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Conversation: 019-028

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Start Date: Thursday, January 20, 1972 3:47 PM

End Date: Thursday, January 20, 1972 4:06 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Butterfield, Alexander P.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

019-028.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 20, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander P. Butterfield, and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 10:47 am to 11:06 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 019-028 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 19-28

Date: January 20, 1972
Time: 10:47 am - 11:06 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President conferred with Alexander P. Butterfield.

     Desk
            -Clement Conger
                                               17

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)



[End of conferral]

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     The President's conversation with Butterfield

     Previous staff meeting
          -John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz, Clark MacGregor
          -Henry A. Kissinger
                -Schedule
                -Loyalty
                -The People's Republic of China [PRC], Soviet Union
                -Vietnam
                     -India-Pakistan
                     -Bombing
          -Polls
                -Haldeman’s comments

     White House staff
          -Attitude
                -Campaign
                -Raymond K. Price, Jr., Patrick Buchanan, Douglas L. Hallett
                -Harry S. Dent
                -Compared to 1971
                -News summary
                      -Buchanan
          -Butterfield, Ehrlichman
                -Arrangements to sign State of the Union message
                      -Work of staff in preparation of message
          -MacGregor, Charles W. Colson
                -Attitude
                      -Realism
                      -John B. Connally

     Date
            -Anniversary of the presidential inauguration in 1969
                 -Recent staff meeting

     The President's schedule
          -Breakfast
               -Democrats
               -Republicans
                                        18

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



                -Michael J. Mansfield, Carl B. Albert
     -F. Edward Hebert, John C. Stennis
     -Republicans
          -Seniority
     -Cabinet dinner toasts
          -Wives of Cabinet members
                -Butterfield
                -Kathleen (Carmody) Stans, Martha Love (Woods) Hardin
                -Adele (Langston) Rogers
                -Elinor I. (Judefind) Agnew, Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                -Mrs. Rogers
                      -Mrs. Hardin and Mrs. Stans
                      -Bryce N. Harlow
                      -Haldeman's forthcoming conversation with Butterfield
     -White House dinner
          -Colson
          -Virginia H. Knauer
          -John A. Scali

Previous staff meeting
     -Kissinger's presentation
           -Analysis

The President's schedule
     -Cabinet meeting, January 20, 1972
          -Agenda
                 -Shultz
                       -Budget
                 -Haldeman's conversation with Connally
                 -Herbert Stein, Donald H. Rumsfeld
                 -State of the Union speech
          -Possible duration

Harlow
     -Conversation with Haldeman
         -Oklahoma

The President's schedule
     -White House dinner, January 20, 1972
          -Arrangements
                 -Timing
                      -Receiving line
                                             19

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                                 -Comparison with state dinners
                                      -Mrs. Nixon
                                 -Guests
                                      -Cabinet compared to non-Cabinet

     The administration's standing
          -Status
          -Factors
                -Congress
                -Foreign policy
                -Economic policy

     Polls
             -George H. Gallup
             -Louis P. Harris
             -Typified