Secret White House Tapes

800–5

About this recording

800–5
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Joseph J. Staszak
  • White House operator
  • Spiro T. Agnew
October 16, 1972
Conversation No. 800-5

Date: October 16, 1972
Time: 5:34 pm - 6:16 pm
6
NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

Location: Oval Office


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

Haldeman’s previous conversation with William P. Rogers

*****************************************************************

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National security]
[Duration: 1m 38s ]


ISRAEL


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

*****************************************************************


*****************************************************************
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 3m 12s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

*****************************************************************


Polls
-Vietnam War
-Approval of the President's handling
-George S. McGovern's televised proposals

-Compared with reaction to Administration actions
-May 8, 1972 announcement
-Busing announcement
-January 25, 1972 announcement of peace plan
7
NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-August 15, 1971 announcement on wages and prices

Vietnam War
-The President's recent meeting with the National League of Families of American
Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia
-Charles W. Colson
-Public relations
-Similar events
-Washington Star headline and photograph
-Unknown woman [Nellie Davis?]
-Article
-The President’s pledge not to rely on the goodwill of North
Vietnamese to release prisoners of war [POW’s]
-Amnesty
-Possible network coverage
-The President’s impromptu remarks
-Advantages compared to possible prepared remarks
-Polling
-McGovern’s plan for peace
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Bombing halt
-End of military and political support for South Vietnam
-Withdrawal of US forces
-Resolution of issues by Vietnamese alone
-Possible trip by the Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to Hanoi
-POW’s
-Amnesty for draft evaders
-The President’s statement
-Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-Corruption of Nguyen Van Thieu government
-Role of Thieu government in heroin trafficking
-US military personnel
-Re-election of the President
-Continuation of conflict
-Espionage and sabotage by the Committee to Re-Elect the President
[CRP]

The President talked with Joseph J. Staszak between 5:42 pm and 5:44 pm.

[Conversation No. 800-5A]

[See Conversation No. 31-79; one item has been withdrawn]
8
NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)


[End of telephone conversation]

Telephone calls by President
-Effect
-Haldeman’s view
-Unknown labor official


*****************************************************************

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 7m 13s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

*****************************************************************


Press briefing
-Ronald L. Ziegler's responses [to questions concerning Dwight L. Chapin and
Donald H. Segretti]
-Washington Star article

Campaign practices
-Effect of McGovern's charges
-Public response
-Vietnam, welfare
-View of the President

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
-Possible call from the President
-Agnew’s schedule
-Previous conversation with Haldeman
-Washington Post story on campaign practices
-Effect on public relations
-1968 campaign
-Possible backlash

Press relations
9
NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Response by the administration to stories on campaign practices
-Colson
-Robert H. Finch, Herbert G. Klein
-Robert J. Dole
-Agnew
-Clark MacGregor
-John B. Connally
-Possible press conference
-Press stories on Segretti’s activities
-National press
-Local press
-National press
-Washington Post story
-The President’s instructions
-Life magazine
-Time magazine
-Hugh S. Sidey
-Theodore H. (“Teddy”) White
-1972 election

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:44 pm and
5:59 pm.

[Conversation No. 800-5B]

[See Conversation No. 31-80]

[End of telephone conversation]

The President's telephone calls
-White House switchboard
-Operators

Agnew
-Schedule
-Grand Rapids, Michigan
-Green Bay, Wisconsin
-Local taping
-Alfred E. Smith dinner
-Revenue sharing signing ceremony
-Chicago
-Pittsburgh
10
NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)


The President talked with Agnew between 5:59 pm and 6:08 pm.

[Conversation No. 800-5C]

[See Conversation No. 31-81]

[End of telephone conversation]

*****************************************************************

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 8m 7s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

*****************************************************************


The President and Haldeman left at 6:16 pm.
Secret White House Tapes |

800–5

More Richard M. Nixon Recordings

View all Richard M. Nixon tapes
801–1
audio icon
369–1
audio icon
368–1
audio icon
802–1
audio icon
802–10
audio icon
801–10
audio icon
368–10
audio icon
31–100
audio icon
31–101
audio icon
31–102
audio icon