Media
                 -Reaction

     Press
             -Vice President's speech
                  -Coverage
                  -Democrats
             -Weekend wrap-up reports
                  -Congress and the President
                        -Check-off [?]
                        -Economic stabilization
                              -Phase II
                  -Tone
             -George W. Romney speech
                  -Democrats
                  -Location
                  -Call to Romney by President scheduled

     Romney
         -Usefulness to administration

     Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
          -Harriet McCormack funeral
          -[Unintelligible]

     Public attitudes
          -Mrs. Nixon’s and Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s activities


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                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 12s ]


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    President's schedule
         -Forthcoming National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] program [“A Day in the Life
                of the President”], December 6, 1971
                -Scali
                -Use in campaign
                -Possible prints

    George Meany
        -Health
             -Reports
             -Possible effectiveness


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 52s ]


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         -India-Pakistan War
               -Administration role
                    -Refugees
                    -United Nations [UN]
               -Edward M. Kennedy
         -Louis P. Harris
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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               -Confidential Strategy Report
                    -Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr.
                    -Polls
                          -President’s vulnerability
                          -Democratic National Committee [DNC]
                    -Content criticized
                    -Confidence issue
                          -Institutions
                                -Public

    Albert E. Sindlinger call to Colson
         -Stock Market
               -Public attitudes
                       Bullish”
         -Business activity
               -Christmas, 1971
               -April, 1972
               -Consumers
               -Tax break
               -Sindlinger


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 52s ]


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    Supreme Court nominations
         -Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
         -William H. Rehnquist
               -Possible difficulty

    Foreign Aid
         -Michael J. Mansfield
              -Opposition
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                -Partisanship

     Congress
         -Antagonistic relationship with administration
         -Earl L. Butz
         -Public opinion
         -Butz
         -Rehnquist
         -Foreign aid
         -Administration advantage
         -Butz
               -Big business
         -Rehnquist
               -Civil rights record
         -Clark MacGregor
         -William E. Timmons
         -Hugh Scott
         -Gerald R. Ford


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 32s ]


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