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Conversation: 024-153

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 7:50 PM

End Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 7:58 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:39:14

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:47:43

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024c.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 16, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 3:50 pm to 3:58 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-153 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-153

Date: May 16, 1972
Time: 3:50 pm -3:58 pm
Location: White House Telephone

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

     The President's schedule
          -Meeting with Mexican delegates
               -Length
               -Haldeman’s view
               -Next meeting
                      -Ray Bliss
                      -John Cardinal Krol

     John B. Connally
          -Departure from administration
               -Meeting with the President
                     -Press stories
                           -Timing
                           -Speculation
               -Statement to the Cabinet
                     -Support for the President's reelection
          -The President's walk to Treasury Department
               -Publicity
                     -Photographs
                     -Ronald L. Ziegler's efforts
          -Publicity

     Vietnam
          -Vote in Senate on Robert C. Byrd amendment
               -Margin
               -Republican defections
                     -Charles H. Percy
                     -Richard S. Schweiker
                     -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
                     -John Sherman Cooper
                     -Percy
                           -The President’s view
                     -Administration plans
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                -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
          -Administration support for supporters
          -Polls
                -Timing
                -Percy
                -Illinois
                      -Support for the President
          -Taft
                -Defection
                -The President's telephone call
          -The President's forthcoming trip to Soviet Union
                -Timing of vote
          -Clifford P. Case-Frank F. Church amendment
                -Doves
                      -Support
                -Administration opposition
                -Supporters
                      -Filibuster
                -Prospect for defeat

Connally's resignation
    -Calls
    -Cabinet
    -The President's walk to Treasury Department
           -Publicity
    -Treasury
           -George P. Shultz
                 -Confirmation by Senate

Senate
     -Trip to New Orleans

The President's schedule
     -A breakfast
     -Cabinet meeting
          -Timing of Soviet trip
          -The President's return
          -Notification
                 -Date

[Forename unknown] Brown
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          -Press work