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Start Date: 15-Mar-1973 12:11 PM
End Date: 15-Mar-1973 12:25 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.; Cake, Ralph H.; Ziegler, Ronald L.; [Unknown person(s)];
Recording Device: Oval Office
On March 15, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, Ralph H. Cake, Ronald L. Ziegler, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:11 pm to 12:25 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 880-006 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 880-6 Date: March 15, 1973 Time: 12:11 pm-12:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. President's press conference -Vietnam -Questions -President's handling The President talked with Ralph H. Cake between 12:11 pm and 12:12 pm. [Conversation No. 880-6A] [See Conversation No. 37-118] 5- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-10) Conversation No. 880-6 (cont’d) [End of telephone conversation] Ralph H. Cake -Illness President’s Press conference -Watergate -Questions on Donald H. Segretti -President's handling of questions -Dwight L. Chapin -President's demeanor -Watergate -Ed Kempler's question -Press double standard -Alger Hiss case -Harry S Truman -Hiss case -President's involvement -Reasons -John N. Mitchell -Committee to Re-elect the President -Involvement -Mitchell's involvement -Kissinger's view -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -People's Republic of China [PRC] liaison office announcement Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 12:15 pm. Greetings Press statements -North Vietnam -India -Pakistan India -US aid -Suspension -Commitments -Lyndon B. Johnson 6- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-10) Conversation No. 880-6 (cont’d) -Sales -Policy -State Department -Tanks -Johnson -Personnel carriers -Lethality -PRC -Military expenditures -Indira Gandhi's comments to Daniel P. Moynihan [?] -Arms race -Poverty -Comparison with Pakistan -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Arms production President's trips -Plans -Africa -Latin America -Latin America -Value -William P. Rogers -Requests -Commitments -Japan Vietnam Dr. David K. E. Bruce -US liaison office to PRC -Lead story -Alfred L. Jenkins -John H. Holdridge Kissinger left at 12:18 pm. Press relations -Vietnam -Watergate 7- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-10) Conversation No. 880-7 (cont’d) Watergate -L. Patrick Gray, III -Testimony before committee -News reports -John W. Dean, III's testimony -Restrictions -Executive privilege -Court challenge -Mitchell, Maurice H. Stans -News An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:18 pm. President’s schedule -President's meeting with James M. Collins -John G. Tower The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:25 pm. Watergate -Press conference -Richard A. Moore's, Patrick J. Buchanan's and Dean's opinion -Moore's opinion -Ziegler's comments -Ervin hearings -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] raw files -White House viewing -Disclosure to Ervin Committee -Dealings with press -J. Edgar Hoover's practices -Press -Frustrations President’s press conference -Length -Sarah McClendon -Frances L. Lewine -Cut-off of press conference -Clark R. Mollenhoff -President's handling of questions -Martin K (“Ken”) Worthy 8- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-10) Conversation No. 880-7 (cont’d) -[Unintelligible name] -Timing -Advantages -Moore's view -Press hostility -Watergate -Comments -Future press conference responses -Tone -Kissinger Watergate -Executive privilege -President's experiences as congressman -Cooperation with committee of Congress -Administration's record President's schedule -Meeting with Debbie Ploch -"1973 Maid of Cotton" -Photographer -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Distribution of photograph -Texas Ziegler left at 12:25 pm.