Secret White House Tapes

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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Theodore H. White
  • William Brock
  • Oliver F. "Ollie" Atkins
  • Kenneth C. Rietz
  • White House photographer
  • Howard Russell
September 18, 1972
Conversation No. 356-1

Date: September 18, 1972
Time: 5:34 pm - 6:55 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Theodore H. White, William E. Brock, III, and Kenneth C. Rietz; the
White House photographer [Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins] was present at the beginning of the
meeting.

Introductions

Presidential gifts in the Executive Office Building [EOB] office
-Vietnam
-India
-Cambodia
-Afghanistan

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s desk

Atkins [?] left at an unknown time before 6:55 pm.

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:34 pm.

The President’s schedule
-H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:55 pm.

Atkins [?] entered at an unknown time after 5:34 pm.

Wristwatch

[Photograph session]

Wristwatch
-Presidential seal
-Attire
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

Refreshments

Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 5:34 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1h 4m 15s ]


Brock et al., except Haldeman, left at 6:35 pm.


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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White
-The President’s domestic policies

Brock
-The President’s view

Public relations
-Domestic policies
-Environment
-Revenue sharing
-Welfare reform
-Trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]
-Henry A. Kissinger announcement
-Poll
-The President's foreign policies
-May 8, 1972 decision
-Soviet Union

The President’s schedule
-Rietz
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

Government reorganization
-Cabinet officers
-Haldeman’s view
-Relationship with White House
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Camp David
-John D. Ehrlichman’s role
-Drug abuse, permissiveness
-The President's schedule
-Meetings
-Programs
-Policies for future
-Haldeman’s view


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 40s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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Cabinet
-Post-election
-Announcement of meeting
-Resignation of Cabinet
-Timing
-Gifts
-Different jobs
-George P. Shultz
-Treasury Department
-John A. Volpe
-George W. Romney
-Melvin R. Laird
-William P. Rogers
-Richard G. Kleindienst
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

-Rogers C.B. Morton
-Peter G. Peterson
-New members
-Haldeman’s view
-Opposites of previous members
-Previous four years experience
-Bryce N. Harlow's thesis
-White House role
-Staffing
-Rietz
-Various types of career people
-Cabinet officers’ role
-Previous programs
-Laird
-Defense budget
-Ehrlichman
-National Security Council [NSC]
-Kissinger
-Staff
-Defense and State Departments
-Various employment positions
-Waste

The President’s schedule
-Congressional relations

Charles W. Colson
-Issue

Haldeman left at 6:55 pm.
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