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Conversation: 020-032

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Start Date: Wednesday, February 2, 1972 8:17 PM

End Date: Wednesday, February 2, 1972 8:25 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:02:09

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:09:57

020-032.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and John D. Ehrlichman talked on the telephone from 3:17 pm to 3:25 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-032 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-32

Date: February 2, 1972
Time: 3:17 pm - 3:25 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman.

[See Conversation No. 318-32]

     Value added tax [VAT]
          -Advocacy
          -Use as an issue
          -Tax increase
               -Shift in tax burden
               -New York Times story
               -John B. Connally
          -Property tax modification and reduction
                                       24

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



          -Administration line

Legal services bill
     -Veto prospects
     -Child development aspect of bill
     -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO]
     -Administration efforts

[Family Assistance Plan]
     -Elliot L. Richardson
           -Press conference
           -Congressional dealing
                 -Concessions
                      -Conservatives
                           -House Resolution [HR] 1
     -HR 1
           -Ronald L. Ziegler
           -Congress

Governors' meeting
    -Harry S. Dent view of briefings
          -Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger
          -Governors
          -Speakers
                -Ronald W. Reagan
                -Nelson A. Rockefeller
    -Ehrlichman call to Rockefeller
          -Rockefeller’s forthcoming testifying
                -The President’s position
                -Congress
                -Benefits to New York
    -William G. Milliken
          -Michigan
          -Administration line
                -Massachusetts, Michigan
                     -Francis W. Sargent
          -Support from politicians
                                             25

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



     Justice Department suit against milk producers
           -Ehrlichman call to John N. Mitchell
                 -Options
                      -Criminal charges
                      -No action
                      -Congressional hearing
                 -Mitchell
                      -Conversations with mild producers
                 -Length of investigation

     Legal services bill
          -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew meeting
                -Reason
                      -William T. Cahill contacts
                            -Agnew’s view
                            -New Jersey
                            -Cahill pressure
                -Legal services representative
                      -Treatment of Vice President
                      -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.
                      -Resignation
                      -Signal to bureaucracy

     Weather