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549–12
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John D. Ehrlichman
July 28, 1971
Conversation No. 549-12

Date: July 28, 1971
Time: 11:51 am - 12:46 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John D. Ehrlichman.

Pentagon Papers
-Daniel Ellsberg
-Department of Justice
-Extent of documents
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Henry A. Kissinger
-Legal action
-Timing
-Lt. William Calley, Jr. case
-Trial publicity

Tax reform
-Minimize disincentives
-Depreciation
-John B. Connally
-Department of the Treasury
-Internal Revenue Service [IRS]
-Lawyers
-John H. Alexander
-Roles of administration officials
-Connally, Peter M. Flanigan
-Ehrlichman’s staff

Personnel shifts
-Flanigan
-State Department
-Peter G. Peterson
-William P. Rogers
-Donald H. Rumsfeld
-North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
-William D. Eberle
-Special Trade Representative
-Peterson
-Economic responsibilities
-Export rebate, import licensing
-Balance of trade
-Maurice H. Stans
-Peterson, George P. Shultz, Stans
-Research and development, technology
-Responsibility of William M. Magruder
-Contacts
-Eugene Black, Milton Friedman

Voting reform
-On-campus voting
-William F. (“Billy”) Graham
-Responsibility of individual states
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Tape Subject Log
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-Limitation on administration response
-Federal legislation
-Walter F. Mondale, Birch Bayh
-Youth
-Attitude
-Forthcoming settlement of the Vietnam war
-The People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative
Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)

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Graham
-Call from California

Drug abuse issue
-Letter from the President
-Editors
-Television stations
-New York Times, Washington Star, Washington Post
-T. Harding Jones
-University of California
-Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe

The press
-New York Times, Newsday
-The President's property
-Charles G. (\"Bebe\") Rebozo
-The President's conversation with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-John N. Mitchell
-The President's financial situation
-Property, stocks
-Fisher Island
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
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-Press investigative effort
-Martin Schramm, [First name not known] Green, Rosensweig
[Rosenblatt?], Mark Walters
-Rebozo
-George A. Smathers
-Lawyers
-Income
-Clark M. Clifford, Edward Bennett Williams
Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)

Leaks
-Elliot Richardson
-Tran Ngoc Chau case
-State Department
-Kissinger
-Ellsworth F. Bunker
-Rogers
-Kissinger

Granite City-National Steel merger
-Case
-Mitchell

Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
-Staff
-Jews
-Biographies
-Investigation

Development of The Mall, Washington, D.C.
-Matthew Owings
-Flanigan, Leonard Garment, Ehrlichman
-Proposals
-Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
-Restaurants
-Disneyland
-Orange County setting
-Tivoli
-Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
-Use of space
-National Capitol Planning Commission
-Written proposal
-Children
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Tape Subject Log
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-Orientation of children's playground concept
-Museums
-Automobile ban
-Trolley-type transportation
Economic issue coordination
-Connally, Shultz, Peterson, Flanigan, Paul W. McCracken, Charles W. Colson
-Meeting
-Speaker emphasis Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)
-Connally, Shultz, Peterson
-McCracken, Colson
-Stans, James D. Hodgson
-Spiro T. Agnew
-Subcabinet
-Compared to revenue sharing
-Fluctuations of the economy
-Haldeman
-Colson
-Edward L. Morgan
-Schools

Leaks/Pentagon Papers
-Justice Department
-Grand jury information


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-Brookings Institution
-Leslie H. Gelb
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)

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-Investigation
-Reports


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-Investigation


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Justice Department
-Grand jury
-Information
-Pentagon Papers document sets
-Custody
-Clifford, Robert S. McNamara
-Melvin R. Laird Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)
-Return of copies
-McNamara
-World Bank presidency
-Kissinger
-Rogers
-W. Ramsey Clark, McNamara
-Custody of notes
-Lyndon B. Johnson
-Meetings
-Number of people taking notes
-Haldeman
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-Restriction

News reports
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Arthur F. Burns
-Salary increase
-Federal Reserve Board size
-Shultz’s conversation with Burns
-Executive branch staff
-Connally
-United Press International [UPI] questioning
-Public perception of salary increases

Foreign aid assistance
-Peterson
-Otto E. Passman
-Appropriation
-Military, bi-lateral, foreign, interdevelopment banks, other aid
-Peace Corps
-Amount of aid funded through multi-lateral organizations
-Control
-Peterson, Connally
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Tape Subject Log
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-Bi-lateral funding
-Magruder's Supersonic transport [SST] briefing of July 27,
1971
-Forthcoming briefings
-Peterson, Connally
-Ehrlichman's remarks at Carleton Club
-Businessmen's reaction
-Administration stance
Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)
-Magruder
-Memorandum
-Schedule
-Trade
-1940's-1950's orientation
-Donald McI. Kendall
-Foreign policy
-Domestic policy
-Other countries
-Japan
-Italy
-France
-Consortium
-Changes in policy direction
-Connally, Magruder
-World markets
-Shultz
-Market economy
-Japan, France
-Britain
-Rolls-Royce
-U.S. anti-trust laws
-Effect
-Yankee traders
-William L. Safire
-US business and labor
-Proposed speech
-State Department

The President's schedule
-Bohemian Grove
-Tone of the President's speech
-Kansas City speech
-Caveman Camp
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Tape Subject Log
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-Visit
-Lowell Thomas
-Refreshment
-California
-Types of members
-Fraternal organizations
-American Legion
Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)
Economic issues
-Peterson, Magruder
-Use of foreign policy
-Trade policies
-Domestic policies
-Magruder
-Shultz
-Peterson
-Camp David meeting
-Divisions
-Council of Economic Advisors, State Department, National Security
Council [NSC}
-Commerce, Labor, Treasury Departments, Peterson's staff
-Balance of trade
-Handling of issue
-Rogers
-Stans
-Congressmen
-Magruder's aerospace industry meeting
-Shultz’s view
-Boeing
-Italian contract
-Automobile industry
-California
-European share of market
-Size of cars
-Forthcoming meetings
-Research and development
-Magruder
-Edward E. David, Jr.
-President’s schedule
-Shultz
-Availability of meetings with the President
-Peterson, Ehrlichman
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Outlook
-Burns
-McCracken
-John Kenneth Galbraith

Ehrlichman left at 12:44 pm.

Conv. No. 549-12 (cont.)
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