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Start Date: Thursday, March 11, 1971 4:12 PM

End Date: Thursday, March 11, 1971 4:42 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)[Unknown person(s)]Byrnes, John W.Ehrlichman, John D.MacGregor, ClarkFlanigan, Peter M.Harlow, Bryce N.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:56:09

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:29:54

466-004.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 11, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, unknown person(s), John W. Byrnes, John D. Ehrlichman, Clark MacGregor, Peter M. Flanigan, Bryce N. Harlow, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:12 am to 11:42 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 466-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 466-4

Date: March 11, 1971
Time: 11:12 am - 11:42 am
Location: Oval Office

An unknown man met with John W. Byrnes, John D. Ehrlichman, Clark MacGregor, Peter M.
Flanigan, and Bryce N. Harlow

     Seating arrangements

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:40 am

     Fireplace

     [General conversation]

The President entered at an unknown time after 11:12 am

     Greetings

     Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

     [General conversation]

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:12 am

     Refreshment order

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:40 am

     Wilbur D. Mills
          -Harlow’s work
          -George H. Mahon
          -Russell B. Long
          -John B. Connally
               -Forthcoming meeting with President
                     -Possible White House strategy
          -Possible meeting with President
          -Handling by White House
               -Implication for Administration policies
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         -Foreign policy
              -Importance
              -Dealings with foreign governments
                    -Congressional involvement


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                                                           Conv. No. 466-4 (cont.)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 23s ]


    JAPANESE TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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         -Dealings with foreign governments
              -Effect on Presidency
                   -Administration policies
         -Domestic policy
         -Textiles
              -Congressional role

    Foreign policy and Japanese textile negotiations
         -President’s role
               -President’s position
         -Future negotiations
               -Japan
               -Great Britain
               -Common Market countries
         -Potential problems
               -J. William Fulbright
         -Byrnes’ role
               -Republican strength
               -President’s view
                     -Byrnes’ public statement
               -President’s policies
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              -Textile industry
              -President’s policies
              -Mills’ role
              -Republican Committee Caucus
                    -Position on a possible statement by President
                          -Byrnes’ support
         -Mills’ possible action
              -Dealings with Japanese                                  Conv. No. 466-4 (cont.)
              -Mills’ position
              -Mills’ previous discussions with Japanese textile industry
                    -Mills’ efforts
                    -Quotas
              -President’s view
              -Japanese view


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 48s ]


    JAPANESE TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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               -Mills’ action
         -President’s role
               -President’s view
                     -Byrnes’ possible statement
         -Mills
               -Media coverage of negotiations with textile industry
                     -Effect
                     -Byrnes’ possible speech in Congress
                           -Possible wording
                           -Potential problems
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      -Previous meeting with Gerald R. Ford
            -Possible statement by President
-A statement by Congressmen for textile areas
      -Distribution
            -Mills, President, Peter G. Peterson [?]
-Tariffs
      -President’s view
      -Importance in American history                      Conv. No. 466-4 (cont.)
      -President’s policies
-Ways and Means Committee
      -Legislation
            -Possible changes
      -Republican strength
-Administration strategy
      -A possible statement by Byrnes
      -President’s possible statement
      -Byrnes’ role
            -Possible Byrnes statement on House floor
            -President’s statement
            -Mills
                  -Byrnes’ assessment of situation
                  -Dealings with Japanese
            -President’s position
            -Republican Committee Caucus compared with one-on-one
                  -Compared with Long situation and Harlow
      -President’s possible statement
            -William E. Timmons and MacGregor’s work
                  -Congress
      -White House strategy
            -Byrnes’ role
                  -Speech on House floor
                        -President’s view
            -Press
                  -Ronald L. Ziegler’s comments
            -Byrnes’ role
                  -Byrnes’ statement
                  -Statement to White House press
                  -Ziegler’s statement
                  -Byrnes’ support for President
                  -Meeting with President
                        -Time
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                              -Statement to White House press
                                    -Timing
                              -Meeting with President
                              -Statement to White House press
                                    -Agnew
                                         -Possible statement
                                    -Preparation
                              -Ziegler                              Conv. No. 466-4 (cont.)

     Revenue sharing
         -Byrnes’ support for President
         -National Tax Foundation
         -Murray L. Weidenbaum

Ziegler entered at 11:40 am

     Textile trade negotiations with Japan
          -Ziegler’s forthcoming briefing
                 -President’s meeting with Byrnes
                       -Textile policy
          -Ziegler’s afternoon briefing
                 -Purpose of Ziegler’s morning briefing statement
                 -Timing of second statement
                 -Byrnes’ statement to press
                       -Byrnes’ role
          -President’s schedule
                 -Meeting with Byrnes
          -Byrnes’ statement
                 -Timing
                 -Content

Byrnes, et al. left at 11:42 am
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