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Start Date: 26-Jul-1972 9:02 AM

End Date: 26-Jul-1972 11:05 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bush, George H. W.Higby, Lawrence M.Butterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

350-034.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles W. Colson, Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, George H. W. Bush, Lawrence M. Higby, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 9:02 am to 11:05 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 350-034 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 350-34

Date: July 26, 1972
Time: 9:02 am - 11:05 am
Location: Old Executive Office Building

The President met with Charles W. Colson, Manolo Sanchez and H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     Room temperature
         -Curtains

     Refreshments

     Room temperature
         -Air conditioning

     Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time after 9:02 am.

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The President talked with George H.W. Bush.
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[Conversation No. 350-34A]

[See Conversation No. 27-71]

[End of telephone conversation]

     State Department

     Bush

     United Nations [UN]
          -The President's schedule
               -Henry A. Kissinger
               -Kurt Waldheim
               -Bush's view
               -Treatment of US
                     -Compared to Ghana
          -The President’s view


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     The White House response to Thomas F. Eagleton story

     The President's schedule
          -Call to Golda Meir
                 -Camera
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    Eagleton's health
         -Republican and White House response
               -The President's instructions
                     -Robert J. Dole, Clark MacGregor
                     -Leaks


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    White House staff
        -Herbert G. Klein
        -Kenneth W. Clawson's role
               -Colson
               -Carlos D. Conde, Stanley S. Scott
        -Meir telephone call
        -Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s staff
        -Loyalty to the President
        -Colson's staff
        -Joe McGinniss's book [The Selling of the President]
               -Today Show
               -Leonard Garment
               -Frank J. Shakespeare
        -Price
               -Staff
               -Management style
                    -Compared to Colson
                -Accuracy of work
                -Eloquence of work
                    -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson's and Dwight D. Eisenhower's speeches
        -Responses to letters
               -Richard M. Scammon's theory
               -Republican woman in Illinois
                    -George S. McGovern
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Lawrence M. Higby entered at 10:05 am.

     Instruction

Higby left at 10:06 am.


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Colson left at 10:08 am.


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     The President's schedule
          -Press conference
          -Eagleton's health
          -The President's possible press conference
                -Press coverage
                      -McGovern’s possible action
                -Haldeman's conversation with John D. Ehrlichman
          -The President's meeting with mayors July 25, 1972
                -Ehrlichman
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               -Revenue sharing
               -Effect
                    -Democrats
                         -President’s leadership
               -The President's conversation with mayor [E.J. Garn] of Salt Lake City
                    -Motorcade
                         -1970
         -Pierre Rinfret
               -John Connally's conversation with Haldeman
                    -John W. McCormack
         -Saturday Evening Post
               -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins's pictures
               -Possible statement by the President
                    -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                    -Price
                         -Instruction for Haldeman
                         -Business Week

    The President's schedule
         -Event at Connally's ranch

    George C. Wallace
        -Contact
              -Haldeman's possible conversation with MacGregor
              -Timing
        -Possible call from Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

    The President's schedule
         -Unknown person

    Wallace
        -Contribution to discussion of issues
        -Busing
             -News summary


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    Presidency
         -Health of candidates
               -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
               -[Eagleton]
               -Stress
               -The President
               -Credibility
                    -Ehrlichman
                    -[Eagleton]
                         -1966
                         -Press


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    Campaign practices
       -Possible Republican actions
             -Eagleton
                   -Veracity
                       -As issue
                              -McGovern
                              -Compared to Howard Hughes loan


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[Duration: 6m 30s ]
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     The President's schedule
          -1972 election
                -Thomas F. Railsback
          -Railsback
          -Donald W. Riegle, Jr.
                -Unknown boy
                      -Price
          -Brazilian Finance Minister [Antonio Delfin Neto]
                -Kissinger
                -Emilio Garrastuzu Medici
                      -Letter
                -Brazilian economy
                      -Schedule
                           -Connally, Robert C. Seamans, Arthur F. Burns


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Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 10:40 am.

     The President's veto message
          -Spending ceiling

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:09 am.

     The President's schedule
          -UN
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Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 10:40 am.

     The President's veto message
          -Timing of release

     Air conditioning
          -Engineer

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:05 am.

     The President's schedule
          -Call to Meir
                 -Public relations
          -Johnny Cash
                 -Wife [June Carter Cash]
                 -Drugs


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     The President's schedule
          -Forthcoming press conference
                -Briefing books
                      -Kissinger
                -Format
                      -Television

     Air conditioning

Haldeman left at 11:05 am.
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