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Start Date: 30-Jun-1971 9:13 AM

End Date: 30-Jun-1971 9:54 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Kissinger, Henry A.White House operatorHaig, Alexander M., Jr.Dobrynin, Anatoliy F.Hébert, F. Edward

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:27:17

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:05:43

532a.mp3

532b.mp3

532c.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 30, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, and F. Edward Hébert met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:13 am to 9:54 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 532-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 532-6

Date: June 30, 1971
Time: 9:13 am - 9:54 am
Location: Oval Office

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

     Presidential statements
          -Haldeman's contact with Raymond K. Price, Jr.
          -William L. Safire memorandum
                -Thomas Jefferson
                -George Washington
                -John Adams
          John K. Andrews, Jr. drafting efforts

     John B. Connally’s statement
          -Effectiveness
          -Paul W. McCracken’s position
          -Arthur F. Burns
                -Advisory capacity
                -Policy announcement

     Supreme Court
          -Charles W. Colson
          -Leaks
          -Possible source of leaks
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               -Background
          -Colson action
          -Possible impact
          -Accuracy

[The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger at an unknown time between 9:13 am and 9:23
am]

[Conversation No. 532-6A]

     Schedule

[End of telephone conversation]

     Schedule
          -July 3rd event at the National Archives
                -Attendance
                -President's speech
                      -Applause pattern
                -Attendance
                      -Public relations
                -President's strengths
                      -Television appearance


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 15s ]


KISSINGER ENTERED AT 9:23 AM.



END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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     White House Social Affairs
          -Winton M. (“Red”) Blount dinner, June 29, 1971
               -President's view
               -Haldeman’s conversation with wife of Post Office Undersecretary
                     -Background
                     -Neighborhood reaction
               -Impact of visits to White House
                     -Donald McI. Kendall                           Conv. No. 532-6 (cont.)
               -Kissinger's visit with Blounts
                     -Kissinger's schedule
                     -Blount's view of President
                           -Introduction of Blount family
                                 -David Packard
               -Visits to White House
                     -Scope
          -Kissinger dinner
               -Press view of Blount dinner


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 12s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9

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     W. Averell Harriman's conversation with Kissinger
         -Democratic view of administration policy
         -Pentagon Papers
               -Harriman
                     -Public statement
                     -Negotiations
                          -Harriman efforts

Haldeman left at 9:35 am.
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    Vietnam
         -Media coverage of North Vietnam offensive
             -Confirmation of reports
             -Casualties
                   -Colson


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                                                           Conv. No. 532-6 (cont.)

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 33s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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    Opium poppy agreement
        -William P. Rogers
              -William J. Handley
              -Connally
              -State Department


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[National Security]
[Duration: 26s ]



    INDIA-PAKISTAN


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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     Amendment to Congressional resolution against Vietnam War
         -Expiration
         -Impact
         -Filibuster
               -Visit by President to People's Republic of China [PRC]
         -Filibuster possibilities
         -Wording
               -Termination of US action                               Conv. No. 532-6 (cont.)
               -Withdrawal
         -President's meeting with F. Edward Hébert
               -President's view of amendment
                     -Richard K. Cook role
         -Changes
         -Kissinger's call to John C. Stennis
         -Changes
         -Support for administration
         -Legislative aide's view
         -Impact on Vietnam negotiations
               -Coincidence of terms

[Kissinger talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:23 am and 9:45
am]

[Henry Kissinger talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. at an unknown time between 9:23 am and
9:54 am]

[Conversation No. 532-6B]

[See Conversation No. 6-38]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Soviet Cosmonauts
          -Death
               -Telegram to Soviet Union
                     -Wording
               -Call to Anatoliy F. Dobrynin

[Henry Kissinger talked to the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:23am and
9:59 am]

[Conversation No. 532-6C]
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[See Conversation No. 6-39]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Amendment to Congressional resolution on Vietnam
         -Wording
             -Withdrawal of forces                                    Conv. No. 532-6 (cont.)
             -Negotiations
             -Harriman's view of negotiations
                   -Le Duc Tho
                   -Past US negotiating policy
                   -William A.K. (“Tony”) Lake

[Kissinger and the President talked with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin at an unknown time between 9:23
am and 9:43 am]

[Conversation No. 532-6D]

[See Conversation No. 6-40]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Soviet Cosmonauts
          -Death
               -Personal call from President
                    -Benefits
               -Cause
                    -Oxygen deficiency
                    -Unknown factors
                    -Message from Cosmonauts
               -Discovery
               -Announcement

     Amendment to Congressional resolution on Vietnam
         -Wording
               -Withdrawal
         -Call to Hébert

[The President talked to the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:23 am and
9:45 am]
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[Conversation No. 532-6E]

[See Conversation No. 6-41]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Amendment to Congressional resolution
         -Acceptance of amendment version                            Conv. No. 532-6 (cont.)
              -President's role

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule
           -Henry J. Tasca
           -Visit to Embassy over 4th of July
                 -Henry J. Tasca stag party
                      -Invitation to [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
                            -Advisability

[The President talked with Hébert at an unknown time between 9:45 am and 9:50 am]

[Conversation No. 532-6F]

[See Conversation No. 6-42]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule
           -Embassy 4th of July stag party
                -Julie Eisenhower attendance
                      -Kissinger
                      -Haig

Kissinger left at 9:54 am.