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Start Date: Friday, November 12, 1971 11:20 PM

End Date: Friday, November 12, 1971 11:55 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, ManoloBull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:04:55

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:37:37

617a.mp3

617b.mp3

617c.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 6:20 pm to 6:55 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 617-024 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 617-24

Date: November 15, 1971
Time: 6:20 pm - 6:55 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     Cabinet
          -Recent meeting
               -Haldeman's notes to William P. Rogers
          -John A. Volpe
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                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



             -Report on trip
                  -John D. Ehrlichman
             -Associate's [William Bird’s] presentation on TRANSPO '72
                  -Details
                  -Ehrlichman

The President's schedule
     -Volpe
     -Paul W. McCracken

McCracken
    -Forthcoming trip to Europe
    -Tenure in office
         -Teaching schedule
    -Role in the President's economic policy
    -Replacement
         -Herbert Stein
         -The President's forthcoming conversation with George P. Shultz
         -John B. Connally

Stein
        -Meeting with the President

Peter M. Flanigan

Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
    -Ezra Solomon
    -Unknown man's political party

The President’s schedule

Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
     -Africa
           -Rogers
           -Edward W. Brooke
           -Roger E. and Louise Johnson
           -Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker
           -William F. (“Billy”) Graham
           -Advance trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                 -James D. (“Don”) Hughes's Plan
                      -Vernon C. Coffey
                                         43

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 617-24 (cont.)


                       -John (“Jack”) V. Brennan

Budget
    -Continuing resolution
         -The President's conversation with John B. Connally
         -Forthcoming vote
              -Timing
                    -Announcement
                          -Allen J. Ellender's committee schedule
         -Senate compared to House bills

Volpe
     -Tenure in office
          -1972 election
     -Future role with Administration
     -Report of trip
          -Meeting with unknown Prime Minister
                -Duration
                -Ehrlichman

Cabinet
     -Recent meeting
          -Clifford M. Hardin

The President's schedule
     -Henry A. Kissinger
          -German visitors
                 -Minister of Agriculture
                 -Mayor of Berlin
                 -Other officials
                      -Christian Democratic Party
                 -German-American conference
                 -White House reception
          -Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle
     -Kissinger
          -Brazilian Ambassador
                 -Camp David

Julie Nixon Eisenhower
      -Paul Healy's article
      -Schedule
                                               44

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 617-24 (cont.)


               -Cleveland
                      -Press
                      -Mayor
                      -Question and Answer [Q&A] session
          -Healy's article

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:20 pm.

     Healy's article in New York Daily News

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:55 pm.

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 6:20 pm.

     Healy's article in New York Daily News

Bull left at an unknown time before 6:55 pm.

     The President's schedule
          -Budget
               -Ehrlichman
               -California trip

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 6:20 pm.

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower
           -Healy's article
                -Haldeman

Bull left at an unknown time before 6:55 pm.

                -Photograph


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 40s ]
                                            45

                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 617-24 (cont.)


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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    Congress
        -Connally's view
        -Possible White House attacks
             -Budget
        -Ronald L. Ziegler

    The President's schedule
         -Football game
              -Thanksgiving Day
              -Washington Redskins
              -Oklahoma
              -Nebraska
              -Henry L. Bellmon
              -Carl B. Albert
              -Page Belcher
         -Quadriad
         -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO]
              convention
              -Victor Riesel's view
                     -Democrats
                     -Speakers
                          -George Meany
                          -James D. Hodgson
                          -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
                                -Announcement of candidacy
                                    -Timing
                                         -Tallahassee
              -Press conference
              -Quadriad
         -Congressmen

    Cabinet
         -Recent meeting
         -Elliot L. Richardson
         -Meetings
         -Relationship with the President
                                              46

                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 617-24 (cont.)


         -Volpe's presentation

    Clark MacGregor
         -Kissinger's views

    The President's press conference of November 12, 1971
         -Kissinger

    MacGregor


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 26s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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    The President's schedule
         -Press conferences
              -Television
              -California

    The President's recent press conference
         -George E. Allen's views
         -Press reaction

    The President's schedule
         -AFL-CIO convention
               -Meany
         -Redskins
         -Florida
               -Key Biscayne
         -AFL-CIO convention
               -Speech
         -Press conference
                                            47

                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 617-24 (cont.)


              -People's Republic of China [PRC] announcement

    Julie Nixon Eisenhower
          -Healy's article
               -John F. Kennedy
          -Washington Post
          -Schedule
               -Press coverage


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 31s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6

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    The President's schedule
         -November 15, 1971
         -Flexibility
         -Meeting with legal historians
         -Birthday calls to members of Congress
               -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
               -Effect
         -Calls to handicapped
               -Press coverage
               -Value
                     -Examples
                           -[Don Smith]
                           -[Willis O. Preston]
                           -[Ralph Sambuchi]
               -Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt
               -Importance

    Volpe
         -Presentation in Cabinet meeting
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 617-24 (cont.)


                -Haldeman's notes to Rogers

The President and Haldeman left at 6:55 pm.