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Start Date: 18-Sep-1971 10:40 AM

End Date: 18-Sep-1971 2:05 PM

Participants:

Bull, Stephen B.Mitchell, John N.Kissinger, Henry A.Nixon, Richard M. (President)Zion, Roger H.Wiggins, Charles E.Russell, HowardZiegler, Ronald L.Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:43:55

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:05:59

576a.mp3

576b.mp3

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576d.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 18, 1971, Stephen B. Bull, John N. Mitchell, Henry A. Kissinger, President Richard M. Nixon, Roger H. Zion, Charles E. Wiggins, Howard Russell, Ronald L. Ziegler, and John D. Ehrlichman met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:40 am to 2:05 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 576-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 576-6

Date: September 18, 1971
Time: 10:40 am - 2:05 pm
Location: Oval Office

Stephen B. Bull met with John N. Mitchell and Henry A. Kissinger.

     Oval Office
          -Set-up
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                -Button
                     -Kissinger's previous encounter with Secret Service agents

     The Middle East
         -Jerusalem Resolution
               -Status
               -Arabs
                     -Text

     Mitchell’s health

The President entered at 10:40 am.

     Foreign policy
          -The Middle East
               -Suez Canal
                      -Shooting incidents
                      -Israelis
                      -Egypt
                            -Airplanes shot down earlier in week
                            -Israeli territory
                                  -Sinai Peninsula
                            -Surface to air missile [SAM] sites
                      -US reaction
                            -Options
                                  -Possible appeal by the President for restraint
                                         -Cease-fire
                                  -Negotiations
                                  -Appeal for restraint
                                         -Conditions
                                               -Phantoms
                                               -Israeli withdrawal
                      -William P. Rogers
                      -Israeli and Egyptian action
                            -Yitzhak Rabin
                                  -Call to Kissinger
                      -The Soviet Union
                                  -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
          -Palestinian raids
               -Lebanese border
                      -Fedayeen
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                      -Jordan

US-Soviet relations
    -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
          -Leonid I. Brezhnev
          -Dobrynin
          -Offensive weapons
                 -Gerard C. Smith
                       -Defensive weapons
                       -Melvin R. Laird
          -US delegation
                 -State Department view
                 -May 20th [proposal?]
                       -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] levels
                 -Previous week's meeting
                 -The President's letter to Smith
                       -Smith's handling of negotiations
          -Soviet proposals
    -Berlin agreement
          -Dobrynin
          -Kissinger's friend in the Pentagon
                 -Memorandum
                 -[Forename unknown] Kramer
                       -View on Berlin
                            -Agreement with US
                                   -[David] Kenneth Rush
                            -Laws
    -SALT
          -Delegation
          -Smith
          -Congress
                 -ABM
          -Dobrynin
          -Helsinki meetings

Middle east
    -Rogers's plans
          -New York-United Nations [UN] meeting
               -Mahmoud Riad
               -Andrei A. Gromyko
               -US-Soviet summit
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                            -US policy with Israelis
                            -Soviet policy with Egypt

     The President's press conference
          -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters
                -The People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                -Ambassador
                      -Chou En-lai's view

     Middle East policy
         -Rogers
               -Israelis

The President talked with Congressman Roger H. Zion between 10:51 am and 10:54 am.

[Conversation No. 576-6A]

[See Conversation No. 9-80; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]


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[End of telephone conversation]

     Middle East
         -UN meetings
         -Rogers's plans
         -George H.W. Bush
               -Role
               -Mitchell
               -Possible call from Mitchell
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-Israelis
      -Support and opposition
      -Moshe Dayan
           -Max M. Fisher
                 -Phantoms
                       -Delivery
-Rogers's negotiations
      -Suez Canal issue
      -Delivering arms
           -Israelis
      -Golda Meir's letter to the President
-Israel
      -Possible deal
           -Senate
                 -Egypt
      -Forthcoming conversation with Yitzhak Rabin
           -Kissinger and Mitchell
                 -Politics
                       -Soviet Union
                       -Egypt
                       -Balance of power
                       -Negotiations
                             -Planes
                       -Rogers
                             -State Department
      -Delivery of military equipment
           -Dayan
                 -Fisher
           -Timing
           -Rabin
           -Laird, William J. Baroody, Jr.
-US relations with the Soviet Union, PRC
-Vietnam
-Mitchell
      -Middle East issues
           -Rogers
      -Kissinger's involvement
-Middle East relations
      -US-Israel
      -Soviet Union, Egypt
      -Soviet Union
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                      -Equipment aid to Egypt
                -Israel
                -French role
                -Airplanes
                      -Mirage fighter parts
           -Kissinger's memorandum
                -National Security Council [NSC] meeting
           -Bush
                -Rogers

Kissinger left at 11:01 am.

     Supreme Court
          -Decision on nominee to fill vacancy
               -John D. Ehrlichman's views
               -Richard H. Poff
                      -American Bar Association [ABA]
               -Hugo L. Blacks replacement
                      -Southern background
                      -Conservative
                            -Busing view
                            -Forced housing integration
                            -Pentagon Papers
                      -Harry Blackmun-type judge
                      -Poff
                      -Age
          -Mitchell's possible conversation with [Lawrence E.?]Walsh
               -ABA
               -Supreme Court appointment
               -Judiciary Committee service as equivalent to service as lawyer
                      -Constitutional questions

     “Laugh-In”
         -Martha (Beall) Mitchell's appearance
               -Paul W. Keyes's call to the President

The President talked with Charles E. Wiggins between 11:05 am and 11:07 am.

[Conversation No. 576-6B]

[Conversation No. 9-81]
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[End of telephone conversation]

     Supreme Court
          -Appointment
              -Mitchell's forthcoming meeting with Walsh
              -Black announcement
              -Practice of law by nominee
              -Poff
                    -Leadership meetings
                    -Age
                    -G. Harrold Carswell
                          -Confirmation situation
                    -Southern Manifesto
              -Warren E. Burger
                    -John M. Harlan
                          -Letters from the President
                                -[Black]
                          -Illness
                                -John Foster Dulles
                                -Tenure
              -Liberal
                    -Busing
                          -Effects in the South
                    -Forced housing integration
                    -The President’s campaign commitments
              -Woman as a Justice
              -New York
                    -Representation in Supreme Court
                          -William J. Brennan, Jr.
                          -Thurgood Marshall
              -California
                    -Lawyer
                          -William French Smith
                                -Ronald W. Reagan
                                -California Board of Regents
                                -Approval by the ABA
                                -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                                -Work with Justice Department on behalf of Reagan
              -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
                    -Perceived ethnicity of appointee
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      -Ehrlichman's view
      -Perceptions
            -Religious background
-Importance of stand on busing and integration
-Mitchell’ conversation with potential nominee
-Weinberger
      -Mitchell’s view
      -Felix Frankfurter
      -Federal Trade Commission [FTC]
            -Weinberger's work as Chairman
                  -Expansion of agency activities
                  -Miles W. Kirkpatrick
                  -Reorganization of FTC
      -Age
      -Religious background
            -Significance
-Burger's views
      -Herschel H. Friday
            -Little Rock, Arkansas
                  -Age
                  -Mitchell's acquaintance
                  -Law firm
                       -Pat Mehaffy
                              -Blackmun
            -Teacher
                  -College
            -Arkansas School Board
                  -Supreme Court arguments
            -ABA
            -Burger
            -Harlan seat
-Poff
-Friday
-Paul H. Roney
      -Florida
-Dave Dyer
-Burger's views on age of justices
      -William O. Douglas
      -Marshall
      -Harlan
-Black
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                   -Edward W. Brooke
                       -As Attorney General of Massachusetts
                       -Intelligence


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                    -Military Court of Appeals
                          -Unnamed black judge
                    -6th Circuit Court of Appeals
                          -Michigan
                    -Party affiliation
                    -Strict constructionist
              -Bill Pullman [?] from Philadelphia
              -William H. Brown, III
                    -Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] head
                    -Brooke
                    -Support for Mitchell
                    -Law practice
                    -Congress
                          -Bill
              -Marshall
              -Edmund S. Muskie

    Muskie
        -Statement on Black as Vice President
              -Statement by Muskie's aide
        -George W. Romney
        -Comment at Governors Conference
        -Attica prison incident
              -Nelson A. Rockefeller
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                -Action
                -Staff
                -Action
                      -Irony
                      -Timing

Supreme Court appointment
     -Brown
           -Option
     -Friday
           -Arkansas
                 -Wilbur D. Mills
                 -House Of Representatives and Senate
     -Poff
     -Walsh
           -Judiciary Committees
           -[Frederic M. Brandes?]
                 -Liberal Democrat
           -Role of ABA in confirmation
                 -Walsh
           -Judiciary Committees
                 -1970 election
                 -Robert McClory
                 -Thomas F. Railsback
                 -Emanuel Celler
                 -Unknown man from Denver
                 -Charles Thone
     -Roman L. Hruska
           -Abe Fortas
           -Blackmun
     -Need for speedy action
           -Walsh
                 -Prayer service
     -Alexander M. Bickel
           -View of Constitutional construction
           -18-year old vote
           -Busing
           -Work with Leonard Garment
           -Criminal law
           -Scholar
           -Age
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-Charles S. Rhyne
      -Philosophy
      -Age
-Bickel
      -Age
      -Garment
-Harry D. Goldman
      -Mitchell's conversation with Garment
      -Rockefeller
            -Committee to investigate Attica
                  -Fourth Circuit Court
-Bickel
      -Busing
      -Criminal law
      -Economy
      -Frankfurter
      -Busing
      -Forced integration
      -Criminal law
-Friday
-Politics of the appointment
      -Bickel
      -New England
      -South
      -Conservative
      -Minnesota
      -New York
      -Conservatives
      -Reagan
      -Rockefeller
-William French Smith
      -California
      -Conservative
-William French Smith
      -Philosophy
      -Jean Webb Smith
            -First husband [George Vaughan]
      -Outlook
            -Reagan
      -Haldeman
            -University of California Board of Regents
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J. Edgar Hoover
     -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
           -The President's forthcoming talk with Hoover
                 -Hoover's tenure as FBI director
                       -1972 election
     -Age
     -Current status of FBI
     -William C. Sullivan
           -Health
     -Possible honorary position
     -Possible appointment as presidential advisor
           -Coordination of intelligence activities
                 -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
           -Narcotics and crime
                 -FBI
           -Travel
           -Law enforcement agencies
                 -Special consultant to the President
                       -Domestic law enforcement
                       -Office in FBI
                             -George Champion
                       -Attorney General
                       -Department of the Treasury
     -Successor
           -L. Patrick Gray
                 -Ehrlichman
                 -Compared to Hoover
                 -Possible appointment as assistant
                       -Timing
           -Cartha D. (“Deke”) DeLoach
                 -Political skills
                 -Lyndon B. Johnson's bugging of airplanes
     -Arrangements for meeting with the President
           -Possible speculation
           -Map Room
                 -Kissinger, Dobrynin meetings
           -Press speculation
           -Breakfast meeting
           -Mitchell's birthday
                 -Martha Mitchell
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                            -Sequoia
                                 -Memos
          -Schedule

The President talked with an unknown person [Haldeman] at an unknown time between 11:01
am and 11:59 am.

[Conversation No. 576-6C]

     The President's schedule
          -Breakfast meetings
               -Carl B. Albert
               -Hoover

[End of telephone conversation]

     Hoover
         -Presence as campaign issue
               -Popularity
         -Forthcoming study of the FBI
               -Princeton University Group
                     -Burke Marshall
                     -John Doar
                     -Justice Department
         -Sullivan
         -DeLoach's views
               -Hoover's actions
                     -Sid W. Richardson
                           -Money
                                -Oil ventures
         -The President' wealth
               -Johnson's property

     The President's wealth
          -The President's property
               -San Clemente
                      -Nixon Library location
                      -Herbert W. Kalmbach
                      -Unknown horse rancher
                      -Robert A. Abplanalp, Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
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     Johnson Presidential Library
          -Dedication
          -Comparison with the Taj Mahal

     The Pentagon Papers
          -Johnson
          -Democrats
               -Defense of Johnson
                    -Walt W. Rostow
               -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson

     Middle East
         -Israel
               -Kissinger's Role
                    -Rogers
                    -Fisher
                    -Dayan
               -Withdrawal
                    -Suez Canal Settlement
                          -Donald Bergus
               -US policy
                    -Egypt

     Cabinet
          -Clifford M. Hardin’s resignation
                -Haldeman's conversation with Mitchell

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:01 am.
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     The President's schedule
          -Weinberger

     Request for Ronald L. Ziegler to join meeting

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:59 am.

     Secretary of Agriculture post
          -Louie B. Nunn
                -Demeanor
                -Border states, South, Ohio, Illinois
                -Bryce N. Harlow's view
                     -Haldeman
                -Background
          -John B. Connally

Ziegler entered at 11:59 am.

     Supreme Court nomination
          -Attorney General's meeting with the President
          -Speculation on Supreme Court nomination
               -Poff
                     -ABA
               -Names under consideration
                     -Number
               -Strict constructionists
               -Southerners
                     -Harlan
               -Poff
               -Timing of announcement
               -ABA
               -Lyle Dennison
                     -Story
               -Poff
                     -ABA
               -Timing
               -The President's schedule
                     -Detroit trip
          -Harlan
               -Health
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                       [Burger]

An unknown person entered at an unknown after 11:59 am.

     The President’s schedule
          -Trip to Camp David

The unknown person left at an unknown before 12:07 pm.

           -Camp David
               -Attorney General

Ziegler left at 12:07 pm.


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     Ambassadorship
         -Reagan
              -Walter H. Annenberg

     Pentagon Papers
          -Ehrlichman and Charles W. Colson
                -Forthcoming meeting with the President

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:07 pm.

     The President's schedule
          -Ehrlichman, Colson

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:11 pm.
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     Ambassadorships
         -Ronald and Nancy Reagan
         -Annenberg's views
              -Reagan's views
                    -Ambassadorship
              -Resignation
              -Campaign work
         -Reagan as Ambassador
              -Issues in the Common Market
         -Contributors
              -Amount


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Haldeman and Colson entered at 12:11 pm.


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The President left and Ehrlichman entered at an unknown time after 12:13 pm.

     Supreme Court
          -Colson
          -Black's resignation
          -Carswell

The President entered at an unknown time after 12:14 pm.
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Supreme Court appointment
     -Governor of Virginia [Linwood Holton]'s call to Haldeman
           -Joel T. Broyhill, William L. Scott
           -Harry F. Byrd, Jr., William B. Spong, Jr.
           -Hruska
     -Walsh
           -Possible meeting with the President
           -Holton's activities
     -Circuit Court
     -Comparison with Supreme Court
     -District Court
     -Reagan
     -Burger
     -Bickel
           -Garment
           -Age
           -Intellectuals
           -Busing
           -Housing
           -Criminal law
           -Writings
                 -William H. Rehnquist
           -Academic community
           -Pentagon Papers case
                 -First Amendment
                 -Black
                 -New York Times
     -Marshall
           -Liberals
                 -Future generations
     -Reagan
     -William French Smith
           -Jean Webb Smith
           -Corporation lawyer
           -Political association with Reagan
           -Conservatism
           -Harlan's seat
                 -Corporation lawyer background for appointee
           -Academic background
     -Smith
           -Board of Regents
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           -Age
     -Brown
           -EEOC
           -President’s view
           -Support for administration
                 -Congress
     -Marshall
     -Brooke
           -Senate
     -Brown
           -Jackie Robinson-Brooklyn Dodgers analogy
     -“Ethnic seats”
           -Blacks
           -Jews
     -Democrats
           -[Forename unknown] O'Reilly [?]
                 -Support
     -Brown
           -Marshall's seat
     -Poff
     -ABA standards
           -Practicing law
                 -Black
                 -Potter Stewart
                 -John W. Bricker of Ohio
                 -The President's experiences
     -Supreme Court
           -Legal scholars
           -Frankfurter
                 -Harvard University

Pentagon Papers
     -Impact
          -Democrats
                -The President's previous conversation with Colson
                -William S. White, Louis P. Harris
                -Strategy
                      -Johnson
                      -Muskie
                      -Hubert H. Humphrey
                      -War issue
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                -Democrats' record
-Focus
     -Congress
           -Ehrlichman's views
                 -Effects on administration control
                 -Control
-Court effects
           -Election
           -Daniel Ellsberg
           -Leslie Gelb
-Administration view
     -Leaks to press
-Impasse
     -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] inquiry
     -Interests
     -Democrats
     -Administration
     -Kissinger
           -Involvement of students and associates in issue
     -Elliot L. Richardson's involvement
           -Effect of Congressional hearing
-Congressional investigation
     -Testimony
           -Richardson
           -Kissinger
                 -Involvement
           -Contents
           -Democrats
           -Focus
-Possible Senate and House investigation
     -Origins of the Vietnam War
           -Revelations of the Pentagon Papers
                 -Diem coup
                 -Bombing decisions during Vietnam war
                 -Gulf of Tonkin
                 -Kissinger and Richardson
                 -W. Averell Harriman
                 -McGeorge Bundy
-Kissinger's views
     -Timing of investigations, revelations
           -Vietnam elections
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         -Democrats' focus
              -Responsibilities of Democrat administration
                    -Diem coup
         -Congressional committee's budget
              -J. William Fulbright's actions
                    -Foreign Relations Committee
                    -Executive Committee
                    -Public hearings
                          -Michael J. Mansfield
                    -Politics of the Pentagon Papers
                          -Effect on Muskie's advisors
                          -Democrat foreign policy establishment
         -Delivery of documents to Congress
              -Columnists
              -Ellsberg's views
                    -Coverup
                    -Public scrutiny
              -Newspapermen
                    -First Amendment rights
                    -Content of the Pentagon Papers
                          -Diem
                          -Controversy
                          -Duong (“Big Minh”) Van Minh
                          -John Paul Vann
                          -Harriman
                          -Henry Cabot Lodge


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                         -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. (?)
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            -Vietnam election
                  -Leaks
                  -Effects of revelation of the Pentagon Papers
                  -October 3
        -Congressional hearings
            -Fulbright's action
                  -Study
                  -Executive session of Foreign Relations Committee
                  -Barry M. Goldwater
            -Policy decisions
                  -Republicans
                  -Joint hearings
                        -Armed Services Committee
                        -Foreign Relations Committee
                        -Democrats' views
                              -John G. Tower
                                    -Armed Services
                        -Suppression
            -Coup
                  -Cables and documents
                        -Ehrlichman and Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.
                        -New York Times, Washington Post
                        -Boston Globe
                  -Times
                        -Neil Sheehan
                        -Ellsberg source
                        -Lucien Conein
                              -Articles
                                    -Lodge
                                    -Harriman
                        -Leaks of documents


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                                 -Effects of information


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                   -Effects of information
              -Berrigan brothers' case
                   -Mitchell’s experience
                         -John Cardinal Krol of Philadelphia
                         -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
                               -Cornell University


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         -Conein, theories
         -Republicans
         -Effects on Democrats
         -Other investigations
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          -Bay of Pigs
          -Cuban Missile Crisis
                -Exposure of documents
                      -White House efforts
                      -Physical quantity
     -1960 missile gap issue
     -Vietnam War
          -Origins
                -Kissinger
     -Democratic involvement
     -Mansfield's use of phrase "Nixon's war"
          -Responsibilities
     -Krogh, David R. Young, Jr.
     -Diem
          -Previous administrations
          -Exposure of Vietnam, dirty tricks
     -Kissinger's conversations with Ehrlichman
          -Vietnamese election
                -Referendum
                -Trip to San Clemente
                -NSC meeting
     -Democrat administration
          -Vietnam War
     -Richard A. Falk and Bundy issue
          -Presidency of Foreign Relations Council

Tennis
     -St. Louis

Pentagon Papers
     -Exposure of facts
          -Requirements
                -Young
                     -NSC staff
     -Diem and Democrats
          -Involvement
                -CIA
          -Implications for Democrats
                -Harriman
                -Bundy
                -Rostow
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                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


                    -Harriman
                         -Muskie
                    -Connections with candidates
                    -John Kennedy administration
                         -Edward M. Kennedy candidacy
                              -Portrayal
                         -Edward Kennedy and Muskie
                              -Poll

    Muskie
        -Black as Vice President
             -Principle of equal opportunity

    Pentagon Papers
         -Interview
               -Conein
               -Edward Landsdale
         -Diem and Democrats
                    -Harriman
                          -Muskie
                    -Kennedy
         -Kissinger
         -View of liberal press on Diem
         -Peter A. Lisagor's question at press conference
               -Diem's death
               -US involvement in the war
                    -Laotian agreement
                          -Harriman's involvement
                          -Ho Chi Minh Trail
                    -Diem's death
                          -Johnson's view
                                -Liberal press
                                     -Kennedy's role
                    -Kissinger's view
                          -Election
         -Democratic involvement
               -Congress
               -TV exposure


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                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)



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                        -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]
                   -Gen. Paul Harkins's view
                        -Resignation
                        -Life in Texas
         -Congress
              -Leaks
                   -Newsweek
         -Diem
              -Senate
                   -Documents in Senate
                         -Use
                   -Liberal press views
                   -Senator’s statement
                   -Conein
                         -Administration policy
                         -Possible statement
                   -Goldwater
                   -William E. Brock, III
                   -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
                   -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
                   -Conein
                   -Richard M. Helms
                   -CIA
                   -Diem story
                   -Handling
                   -Entire file
                         -CIA
                         -President’s order
                                -Reasons
                         -Ronald L. Ziegler
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                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                            Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


     -CIA
           -Bay of Pigs
                 -Access
                       -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters
                       -Hierarchy
                             -Robert E. Cushman, Jr.
                       -Walters
                             -Kissinger
     -Diem and Bay of Pigs information
           -President’s wishes
           -Helms and Cushman
                 -Resignations
                 -Information for the President
                       -Reasons
           -Cuban missile crisis
     -Bay of Pigs involvement
           -Eisenhower
           -Kennedy
           -Military
           -CIA
           -The President
           -Story deadline
                 -President’s order
                 -Urgency
-Bombing halt study
     -White House use
-Johnson administration
     -Last month
           -Joseph Califano
                 -Trip to the Department of Defense [DOD]
                       -Materials in files
                             -Austin, Texas
                       -Haig
     -Gelb, Morton Halperin and Paul Warnke
           -Paul H. Nitze
           -National Archives and Records Service
                 -Contract
                 -Robert Kunzig
           -J. Fred Buzhardt
                 -Pictures of documents
                       -DOD
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                                                              Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


                    -Edgar Allan Poe
                    -Tom C. Huston’s investigation
         -DOD
             -Kissinger's views
             -Huston’s views
             -Richard V. Allen's views
                  -Goldwater
                        -Role in history

    Foreign policy events
         -Review for facts
              -Bombing halt
              -Bay of Pigs
              -Diem
              -Nixon’s orders
              -Haig
              -White House use
                    Summary
              -Bay of Pigs
                    -Instructions for Helms
                    -CIA
                    -Public release
         -Diem coup
              -Information
              -Press


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    VIETNAM


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                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                           Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)



              -Defense and State Departments
              -Leaks to press
              -Kissinger
                    -Handling
              -Kissinger
              -The President's right to know
              -Staff
                    -Allen
                    -Huston
                    -Krogh
                    -Huston
                    -Allen
                          -Job with Peter G. Peterson
                    -Krogh
                          -G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt
                    -Allen
                          -Possible motives
                          -State Department
                                -Parody of Patrick B. Oliphant's cartoon
                                      -Japanese
                                            -Rogers
         -Timing of efforts to obtain facts
              -Jackson
                    -Image on Vietnam issue
                    -Liberal associates


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    The President's schedule
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


           -Forthcoming meeting
                -Minority business
                     -Budget
                           -Maurice H. Stans
                     -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO]

Mitchell left at 1:22 pm.

     OEO legislation
         -Possible veto
         -Legislation
               -Albert H. Quie's views

Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:22 pm.

     President’s schedule

Bull left at an unknown time before 2:05 pm.

     OEO legislation
         -Senate bill

The President left at an unknown time after 1:22 pm.

     OEO legislation
         -The President's views
               -Veto

The President returned at an unknown time before 2:05 pm.

     Supreme Court appointment
          -Bickel
          -18-year old vote issue
          -Liberals
          -Bickel
               -Stance
          -Future Marshall vacancy
               -Brown
          -Impact of appointments
               -Congress
          -Brown's philosophy
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                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)



OEO legislation
    - Great Society
          -Signal
                -Busing
    -Veto
          -Possible consequence
    -Effect of action on conservatives
          -Supreme Court
                -Poff
                      -Southern manifesto
    -Veto
          -Alternative
                -The President's possible actions
                      -State of the Union address
                            -Attack on the Great Society
                      -Lack of success in programs

Hispanics
     -Leadership of OEO
          -Philip V. Sanchez
     -Appointment of Romana Acosta Banuelos
     -The President's meeting September 17, 1971 with Puerto Rican bowling champion,
          Aida L. Gonzalez
          -Case of rum

Bowling
    -The President's meeting with champion bowlers
         -News coverage
               -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
               -Strike in White House bowling alley
    -Bowlers
         -Professionals
               -Strikes
         -“Middle America”
    -White House bowling alley
         -Use
               -Harry S. Truman
               -Security officers, photographers
               -White House staff
         -Tennis court
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                                    (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


     -Perceptions

Pentagon Papers
     White House stance
          -Politics
          -OEO
          -Coordination with Colson's staff
     -Mansfield's views
     -Johnson's views
          -Democratic Party
                -Clark M. Clifford
     -Administration policy
          -Kissinger's position

Use of Federal agencies
     -1972 campaign
     -Internal Revenue Service [IRS]
           -Abplanalp, Hobart D. Lewis
           -Rebozo
     -John Wayne
     -William F. (“Billy”) Graham
           -John B. Connally's reaction
     -Bureaucracy
           -Mitchell's department [Department of Justice]
           -1960 Presidential campaign

The federal bureaucracy
     -Leaks
           -Amount in previous six months
           -National security
                -CIA
           -Tad Szulc
           -Cabinet officers' actions vis-a-vis bureaucracy
                -Rogers
                -Mitchell
           -Rogers's statement
                -Contacts with the press
                -State Department
                -Ehrlichman's investigation
                      -William Beecher
                      -Szulc
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                                 (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


                -Effect on State Department security office
                -Lie detector tests
         -The President's possible statement
                -New York Times
                -PRC
    -Administration's stance towards
    -Ziegler's expression of the President's views on the Department of Health, Education
         and Welfare [HEW]
         -Effects on HEW
    -Cabinet
    -Connally
         -Treasury Department
                -Paul A. Volcker
                -Charls E. Walker
    -Cabinet secretaries' staffs
    -Department of Justice
         -Richard G. Kleindienst
         -Mitchell
    -Treasury
         -Walker's relations with the White House
         -Connally
    -Connally

Cabinet
     -George W. Romney
     -John A. Volpe
     -Melvin R. Laird
     -Profile
           -News coverage
     -Muskie's statement
           -Response by Cabinet
           -Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher
     -Television exposure
           -Connally
           - M&M characterization of George Meany, Muskie
     -Rogers and Laird
     -Rogers
           -Speech to American Legion
                -Sites for speaking engagements
                -Middle East
                -John A. Scali
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                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


     -Laird
           -Statements about Congress
     -Mitchell
     -Spiro T. Agnew
           -Attack on Democrat partisanship
           -Praise from Governors Conference
                 -Speech contents
                       -Unity
           -Forthcoming speech
                 -Buchanan
           -Rhetoric, tone
           -Michigan poll
           -Support for the President
                 -Youth
                       -Contrast with Agnew's statistics
                       -Opposition
           -Alabama poll
           -Strategy for Agnew
                 -Youth support
                 -Possible college campus tour
                       -Speeches
                             -Themes
           -David Frost show appearance
           -Campus appearances
                 -Colloquies
           -Radio
                 -Newscast
                       -Paul Harvey
                       -Herbert G. Klein
           -Image following Governors Conference
           -Recent trip
           -Focus during 1972 primary campaign
           -Agnew's forthcoming trips to Iran, Greece, Turkey
           -Speeches

Supreme Court appointment
     -Agnew
         -Projected confirmation hearing
               -Agnew's background as lawyer
               -James O. Eastland
               -Birch E. Bayh, Jr., Walter F. Mondale, Edward Kennedy
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                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


                -Nominations of Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., G. Harrold Carswell
                -Political aspect
           -Stance with the press
                -Comparison with the President
                      -Lisagor

The President's handling of the press
     -Alger Hiss case
     -1954 and post-1954 periods
     - Dump Nixon movement
          -Vice Presidency

Economy
    -Meeting
    -Statistics
          -Growth
          -Security First National Bank
                -California
    -Housing starts
    -Automobile sales
          -Impact
    -Business community
          -Phase II
    -Recovery
          -George P. Shultz
                -Second quarter 1971 growth
    -Tax field
    -Budget
    -Arthur F. Burns
    -Housing
          -Media coverage
                -Shultz
                -Interest rates
                -Romney
                      -Number of starts
          -California
          -Demographics
          -Washington, DC
                -Elimination of housing units
                      -Replacements
          -New York City
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


                -Decline in numbers
          -Phase II
          -Public support
          -Inflation
          -Trend of unemployment statistics
                -Adjustments
          -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
                -John F. Kennedy's administration
                     -Moynihan’s position

Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:22 pm

     President’ schedule

Bull left at an unknown time before 2:05 pm.

     Economy
         -BLS
                -Current handling of statistics compared to Kennedy administration
                -Reagan’s view of statistics
          -Unnamed man
                -Quote in Washington Post about economy
                      -Eastern Establishment
          -Type of governor for Michigan
                -Romney, William G. Milliken
          -United Auto Workers [UAW]
                -Employment cutbacks
          -Phase II, III
          -July 1971
                -Possible aberration
          -Employment
                -Ehrlichman's conversation with Governor Daniel J. Evans
                      -Boeing
                           -Hiring
                           -Washington
                                  -Aerospace industry
                      -Supersonic transport [SST]
                -William M. Magruder
                -Japan
                      -Possible joint effort
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                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 576-6 (cont.)


The President, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Colson left at 2:05 pm.