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Start Date: Saturday, September 18, 1971 2:05 PM
End Date: Saturday, September 18, 1971 2:40 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); White House operator; [Unknown person(s)]; Bull, Stephen B.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:07:05
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:43:55
On September 18, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, unknown person(s), and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:05 am to 10:40 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 576-005 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 576-5 Date: September 18, 1971 Time: 10:05 am - 10:40 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. Haldeman. Clifford M. Hardin -Cost of living [COLC] meeting -Conversation with Haldeman -Reaction to Walter J. Hickel's book -Possible book by Hardin -Support for the President 3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 576-5 (cont.) -Cabinet compared to private role -Financial assistance in publication -Patrick J. Buchanan's writing assistance The White House operator talked with the President at 10:01 am. [Conversation No. 576-5A] [See Conversation No. 9-74] [End of telephone conversation] Hardin -Book compared with article option -Hickel The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 10:05 am. [Conversation No. 576-5B] [See Conversation No. 9-75] [End of telephone conversation] An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 10:05 am. Book -Options -Hickel Hardin -Departure from post of Secretary of Agriculture The President's public appearances -Article about security arrangements in Cleveland -News summary -Secret Service -Air Force base -Security precautions -Reporter's facts 4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 576-5 (cont.) -Crowd control -Local stories -New Republic story -The President's public appearances -The President and the press -Letter to the editor -Letter to the editor -Cleveland newspaper -Comparison to Lyndon B. Johnson -Source of response -Ronald L. Ziegler -John D. Ehrlichman -Member of Congress -Presidential security in crowds -Control -Assassinations -[John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy] -New Republic article -Demonstration -Disruptions -Airport -Attraction of crowds to the President -Reaction of opponents -Republican investigation of air base incident -Responsibility -White House advance men, airport security personnel The White House operator talked with the President at 10:05 am. [Conversation No. 576-5C] [See Conversation No. 9-76] [End of telephone conversation] The President's press conference -Edmund S. Muskie's Vice Presidency statement -Joseph McCaffrey -Cue allegation -Questions -Wire services 5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 576-5 (cont.) -Column -Muskie -Follow-up statement on Vice Presidential candidate -Reactions to Muskie -Press support for Edward M. Kennedy, George S. McGovern -Appeal -The South -Possible Edward Kennedy-Wilbur D. Mills candidacy The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 10:05 am and 10:39 am. [Conversation No. 576-5D] [See Conversation No. 9-77] [End of telephone conversation] 1972 Presidential race -Speculation -Muskie Pentagon Papers -Effects of exposure -Democrats -Response -Charles W. Colson -Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger's concerns Presidential election -Muskie’s Vice President statement -Edward W. Brooke -Social implications ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 8m 28s ] 6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 576-5 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** Fundraising and campaign practices -Herbert W. Kalmbach -As money raiser -Distribution of funds -George C. Wallace -Eugene J. McCarthy -Effects of third party candidates -Congressional races -Norris Poulson -Number of opponents -McCarthy -Black candidates -Results and effects The press -Peter A. Lisagor -Editorial -Congress -Editorials -Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer -Liberals -Lisagor -Article on Oval Office press conference -News summary Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Daniel Shorr -Mary McGrory -J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -FBI investigation of Shorr -Investigation at Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Shorr's colleagues -Buchanan's view -Apparent hiring of Shorr 7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 576-5 (cont.) -FBI Supreme Court appointment -John N. Mitchell -Call to Haldeman -John M. Harlan -William French Smith as choice -Law firm -Senior partner role -Comparison to Harlan -Board of Regents role -Ronald W. Reagan -California -Jean Webb Smith -George Vaughn -Activism in civic affairs -Official position with Junior League -Support for the President -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Busing -Mitchell Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:05 am. President’s schedule -Mitchell Bull left at an unknown time before 10:40 am. Supreme Court appointments -Views of potential nominees on issues -Busing -Forced integration of housing -Mitchell -Richard H. Poff -American Bar Association [ABA] -Confirmation -Replacement of Hugo L. Black -Southerner -1972 election -Four judges named by the President 8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 576-5 (cont.) -Potter Stewart -Harlan -William O. Douglas -Thurgood Marshall -Black The President's schedule -Ehrlichman's location -Ehrlichman and Weinberger -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] extension -Herbert Stein, and Maurice H. Stans -Bills on small business -Ehrlichman, Weinberger, George P. Shultz -Personnel cuts Supreme Court appointment -Frederic V. Malek -Recommendation on Southern lawyer -Conservative, busing view -Issues -Housing -Busing -North Unknown issue -Press coverage -Strike -Press conference The President and Haldeman left at 10:40 am.