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Start Date: Monday, April 19, 1971 11:12 PM

End Date: Monday, April 19, 1971 11:32 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Colson, Charles W.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:17:58

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:37:07

482-027.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 19, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Charles W. Colson, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 6:12 pm to 6:32 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 482-027 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 482-27

Date: April 19, 1971
Time: 6:12 pm - 6:32 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     President's schedule
          -Residence

Sanchez left at 6:12 pm.

     Stock market
          -Rise
          -Shares

     President's meeting with AFL-CIO Building & Construction Trades members
          -Support for President
          -Businessmen
          -Support for President in national defense

     Schedule
          -Clifford M. Hardin and Gen. George A. Lincoln
                -Trip to Texas
                -John B. Connally
          -President's upcoming meeting with Jaycees, April 20, 1971
                -Press coverage
                -Resolution regarding Southeast Asia
                -State Dining Room
                -Press coverage
                      -Duration
                -Presentation
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                -Remarks
                -Press coverage
           -Farm story
           -Red Cross
                -Prisoners of war [POWs]

Charles W. Colson entered at 6:14 pm.
                                                                       Conv. No. 482-26 (cont.)
           -President's upcoming meeting with Jaycees
                 -Photographic coverage
                 -Resolution
                 -Press coverage
                       -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins
                 -Press
                 -Cameras

     President's meeting with AFL-CIO hardhats
          -Support for President's national defense policy
          -Convention reaction
          -Publicity
          -Davis-Bacon Act
          -Support for President's Vietnam policy
          -Cabinet

[Transcript #1: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under
court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums,
et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records
Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]

     President's meeting with John L. McClellan
          -Senate Republicans
                 -Defense of President
                 -Supersonic Transport [SST]
                 -Opponents of President
                 -Clark MacGregor and Kenneth E. BeLieu
                 -Possible administration response
          -Southern Democrats
          -Senate Republicans
                 -Stories
                 -Articulate spokesman
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National mood
     -Economy
     -Vietnam
     -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
     -Republicans
          -Caution
     -Democrats                                           Conv. No. 482-27 (cont.)
          -Demagoguery

Mrs. Paul W. Heatwole
     -Donor of knitted flag
     -Age
     -John O. Marsh, Jr.
     -Child

Unknown woman donor of President's seal

President's schedule
     -Senate loyalists, April 20, 1971
            -John G. Tower
            -Henry L. Bellmon
            -Robert J. Dole
            -Clifford Hansen
            -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
            -William E. Brock, III
     -Republicans' meetings with President
            -Need for positive attitude
            -Compared with McClellan
            -Complaints
                  -Possible reasons
            -MacGregor
     -House Republican loyalists, April 22, 1971
     -Revenue sharing group
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 34s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1                                         Conv. No. 482-27 (cont.)

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     Democrats
         -Edmund S. Muskie
               -Maine sugar plant
                    -Development Administration
                    -Loans
               -Hubert H. Humphrey
                    -Clark Mollenhoff

     National issues
          -Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. case
          -President's speech on Southeast Asia, April 7, 1971
          -PRC
          -Economy
          -Democrats
          -Confidence
          -Press
          -Daniel P. (“Patrick”) Moynihan's view
                -Problems
                -Optimism
                -Good news
          -Media
          -Moynihan's view
          -Administration's possible activities

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 6:14 pm.

     William P. Rogers' call to President
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 6:32 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Return call to Rogers

The President, Haldeman, and Colson left at 6:32 pm.

                                                                   Conv. No. 482-27 (cont.)