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Start Date: Sunday, April 16, 1972 3:55 PM

End Date: Sunday, April 16, 1972 7:25 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:20:02

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:38:52

022-142.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 16, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 10:55 am and 2:25 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 022-142 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 22-142

Date: April 16, 1972
Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 2:25 pm
Location: White House Telephone

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

[See Conversation No. 329-66]

     Church
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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    Vietnam
         -Air strikes
               -Effectiveness
               -Pentagon
               -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
               -Visual method
               -Extent of damage
               -Haiphong
                     -Truck parks
                     -Oil storage
               -Naval bombardment
                     -Shore batteries
               -Cessation
                     -Henry A. Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Moscow
                     -Duration
                     -Secrecy
               -William P. Rogers
                     -Defense in testimony
                     -Strategy toward critics
               -Critics
                     -Hubert H. Humphrey
                           -Call for the President to convene the United Nations [UN] Security
                                 Council
                                 -People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union
                                       -Veto

    The President’s schedule
         -Forthcoming trip to Camp David
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          -Departure time
          -Return to Washington
               -Forthcoming luncheon for William M. Colmer
     -Forthcoming meeting with John B. Connally
          -Future call from Haldeman
     -Camp David

Connally
    -Possible resignation
         -Timing
                -Forthcoming US-Soviet summit
    -The President’s forthcoming trip to Texas
         -Forthcoming US-Soviet Summit

The President’s schedule
     -Free time
           -Duration
     -Cabinet meeting
           -Value
           -The President’s attendance
           -Briefings on Vietnam
                 -Kissinger
                 -William P. Rogers
                 -Melvin R. Laird
                 -The President’s attendance
                       -Value
           -Value
           -Substitute for meeting
                 -Briefing on military situation
                       -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and Laird
                             -Previous briefing of Congressmen and Senators
                       -Location
                             -Pentagon
                                  -Cabinet and sub-Cabinet
                       -Selling points
                             -Kissinger
                             -Laird
                       -Timing
                             -Rogers’s forthcoming testimony
     -Congressional leaders meeting
     -Congressional retirees dinner
     -Cabinet meeting
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          -Decision

Vietnam
     -Public support
          -Charles W. Colson and staff
          -Clark MacGregor
          -John D. Ehrlichman
          -Haldeman’s previous talk with Colson and MacGregor
          -Attacks on critics
                -Advertisements
                -Colson’s ideas and projects
                     -Colson

Richard G. Kleindienst
     -Decision on nomination
           -Upcoming Haldeman talk with John N. Mitchell
           -Colson, MacGregor and Ehrlichman views
     -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] hearings
           -Jack Gleason testimony
                 -Timing
                 -James O. Eastland
                       -Possible absence
                 -Motives
                 -1970 contributors
                 -Lawyer
                       -Relation with the White House
           -Peter M. Flanigan testimony
                 -Ehrlichman’s views
                 -White House conditions
                 -Gleason testimony
                 -Committee decision
           -Ehrlichman’s, William E. Timmons’s, Herbert G. Klein’s and Robert H.
                 Finch’s testimony
           -Flanigan testimony
                 -White House strategy
                       -Restrictions
                            -Withdrawal of Kleindienst’s name
                                   -Halt of Gleason testimony
           -Upcoming Haldeman talk with Mitchell
                 -Time
           -Colson talk with Mitchell
                 -Mitchell’s concerns
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     -Flanigan deal
          -Gleason
          -Kleindienst
          -Public response
          -Restrictions
     -Reasons for Kleindienst investigation
          -Richard W. McLaren
                -Involvement
     -Flanigan deal
          -Ehrlichman’s views
                -Executive privilege
                      -Cover up
                -White House strategy
                      -Options
     -Gleason
          -Talk with Maurice H. Stans
          -Testimony
                -Perjury
                -ITT cash contributions to 1970 Congressional campaign
                      -Gleason’s knowledge
                      -ITT settlement
     -Flanigan deal
          -Executive privilege
          -Mitchell
                -Call from Haldeman
          -White House approval
-Announcement
     -Television time
     -Timing
          -Gleason testimony
                -Flanigan
-ITT case
     -Overshadowed by war reports
-Nomination
     -Flanigan deal
     -White House doubts
     -Russell B. Long
          -Flanigan testimony
                -News summaries
                -Democrats
                      -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
                -Timing
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                                -Public relations
                           -Preparations of offer
                                -Ehrlichman
                                -Colson and MacGregor
                           -Timing
                -Kleindienst’s withdrawal
                     -Gleason testimony
                     -Cessation of hearings
                           -MacGregor’s views
                     -Reason for hearings