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Start Date: Wednesday, June 9, 1971 6:53 PM

End Date: Wednesday, June 9, 1971 8:35 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]Ziegler, Ronald L.Sanchez, ManoloButterfield, Alexander P.White House operatorShultz, George P.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:26:28

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:13:22

255a.mp3

255b.mp3

255c.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 9, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), Ronald L. Ziegler, Manolo Sanchez, Alexander P. Butterfield, White House operator, and George P. Shultz met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 2:53 pm to 4:35 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 255-038 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 255-38

Date: June 9, 1971
Time: 2:53 pm - 4:35 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

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

     Schedule

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 2:53 pm

     Delivery

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:35 pm


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 2m 46s ]


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     Ronald W. Reagan
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[Ronald L. Ziegler talked with the President between 3:07 pm and 3:09 pm]

[Conversation No. 255-38A]

[See Conversation No. 4-96]

[End of telephone conversation]

     News summary
         -John A. Scali
         -Leak of information
               -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
     Commendations
         -Letters
         -Certificates
         -Jeb Stuart Magruder
         -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin
         -President’s previous meeting with police chiefs

[Ziegler talked with the President between 3:13 pm and 3:14 pm]

[Conversation No. 255-38B]

[See Conversation No. 4-97]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Melvin R. Laird
         -Source of news leak
               -Howard K. Smith

     Commendations
        -Presidential Citizens Medal
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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[Duration: 2m 8s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3                                      Conv. No. 255-38 (cont.)

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    Robert [Surname unknown]
        -Appointment to Federal Communications Commission [FCC]

    Peter G. Peterson

    John B. Connally
         -President’s previous conversation
         -Hubert H. Humphrey’s [?] presentation, June 8
    Proposed trip to California

    Charles W. Colson

    Unknown person in Ziegler’s office
        -Work with press corps
        -Press corps

    Letter writing campaign by Cabinet officers to press
          -Allin
          -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
          -Donald H. Rumsfeld
          -Bryce N. Harlow
          -Lyndon B. Johnson

    President’s schedule
         -Young Republicans
               -Annual leadership conference
               -Proposed meeting with President
               -18-year-old vote
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          -State Department
                -Reception for Washington press corps retirees
                     -William P. Rogers
                     -Scali
                     -John M. Hightower
                     -[Forename unintelligible] Roberts
                     -Paul W. Ward
                     -Hightower                                      Conv. No. 255-38 (cont.)

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:14 pm

     [Unintelligible]

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm

          -Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters meeting
                -Presentation to President of book
                -White House reception
                -Forthcoming press conference
                -George Putnam
                -Paul Harvey
          -Briefing for the American Society of the Association Executives
                -George W. Romney
                -Rumsfeld
                -Connally
                -Proposed meeting with the President
          -Proposed meeting with unknown organization
                -Timing of meeting


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 46s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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           -Vietnam announcement
           -Forthcoming summit
                -Soviet Union
                -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
           -Vietnam negotiations
                -Xuan Thuy

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 3:50 pm                         Conv. No. 255-38 (cont.)

     President’s schedule

Butterfield left at 3:51 pm


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 2m 4s ]


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           -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy
                 -Forthcoming sale of Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo’s house in Key Biscayne
                      -John N. Mitchell
                 -Rental of house to administration officials
           -Presidential residence at Camp David
                 -Termites
                 -Repairs
                 -Lack of facility for support staff

     Economics and government spending
         -Rogers
         -State Department reception rooms
         -New office buildings for House and Senate
               -Unknown committee
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     Unknown person discussed [Robert H. Finch?]
         -Counselor to the President
         -”Free agent”
         -Harlow

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:51 pm and
4:04 pm]
                                                                     Conv. No. 255-38 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 255-38E]

[See Conversation No. 4-98]

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Finch
          -Nelson A. Rockefeller
          -Rumsfeld

[George P. Shultz talked with the President between 4:04 pm and 4:17 pm]

[Conversation No. 255-38C]

[See Conversation No. 4-99]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Conversation with Shultz
     President’s schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting with Quadriad
          -Budget meeting
                -John D. Ehrlichman
                -Connally
          -Forthcoming trip to Rochester, New York
          -Wednesday’s schedule

     Foreign policy
          -President’s schedule
          -State visits
                -Value
                -Timing

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
[National Security]
[Duration: 1m 10s ]


     COUNTRY
                                                                    Conv. No. 255-38 (cont.)

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7

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           -Foreign travel
                -Europe
                -Moscow
                -PRC
           -Possible meeting with Europeans
                -Camp David
                -State dinners
           -Scheduling
                -[Unintelligible]
                -Haile Selassie
                       -Value
                -Photographic value of foreign travel
                -Peking
                -Moscow
     Trip to Moscow
           -Timing
           -Democrat Convention (1972)
           -Possibility of a Democratic candidate visit

     President’s schedule
          -Transition period
          -Timing
          -Public awareness
          -Possible General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. announcement

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:17 pm and
4:38 pm]
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[Conversation No. 255-38D]

     [Unintelligible]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Peterson [?]
                                                                Conv. No. 255-38 (cont.)
Haldeman left at 4:35 pm