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Conversation: 021-068

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Start Date: Tuesday, March 14, 1972 9:18 PM

End Date: Tuesday, March 14, 1972 9:34 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:45:40

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:02:02

021a.mp3

021b_i.mp3

021c.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 14, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 4:18 pm to 4:34 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 021-068 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 21-68

Date: March 14, 1972
Time: 4:18 pm - 4:34 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation 322-56]

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
           -John N. Mitchell’s testimony
                -Congressional hearings
           -Colson’s talk with Robert J. Dole
                                    46

                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. 10/06)



-Congress
-Thomas F. Eagleton
     -The President’s view
     -Peter Flanigan
     -Norris Cotton
     -Washington Star
-Colson investigation
     -Denver
           -Dita D. Beard memo
                 -Typewriter
                 -Committee
                       -Justice Department
                             -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
                                  -Analysis
                                  -Typewriters
                                        -Alger Hiss case
                 -White House removal
                 -Private investigators
     -Evening Star
           -Anonymous letter
                 -Protection of writer
                       -Beard
                             -New York
                             -Memo
                                  -Jack N. Anderson
                 -Authenticity
     -Letters
           -Edward M. Kennedy
                 -Protection
     -Washington Star
           -Robert Walter’s story
           -Walter’s theory
           -Ken W. Clawson
           -Smith Hempstone, Jr.
           -Clawson’s call to John Cassidy
           -Panda story
                 -Crosby S. Noyes
           -Hempstone
     -Beard
     -Girl in Canada
     -Drew Pearson’s secretary, Opal Ginnis
           -Committee call for testimony
                                   47

               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)



                  -Marlow W. Cook
            -Beard relationship with Ginnis
                  -Cook’s questions
                  -Tactics
                        -Compared to Hiss case
                  -Cook’s daughter’s wedding
                  -Letter
      -Richard W. McLaren
            -“Face the Nation” appearance
            -ITT growth
                  -John F. Kennedy administration
                  -Lyndon B. Johnson administration
            -Harold S. Geneen’s statement
            -Antitrust policy
                  -Walter’s article in Washington Star
                        -Content
                  -Testimony
                  -Mitchell
                        -Congressional hearings
                        -James O. Eastland
                  -Testimony
-Testimony
      -Robert C. Wilson
      -Edwin Reinecke
      -Robert H. Finch
      -Edgar Gillenwaters
            -Democrats
      -Richard G. Kleindienst
            -Confirmation
      -Congressional hearings
      -Mitchell
      -Eastland
      -McLaren
      -Settlement
            -Press comment
                  -Antitrust
                        -Kennedy and Johnson administrations
                        -Robert F. Kennedy
                              -Ramsey Clark
      -Mitchell
      -Hiss case
            -Karl E. Mundt
                                               48

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                -Clawson
                -Colson investigation
                     -Florida primary concern


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 9s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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     ITT case
          -Typewriter
               -Need for analysis
               -Beard