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Conversation: 644-007

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Start Date: Monday, January 10, 1972 3:38 PM

End Date: Monday, January 10, 1972 4:30 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Warren, Gerald R.Bull, Stephen B.White House operatorConnally, Idanell (Brill) (Nellie)

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:28:11

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:41:05

644a.mp3

644b.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Gerald R. Warren, Stephen B. Bull, White House operator, and Idanell ("Nellie") (Brill) Connally met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 10:38 am and 11:30 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 644-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 644-7

Date: January 10, 1972
Time: 10:38 am - unknown time before 11:30 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman; Gerald R. Warren was present after 10:39 am.

     Herbert G. Klein's televised statement on Jack N. Anderson papers, January 9, 1972
          -Henry A. Kissinger
                -Investigation of leak
                -Possible libel by the press
                     -Misinterpretation
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 644-7 (cont.)


     Warren's statement on Klein
         -Affirmation of Klein's statement
                -White House Press Office involvement
                     -Possible new story
                           -Kissinger
         -News angle compared with analysis
         -Warren’s view
         -Press reaction
         -No comment position
         -Kissinger
         -Administration’s public and private statements
                -Press analysis

     The President's schedule
          -State of the Union speech
          -Budget messages
          -Economic report
          -Messages to Congress

     Vietnam troop withdrawal announcement
          -Speculation in Newsweek
               -Timetable
          -Warren's forthcoming statement
               -The President’s forthcoming announcement
          -Speculation
          -Warren's statement
               -Time of announcement
          -Troop withdrawal rate

     The People's Republic of China [PRC]
          -Return of Ronald L. Ziegler and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. from trip
               -Possible weariness
               -Ziegler’s possible comments
          -Press applications for accompanying the President on his forthcoming trip
               -Number
                     -Warren’s handling
                     -Specifics
                           -Forthcoming announcement

Warren left at 10:47 am.
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 644-7 (cont.)


Stephen B. Bull entered at 10:47 am.

     The President's meeting with John D. Ehrlichman and group

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:49 am.

     Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon's trip to Africa

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:47 am and
10:49 am.]

[Conversation No. 644-7A]

[See Conversation No. 18-28]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon's trip to Africa
          -Press coverage


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[The President talked with Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally between 10:49 am and 10:50 am.]

[Conversation No. 644-7B]

[See Conversation No. 18-29]

[End of telephone conversation]
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 644-7 (cont.)


     Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon's return from Africa
          -Airport arrival
               -Attendees
                      -Connallys

     John B. Connally
          -Attendance at events
               -Alexander P. Butterfield

Haldeman left at an unknown time before 11:30 am.