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Conversation: 023-030

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Start Date: Wednesday, April 19, 1972 1:25 AM

End Date: Wednesday, April 19, 1972 1:45 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

023-030.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:25 pm to 8:45 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-030 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 23-30


Date: April 18, 1972
Time: 8:25-8:45 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See also Conversation No. 332-8]

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -Hearings in Senate
                -Vote on Peter M. Flanigan's terms for appearance
                      -Edward M. Kennedy's dissent
                      -Questions on Richard G. Kleindienst
                      -Benefits for administration
                -Witnesses
                      -Edgar Gillenwaters
                      -Edwin Reinecke
                      -Jack Gleason
                      -Harry D. Steward
                            -Completion of testimony
                                        20

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 1/13)



               -Gillenwaters and Reinecke
                     -Length
               -Committee debates
                     -Delays
                     -Philip A. Hart
                     -Kennedy and John V. Tunney
                     -Edward J. Gurney
               -Order of testimony
                     -John N. Mitchell
                     -James O. Eastland
                     -Resolution for other witnesses
                           -Defeat
          -Termination
               -Outcome
          -Flanigan testimony
               -Conditions
          -Gains for administration
               -Kleindienst

Vietnam
     -Joseph L. Vicites
          -Attacks on Democrats
                 -US war effort in Vietnam
                 -US Senators
                      -North Vietnamese offensive
                 -Publicity
                      -Television
                      -Washington papers
                      -Ads
     -William P. Rogers
          -Briefing of spokesmen and House members
           -Statements
     -Melvin R. Laird
           -Testimony
                 -Story on bombing
     -Rogers
           -Meet the Press
           -Meeting with congressmen
                 -Timing
                      -Democratic caucus
                            -Thomas P. O'Neill
                            -Resolution
                                   21

                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                            Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. 1/13)



                     -Samuel S. Stratton
                          -Opposition to resolution
                                -Barry M. Goldwater
                     -Resolution
-The Vice President
      -Meeting with editors
-John B. Connally
      -Meeting with editors
-Peter J. Brennan
      -Conversation with Colson
      -Attacks on communists
-Frank L. Rizzo
      -Statement
            -Support for the President
-George Meany
      -Statements
            -The President's chances in November election
-Jay Lovestone
-Frank Fitzsimmons
      -Statement
            -Pressure on Meany
      -Support for the President
      -Speech in New York
            -Support for the President in November
                  -Publicity
                       -New York Daily News
                       -New York Times
-Senate supporters
      -Statements
            -Gordon L. Allott, Robert J. Dole, Robert P. Griffin, Gale W. McGee,
                  Clifford P. Hansen, Goldwater, William E. Brock, III, Howard H.
                  Baker, Jr. and Gurney
-Administration's position
      -Spokesmen
            -Positive psychology
            -Opposition to invasion
      -Rogers
            -Statement
      -Laird
            -Statement
      -Public support
            -Albert E. Sindlinger poll results
                                        22

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 1/13)




Economy
    -Gross National Product [GNP]
         -Latest news
         -Peter G. Peterson briefing
         -Retail sales
    -Consumer Price Index [CPI]
         -Figures
         -Wholesale prices
               -Release of data
                     -Timing
         -Food prices
               -Decline
               -Marina von N. Whitman, Ezra Solomon and Herbert Stein
               -Whitman as spokesperson
                     -John A. Scali
    -Advisors
         -Paul W. McCracken
         -Stein
         -Hendrik S. Houthakker
         -Quality as spokesmen
    -Food prices
         -Connally, the Vice President and Whitman
         -Publicity
         -Control of issue

ITT case
     -Testimony
           -Flanigan
           -Length of time
           -Cessation
     -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
           -Cessation of hearings
     -Committee
           -Report on hearings
                -Kleindienst
                -Robert C. Byrd
                      -Cooperation with administration
           -Flanigan testimony
                -Administration concessions
                      -Press reactions
                            -Kenneth W. Clawson
                                            23

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 1/13)



                    -Flanigan as witness
                          -Bryce N. Harlow
               -Gleason
                    -Concerns about testimony
                    -Schedule problems
                          -Mitchell
                          -Eastland
                                -John H. Holloman III
                    -Testimony
               -Flanigan
               -Reinecke
          -Republicans in Senate
               -Reactions
                    -Roman L. Hruska
                    -Marlow W. Cook
                    -Gurney

     Vietnam
          -Democrats
               -Silence
               -Edmund S. Muskie
               -Republican attacks
                     -Support of enemy
                           -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]
                           -Griffin and Dole
                           -Connally and the Vice President
                     -Elliot L. Richardson
                           -Knowledge
                     -Rogers and Laird
          -Editors convention
               -Distribution of administration line
                     -Clawson
                     -The Vice President
          -The Vice President
               -Television appearance in Texas