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Conversation: 683-009

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Start Date: Monday, March 13, 1972 6:10 PM

End Date: Monday, March 13, 1972 7:02 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]MacGregor, ClarkSanchez, Manolo

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:46:11

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:37:12

683a.mp3

683b.mp3

683c.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 13, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), Clark MacGregor, and Manolo Sanchez met in the Oval Office of the White House from 1:10 pm to 2:02 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 683-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 683-9

Date: March 13, 1972
Time: 1:10 pm - 2:02 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     Ronald S. Berman
         -Leonard Garment
         -The President’s view
               -Intellectuals

     James Keogh’s book [President Nixon and the Press]
          -Autographed copy for the President
          -Possible sales
          -The President
                -Speech writing
          -Historical material
                -Thomas Jefferson quote
          -White House staff
          -The press
                -Edith Efron’s book [The News Twisters]
          -Jefferson
                -Letter to James Monroe
          -James K. Polk
                -Emissary to Mexico
                      -Press
          -Abraham Lincoln
          -The President’s relationship with the press
                -The President as Vice President
                      -Alger Hiss case
                -John Adams
                                           36

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Aug-01)
                                                                   Conv. No. 683-9 (cont.)

              -Television
         -Cambodia
         -Campus unrest
         -Donald H. Rumsfeld
              -Drew Pearson
         -John N. Mitchell
         -Herbert G. Klein
         -Breakfast in the Jungle chapter
         -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
         -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech
              -Network commentary
         -Agnew’s previous speech in Des Moines

    The President’s schedule
         -Gridiron dinner
         -White House correspondents dinner
         -Haldeman’s previous conversation with John B. Connally
               -The President’s possible trip to Texas
         -California
         -Texas
               -Rotary
               -Possible event in San Angelo
                     -The President’s forthcoming trip to Canada

    Berman
        -The People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip

    Campaign finances
        -Law requirements
        -Ronald L. Ziegler
             -Maurice H. Stans
                   -List of contributors
        -Edmund S. Muskie


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

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Aug-01)
                                                             Conv. No. 683-9 (cont.)

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -Clark MacGregor’s meeting with the President

     Polls
             -Muskie

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 1:10 pm.

     MacGregor’s location

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 1:26 pm.

     Henry A. Kissinger
         -William P. Rogers
         -Jack N. Anderson papers
               -Kissinger’s threatened resignation
                    -India-Pakistan situation
                          -State Department
         -Rogers

     The President’s schedule
          -Gridiron dinner
               -Cabinet officers
               -Rogers’s attendance
                      -California
               -Agnew

MacGregor entered at 1:26 pm.

     MacGregor’s health
         -Robert H. Finch’s health
         -The President

     Rogers and Kissinger
         -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with congressmen
               -Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan
                     -Richard K. Cook
                             38

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                     Tape Subject Log
                       (rev. Aug-01)
                                                     Conv. No. 683-9 (cont.)

      -MacGregor’s forthcoming talk with Morgan
-[Thomas] Hale Boggs and Gerald R. Ford
-State Department representative
-Dinner
      -Kissinger and the Foreign Relations Committee members
            -Blair House
            -Prior occasions
                  -J. William Fulbright
                  -John Sherman Cooper
                  -David M. Abshire
-MacGregor’s talk with Rogers
      -Rogers’s role as Secretary of State
            -Kissinger’s previous conversation with MacGregor
                  -Key Biscayne
      -Rogers’s comments
      -Rogers
-Stewart J.O. Alsop’s article in Newsweek
      -The possibility of Kissinger as Secretary of State
-MacGregor’s proposed meeting with Kissinger and Rogers
-Timing
      -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
            -Scheduling
      -Rogers’s comments
      -State Department representative
-Congressmen
      -Senators
      -War powers issue
-MacGregor’s dinner
      -Clement J. Zablocki
      -Wayne L. Hays
            -Cooper
                  -W[illiam] Stuart Symington
                  -Blair House
      -Rogers’s comments
      -Seating
            -Zablocki comments
                  -Barbara MacGregor
-Rescheduling
      -Abshire
-Rogers
-Press coverage of Kissinger
      -India-Pakistan war
                                       39

                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. Aug-01)
                                                      Conv. No. 683-9 (cont.)

                      -State Department
          -MacGregor’s dinner
                 -Rogers’s comments
                      -Barbara MacGregor
     -Experience in Washington, DC
          -Political gossip
     -Conflict
          -Public interest
                 -Washington, DC
                 -Minneapolis
                 -Whittier, California
                 -Alsop column
     -Social circles
          -Alsop column
          -Diplomats
     -MacGregor’s dinner
          -George D. and Lola Aiken
          -John and Lorraine Cooper
          -William Meyer
     -Meeting with congressmen
          -Rescheduling
                 -Morgan
                 -MacGregor’s forthcoming statement
                 -Boggs, Carl B. Albert, Ford
          -Partisans
                 -Republican attendance
          -Foreign Affairs Committee
                 -War powers issue

ITT case
     -Stock decrease
          -Announcement date
     -Harold S. Geneen
     -Richard W. McLaren
     -Erwin N. Griswold
     -Contributions
          -Justice Department
                -Settlement
     -Hearings
          -MacGregor’s role
          -James O. Eastland
                -Meeting with MacGregor
                                             40

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Aug-01)
                                                          Conv. No. 683-9 (cont.)

               -Mitchell
               -Witnesses

     MacGregor’s health


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 4m 41s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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     MacGregor’s health

MacGregor left at 1:49 pm.

     MacGregor

     ITT case
          -Status
          -Mitchell
          -Richard G. Kleindienst
                -Confirmation
                     -Attorney General
                          -Withdrawal
                               -Effect on hearings

     Rogers
         -Previous dinner with MacGregor
               -Conversation with Zablocki
         -Interviews
               -Foreign policy

     Keogh’s book [President Nixon and the Press]
         -Request for copies
               -[Dwight] David and Julie Eisenhower
                                             41

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Aug-01)
                                                                      Conv. No. 683-9 (cont.)

                -Edward R.F. and Tricia Nixon Cox
           -Commentary
           -The President’s speech
           -Agnew’s speech

     The President’s schedule
          -Public television programs
          -Press conference
               -Speech
               -Question and answer sessions
                      -Coverage
                           -Detroit
          -The President’s use of television

     Rogers
         -MacGregor
               -Rescheduling meeting
         -State Department

     Marina von N. Whitman [?]
          -Robert Whitman

Haldeman left and Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:49 pm.

     Instructions
           -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon

     The President’s schedule
          -Charles W. Colson
          -Kenneth W. Clawson

Sanchez left at 2:02 pm.