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Start Date: Saturday, October 30, 1971 12:54 PM
End Date: Saturday, October 30, 1971 1:58 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); Kissinger, Henry A.; [Unknown person(s)]; Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:06:10
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:08:36
On October 30, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Henry A. Kissinger, unknown person(s), and Charles W. Colson met in the Oval Office of the White House from 8:54 am to 9:58 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 609-003 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 609-3 Date: October 30, 1971 Time: 8:54 am - 9:58 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's telephone call to Henry A. Kissinger -Foreign aid The President's schedule -Chicago -W. Clement Stone -Illinois Masonic Medical Center -Dedication -Melvin R. Laird -Agenda -Europe meeting -Asian trip -Budget -Kissinger's view -Senate action The President's schedule Kissinger entered at 8:57 am. -Foreign aid program -Laird -Budget An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:57 am. Charles W. Colson The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:03 am. The President's schedule -Luncheon -Laird 3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) Laird -Forthcoming trip to Southeast Asia -Troop withdrawals Foreign aid program -Senate vote -Administration response -Kissinger’s view -Ronald L. Ziegler's comment -News summary -Administration's activities -Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Kissinger's previous telephone call to Robert P. Griffin -Republicans -Democrats -Cambodia -Press coverage -Ziegler -The President's opponents -Edward M. Kennedy and Taiwan, Republic of China Kennedy -New York Times story regarding United Nations [UN] vote on Taiwan -Kissinger's meeting with John Kenneth Galbraith Colson entered at 9:03 am. -Votes on Taiwan aid -Reaction to UN vote on Taiwan UN vote on Taiwan -Kennedy's speech -State Department -Possible leak -Kissinger's previous trip -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Ronald W. Reagan -State Department -New York Times story on Kennedy's speech -1972 campaign 4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) -Edmund S. Muskie -Kissinger's meeting with Galbraith Foreign aid program -Senate vote -Clark MacGregor -Hugh Scott, Griffin -Kissinger's conversation with MacGregor -Kissinger's conversation with Griffin -Scott, Kennedy, John V. Tunney, James L. Buckley -Possible reversal -Kissinger’s view -Parliamentary procedure -Foreign military aid -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Michael J. Mansfield -Rogers -Popular opinion polls -Leaks Kissinger left at 9:09 am. -The President's opponents -Kissinger, Rogers -The President's opponents -J. William Fulbright -The President’s view Kennedy -Kissinger -Speech -Strategy -Statements opposing the President's policies -Colson’s view -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Vietnam -Time, Newsweek Press coverage -Time, Newsweek -Kissinger's previous trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] 5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) -State Department -UN vote on Taiwan UN vote on Taiwan -The President’s view -George H.W. Bush’s performance -UN conduct Kennedy’s position on PRC and Taiwan -Possible attack by Bush -“Issues and Answers” -Israel -Statement regarding the President’s PRC initiative -The President’s view -McGeorge Bundy -Chiang Kai-shek -Statement regarding UN vote on Taiwan -Peace groups -The President’s view -Earl Warren UN vote on Taiwan -Foreign aid program -Senate vote -Mansfield -Republicans Foreign aid program -Popular opinion -Intellectuals Judicial appointments -The President's opponents' actions -Popular opinion -American Bar Association [ABA] -Women Foreign aid program -Senate vote -UN vote on Taiwan -Kissinger's view 6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) -Continuing resolution -Southeast Asia -Israel -Possible Presidential veto -Greece UN vote on Taiwan -Press coverage -Statements by the President, Rogers, and Bush -Foreign aid program -Congress -Ziegler’s statement Foreign aid program -Opponents -The President’s view -Importance Kennedy -Robert J. Dole's forthcoming speech Ernest F. Hollings -Textiles The President's opponents -Compared to Republicans during Democrat administrations -Reagan, Barry M. Goldwater -John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations -Gerald R. Ford -Everett M. Dirksen -Spiro T. Agnew's possible speech -Elliot L. Richardson's forthcoming speech in Boston -Edward Kennedy Edward Kennedy -Statements -UN vote on Taiwan -Foreign aid -Press coverage -Compared to Robert F. Kennedy's actions -The President’s view 7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) -Johnson -Vietnam -Compared to George W. Romney's "brainwash" statement -Press treatment Kissinger -Previous trip to PRC -Previous UN vote on Taiwan -State Department ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 41s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** Edward Kennedy -Possible attacks -Statements on PRC and UN vote on Taiwan -Bush -Scott -Goldwater Mansfield -Colson’s view -The President’s view -Background -Compared to George Meany, Richard J. Daley Edward Kennedy -Bush's possible attacks -Vietnam -UN vote on Taiwan 8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) Kissinger entered at 9:36 am. -Kissinger's previous meeting with Galbraith -1972 campaign An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:36 am. Instruction -New York Times The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:56 am. -W[illiam] Averell Harriman's advice to Edward Kennedy -Kitty Harriman UN vote on Taiwan -The President's statement -Conduct of UN delegates -Foreign aid Fund for Peace -Ford Foundation -Kissinger's friends -The President’s view Galbraith -Views on the President's economic program -Kissinger’s view Edward Kennedy -Statements -The President's forthcoming visit to PRC -Timing -Haile Selassie's forthcoming visit to US Roger L. Stevens -Conversation with Haldeman -Kennedy Center -John Kennedy -Robert Kennedy -Stevens’s view 9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) -Edward Kennedy, sisters -Stevens’s view -Interest in the arts -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis -Interest in the arts -Stevens’s view Edward Kennedy -Possible attacks Kissinger’s recent trip to PRC -Kissinger's previous press conference -Scheduling and timing -UN vote on Taiwan -Rogers UN vote on Taiwan -Timing -Right-wing response -White House response -The President’s view -Foreign aid -Delegate response to vote -The President’s view Foreign aid program -The President’s view -Ziegler’s statement -Mansfield -Kissinger’s view -Previous Senate vote -Cambodia -Laos, Vietnam -Scott's efforts -Kissinger's previous conversation with Griffin Scott -Kissinger’s view -Haldeman’s view -Actions on previous vote -Previous conversation with Kissinger 10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) Edward Kennedy -Possible attacks -Cheap tricks Foreign aid program -New York Times possible editorial -Previous UN vote on Taiwan and China -Previous Senate vote -Republican Senators' expectations -Mansfield -Democrats -Kissinger’s view Edward Kennedy -Attacks on the President -Compared to Hollings -Statements about the President’s policy toward PRC and Taiwan -Motive Campaign practices -Edward Kennedy -Cartoon in London Express -White House distribution -Effectiveness The President's schedule -Josip Broz Tito -Length of meeting Tito -Statements regarding the President -Press club UN vote on Taiwan -State Department and National Security Council [NSC] Colson and Kissinger left at 9:56 am. United Republicans of California [UROC] -Possible “Dump Nixon” delegation 11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 609-3 (cont.) -John G. Schmitz -John N. Mitchell -Reagan Haldeman left at 9:58 am.