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Conversation: 245-002

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Start Date: Tuesday, April 6, 1971 2:20 PM

End Date: Tuesday, April 6, 1971 2:59 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorMansfield, Michael J. ("Mike")Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:06:16

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:11:57

245a.mp3

245b.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 6, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, Michael J. ("Mike") Mansfield, and Henry A. Kissinger met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 9:20 am to 9:59 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 245-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 245-2

Date: April 6, 1971
Time: 9:20 am - 9:59 am
Location: Executive Office Building

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

     William P. Rogers and Melvin R. Laird

     Meeting with Congressional leaders
          -Gerald R. Ford
          -Hugh Scott and Ford

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:20 am and
9:22 am]

[Conversation No. 245-2A]

[See Conversation No. 42-5]

[End of telephone conversation]

     General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew as speakers

     Carl B. Albert

[The President talked with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield between 9:22 am and 9:27 am]

[Conversation No. 245-2B]

[See Conversation No. 42-6]

[End of telephone conversation]

     President’s meeting with National Security Council, Congressmen, April 7, 1971
          -Mansfield
          -Albert
          -[Thomas] Hale Boggs
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 9/08)



    Meeting with Congressional leaders
         -Albert
         -Ford
         -Scott

    Haig

    Haldeman’s schedule                                        Conv. No. 245-2 (cont.)

    Press
            -Unknown story
                -Coverage

    Staff
            -Donald H. Rumsfeld
            -Clark MacGregor
            -Charles W. Colson
            -John A. Scali
            -John D. Ehrlichman
            -George P. Shultz
                 -Defense spending

    Mood of nation

    Vietnam War


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 6s ]


    FOREIGN AFFAIRS


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 9/08)



White House staff and Cabinet
     -Accomplishments

“Ted Gates”
     -Vietnam War

Harrison A. Williams, Jr.
                                                                Conv. No. 245-2 (cont.)
Henry A. Kissinger

Cambodia
    -Bombing
    -Kent State University
    -Public attitudes

Congressional attitudes
    -Rumsfeld
    -Problems with Congress
    -Robert H. Finch
    -Republicans
    -MacGregor
    -Supporters of Administration
          -Labor leaders
    -Southerners
    -Support or non-support
    -Consequences
    -President’s options

Scali
        -MacGregor
        -Staff situation

Economy
    -Stock market
    -Retail sales
    -Apparel
         -New York
    -Chrysler Corporation
         -First quarter
    -Home furnishings
    -Apparel
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



          -Stock market
          -Buying power

     White House staff
          -Haldeman’s assessment

[The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 9:20 am and 9:59 am]
                                                                      Conv. No. 245-2 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 245-2C]

     Meeting with the President

     Kissinger
          -Rogers
          -Laird
               -Conflicts

     Chicago Tribune

     Sidney R. Yates and John S. Nolan

     Staffing for unknown agency
           -Right-wingers

Haldeman left at 9:59 am