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Start Date: Saturday, November 18, 1972 5:32 PM

End Date: Saturday, November 18, 1972 5:44 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

033-098.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 12:32 pm to 12:44 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 033-098 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 33-98

Date: November 18, 1972
Time: 12:32 pm - 12:44 pm
Location: White House Telephone

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

       Second term reorganization
            -Haldeman’s recent meeting with William P. Rogers
                  -Rogers’ retention
                        -Conditions
                              -New appointments
                              -Foreign Service
                                    -Promotions
                                         -Loyalty
                                         -Charles W. Yost
                              -The President's role
                                    -Changes
                              -Rogers
                                    -Departure
                                         -Timing
                                                -June 1, 1973
                             - 98 -

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                       Tape Subject Log
                         (rev. June-07)

                                              Conversation No. 33-98 (cont’d)

                                      -European Security Conference
                        -Replacement
     -Rogers’ departure
           -Plans
           -Timing
     -Foreign Service
           -Loyalty
                  -Roger’s conversation with the President
                  -Yost
                        -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
     -Conflicts with Henry A. Kissinger
           -The President's mediation
           -Source
                  -Lying
-Defense Department
     -Elliot L. Richardson
           -Melvin R. Laird
           -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
           -Congressional committees
           -William P. Clements, Jr.
     -HEW
           -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
     -Defense Department
           -The President’s role
-Charles W. Colson departure
     -John B. Connally's view
     -Loyalty
           -Connally's view
           -[Watergate problem]
     -Timing
     -Retention
           -Problems
                  -Colson’s view
                        -Promotion
     -Reorganization
           -Colson's position
           -Haldeman's dealings with Colson
     -Compared to retention
           -Merits
                                   - 99 -

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                             Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. June-07)

                                                     Conversation No. 33-98 (cont’d)

                        -Interests
           -Possible later problems
           -Timing
           -Future work with administration
                  -Personnel recommendations
     -Peter J. Brennan’s possible position in the administration
           -Transportation Department
           -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]
                  -Size
           -Interior Department
           -Transportation
                  -Qualifications
                        -Example of Richardson
                              -Defense Department
                        -Compared to credentials
           -Colson's advice
                  -Job offer
                        -Paul Hall
                              -Maritime

Vietnam negotiations
     -Settlement agreement
            -Nguyen Van Thieu
                 -Problems
                       -Kissinger
                       -Message from Ellsworth F. Bunker
            -US position
                 -Negotiations with North Vietnam
                       -Paris
                 -Stance vis-à-vis Thieu
            -Agreement quality
            -Thieu
                 -Posture
                       -Effect on agreement
                 -Vietnamization
                 -US withdrawal
                 -South Vietnam’s defense
                 -Possible collapse
                       -Congressional appropriations
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                                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                              Tape Subject Log
                                                (rev. June-07)

                                                                             Conversation No. 33-98 (cont’d)

                                            -Notification by the President


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        The President’s schedule
             -[Camp David]
                   -Timing
                          -Haldeman’s schedule
                   -Leonard Garment
                          -Recent conversation with the President
                          -Timing
                          -Peter M. Flanigan
                   -Haldeman’s schedule
                          -Herbert G. Klein
                   -Flanigan, Klein

        Second term reorganization
             -Flanigan
                   -Role
                         -Committee on International Economic Policy [CIEP]
                               -George P. Shultz
                   -Retention
                         -White House
                   -Personnel and agency functions
                         -Roy L. Ash
                                            - 101 -

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-07)

                                                               Conversation No. 33-98 (cont’d)

             -John W. Dean, III
                   -Regulatory agencies
             -Flanigan
                   -Job offer
                   -Retention
                         -Circumstances
                         -Title