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Conversation: 024-134

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 3:12 AM

End Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 3:41 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:44:32

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:13:45

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024c.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 15, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 11:12 pm to 11:41 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-134 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-134

Date: May 15, 1972
Time: 11:12 pm - 11:41 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Attack on George C. Wallace
          -Calls to Dr. William M. Lukash and John D. Ehrlichman
          -Arthur H. Bremer
                -Press stories
                     -Political leanings
                     -Motives
                     -Press interviews with landlord
                     -Literature in apartment
                            -Wallace
                     -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] investigation
                            -L. Patrick Gray, III
                            -Interviews
                                  -Mental state
                                  -Lawyer
                                         -Gray
                     -Custody
                            -Baltimore
                     -Plans for autobiography
                     -Apartment search
                            -Writings
                     -Mental condition
                     -Political affiliations
                            -George S. McGovern
                            -Publicity
                     -Brother
                                             90

                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)



                         -Attitude toward Wallace
                               -Gray
                   -Political affiliations
                         -Cover
                         -Publicity
                               -Kenneth W. Clawson
              -Wallace's condition
                   -Operation
                   -Recovery
                         -Lukash's report


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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[Duration: 37s ]


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              -Lukash's prognosis
                     -Extent of injury
              -Paralysis
         -Investigation
              -FBI
                     -Gray's control
              -Information
                     -Release
                     -Political leanings
                           -Press reports
                                  -Clawson
                           -Public perceptions
         -Bremer
              -Background
              -Political leanings
                     -The President’s view
              -Background
                                            91

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                                    Tape Subject Log
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                    -Gray's investigation
                    -Money sources
                    -Schooling
                    -Travels
              -Money sources
              -Literature
         -John F. Kennedy assassination
              -Media coverage
              -Motive of Lee Harvey Oswald
         -Bremer
              -Media coverage
              -Investigation
                    -Gray's direction
                          -The President’s view
         -Wallace's condition
              -Operation
                    -Completion
                    -Lukash's report
                    -Medical bulletins


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 2m 39s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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    Candidate protection
        -Edward M. Kennedy
        -Shirley Chisholm
        -The President's orders
              -Publicity
                    -Lukash
              -Chisholm
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 2m 10s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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    Assault on Wallace
         -Forthcoming press coverage
         -Bremer
               -United Press International [UPI] report
                    -Political leanings
                          -Gray
               -Possible motive
                    -Left wing McGovern and Hubert H. Humphrey supporters


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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    Assault on Wallace
         -Weapon
               -.38 caliber
               -Power
               -Impact
               -.45 caliber
                                         93

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)



          -Handgun
                -Saturday night special
          -Purchase
                -Gun control
                      -Issue
                              -Publicity
                                   -Clawson
                                   -National Rifle Association [NRA]
     -Bremer
          -Accomplices
          -Mental condition
     -Public reaction
     -Bremer
          -Motive
          -Political affiliation
                -Young Democrats
                -Publicity
                -Gray

Vietnam
     -Blockade
          -Public response
          -Leonard Woodcock's television appearance on Face the Nation
                -Statements
                -Questions
          -Louis P. Harris's statements on Meet the Press
          -Robert J. Dole
                -Statement
                      -Publicity
          -Critics
                -Stance
                -Soviet summit
                      -Polls
                -New York Times
          -Polls
                -Albert E. Sindlinger results
                      -Support for the President
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



     Wallace
          -Sindlinger poll
          -Press coverage
               -Recovery
               -The President's trip to Moscow
          -Condition
               -Paralysis possibility


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 3m 6s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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     Assault on Wallace
          -Investigation
                -Gray