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Conversation: 488-022

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Start Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1971 8:40 PM

End Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1971 8:52 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ehrlichman, John D.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:01:23

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:13:23

NARA Description:

On April 27, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 4:40 pm to 4:52 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 488-022 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 488-22
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Date: April 27, 1971
Time: 4:40 pm - 4:52 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and an unknown man.
     President's schedule
          -Upcoming meeting with Federal Reserve Board officials

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:52 pm.

            -Unknown meeting
                -Length

     Herbert W. Kalmbach's activities
          -Campaign contributions
               -Henry Ford II

     Paul Sontag [sp?]

H.R. Haldeman was present at an unknown time after 4:40 pm.

     Ford

     Bernard J. ("Bunny") Lasker

     Edmund S. Muskie

Haldeman left at an unknown time before 4:52 pm.

     Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
          -Lasker
          -Chefs
                -Madison Hotel

     Stock market
          -President’s view
          -Publicity
          -Level of activity
                -U.S. News & World Report

     President's meeting with Russell B. Long
          -Government reorganization
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           -Republicans
           -Liberals
           -Compared with revenue sharing

Revenue sharing
    -Republicans
          -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
    -Democrats                                            Conv. No. 488-22 (cont.)
          -Liberals
          -Government reorganization
    -Stewart Alsop[?]

Government reorganization
    -Department of Agriculture
    -John B. Connally
    -Andy Rouse
    -Proposals

Economic policy
    -Connally's role
          -Administration spokesman
    -Paul W. McCracken
          -Statement
          -President’s view
    -Ronald L. Ziegler
    -Arthur F. Burns
    -George P. Shultz
    -McCracken
    -Connally’s role
    -Ehrlichman's role

John A. Volpe
     -President's conversation with Haldeman
     -John N. Mitchell
           -Ambassador
                 -Italy
     -Cabinet
           -Speaker

Cabinet personnel
     -Italians
            -William T. Pecora
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                                Tape Subject Log
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          -Unknown General Counsel
          -Possible appointments at Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
     -Donald H. Rumsfeld
          -Possible appointment
     -Volpe
          -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo
     -Hispanics
     -Future meeting between Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and MitchellConv. No. 488-22 (cont.)
     -Department of Agriculture
          -Clifford M. Hardin
                -Tenure
                      -Opposition
          -American Farm Bureau Federation
                -Unknown man
                      -Qualifications
     -Connally
     -Rogers C.B. Morton
     -Rumsfeld's possible role
          -Public relations ability

President's previous meeting with Lide A. Iacocca and Ford
     -Air bag
            -The President’s view
            -Seat belts
            -Development
                  -Current problems
            -Administration’s position
                  -Delay
            -Volpe
            -Administration's position
     -Seat belts
            -Regulations
                  -Implementation
            -Peter M. Flanigan
                  -Schedule

Office of Emergency Preparedness
     -Directorship
           -George A. Lincoln
           -National Security Council [NSC]
           -Price Daniel
     -Agnew
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



           -Staff
           -Lincoln
                 -Reassignment
                 -Tenure
                 -Henry A. Kissinger
                 -Gen. Andrew J. Goodpastor
                 -The President’s view
                 -Politics                                        Conv. No. 488-22 (cont.)
                 -Ehrlichman’s concern
           -Directorship
                 -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
                       -Public relations
                       -Budget
           -Candidates

     President's schedule
          -Upcoming meeting with Elmer H. Bobst

Ehrlichman left at 4:52 pm.