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Start Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1971 8:30 PM

End Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1971 8:39 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:48:53

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:56:00

016-053.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 8, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 3:30 pm to 3:39 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 016-053 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 16-53

Date: December 8, 1971
Time: 3:30 pm - 3:39 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 307-18]

     James R. (“Jimmy”) Hoffa parole
          -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
          -John N. Mitchell
                -John B. Connally
          -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
                -Usefulness of Hoffa
                     -Teamsters Union
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                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)



                  -Pro-Hoffa forces
                  -Power struggle
      -Conditions
            Parole board
      -Place on Christmas pardon list
            -Mitchell
      -Parole board
            -Mitchell
      -New evidence
            -Teamsters Union
      -Fitzsimmons
            -President’s possible actions
                  -Parole board
-New Hampshire
      -Conservatives
      -William Loeb
            -Candidate
-Colson
      -Parole board
-Mitchell
-Parole board meeting
      -Fitzsimmons
      -Loeb
            -Editorials
-Colson’s view
      -Mitchell and Connally
            -Christmas pardon
      -George Meany
            -Public view
                  -Relationship to Hoffa case
      -President's image
            -Strength
            -Christmas pardon
                  -Mitchell
-New Hampshire
      -Loeb
            -Possible primary challenges
                  -Support for conservatives
                        -James L. Buckley’s view
-Mitchell
-Fitzsimmons
-President’s forthcoming call to Mitchell
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)