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Conversation: 634-005

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Start Date: Thursday, December 9, 1971 7:43 PM

End Date: Thursday, December 9, 1971 7:59 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Byrnes, John W.[Unknown person(s)]Bull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:14:20

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:32:23

634a.mp3

634b.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 9, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, John W. Byrnes, unknown person(s), and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 2:43 pm to 2:59 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 634-005 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 634-5

Date: December 9, 1971
Time: 2:43 pm - 2:59 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President's schedule
          -John B. Connally
                -Upcoming meeting
          -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
                -Visit with Vladimir V. Matskevich
          -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG]
          -Connally's office
                -Notification
          -Forthcoming meeting [with Jaime Arguelles]
                -Talking points
                      -People's Republic of China [PRC] and USSR trips
                -Henry A. Kissinger
                      -Delivery of unknown letter
                            -United Nations [UN] Security Council [?]
          -Tax bill
          -President’s upcoming trip to New York, December 18, 1971
                -Haldeman's talk with Rose Mary Woods
                      -Dinner
                      -Theater
                            -Time of performance
                                              3

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 634-5 (cont.)


                     -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
          -Florida
                -Possible press conference
                      -Possible schedule conflicts
                -India-Pakistan situation
          -Azores
                -Communications with the White House
                -Transportation
                      -Airplanes

The President talked with John W. Byrnes between 2:46 pm and 2:48 pm.

[Conversation No. 634-5A]

[See Conversation No. 16-74]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Economy
         -Tax bill
               -Christmas
                     -Sales
                           -Projections
               -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
         -Hobart Rowen
               -Democrats
               -Phase II
               -Inflation
               -Growth
               -International economy
         -Inflation
               -Status
         -Unemployment
         -Auto sales
               -Rowen

     Kissinger
          -Schedule
               -Kissinger preparedness in question
                                             4

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 634-5 (cont.)


***********************************************************************

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Privacy]
[Duration: 37s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

**********************************************************************


          -State Department
                -Personnel
          -Schedule
                -Florida
                      -William P. Rogers
                      -Advantages
                            -Differences
                -California
                -The President’s schedule
                      -Crisis management
                            -Franklin D. Roosevelt and [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson
                -Rogers
                      -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] conference
                            -Timing
                -Airplanes
                      -Types of transport
                      -Florida
                            -Rogers, Connally and David M. Kennedy
                                  -Possible attendance on flight
                                       -Preferences
                            -Mrs. Nixon
                            -Cabinet officers

An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 2:59 pm.

     The President's schedule
          -Letter delivery
                -Gen. Francisco Franco
                      -“Law of the Sea”
                                                 5

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                         Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 634-5 (cont.)


                           -Jaime Arguelles
                           -Haig
                           -Kissinger
                           -Haig
           -USSR meeting
           -Arguelles
                -Letter
                -Level of importance
                      -Haig
                      -Stephen B. Bull
           -Talking points

Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:48 pm.

     President Hubert Maga's arrival
          -Photographs
                -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins

Haldeman and Bull left at 2:59 pm.