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Conversation: 091-001

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Start Date: 17-Feb-1972 9:22 AM

End Date: 17-Feb-1972 10:00 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Agnew, Spiro T. (Vice President)Rogers, William P.Mansfield, Michael J. ("Mike")Byrd, Robert C.Fulbright, J. WilliamStennis, John C.Scott, HughGriffin, Robert P.Smith, Margaret ChaseAiken, George D.Young, Milton R.Goldwater, Barry M.Albert, Carl B.Boggs, [Thomas] HaleHébert, F. EdwardMorgan, Thomas E. ("Doc") (Dr.)Mahon, George H.Ford, Gerald R.Arends, Leslie C.Mailliard, William S.Kissinger, Henry A.Timmons, William E.Cook, Richard K.Korologos, Thomas C.Scali, John A.Ziegler, Ronald L.Haig, Alexander M., Jr.Ehrlichman, John D.White House photographer

Recording Device: Cabinet Room

091a.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and bipartisan Congressional leaders, including Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, William P. Rogers, Michael J. ("Mike") Mansfield, Robert C. Byrd, J. William Fulbright, John C. Stennis, Gale W. McGee, Hugh Scott, Robert P. Griffin, Margaret Chase Smith, George D. Aiken, Milton R. Young, Barry M. Goldwater, Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs, F. Edward Hébert; Dr. Thomas E. ("Doc") Morgan, George H. Mahon, Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends, William S. Mailliard, Henry A. Kissinger, William E. Timmons, Richard K. Cook, Thomas C. Korologos, John A. Scali, Ronald L. Ziegler, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., John D. Ehrlichman, the White House photographer, and members of the press, met in the Cabinet Room of the White House from 9:22 am to 10:00 am. The Cabinet Room taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 091-001 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 91-1

Date: February 17, 1972
Time: 9:22 am - 10:00 am
Location: Cabinet Room

The President met with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, William P. Rogers, Michael J. (“Mike”)
Mansfield, Robert C. Byrd, J. William Fulbright, John C. Stennis, Gale W. McGee, Hugh Scott,
Robert P. Griffin, Margaret Chase Smith, George D. Aiken, Milton R. Young, Barry M.
Goldwater, Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs, F. Edward Hébert, Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”)
Morgan, George H. Mahon, Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends, William S. Mailliard, Henry A.
Kissinger, William E. Timmons, Richard K. Cook, Thomas C. Korologos, John A. Scali, Ronald
L. Ziegler, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and John D. Ehrlichman; the White House
photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting

     [General conversation/Unintelligible]

     President message
          -Leaders
                -Present
                     -Resolution
                           -House
                           -Senate
                -Bipartisan leaders
                -Other participants
                     -McGee
                     -Goldwater

     United States’ relations
          -Forthcoming trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                -Plans
                      -Peking
                -Agenda of today’s meeting
                      -Rogers
                            -International reaction
                      -Kissinger
                -Trip plans
                      -Return
                            -President’s statement
                                  -Bipartisan leaders
                                        -Meeting
                                        -Cabinet
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)



                       -Telephone calls
                             -Peking
                                  -Voice connection
                       -Teletype communication
                             -Messages
                                  -International and domestic
           -Legislation
                -Bills
                       -President’s return
                       -Dock Strike Bill
                -Emergency
                       -Pan Am courier
                             -Message to President


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     PRC cooperation

[To listen to the segment (13s) declassified on 02/28/2002, please refer to RC# E-580.]

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           -Debt ceiling
                -House
                      -Senate
                            -Appropriations
                                 -Resolution
           -Foreign Affairs
                -October 1967 issue
                      -President’s article
                            -US - Asia policy
                                 -Vietnam
                                 -Japan
                                 -Asia


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     China trip
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



[To listen to the segment (36m20s) declassified on 02/28/2002, please refer to RC# E-580.]

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