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Start Date: Friday, March 24, 1972 12:53 AM

End Date: Friday, March 24, 1972 1:05 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:15:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:26:26

022-009.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:53 pm to 8:05 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 022-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 22-9
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)




Date: March 23, 1972
Time: 7:53 pm - 8:05 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     The President’s Pay Board statement on George Meany, March 23, 1972
          -Follow-up
                -Clark MacGregor
                -John B. Connally
                -Congressional response
                      -Jacob K. Javits
                            -Labor Committee
                      -Hugh Scott
                      -Gerald R. Ford
                -Opposition to special interests
                      -Kenneth W. Clawson
                            -Calls to editors
                                  -Washington Star
                                  -Washington Post
                                  -New York Times
                                        -Editorial comment
                -Donald H. Rumsfeld forthcoming statement
                -Intensity of effort
                      -Connally
                      -Rumsfeld

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -A report from J. Edgar Hoover
                -John D. Ehrlichman conversation with Hoover
                       -Experts’ conclusions
                -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Hoover
                -Disagreements among experts
                -Conclusions
                -Dita D. Beard
                -Revelations in press
                -Judiciary Committee
                       -James O. Eastland
                            -Talk with Robert C. Mardian
                                  -Edward M. Kennedy
                                  -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] report
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                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)



                                -Kennedy
                                     -Leaks
                   -Conrad [first name unknown]
                   -Unknown man on Kennedy’s staff
              -Colson’s call to Ehrlichman
                   -Kennedy’s knowledge of investigation

    Bureaucratic hostility to the President
         -Colson’s view
         -1930’s
         -Department of Justice
         -FBI
         -Meany
              -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
              -Consumer Price Index [CPI]

    Meany response to the President’s statement
        -Conversation with George P. Shultz
        -Unknown labor official
              -American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-
              CIO]
        -ITT case
        -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
              -Call from Colson
              -Relations with Meany
              -Call from Meany
              -Pay Board
                    -Building trades


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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



     ITT case
          -Ehrlichman
          -Kennedy
                -Knowledge of FBI report