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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Robert J. Dole
  • UNKNOWN
  • Manolo Sanchez
  • George H. W. Bush
  • William E. Timmons
May 23, 1973
Conversation No. 926-18

Date: May 23, 1973
Time: 12:27 pm - 12:55 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Robert J. Dole.

Dole’s schedule

-Soviet Union visit

-George H. W. Bush


Watergate

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:27 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)


Refreshment

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:35 pm.

Watergate

-Dole’s and Clark MacGregor’s role

-Political effects


Energy

-Oil companies

-Alaska Pipeline Bill

-Ted Stevens

-Pitch


Watergate
-Republican National Committee chairmanship
-George H. W. Bush
-Dole
-White House response

-White Paper

-Need for guidance for Republicans

-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-Bryce N. Harlow’s view
-President’s conversation with Harlow, May 21
-Popular support for the President
-Dole’s speech to dairymen in Chicago

An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 12:27 pm and 12:35 pm.

-Allegations against the President
-White House response
-President’s activities
-Forthcoming Illnois visit after meeting with Georges J. R.
Pompidou in Iceland
-Visit to Norfolk, Virginia, May 19
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)

-Popular opinion
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
-[William] Stuart Symington
-White House response
-White Paper

Dole’s health


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Dole’s political future

-Campaigning

-Robert Docking

-Senator status

-Seniority

-Centennial meeting

-Campaigning

-Midwestern states

President’s activities

-Norfolk, Virginia

-Mississippi

-Midwestern states

-Illinois

-Ohio


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo

George H. W. Bush and William E. Timmons entered at 12:35 pm.

President’s previous meeting with congressional leaders
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)

-Alaska pipeline

-John B. (“Jack”) Anderson

-Canada

-Pierre E. Trudeau
-Negotiations
-Canadian pipeline
-Amount of oil
-Alaska
-Bill
-Republican leadership meeting
-Ted Stevens
-Construction effort
-Ted Stevens
-Construction effort


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Dole’s political future

-Docking

-Governorship
-Team length
-Kansas
-Fundraising
-Ewing Kaufman

-Fundraising

-Nancy Ross [?]


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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President’s schedule

-State visits

-Iceland trip

-Economy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)

-William R. Tolbert, Jr.

-Liberia

-Leonid I. Brezhnev

-Soviet Union

-Independence Day

-Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

-Pakistan

-Mohammad Reza Pahlavi [Shah of Iran]

-Iran

-Kakuei Tanaka

-Kaufman

-Invitation

-Kansas City Royals


Bhutto
-Visits
-United Nations [UN]
-Security Council
-Speaking engagements
-Crowd
-University of California

US-Pakistan relations
-Allies
-India

-People’s Republic of China [PRC]

-Soviet Union

-India


Dole’s schedule
-Possible foreign trip

-Timing

-Congressional session

-Camp David

-Pleasure trip

-Moscow trade fair

-Jim Pearson

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)

-National Security Council [NSC]

-United States Information Agency [USIA]

-Trade fair

-US representative

-Moscow

-Support for President



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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

Jacob K. Javits’s forthcoming election

-Conservatives

-Republicans


Joseph A. Margiotta

-Bush

-Speaking engagement

-New York


[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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Joseph A. Margiotta
-Organization of the President’s Madison Square Garden speech
-George S. McGovern

Watergate

-1972 election

-Campaign practices

-McGovern

-Congressional response
-Carl T. Curtis
-Bush’s statement to press, May 21
-White House response

-White Paper

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)

-Press coverage
-Bush’s conversation with Martin Schramm
-Press reaction
-Press reaction
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] and national security
-National security
-Public opinion
-Frank L. Rizzo and members of Congress
-Republican response
-Haldeman’s meeting with Ehrlichman, Richard M. Helms and Lt. Gen. Vernon
A. Walters

-Purpose

-Walters’s subsequent conversation with L[ouis] Patrick Gray III

-John W. Dean III
-Meeting with Walters
-Curtis’s reaction
-Press reaction
-Schramm
-Republicans’ response
-[Unintelligible congressman], [Harold?] Collins and Samuel L. Devine
-Hugh Scott’s and Gerald R. Ford’s meeting with press
-National security

-Barry M. Goldwater

-Possible statement

-National security
-Popular opinion
-President’s opponents
-Dean’s role
-White House response
-White Paper
-Republicans’ response
-Possible joint congressional conference
-Scott and Ford
-National security
-Secrecy
-Importance for foreign policy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 926-18 (cont’d)

-Impact of leaks on Prisoner of War [POW] return and Vietnam
War settlement
-Daniel Ellsberg
-White House response

Bush’s schedule

-POW dinner

-Invitation


Dole et al. left at 12:55 pm.
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