Secret White House Tapes

549–13

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549–13
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Alexander P. Butterfield
July 28, 1971
Conversation No. 549-13

Date: July 28, 1971
Time: 12:46 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

The President's schedule
-Postponement of William M. Magruder's briefing
-John D. Ehrlichman

[Pause]

The economy
-Public perception
-Administration’s strategy

[Pause]

Legislative action
-Cloture bill
-Timing
-Vote
-Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield, Robert C. Byrd (?)

The economy
-Administration coordination of effort
-The President's conversation with Ehrlichman
-Use of John B. Connally, Maurice H. Stans, James D. Hodgson, Spiro T.
Agnew
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The President's schedule
-Canton, Ohio
-Hall of Fame football game
-Frank T. Bow
-Scheduling problem
-Perceptions
-John A. Scali, Rose Mary Woods
Conv. No. 549-13 (cont.)
White House staff
-Clark MacGregor
-Handling of Congressional liaison duties
-View of Congress


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Speechwriting
-Handling
-Requirements
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-John J. McLaughlin
-John K. Andrews, Jr.
-Approach to writing
-William L. Safire
-Radio speeches

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 12:46 pm.

Information
-MacGregor's recommendation
-Dwight L. Chapin, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
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Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:20 pm.
United Nations [UN] development program job
-Rudolph A. Peterson
-Paul G. Hoffman's job
-Henry A. Kissinger, George H.W. Bush
-John B. Connally
-Foreign aid
-Connally Conv. No. 549-13 (cont.)

Bush
-Role as speaker
-The US-People's Republic of China (PRC) initiative
-Report to Congress
-The UN
-New York City contacts
-Presidential leadership issue
-Kissinger

Charles S. Rhyne
-Assignment of special ambassador
-[Forename unknown] Tyson comparison
-Panama Canal negotiations
-Robert O. Anderson
-Length
-Peter M. Flanigan

The President's schedule
-The Bohemian Grove
-Caveman encampment
-Handling of visit
-George M. Mardikian

White House staff
-Roles in assignment follow-up
-Haldeman, Charles W. Colson, Ehrlichman
-Flanigan
-Flanigan
-State Department
-William D. Eberle
-William P. Rogers
-Political, economic responsibilities
-Douglas L. Hallett
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-Outlook
-Ivy League
-Possible role
-Colson, Haldeman
-Role
-Price
-Handling
-Patrick J. Buchanan Conv. No. 549-13 (cont.)

Conservatives
-Buchanan
-New York meeting
-Domestic policy
-Inflation, unemployment, welfare
-Foreign policy
-Soviet Union, Mediterranean, PRC, Vietnam
-Members
-National Review
-William F. Buckley, Jr., James Burnham, Frank Meyer, William Rusher
-Human Events
-[Forename unknown] Weir (?), Allen H. Ryskind
-New York Conservative Party
-J. Daniel Mahoney
-Young Americans for Freedom [YAF]
-Randal C. Teague
-Anthony Harrigan
-Southern States Industrial Conference
-John Jones (?)
-American Conservative Union
-Neil McCaffrey
-Conservative Book Club
-James L. Buckley
-Security arrangements
-Conservatives outside of Congress
-Ronald W. Reagan, James Buckley
-Issues
-Soviet arms buildup
-Congressional support
-Kissinger
-Possible conversation with William Buckley
-Understanding of foreign policy issues
-First Mansfield Amendment
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-William Buckley
-Opposition to Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
-The PRC initiative
-William J. (“Jack”) Edwards, Otto E. Passman, Reagan, James Buckley
-Kissinger conversation
-Human Events
-Buchanan
-Conservative opposition Conv. No. 549-13 (cont.)
-PRC perceptions
-Soviet Union perception
-William Buckley
-Burnham
-Other foreign policy issues
-Vietnam war
-Action on Cambodia, Laos
-Administration’s response
-George P. Shultz
-San Clemente
-YAF
-Kissinger
-Reagan
-Barry M. Goldwater
-Response

The President left at an unknown time before 12:46 pm.

[Pause]

The President reentered at an unknown time after 1:20 pm.

The President's schedule
-Lunch
-Agnew's return from trip
-Timing of arrival at White House

Haldeman left at 1:20 pm.
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