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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Peter M. Flanigan
  • Stephen B. Bull
August 7, 1972
Conversation No. 763-23

Date: August 7, 1972
Time: Between 3:51 pm - 4:12 pm
Location: Oval Office

Peter M. Flanigan met with Stephen B. Bull.

Presentation of Presidential gifts
-Louisiana
-Watch

The President entered and Bull left at 3:51 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)


Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP]
-The President’s possible meeting with Henry A. Kissinger,
George P. Shultz, Flanigan, Herbert Stein, Peter G.
Peterson
-Possible subjects of meeting
-Peterson's report
-Trade
-Leonid I. Brezhnev
-William D. Eberle's previous meeting with Kakuei Tanaka
-European Economic Community [EEC]
-Relations with US on economic matters
-Sweden
-Austria
-Switzerland
-Possible confrontation between the US and the EEC
-The President’s view
-US-EEC relations
-US-Soviet Union trade
-State Department
-US-Japan trade
-The President’s forthcoming meeting with Tanaka
-US-EEC relations
-Peterson
-Eberle
-Flanigan, Kissinger
-Peterson
-US-Soviet Union trade
-US-Japan trade
-Hawaii
-State Department
-Leaks
-US-EEC relations
-EEC policies
-Effect on Atlantic System
-Reaction by Congress
-Administration policy
-Confidential basis of work
-European press
-John B. Connally
-US-Japan trade
-Possible trade agreements
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Tanaka
-Kissinger’s staff
-The President’s forthcoming meeting with Tanaka
-Eberle
-The President’s forthcoming meeting with Tanaka
-Anticipation of trade agreements
-Avoidance of letdown
-Monetary policy
-Shultz
-Policy group
-Forthcoming meeting of International Monetary Fund [IMF]
-Timing
-Finance ministers
-Positive nature of recent US positions
-Possible statements by the President
-The President's involvement in policy making
-Flanigan’s forthcoming meeting with Shultz
-US policies
-Effect on 1972 election
-Possible US leadership position
-George S. McGovern
-Knowledge of international monetary matters

Corporation for Public Broadcasting [CPB]
-Appropriations bill
-The President's veto
-Casper W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
-John O. Pastore
-Changes in structure
-Thomas B. Curtis
-Chairman
-Henry Loomis
-President
-Nominating board
-Policy board
-Public affairs
-Martin Z. Agronsky show
-Ford Foundation funding
-Distribution
-Educational and cultural material

1972 election
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-The President's advisors
-Flanigan, Kissinger, and Stein
-Nonpolitical roles
-Kissinger
-Dinners
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Role in domestic policy
-Role in campaign
-Foreign policy advisors
-Melvin R. Laird
-William P. Rogers
-Flanigan's lack of involvement in political meetings
-Stein
-Charles W. Colson
-Meet the Press
-Avoidance of partisan appearances
-McGovern speeches
-Kissinger
-White House staff briefings
-Clark MacGregor
-Robert R. Brown
-Speeches by Flanigan
-Jobs
-Adherence to issues
-Flanigan
-Private contacts
-Fund raising role
-Restraint
-Stein
-Kissinger
-Kissinger
-Previous speech at University Club
-New York
-Previous policy barring Jews from admission
-Possible briefings by Flanigan
-Donald McI. Kendall’s group [Business and Industry for the Re-
election of the President]
-Rogers
-Kissinger
-Stein
-Ehrlichman
-Avoidance of fundraisers
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Press briefings
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Kissinger

Robert O. Blake
-Connection to Whittier, California
-R. Sargent Shriver
-Deputy Chief of Mission [DCM]
-Ambassador to [Mali]
-W[illiam] Averell Harriman
-Adlai E. Stevenson, II
-United Nations [UN]
-Party allegiance
-Family
-[Marjorie (Edwards) Blake]
-Frank O. Blake
-Herman L. Perry [?]
-Shriver
-Statements while Ambassador to France
-Arthur K. Watson
-The President’s view
Shriver
-Rogers
-Offer to Shriver of position as Ambassador to the UN
-Flanigan’s possible meeting with Rogers
-Filing of speeches by ambassadors
-State Department
-Individual embassies
-Possible statements on Vietnam
-Rogers
-The President’s view
-Robert J. Dole’s statement
-Flannigan's possible meeting with Rogers

Flanigan left at 4:12 pm
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