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Start Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1971 4:47 PM

End Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1971 5:20 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorWylie, Chalmers P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:25:50

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:52:56

623a.mp3

623b.mp3

623c.mp3

623d.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 23, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, and Chalmers P. Wylie met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:47 am to 12:20 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 623-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 623-6

Date: November 23, 1971
Time: 11:47 am - 12:20 pm
Location: Oval Office
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The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     The President's previous call to William E. Brock III

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:47 am and
11:56 am.

[Conversation No. 623-6A]

[See Conversation No. 15-112]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Peter G. Peterson’s forthcoming trip to Europe
           -John B. Connally
           -Haldeman's conversations
                -Henry A. Kissinger
                -George P. Shultz
                      -Previous conversation with Sally Peterson
                            -Previous job offer from Lyndon B. Johnson
           -Schedules of other Administration officials
                -Trips by John A. Volpe, George W. Romney, and Clifford M. Hardin to
Europe
                -Kissinger
                      -Approval of official travel
                      -Forthcoming conversation with Shultz
                            -Peterson’s forthcoming trip
           -Haldeman's previous conversation with Shultz

     The President's schedule
          -Washington Redskins practice session
               -Timing
               -George E. Allen
          -Forthcoming meeting with Rogers C. B. Morton
          -Redskins practice session
               -Press coverage
                      -William L. Safire

The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 11:47 am and
11:56 am.
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                                                                    Conv. No. 623-6 (cont.)



[Conversation No. 623-6B]

[See Conversation No. 15-113]

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's schedule
          -Redskins practice session
               -Press coverage
                      -Television coverage
                      -Wire service
                      -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins
                      -Press photographers
                           -Ronald L. Ziegler
               -Timing
               -Military aide

The President talked with Chalmers P. Wylie between 11:56 am and 11:58 am.

[Conversation No. 623-6C]

[See Conversation No. 15-114]

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President's schedule
          -Washington Redskins practice session

     White House staff
          -Foreign travel
               -Donald H. Rumsfeld, John D. Ehrlichman, Shultz, Robert H. Finch and Herbert
                     G. Klein
               -Paul W. McCracken
                     -Attendance at conference
               -Peter G. Peterson
                     -Forthcoming trip to Europe
                     -Sally Peterson
               -Rules
               -Peter Peterson
                     -The President's previous conversation with Connally
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                                 Tape Subject Log
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                                                                   Conv. No. 623-6 (cont.)


                -Previous conversation with Kissinger
                -Shultz's previous conversation with Sally Peterson

The President's schedule
     -William P. Rogers's forthcoming dinner for Clifford M. and Mrs. Hardin, 11/23
     -Finch
           -Schedule
                 -Latin American trip
                 -Kissinger

Connally
    -Compared with David M. Kennedy
    -Performance in office
    -The President's meeting with Connally and Shultz

Pending legislation
     -Tax Bill
          -Possible veto
          -Check-off provision for financing political campaigns
                 -Constitutionality
                      -Parochial schools
                      -Ku Klux Klan
                 -Provisions for financing political campaigns

Public relations
     -George Meany
            -White House response
                 -Connally
                      -Compared with rest of Cabinet

The President's schedule
     -Redskins practice session
          -Timing
          -Press coverage
     -Ziegler
          -Previous conversation with Haldeman
                 -Informing the press
                       -Example of President’s previous trip to Key Biscayne
                 -Travel plans
                       -California
                       -Chicago
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                                                                Conv. No. 623-6 (cont.)


                          -Football game
                          -Congress's schedule
          -Redskins practice session


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Agency Policy]
[Duration: 5s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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                -Allen
                     -Advance notice of the President's plans
                -Press


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Agency Policy]
[Duration: 4s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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The President and Haldeman left at 12:20 pm.
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