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Start Date: 10-Jan-1972 3:31 PM

End Date: 10-Jan-1972 5:11 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Graham, William F. ("Billy")Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorPrice, Raymond K., Jr.Agnew, Spiro T. (Vice President)Laird, Melvin R.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:28:19

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:14:43

313a.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, William F. ("Billy") Graham, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, Raymond K. Price, Jr., Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, and Melvin R. Laird met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 3:31 pm and 5:11 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 313-021 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 313-21

Date: January 10, 1972
Time: 3:31 pm - unknown before 5:11 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President talked with William F. (“Billy”) Graham.

[Conversation No. 313-21A]

[See Conversation No. 18-40]

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 3:34 pm.

The telephone conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 3:42 pm.

     Phone cut-off

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:34 pm and
3:42 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21B]

[See Conversation No. 18-41]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's visit to Africa
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)


     -Time magazine article
          -Text and photograph
          -Commentary
               -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, [Anna] Eleanor Roosevelt and
                      Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson
               -Mrs. Nixon's reception in Liberia
               -Flight
               -Itinerary
                     -US aid projects

Foreign visits
     -Schedule
           -Host countries
                -The President's trip in 1953
           -US officials
                -State Department
                      -Peace Corps

Mrs. Nixon's visit to Africa
     -Time commentary
          -Reprints
                 -Mailing
     -Newsweek commentary
     -Time
          -Photos

George W. Romney
     -Meeting with the President
         -Rescheduling

Edward M. Korry
    -Possible appointment
         -Henry A. Kissinger's view
         -Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] position
         -State Department's view
         -Kissinger's activity
                -Korry's religion
         -William F. Buckley, Jr.’s views
    -Appointment by John F. Kennedy
    -Adlai E. [?]Stevenson, II
                                              12

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)


     Buckley
         -United States Information Agency [USIA] advisory board
              -Reappointment
                    -Opposition to administration
                    -Kissinger's views

     Korry
          -Liberals
          -Possible HEW position
               -Kissinger's views

     [David] Kenneth Rush
          -Previous conversation with the President

     Melvin R. Laird
         -Troop announcement
               -Conversation with Kissinger
         -Rush appointment
               -Conflict of interest

[The President talked with Graham between an unknown time after 3:34 pm and 3:42 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21C]

[See Conversation No. 18-42]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Kissinger
          -Possible call from the President
          -Conversation with Yitzhak Rabin
                -State Department
          -Calls to Haldeman and John N. Mitchell
                -Conversation with William P. Rogers
          -Haldeman's call to Mitchell
          -Kissinger's conversation with Mitchell
                -Meeting at State Department
          -Conversation with Nelson A. Rockefeller
                -Joseph J. Sisco
                      -Tenure in office
                                              13

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)


    Sisco
            -Tenure in office
                  -Kissinger and Israel
            -Comments at Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG]
            -India-Pakistan
            -Middle East
            -Possible ambassadorship
            -Haldeman's and Mitchell's possible conversation with Rogers
                  -Kissinger

    India-Pakistan War
          -Max Frankel
               -Kissinger
                     -Credibility
          -Administration's position
               -Article by Jack N. Anderson
                     -Neutrality
                           -Kissinger
                     -West Pakistan
                     -Kissinger
                     -Rogers
                     -The President's possible motives for action
                           -Foreign policy prerogatives
                     -Kissinger


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 47s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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    Richard G. Kleindienst
         -Appointment
              -Public relations
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)


                -Timing of announcement
                     -Maurice H. Stans's resignation
                     -The President's People's Republic of China [PRC] trip
                           -John N. Mitchell
                     -New Hampshire primary

     Kissinger
          -Relations with Rogers
               -Japan
               -Analogy to Roger Staubach and Bob Griese
          -Credibility
               -PRC
               -Mitchell

     Raymond K. Price, Jr.

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:42 pm and
3:56 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21D]

[See Conversation No. 18-43]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Kissinger
          -Conversation with Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Rockefeller

[The President talked with Price between 3:56 pm and 4:05 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21E]

[See Conversation No. 18-44]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Submission of speech draft
         -Timing
         -Camp David

     Rabin
                                              15

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)


          -Mitchell
               -Kissinger

[The President talked with the Vice President Spiro T. Agnew between 4:06 pm and 4:08 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21F]

[See Conversation No. 18-45]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Agnew
         -Meeting with the President

     Rabin
          -Mitchell
               -Kissinger

     Kissinger
          -Laird
               -Vietnam issue

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:08 pm and
4:12 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21G]

[See Conversation No. 18-46]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Troop announcement
          -Impact

     John B. Connally
          -Health
          -Invitation to Mrs. Nixon's arrival ceremony
          -Possible speaking tour
                -Scheduling
                -New economic policy slogan
                -Nonpartisanship
                                              16

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)


                 -Economic issues
                 -Television
                      -“Question and answer” programs
                 -Haldeman’s possible talks with Connally

[The President talked with Laird between 4:12 pm and 4:27 pm.]

[Conversation No. 313-21H]

[See Conversation No. 18-47; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Vietnam
          -Troop withdrawal level
               -Laird’s view
                    -Possible call to Kissinger
               -Kissinger
                    -Problems
               -Laird

     Kissinger’s
          -Conversation with the President [?]
                -National Security Council [NSC]
                -WSAG meeting
                -Mitchell and Rush
          -Control

     Rush
            -Public relations
                 -Compared with Kissinger and David Packard

     Kissinger
          -Forthcoming call from Haldeman
               -The President's conversations with Laird and Rush
                    -WSAG
                    -Mitchell

Haldeman left at an unknown time before 5:11 pm.
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 313-21 (cont.)