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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Charles W. Colson
March 11, 1973
Conversation No. 37-93

Date: March 11, 1973
Time: 4:19 pm-4:51 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

Colson's trip to Israel and Romania
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


-Impression of Jewish people
-American Jews
-Discipline
-Israeli nationalism
-Anti-communism
-President’s stature
-Communists

-Romanians
-Meetings with leaders
-Souvenirs
-Israel
-President’s popularity
-American Jewish support for President
-1972 election
-Colson's appreciation
-Donald H. Segretti
-Watergate
-World view
-Travel as education
-Nicolae Ceausescu
-Admiration for President
-Previous meetings with President
-Television [TV] appearance for Colson
-Ceausescu’s political prowess

Watergate
-Washington Post reporting
-Herbert W. Kalmbach
-Dwight L. Chapin
-Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.
-Hearings
-Ralph Flanders
-Damage to the White House
-John W. Dean, III
-Court ruling
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


-L. Patrick Gray III
-Ervin hearings
-Court ruling
-Dean
-Lawyer-client privilege
-Executive privilege
-Testimony by White House aides
-Haldeman
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Colson
-Chapin
-Separation of powers
-Avoidance of cover-up
-Public stand
-Gray
-Paris Herald Tribune
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] raw files
-American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU]
-Effect on FBI
-Aid to President's image
-Washington Post article
-Demonstrators
-Peace groups
-Conventions
-San Francisco
-Los Angeles
-Double standard
-Washington Star
-Vance Hartke
-Misuse of funds
-Bob Walters
-Campaign practices
-Dean's investigation
-Non-White House personnel
-Colson's role
-Benjamin C. Bradlee
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


-National Press Club debate
-Donald R. Larrabee
-Donna L. Larrabee
-Republican National Committee [RNC]

President's crime radio address
-Richard G. Kleindienst
-President's role in drafting
-Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe
-Rehabilitation
-Mandatory sentencing
-William P. Rogers
-Sudan
-Killing of diplomats
-Death penalty
-Sirhan Sirhan
-Public opinion
-Hijacking
-Assault on John C. Stennis
-Albert E. Sindlinger poll
-Judges, probation officers
-Second offenders
-Compassion
-Press coverage

Amnesty
-Judges
-Spiro T. Agnew's speech
-Prisoners of War [POW] reaction
-Public opinion
-[First name unknown] Kessler
-Reaction to peace protestors


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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

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Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


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-George S. McGovern
-Gridiron speech

Martin Z. Agronsky TV show
-Watergate
-Marquis Childs
-Future elections
-New Republican Majority
-Racism

Democratic Party
-Control by McGovern supporters
-Robert S. Strauss
-House of Representatives Democratic Caucus
-Rules changes
-Open rule
-Seniority system
-Effect
-Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown, Jr.
-Southern Democrats
-Age
-Support for President
-Alaska Election
-Donald E. Young
-Support for President
-Democratic Candidate
-Emil Notti
-Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
-1957 election
-1956 election
-Dwight D. Eisenhower’s victory
-Democratic winner

Polls
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

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Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


-President’s support

[End of segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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Domestic issues
-Food prices
-Possibility of price freeze
-Future effect
-President’s strategy
-Federal spending
-Taxes
-Congress’ position
-Compassion issue
-Poll
-Rowland Evans
-Robert D. Novak
-St. Louis
-Support for President
-Harris Poll
-Headstart program
-Education
-Aid to the poor
-Taxes
-Urban renewal
-Public opinion
-Framing of issue
-Ehrlichman
-Social programs
-Popular support
-Medicare, education aid
-Northeast
-Peter J. Brennan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


Colson's law firm
-Moving
-Federal Bar Building
-American Institute of Architects' Building
-Staff
-Political affiliation
-David Shapiro
-Strauss
-Henry C. Cashen, II
-Former Commerce Department lawyers
-Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander, and Mitchell
-Fred Louder
-Time constraints
-Client relations
-Aid to President
-Washington Post
-Lawsuit
-Discussion with Walter H. Annenberg
-London
-Katherine L. Graham
-World influence
-Effect of Paris Herald Tribune
-Possible formulas for take-over
-Bid for purchase
-Shapiro
-Graham
-Stock price
-Appeal to stockholders
-American Stock Exchange
-Necessary assets
-Line of credit
-Richard M. Scaife
-Personality
-Confidentiality
-Annenberg
-Possible buyers
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-93 (cont’d)


-Maurice H. Stans
-Combine
-Harris Poll
-Support for President
-Kenneth W. Clawson
-Benign neglect
-Congress
-Governors

TV networks
-William F. Buckley, Jr.
-Column on Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead proposal
-Conservative support
-Accuracy in Media advertising [AIM]

President’s advice
-Legal fees
-Clark M. Clifford
-Golf
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