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Start Date: 18-Apr-1972 8:25 PM
End Date: 18-Apr-1972 8:45 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On April 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:25 pm to 8:45 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-030 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 23-30 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 8:25-8:45 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See also Conversation No. 332-8] International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Hearings in Senate -Vote on Peter M. Flanigan's terms for appearance -Edward M. Kennedy's dissent -Questions on Richard G. Kleindienst -Benefits for administration -Witnesses -Edgar Gillenwaters -Edwin Reinecke -Jack Gleason -Harry D. Steward -Completion of testimony 20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 1/13) -Gillenwaters and Reinecke -Length -Committee debates -Delays -Philip A. Hart -Kennedy and John V. Tunney -Edward J. Gurney -Order of testimony -John N. Mitchell -James O. Eastland -Resolution for other witnesses -Defeat -Termination -Outcome -Flanigan testimony -Conditions -Gains for administration -Kleindienst Vietnam -Joseph L. Vicites -Attacks on Democrats -US war effort in Vietnam -US Senators -North Vietnamese offensive -Publicity -Television -Washington papers -Ads -William P. Rogers -Briefing of spokesmen and House members -Statements -Melvin R. Laird -Testimony -Story on bombing -Rogers -Meet the Press -Meeting with congressmen -Timing -Democratic caucus -Thomas P. O'Neill -Resolution 21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 1/13) -Samuel S. Stratton -Opposition to resolution -Barry M. Goldwater -Resolution -The Vice President -Meeting with editors -John B. Connally -Meeting with editors -Peter J. Brennan -Conversation with Colson -Attacks on communists -Frank L. Rizzo -Statement -Support for the President -George Meany -Statements -The President's chances in November election -Jay Lovestone -Frank Fitzsimmons -Statement -Pressure on Meany -Support for the President -Speech in New York -Support for the President in November -Publicity -New York Daily News -New York Times -Senate supporters -Statements -Gordon L. Allott, Robert J. Dole, Robert P. Griffin, Gale W. McGee, Clifford P. Hansen, Goldwater, William E. Brock, III, Howard H. Baker, Jr. and Gurney -Administration's position -Spokesmen -Positive psychology -Opposition to invasion -Rogers -Statement -Laird -Statement -Public support -Albert E. Sindlinger poll results 22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 1/13) Economy -Gross National Product [GNP] -Latest news -Peter G. Peterson briefing -Retail sales -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Figures -Wholesale prices -Release of data -Timing -Food prices -Decline -Marina von N. Whitman, Ezra Solomon and Herbert Stein -Whitman as spokesperson -John A. Scali -Advisors -Paul W. McCracken -Stein -Hendrik S. Houthakker -Quality as spokesmen -Food prices -Connally, the Vice President and Whitman -Publicity -Control of issue ITT case -Testimony -Flanigan -Length of time -Cessation -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -Cessation of hearings -Committee -Report on hearings -Kleindienst -Robert C. Byrd -Cooperation with administration -Flanigan testimony -Administration concessions -Press reactions -Kenneth W. Clawson 23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 1/13) -Flanigan as witness -Bryce N. Harlow -Gleason -Concerns about testimony -Schedule problems -Mitchell -Eastland -John H. Holloman III -Testimony -Flanigan -Reinecke -Republicans in Senate -Reactions -Roman L. Hruska -Marlow W. Cook -Gurney Vietnam -Democrats -Silence -Edmund S. Muskie -Republican attacks -Support of enemy -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -Griffin and Dole -Connally and the Vice President -Elliot L. Richardson -Knowledge -Rogers and Laird -Editors convention -Distribution of administration line -Clawson -The Vice President -The Vice President -Television appearance in Texas