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Conversation: 023-133

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Start Date: Wednesday, May 3, 1972 4:41 PM

End Date: Wednesday, May 3, 1972 4:59 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

023-133.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 12:41 pm to 12:59 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-133 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 23-133

Date: May 3, 1972
Time: 12:41-12:59 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See also Conversation No. 335-7]


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    Public opinion
         -Vietnam issue
               -Benefits for the President
                     -Reasons
               -The President's predictions
                     -South Vietnamese losses
                     -Gerald R. Ford and Robert P. Griffin
                     -Length of offensive
                     -Difficulties
               -National mood
                     -David E. Bradshaw
         -Richard J. Daley
               -Praise for the President on transportation
         -Democrats
               -Establishment
                     -Support for Hubert H. Humphrey
                     -Fear of George S. McGovern
         -National mood
               -Sympathy for the President
                     -Vietnam
                           -Soviet summit
                                 -Possible cancellation
                                 -Hue
                                 -H. R. (Bob”) Haldeman
                                 -Colson's view
               -Belief in the President
                     -Poll data
                     -Peace issue
               -Vietnam
                     -Democratic silence
                           -Fears of the President
                           -Statements
                     -Media
                           -Harry Reasoner
                           -Criticism of the President
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                                  -Counterattack
                            -Interest in defeat
                            -Indiana results
                                  -United Press International [UPI] report

    Law and order
         -J. Edgar Hoover's death
               -The President's defense of Hoover
                     -Benefits
               -Political advantages of the President's support
                     -Support for FBI
                     -Possible leak to press
                           -Pressure to fire Hoover
                                 -The President's resistance
                     -The President's public defense
                           -Leak to press
                                 -Compared with action regarding Lewis B. Hershey
                                 -John A. Scali
                                 -Kenneth W. Clawson
                                 -Distribution

    Press
            -Attacks
                 -Clawson
                 -Methods
                      -Sophistication
                             -The Vice President
                 -Credibility


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