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Start Date: Saturday, January 29, 1972 2:05 PM

End Date: Saturday, January 29, 1972 5:10 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Eisenhower, Julie NixonBull, Stephen B.Franklin, Barbara H.Shultz, George P.Stein, HerbertWhitman, Marina von NeumannWhite House photographerColson, Charles W.[Unknown person(s)]White House operatorMitchell, John N.Connally, Idanell (Brill) (Nellie)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:36:41

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:38:43

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NARA Description:

On January 29, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Stephen B. Bull, Barbara H. Franklin, George P. Shultz, Herbert Stein, Marina von Neumann Whitman, White House photographer, Charles W. Colson, unknown person(s), White House operator, John N. Mitchell, Idanell ("Nellie") (Brill) Connally, and Henry A. Kissinger met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:05 am to 12:10 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 660-008 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 660-8

Date: January 29, 1972
Time: 9:05 am - 12:10 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     White House staff
          -Relations with John B. Connally
               -John D. Ehrlichman
               -Peter M. Flanigan

[Julie Nixon Eisenhower talked with the President between 9:05 am and 9:08 am.]

[Conversation No. 660-8A]

[See Conversation Nos. 19-161 and 19-162; two items have been withdrawn from the
conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

     White House staff
          -Relations with Connally
               -Compared to George W. Romney, John A. Volpe
               -Awareness by subordinates
                     -Flanigan
               -The President’s confidence
               -Access to Connally
                     -George P. Shultz
                     -Memorandum
               -Connally’s staff
                     -Handling of work
                     -Flanigan
               -Compared to Henry A. Kissinger
               -Need for control
                     -Sampling mood of administration members
               -Alexander P. Butterfield’s role
                     -Camp David
                           -Families
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


               -Instruction to Haldeman
         -Political interest
               -John N. Mitchell
               -Treasury Department
         -Kissinger
               -State Department
    -Kissinger
         -Public profile
               -Press reaction
               -Jack N. Anderson
               -Kissinger’s awareness of problem
                      -Anderson Papers
               -Column in paper
                      -Kissinger’s greatness
                            -Negotiations
               -John A. Scali’s view
                      -Kissinger as agent
               -Kissinger’s view
                      -Quality of stories
               -Time cover story
               -Press reaction
                      -Fascination with secrecy of Paris trips
                            -Compared to coverage of the President’s trip to the People’s
                                 Republic of China [PRC]
                                 -Effect of Howard R. Hughes story

Hughes
    -Forthcoming biography
         -Clifford Irving’s claim
               -Helga Hughes’s deposit
         -McGraw-Hill payment
               -Details of deposits
                     -Deception
                           -Swiss bank account
                     -Irving’s pretense
                     -Helga Hughes’s actions
                           -False passport
                           -Withdrawals
         -Extent of press coverage
    -Lawrence F. O’Brien and Hubert H. Humphrey
         -Possible White House action
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


          -O’Brien
               -Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am.

     White House staff
          -The President’s schedule
               -Marina von N. Whitman
                     -Farewell greeting
          -News summary staff

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.

          -Quality of administration personnel
               -Unknown person
               -Location on political spectrum
                     -Conservatives
                          -Patrick J. Buchanan
                          -William F. Buckley, Jr.
                          -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin
                     -Daniel P. Moynihan’s staff
                     -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
                     -Unknown writer of environment program
                          -Harvard University

     Welfare
          -Abraham A. Ribicoff’s family assistance plan
                -Test program
                -Administration line
                -Ribicoff’s statement
                -Political attraction
          -Political attraction
                -Public reaction
                -Necessity to work
          -Moynihan
          -Food stamps
          -Family assistance
                -Elliot L. Richardson
                -Moynihan
                -Ribicoff
                -Budget allocation
                                         9

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


                -Revision
                -Starting costs
          -Test program
     -Necessity for overhaul

Connally
    -Kissinger’s role
          -Contact on economic matters
    -Ehrlichman’s role
          -Need to observe
          -Desire to please the President
          -The President’s need for Connally’s judgment
                -Value Added Tax [VAT]
          -Narcotics program meeting
                -Justice Department
                      -Unknown official
    -Access problems
          -Ehrlichman
          -Shultz
          -Need for trusted staff
                -William P. Pannill
          -Quality of Connally’s staff
                -Ehrlichman’s view
                -Problem of homogeneity
                      -Texans

The Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
     -Staff
           -The President’s experience as Vice President
                -Budget
                -Robert L. King
                -Robert Black [?]
                -Unknown person
                -Quality of the President’s “team”
           -Quality
                -Recruitment
           -Handling

Connally
    -Handling of staff
         -Chain of command
                                         10

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                          Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


     -Work habits
           -Health
           -Visits to Camp David
                 -Benefits
                 -Handling
                 -Use in the President’s absence
                       -Florida
                       -PRC trip
                 -Use of helicopter
                       -Timing
     -Possible talk with Haldeman
           -Staff problems
           -Connally’s possible reaction
           -Connally’s work habits
           -Reliance on by Administration
     -Staff
           -Possible White House assistance
     -Motivation
           -Public service
           -Support for political candidates
           -Fundraisers
                 -Ben Valentine’s view
                       -1962 campaign
                 -Challenge
                       -United Way

Page Belcher

Personnel
     -Support for the President
     -Motivation
           -Public service
           -Personal reasons
     -Perquisites
     -Clifford M. Hardin’s view
     -Social events
           -Compared to those in Los Angeles
                -Counsellor general
                -Ambassadors
                -Samuel W. Yorty
                -Assistant secretaries
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)



    Protest at White House dinner for DeWitt and Lila (Acheson) Wallace, January 28, 1972
         -Compared to Eartha Kitt’s action


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         -Martha (Beall) Mitchell’s reaction
               -Benefits of candor
         -Protestor [Carol Feraci]
               -Background
               -Name change
               -Manolo Sanchez’s view
               -Removal
                     -The President’s possible action
                           -Ray Conniff’s action
               -Nature of comments
                     -Daniel Ellsberg
                     -Daniel J. and Philip F. Berrigan brothers
         -Conniff’s comment
         -Crowd reaction
               -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy
         -Reaction of other singers
               -Washington Post story
               -Conniff
         -Handling of protestor
               -The President’s possible action
                     -Unknown person
               -Manners
               -Possible reaction by group
                     -Singers’ reaction
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. 10/06)
                                                        Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


    -Effect
    -Possible claim by Feraci
    -Compared to Kitt’s
          -Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson
          -Manners
    -Appropriateness of protest
    -The President’s congratulations
          -Reader’s Digest
          -Marine Band
                -Reception
                -Vietnam veterans in band
                      -Possible press action
    -Possible press action
          -Compared to Lawrence Welk
    -Feraci
          -Dress
    -Protestors in other groups
          -Howard De Silva
                -Political orientation
                -1776
                -Benjamin Franklin
    -The propriety of President’s reaction
          -Crowd reaction
                -Feraci
                      -Conniff’s action
                      -Motivation
    -Conniff’s reaction
    -Singers’ reaction
    -The President’s reaction
    -Timing
    -Conniff’s comment
          -The President’s speeches
                -Feraci
          -Press reaction

Connally
    -Gregariousness
         -Compared to The President
              -Frequency
         -Lyndon B. Johnson
         -Cabinet
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


         -Work habits
               -Staff
               -Grasp of problems
                     -Handling
                          -Appointments
                               -US Treasurer
                               -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
         -Attitude toward White House staff
         -Press
         -Flanigan
         -Ehrlichman
               -VAT

    Whitman appointment
        -Quality
        -Leak
             -University [of Pittsburgh]
        -Details
             -Grant to husband [Robert Whitman]

    Previous night’s protest


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         -Press coverage
         -Reaction
              -Removal of protestor
              -The President’s reaction
              -Mulcahy’s reaction
         -Overall success of evening
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


               -Toasts
                      -William F. (“Billy”) Graham
                      -William P. Rogers
                      -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
                      -The President
                      -Dining Room
               -Presentation of Medal of Freedom
                      -Reaction of Wallaces
          -Public perception
               -Recounting of events
                      -Amplification
                            -New York
               -Publicity for Conniff
          -Feraci’s action
               -Sign
                      -Transport
                      -Message
                      -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon observation
               -The President’s view
                      -Prior planning
                            -Compared to Kitt’s action

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am.

     Whitman’s meeting
         -Herbert Stein
         -Shultz
         -Barbara H. Franklin
         -Arrangements
              -Photograph session
              -The President’s possible comments
              -Swearing-in
                    -Attendance of women
                    -Press coverage
              -Ronald L. Ziegler
              -The President’s possible comments

The President left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.

     Previous night’s protest
          -Press coverage
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


          -Herbert G. Klein
          -Mulcahy
               -Comments

The President entered at an unknown time after 9:08 am.

     Whitman announcement
         -Press
         -Remarks
         -Confirmation
              -Status
                    -Stein
                    -Frederic V. Malek
                    -Franklin
         -Swearing-in
              -Timing
         -Need for confirmation
              -Compared to Chairman of CEA
              -Franklin
         -Photograph session
         -Press coverage
         -Orchestration of announcement

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:05 am.

     Previous night’s protest
          -Sarah McLendon’s reaction
          -Crowd reaction

Whitman, Franklin, Shultz and Stein entered at 10:05 am; the White House photographer was
present at the beginning of the meeting.

     Greetings

     The President’s plans for statement

     Seating

     Appointment of Whitman
         -The President’s plans for statement
              -Necessity for confirmation
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                             Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


-Whitman’s background
      -Father, John von Neumann
            -Book, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1944)
            -Princeton University
            -Background
            -Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
                  -Oskar Morganstern
                  -Thesis
                        -Politics
                              -People’s Republic of China [PRC] [?]
-Confirmation
      -Whitman statement
-Importance
      -Whitman’s gender
      -Whitman’s qualifications
            -Stein’s view
      -Nondiscrimination
            -Concern with ability irrespective of race, religion, gender
-Whitman’s qualifications
      -Experience
      -Intelligence
      -Stein
      -Ezra Solomon
-Other members of CEA
      -Male to female ratio
-Whitman’s family
-Economic challenge
      -Practice of economics vs. teaching
-Whitman’s previous role in CEA
-The President’s statement of August 15, 1971
-Stein
-Solomon
-Whitman’s forthcoming responsibilities
      -International economics
      -Wage and price controls
            -Price Commission
-Whitman’s husband, Robert Whitman
-The President’s education
-Blame and credit for economic fluctuations
-Women’s liberation groups
-Basis of selection
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


                 -Qualifications
                       -Compared to gender
                             -Availability of women
                                   -Supreme Court appointment
                                         -The President’s talk with Shultz
                                   -Stein
                                   -Lawyers
                                         -Compared to economists
                                         -American Bar Association [ABA]
           -Public relations
           -Meeting other officials
                 -John B. Connally
                       -Health
                 -Paul A. Volcker
                 -Price Commission
                 -Possible call to Connally
                 -Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD]
                 -Possible call to Connally
                       -Stein’s schedule
                             -Paris
                       -Whitman’s schedule
                             -Pittsburgh
           -Whitman’s children
           -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s and Tricia Nixon Cox’s views of appointment
                 -Supreme Court
                       -ABA

     Farewells

Whitman, et al., except Haldeman, left at 10:25 am.

     Whitman appointment
         -Whitman’s assets
              -Appearance
              -Intelligence
              -Presence before cameras
         -Public relations
              -Assets of appointment
                     -Impact of gender
                           -Identification with common problems
                           -Compared to legal field
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


                          -Franklin
                -Swearing-in
                    -Attendance of women
                          -Romana A. Banuelos
                          -Helen D. Bentley
                    -Gender issue

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:25 am.

     Phone call to Joanne Goldwater Ross
         -Unavailability

     Request that Charles W. Colson join them

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:30 am.

     Whitman appointment
         -Public relations
              -John Von Neumann
              -Story about little boy

     Aging
          -Lila Wallace
          -Hope
                -Appearance
          -Delores (Reade) Hope
                -Aging of Presidents
                     -Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson
                     -Photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt
                           -Inaugurations
                     -The President


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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                -Worrying in office
                    -Lyndon Johnson
                          -Press relations
                          -Press Secretary
                                -Bugging of briefings
                                -Calls during briefing
                                      -Connally

Colson entered at 10:30 am.

          -Delores Hope’s observations of others
               -Bob Hope
                     -World travels
                     -Charitable work
                     -Health
               -The President’s aging
                     -Compared to Kennedy, Johnson
          -Kennedy’s health
               -Cortisone
          -Lyndon Johnson’s aging
               -Rapidity
               -Life style
               -Senate life style
                     -The President’s life style

     George Meany
         -Call from Shultz
               -Follow-up to the President’s call
               -Call from budget office public relations person
                     -Columbia inquiry
                          -Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes special
                                -Camera coverage
                                -Kissinger briefing
         -Relations with White House
               -Foreign policy views
               -White House interns
                     -Request of Wallace to Film
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


                       -Reason
                            -Desire for rapport
            -Reasons
     -Partisanship
     -Background
     -Irish
            -Courtesy
     -Courtesy
            -Irish contrasted with British
     -Treatment of allies

Whitman appointment
    -Benefits
         -Whitman’s qualities
               -Appearance
               -Intelligence
               -Family
               -As spokesperson
                     -Solomon
                     -Today show
         -As saleswoman
         -Today show spot
               -Timing
                     -Confirmation
         -Women’s magazines
         -Economic publications
               -Business Week
         -Uniqueness of female economist
               -Stein’s comment
         -Ability of women
               -Mathematics
               -Business world
         -Sylvia F. Porter
         -CEA
               -Spokesman role
                     -Stein
                     -Solomon
               -The President’s schedule
    -Connally’s view
         -Stein’s role
    -Recollections of John von Neumann
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)



     John von Neumann’s book
          -Presentation
          -Health
          -Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
               -Haldeman’s reading
               -International relations
                     -Kissinger

     Poll

     Previous night’s protestor
          -Media coverage of White House parties
          -Mrs. Nixon’s view
          -Radio play
                -Content
          -Effect
                -Public perception
                -Administration reaction
          -Feraci
                -Citizenship
                -Action
          -Mulcahy’s remark
                -Rose Mary Woods
          -Radio coverage
                -Broadcast of crowd reaction
          -The President’s response to protest
                -Praise of Marine Corps band
          -Timing
          -Conniff’s apology
                -Reference to the President’s speeches
          -Timing
                -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972
                -Public reception of peace efforts
          -Woods
                -Schedule
                -Reaction
          -Martha Mitchell’s reaction

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 10:30 am.
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


     Woods’s location
         -Attendance at meeting

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:43 am.

     Previous night’s protest
          -The President’s reaction
                -Feraci
                -Praise of Marine Corps band
                -Gratitude to other singers

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:30 am and
10:43 am.]

[Conversation No. 660-8B]

[See Conversation No. 19-163]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Public relations
          -Martha Mitchell
                 -Statement about Feraci
                       -Press coverage
                 -Clark MacGregor
                 -Congressional wives’ inquiries
                       -Luncheons given by Barbara MacGregor
                            -Attendance

[The President talked with Mitchell between 10:43 am and 10:47 am.]

[Conversation No. 660-8C]

[See Conversation No. 19-164]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Previous night’s dinner
          -Martha Mitchell’s reaction to protest
                -Publicity
          -Televising of award presentation
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


          -Feraci
               -Publicity possibilities
                    -Today show
                    -Wallace
               -Reaction
               -Removal
                    -Audience
                    -Conniff
               -Klein’s actions
               -Mood of country
                    -Reaction
                           -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech


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An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am.

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am.

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.


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     Agriculture
          -Possible press conference
                -Unknown primary
          -Earl L. Butz
                -Compared to Ezra Taft Benson
                -Colson’s suggestion
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


                     -Letters to Democratic presidential candidate in Senate
                           -Partisanship
                -Concern with image
                     -Compared to others in Cabinet
                -Response of audiences
                     -Donald E. Johnson
                     -American Farm Bureau Federation

Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am.

     The President’s schedule
          -Helicopter to Camp David
          -Kissinger meeting
               -Forthcoming call
          -Mrs. Nixon

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.


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     Hatred for the President
          -Democrats
          -Compared to Lyndon Johnson
          -Administration response
          -Pornographic movies and books
                -Timing of release
                      -1961
                -Washington, DC, New York
          -Public perception
          -Republican attacks
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
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                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


               -Roosevelt
         -Lyndon B. Johnson
               -Undignified actions
                     -Effect on office
         -Public perception of the Administration
         -Protest at dinner
         -John Mitchell
         -James O. Eastland’s view
               -Eastland’s relations with Edward M. Kennedy
                     -Alfalfa dinner
                     -Disagreement
                     -Honesty


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    White House dinner
         -Lila Wallace
               -Health
               -Conversation with the President at the White House dinner
                    -Lila Tyng
                          -Henry Luce
                          -Clare Booth Luce
                    -Sommerset Maugham
                          -Divorce
                          -Wife’s comment

    Robert J. Dole

    Edward M. Kennedy
        -View of love
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


                -Compared to George A. Smathers

     Smathers
         -Wife, Carolyn Hyder Smathers
              -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
              -Colson’s congratulations
         -Rosemary Smathers


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[Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:47 am and
11:44 am.]

[Conversation No. 660-8D]

[See Conversation No. 19-165; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[The call was placed on hold]


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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                                        Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)



[Haldeman talked with Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally at an unknown time after 10:47 am.]

[Continuation of Conversation No. 660-8D]

[End of telephone conversation]

[Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:47 am and
11:44 am.]

[Conversation No. 660-8E]

[See Conversation No. 19-166]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Camp David trip
         -Scheduling
              -John Connally
                     -Health
                     -Residence
                          -Helicopter
                          -Naval Observatory


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[Nellie Connally talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:47 am and 11:44 am.]

[Conversation No. 660-8F]
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                                       Tape Subject Log
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                                                                      Conv. No. 660-8 (cont.)


[See Conversation No. 19-167; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

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Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:47 am.

     The President’s schedule
          -Kissinger

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.

     Poll
            -Vietnam issue
                 -Support for the President
                       -Publishers

Kissinger entered and Colson left at 11:44 am.

     Briefing book
           -People’s Republic of China [PRC]

     Vietnam
          -Questions from press
               -Preparation
                     -Briefing book
                           -Patrick J. Buchanan
          -North Vietnam
               -Response to the President’s peace proposals
                     -Timing
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     -Military action
           -Action
     -Press conference
           -Timing
                -February 10, 1972
                       -Television
     -Thrust of criticism
           -Kissinger’s talks with press
           -Edward Kennedy’s call to Thomas W. Braden
           -Rowland Evans’s and Braden’s call to Katharine L. Graham
           -Graham’s call to Kissinger
                -Talk to editorialists
           -Op-ed article
                -Marshall Green

The President’s foreign policy
     -Vietnam
          -State of the world speech, February 8, 1972
                 -The President’s forthcoming trip to the PRC
          -Recent foreign policy coups
          -Charles H. Percy
          -Charles W. Whalen, Jr.
          -Percy’s support for the President
          -Mary McGrory
          -Peter G. Peterson
          -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
     -Press conference
          -Timing
                 -Briefing work
          -Topics
                 -Domestic policy
                 -Foreign policy
                       -PRC trip
                 -Domestic issues
                       -Ziegler
                 -Domination of foreign issues
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Previous night’s protest
     -Kissinger’s view
     -Removal of protestor
           -Applause
           -Conniff
     -The President’s reaction
           -Appreciation
                 -Reader’s Digest
                 -Applause
                 -Marine Band

Dinner attended by Kissinger, January 28, 1972
     -Dobrynin’s remarks
           -The President’s trip to PRC
           -The President’s forthcoming trip to Soviet Union

McGrory
    -Kissinger

Dobrynin

Israeli
      -View of the President
           -Moshe Dayan
                 -Golda Meir
      -Phantoms deal
           -Delay
      -Middle East problems

Dinner attended by Kissinger
     -Memorandum from Kissinger to William P. Rogers
           -Routing of memorandum
                 -PRC trip
                 -Rogers
           -Message from Leonid I. Brezhnev
           -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
                 -Timing
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           -Trade negotiations
           -Vietnam
           -Middle East
           -Kissinger’s relations with Rogers

Rogers
    -Attendance at previous night’s dinner
    -PRC memorandum of conversations
         -Sanitization
    -Press briefings
         -Rogers’s access
    -Press relations

Previous night’s protest
     -Kitt
           -Lady Bird Johnson
     -The President’s reaction
           -Possible alternatives
     -Content of protest
           -Berrigan brothers
           -Ellsberg

The President’s schedule
     -Republican Governors Conference
          -Ronald W. Reagan, Tom McCall, Daniel J. Evans meeting
                 -Dock strike
          -Reagan, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Richard B. Ogilvie meeting
                 -Revenue-sharing
                 -Timing
                       -Press conference
     -Camp David
          -Memoranda
     -The President’s health
          -PRC trip
          -John Connally
          -Effect of illness
     -Republican House and Senate members breakfast meetings
          -Timing
                 Lincoln Day recess
                 -Invitations
                       -By seniority
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                          -By assignment
               -Budget
               -William J. Scherle
               -Donald W. Riegle, Jr.
               -John N. Ashbrook meeting
               -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr. meeting
               -Necessity
               -Timing
                     -PRC trip


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    Vietnam
         -As issue
         -The President’s endurance of criticism
         -Kissinger’s Meeting with Prisoners of war [POW] families, January 28, 1972
               -Applause
                    -Compared to previous meetings
               -Women
               -Questions and comments
                    -Tone
                    -Ceasefire and withdrawal
                          -Deadline
                    -Unknown man’s son
               -Colson’s possible actions
               -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s previous meeting
               -Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes
                    -[Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft]

    Previous night’s dinner
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     -Hughes

Flu epidemic
     -The President’s talk with Nellie Connally
     -Dewitt Wallace
     -Elmer H. Bobst

PRC trip

Vietnam negotiations
     -North Vietnamese reaction to US proposals
           -Dinner party gossip
                 -Le Duc Tho’s return
                       -Press coverage
                       -Implications
           -Resumption of secret meetings
                 -Xuan Thuy
     -Expectations of type of news coverage
           -Haldeman’s view
                 -Mechanics
                       -Compared to substance
     -Criticism of United States
           -George S. McGovern
           -Edward Kennedy
           -Muskie’s attack
                 -Ceasefire
     -Cease-fire
           -Kissinger’s briefings
           -Clark M. Clifford’s criticism
                 -Past criticism
                       -Troop withdrawal in 1969, 1970
                       -Inconsistencies
           -Critics in general

PRC trip
    -Preparation
         -Book of Kissinger memos
         -Background for the President
               -Best medium
                     -Books
                     -Tone
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                     -Chinese culture
           -Mrs. Nixon

Haldeman and Kissinger left at 12:10 pm.