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733–2

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733–2
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander P. Butterfield
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • UNKNOWN
  • Stephen B. Bull
June 14, 1972
Conversation No. 733-2

Date: June 14, 1972
Time: 9:00-10:04 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.

Cabinet meeting
-Timing
-Subjects for discussion
-The President’s previous visit to the Soviet Union
-William P. Rogers
-Peter M. Flanigan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

-Domestic issues
-Flanigan
-Trade
-John D. Ehrlichman

Telephone calls
-Compared with letters
-Birthday greetings
-The President’s instructions

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:05 am Butterfield left at an unknown time after 9:05 am.

Letters and telephone calls to Congressmen
-Foreign Affairs Committee
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Democrats
-Republicans
-Telephone calls
-John L. McClellan
-Time element
-Clement P. Zablocki

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
-Compared to House
-Vote on floor on Vietnam
-Clark MacGregor
-Michael J. Mansfield amendment
-Vietnam troop withdrawal
-Chances of defeat
-Amendments
-John J. Sparkman’s role

Revenue sharing
-Chances of success in Congress
-Nelson A. Rockefeller on Capitol Hill
-George P. Shultz

Welfare bill
-Ehrlichman
-Welfare program
-The President’s view
-Draft
-MacGregor
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

-Social Security
-Passage in Congress

Revenue sharing
-Votes in Congress
-Wilbur D. Mills
-Support in Administration
-Robert H. Finch

Budget problems
-The President's vetoes

Kissinger
-Rogers
-Forthcoming meeting with the President

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 9:05 am.

The President's schedule
-Meeting with Rogers and Kissinger
-Time

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:04 am.

Rogers' trip itinerary
-Australia, New Zealand, and the US [UNZUS]
-Southeast Asia Treaty Organization [SEATO]
-John B. Connally
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

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HALDEMAN TALKED WITH AN UNKNOWN PERSON AT AN UNKNOWN TIME
BETWEEN 9:05 AND 10:04 AM

[CONVERSATION NO. 733-2A]

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White House staff salaries
-Younger staffers
-Older staff members
-The President’s view
-John C. Whitaker
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-Future
-William L. Safire
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-Buchanan
-Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin
-Buchanan
-Senior level
-Youth salaries
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

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William F. (“Billy”) Graham
-Explo '72 rally
-The President’s position

Presidential scholars
-Elliot L. Richardson
-The President’s participation
-Selection criteria
-Caspar W. Weinberger
-Michigan interns
-Support for George S. McGovern
-Government interns
-Abolition of program
-The President’s view
-Interns in Republican campaign organization
-White House
-Intership programs
-Presidential interns
-Spiro T. Agnew
-Tricia Nixon Cox
-Political leanings
-Haldeman's conversation with Richardson
-Selection process
-Advisory committees
-President’s Science Advisory Committee [PSAC]
-The President's selections
-Interns
-Political opposition to the President
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

Kissinger's appearance for Congressional briefing
-Location
-Weather
-Arrival of Luis Echeverria Alvarez
-Logistics

Head of State visit of Echeverria
-Political benefits
-Spanish-Americans
-Visits to Los Angeles, Texas, and Chicago


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The President's position
-Trips to People's Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union
-The President's domestic opponents
-Effect of accomplishments
-Strategic Arms and Limitation Treaty [SALT]
-Republicans

Revenue sharing
-Shultz
-Lobbying
-Advantages to the President
-Welfare program

Presidential scholars
-Tour of White House
-Potential opposition to the President
-Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
-Richardson
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

The President's schedule
-Florida
-Weather
-Echeverria

Report on the President's trip to the Soviet Union
-Butterfield
-Cabinet meeting
-Flanigan
-Peter G. Peterson’s trip to the Soviet Union
-Revenue sharing
-Rogers
-Aleksei N. Kosygin
-The President’s view
-Earl L. Butz

Cabinet meeting
-The President’s view
-Timing
-Agnew
-Subjects
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Butz
-Connally

Transportation exhibit at Dulles Airport
-John A. Volpe
-Problems
-Traffic jams
-Blue Angels
-Fatalities

Cabinet meeting
-Subjects
-Ehrlichman
-Availability

The President’s schedule
-Richardson
-House Resolution [HR] 1
-Cabinet meeting
-Echeverria
-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-2 (cont.)

-Scheduling
-Press conference
-Scheduling
-Incumbent Republican Senators and Congressmen
-Scheduling
-Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr.
-John M. Ashbrook

McCloskey
-Statements on prisoners of war [POWs]
-Democratic response

Ashbrook

Tricia Nixon Cox
-\"Merv Griffin Show\"
-Rerun of wedding
-Audience
-Possible hostility

Protocol office
-William R. Codus
-Transfer to Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's staff
-Informing Mrs. Nixon

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:05 am.

The President's schedule
-Meeting with Kissinger and Rogers

The President, Bull, and Haldeman left at 10:04 am.
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