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Conversation: 341-014

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Start Date: Saturday, June 10, 1972 5:40 PM

End Date: Saturday, June 10, 1972 8:45 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operator[Unknown person(s)]Mitchell, John N.Ziegler, Ronald L.Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operator[Unknown person(s)]Mitchell, John N.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:07:12

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:43:40

341a.mp3

341b.mp3

341c.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, unknown person(s), John N. Mitchell, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 1:40 pm to 4:45 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 341-014 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 341-14

Date: June 10, 1972
Time: 1:40-4:45 pm
Location: Old Executive Office Building

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
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    Book [World Report]
        -Possible use
        -Henry A. Kissinger’s efforts
        -Compared to the President’s forthcoming article
          -Distribution
             -US News and World Report

    President's schedule
         -Camp David
                 -Use
                 -The President’s view
                 -Swimming pool
                 -Weather
                 -Renovations
                     -Birch Lodge
                         -Compared to Aspen Lodge

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      Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
            -Possible message to Congress
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                -The President’s view
                    -Compared to People’s Republic of China [PRC] message
                -The President’s conversation with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                    -State Department
                         -William P. Rogers
                -Possible benefits
                -Congress
                    -The President’s view
                    -Haldeman’s view
                    -Views of Rogers and State Department


     United Nations [UN] conference on environment
          -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan


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Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45 pm.

            [Conversation No. 341-14A]

            [See also Conversation No. 25-25]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Charles W. Colson's location
          -Son's graduation

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45 pm.

            [Conversation No. 341-14B]

            [See also Conversation No. 25-27]
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[End of telephone conversation]


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     Night club
          -Unknown man's parties

Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45 pm.

             [Conversation No. 341-14C].

             [See also Conversation No. 25-29]

[End of telephone conversation]

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
           -Richard G. Kleindienst's confirmation

Haldeman talked with John N. Mitchell at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45 pm.

             [Conversation No. 341-14D]

             [See also Conversation No. 25-31; one item has been withdrawn]

[End of telephone conversation]
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An unknown person talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45 pm.

             [Conversation No. 341-14E]

             [See also Conversation No. 25-32]

[End of telephone conversation]


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     The President's schedule
            -Swearing in ceremony
               -Warren E. Burger
               -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                -Reception
                      -The President’s possible participation
          -Clyde A. Tolson, Helen Gandy
               -J. Edgar Hoover's funeral
          -Bui Diem
                -Henry A. Kissinger
          -Donald F. Rodgers
          -John C. Stennis
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          -Kissinger
     -Possible press conference
          -Kissinger's schedule
     -Herbert Stein and George P. Shultz
          -Kermit Gordon
                -Brookings Institution
                -Pay Board

Gordon
    -Role with Administration
    -Views of Shultz and Donald H. Rumsfeld

The President's schedule
     -Robert Elegant, Joseph Hainesbury Smith, Peter Kahn
           -Views of Kenneth W. Clawson and Herbert G. Klein
     -Stewart J. O. Alsop
     -Richard L. Wilson
     -San Francisco Examiner
            -Associated Press [AP]
     -Article for US News and World Report
     -Haldeman's possible conversation with Klein,
        Colson, Clawson, and Ronald L. Ziegler
     -American Association of Retired Persons [AARP]
     -Testimonial for Omar N. Bradley
           -Possible Presidential Medal of Freedom
           -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
           -Elwood R. Quesada and Frank Higgs
           -Chester V. Clifton
     -Possible statement on SALT
            -Kissinger
            -Length
     -Republican leadership meeting
     -Henry Cabot Lodge
     -Cartoonists
     -Philadelphia Police League
           -Petition
           -Frank L. Rizzo
          -New petition
     -League of United Latin American Citizens Convention
           -Tricia Nixon Cox's schedule
     -Service chiefs
           -John B. Connally's views
                 -Kissinger
                 -Melvin R. Laird
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                     -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
                     -Topics of discussion
                     -Timing of meeting

     1972 Campaign
          -Campaign debates
              -Haldeman
              -Mitchell's view
              -Raymond K. Price's view
                    -President’s policies
                         -Record
              -President's article in Saturday Evening Post
                    -John F. Kennedy
                    -Lyndon B. Johnson
              -Price's view
                    -Mitchell's view
                    -White House response
                    -President's possible action
              -Patrick J. Buchanan's view
              -The President’s policies
                    -Politics
              -Mitchell's previous press conference
              -Rationale

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45
pm.

          [Conversation No. 341-14F]

          [See also Conversation No. 25-33]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Foreign policy
            -US News and World Report

Haldeman talked with Ziegler at an unknown time between 1:40 and 4:45 pm.

          [Conversation No. 341-14G]

          [See also Conversation No. 25-34]

[End of telephone conversation]
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    Ziegler's forthcoming press briefing
         -The President's forthcoming article for US News and
             World Report
         -1972 Campaign
         -Effects on participants

    Foreign policy
         -Reaction to the President's decisions
                -The President’s trip to the Soviet Union
         -Kissinger
                -Actions
         -The President’s May 8 decision on Vietnam
                -The President and Kissinger
                    -Rogers
                    -The President’s view
         -Kissinger’s action
                -1969 Vietnam Peace settlement
                -Soviet Union-PRC relations

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    Kissinger
         -Role in administration
         -Conversations with John D. Ehrlichman and Haldeman
         -The President’s May 8, 1972 Vietnam speech
              -National Guard
                    -Consultation with Cabinet members
                        -Elliot L. Richardson [?]

    Connally
        -Public statement
        -President's policy on Vietnam

    Vietnam
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         -President's conversation with Kissinger
                -The President’s policies
         -Bombing
                -Cancellation of US-Soviet Union summit
                     -Possible effect
         -President's visits to Soviet Union and PRC

    Public relations
         -Role of President
                 -Connally
                 -Administration spokesman
                     -Speeches
                         -Effect
            -Television
                 -Importance
            -The President’s trip to PRC
                 -Effect
            -Dwight D. Eisenhower
            -Franklin D. Roosevelt


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    Public relations
            The President's trip to Soviet Union
                 -Return and report to Congress
                     -Effect
                     -Helicopter
                     -Network coverage
                          -Effect
                     -John Reagan (“Tex”) McCrary's view
                 -President's speech to Soviet people, May 28, 1972
                     -US television coverage
                          -Effect
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                          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                          -Unknown man's actions
                              -Film

    Films of the President
         -Hearst Corporation
               -Commentary
                     -Use
                         -Schools

    PRC
          -Gift of book library to the President
                -Storage
                -Future use in Nixon Library

    Soviet Union
         -Gift of hydrofoil to President
               -Possible uses
                     -Potomac
                     -Florida
                          -Walkers Key
         -Gift of Cadillac to Leonid I. Brezhnev
                -General Motors [GM]
                     -Brezhnev’s wishes
         -Traffic lanes in Moscow
               -Uses
                     -The President’s trip to Soviet Union
         -Automobiles
               -Rose Mary Woods's views
               -Comparison with PRC

    President's foreign policy
         -State of World report
                 -Length
                 -The President’s view
                 -Kissinger
                      -The President’s role
                 -Public interest


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    White House staff
         -Size
         -Budget
               -Possible use
               -Possible supplemental appropriation
         -Use
               -Speech writers
                    -Buchanan
                    -Campaign

    1972 Campaign
         -Domestic council
         -Frederic V. Malek's role
              -Responsiveness program
                    -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]
                        -Contracts
                             -Administration supporters
                    -Organization
                        -Personnel
                    -Personnel
                        -Campaign staff
                        -Malek
                        Jeb S. Magruder

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     Connally

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 1:40 pm.

     Briefcase

Unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:45 pm.


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Haldeman left at 4:45 pm.