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520-10

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520-10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander P. Butterfield
  • H. R. Haldeman
June 15, 1971
Conversation No. 520-10

Date: June 15, 1971
Time: Unknown between 12:54 pm and 2:15 pm
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Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield

President’s schedule
-Signatures

Butterfield left at 12:58 pm Conv. No. 520-8 (cont.)

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 12:59 pm

Press briefing
-Willy Brandt meeting
-Necessity
-Drawbacks

Resignation of overseas post by Robert C. Hill
-Return of Hill
-Arrival of Cornelius V. (“Sonny”) Whitney
-Hill official notification


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Rochester trip
-Question and Answer session
-Briefing book
-Patrick J. Buchanan proposal
-Question and Answer
-Questioners
-Content of questions
-Buchanan proposal
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-White House reporters
-Briefing book preparation
-Substitute
-Question and Answer
-Benefits
-Television coverage

Donald L. Jackson Conv. No. 520-10 (cont.)
-Request for meeting
-Request for assignment
-Deputy US representative to Organization of American States [OAS]
-William P. Rogers
-Necessity of post
-Jackson plans in lieu of assignment
-Resignation from the Interstate Commerce Commission [ICC]
-Abolition of post
-Past dealings with Jackson

Vietnam withdrawal
-Television coverage
-Press Information Office [PIO] at Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
[MACV]
-Stories on meeting GIs

Pentagon Papers
-New York Times
-Barry M. Goldwater role
-Lyndon B. Johnson role
-Goldwater comments
-Goldwater role in Vietnam strategy
-Emphasis on breach of security
-Franklyn C. (“Lyn”) Nofziger role
-Use of Senators
-Contention by George S. McGovern and Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr.
-Current Vietnam strategy
-Johnson, Walt W. Rostow
-Administration response
-Use of other Senators
-”Family quarrel”
-President’s policy
-Release of classified data
-Suspects
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-Leslie H. Gelb
-Morton H. Halperin
-Daniel Ellsberg
-Herbert G. Klein
-Results
-White House staff discipline
-Rogers’ cooperation
-William L. Safire Conv. No. 520-10 (cont.)
-Invitation to New York Times correspondent
-Rebuff of New York Times correspondents
-Press pools
-Ronald L. Ziegler role
-Airplane pools
-Stu Lourie expulsion
-Article
-Effect
-Background material
-New York Times, Washington Post rebuff

President’s schedule
-Rochester trip
-Buchanan’s preparation of remarks
-Material derived from President’s appearance

Public relations value of wedding
-Haldeman judgement
-Real estate meeting
-Interest in wedding
-Network coverage
-Reruns
-Tricia Nixon Cox’s honeymoon plans
-Speculation
-Robert H. Abplanalp’s island
-Rationale
-Effect
-Johnson weddings

Pentagon Papers
-McCloskey
-Attack on government
-Johnson
-John F. Kennedy
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-Attack on President

Paris air show coverage
-Robert H. Finch’s visit
-Supersonic Transport [SST]-Lockheed information

President’s schedule
-White House Photographers’ anniversary Conv. No. 520-10 (cont.)
-Presentation to President
-Brandt
-Previous meeting with the President
-SST
-Nicaragua
-Midway Island
-Press coverage
-Benefits of announcements from Washington
-General Nguyen Van Thieu
-Public announcement
-Ellsworth F. Bunker
-General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
-Melvin R. Laird

Negotiations
-Morning editorials
-President’s activity
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Contact with Le Duc Tho
-People’s Republic of China [PRC] precedent

Haldeman left at 2:15 pm
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