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Start Date: 29-Nov-1971 5:39 PM

End Date: 29-Nov-1971 6:14 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:27:13

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:51:12

306a.mp3

306b.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 29, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 5:39 pm and 6:14 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 306-014 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 306-14

Date: November 29, 1971
Time: Unknown after 5:39 pm until 6:14 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

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

     The aged
          -Legislation

     Richard A. Moore [?]
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


     Charles W. Colson

     John D. Ehrlichman

The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower between 5:43 pm and 5:44 pm.

[Conversation No. 306-14A]

[See Conversation No. 15-167; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Colson
          -Julie Eisenhower
          -William P. Rogers

The President talked with the White House operator at 5:45 pm.

[Conversation No. 306-14B]

[See Conversation No. 15-168]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Clark MacGregor
          -Schedule
               -New York
                    -Introduction of George H.W. Bush

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:45 pm and
5:47 pm.

[Conversation No. 306-14C]

[See Conversation No. 15-169]

[End of telephone conversation]
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 32s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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The President talked with William E. Timmons between 5:47 pm and 5:50 pm.

[Conversation No. 306-14D]

[See Conversation No. 15-170]

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's schedule
          -Congress
                -Possible call back by the President
                      -Florida
                      -New York
          -Florida
                -Edward R.G. Heath
                -Christmas

     Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
          -Forthcoming trip to Africa
               -Reception for accompanying staff
                    -New Year's Eve
                          -Parties
                    -Value
                    -Return from trip
                          -Congress schedule
                                -State of the Union address
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


     The President's schedule
          -State of the Union speech
          -Inaugural anniversary
          -Foreign visitors
                -[Emilio Colombo?]
                      -Timing of visit
                            -State of the Union address
                -Henry A. Kissinger

The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 5:50 pm and 6:00 pm.

[Conversation No. 306-14E]

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Unknown meeting
          -The President's current meeting with Haldeman

[End of telephone conversation]

     Kissinger’s schedule

     The President's schedule
          -Christmas tree lighting

     Julie Eisenhower's schedule
           -Christmas television special


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 25s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


     Government workers' pay raise
         -Credit for administration

     The President's schedule
          -Florida
                -George P. Shultz
          -Spanish Ambassador

     US Ambassador to Spain
         -Cornelius V. (“Sonny”) Whitney
              -Visit to Spain
                    -Children
              -Prince Juan Carlos
              -Gregorio Lopez Bravo de Costro
              -Age
                    -Gen. Francisco Franco
              -Rogers and Kissinger

     Campaign financing
         -Whitney
         -Campaign contribution
              -John N. Mitchell and Lee R. Nunn
              -Return to Whitney

Kissinger entered at 6:00 pm.

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Meeting with Jerrold L. Schecter et al.
                -Report to Congress on US foreign policy
                -The President's policies
                      -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
                           -The President's previous press conference
                      -People's Republic of China [PRC]
                -Reporters' response to answers from Kissinger
                -Information from State Department
                -PRC
                      -Rogers
                -PRC, USSR and Vietnam
                      -The President's policies
                -Article
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


     The President's schedule
          -Possible interview with Time
               -Photograph

Kissinger left at 6:04 pm.

                 -Drawing
                      -Tie-in of key issues

     Campaign financing
         -Whitney
              -Campaign contribution
                    -Return of money
                    -Probable revelation
              -Senate confirmation
                    -Spain’s position
                    -Mitchell
         -Candidates
              -[Unintelligible]

     Earl L. Butz
           -Confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture
                -The President's work
                -Check on background
                     -Carl T. Curtis
                     -Milton R. Young
                -John C. Whitaker's work
                -MacGregor

     Campaign financing
         -Whitney
              -Campaign contribution
                    -Return of money
              -Senate confirmation
                    -Mitchell's views
                    -Spain’s position
                    -Mitchell's view
                    -Spain’s position
                    -Mitchell’s view
                         -Return of money
                    -Spain’s position
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


               -Children
               -Age
               -Senate confirmation
                    -Butz example

     Senate
          -Special session
               -Rules
                     -Calendar year

An unknown man [Secret Service agent] and Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after
6:04 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11
[National Security]
[Duration: 51s ]


The unknown man [Secret Service agent] and Sanchez entered at an unknown time before 6:14
pm.


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11

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     Senate
          -Special session
               -Scheduling
                     -Effect
                           -Christmas
                           -New Year’s
                     -The President’s schedule
                     -Retiring Congressmen
               -House Resolution [HR] 1

     The President's schedule
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 306-14 (cont.)


          -Speeches
               -Value
               -Chicago
               -Elderly issue
          -TV appearances
               -Question and answer sessions
               -Major announcements

Haldeman left at 6:14 pm.