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945–1

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945–1
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
June 19, 1973
Conversation No. 945-1

Date: June 19, 1973
Time: 9:18 am - 9:34 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

China

-Ambassador’s schedule

-President’s signature

-Meeting


Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit
-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin’s telephone call to Kissinger, June 19, 1973
-Reaction of Union of Soviet Socialist Republic [USSR]’s officials
-Schedule
-Brezhnev’s schedule
-Nap
-Senate foreign Relations Committee meeting
-Sequoia
-Guests
-Numbers
-William P. Rogers, George P. Shultz, Kissinger
-John B. Connally
-Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt
-Peter M. Flanigan
-Attendance at Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting
-Shultz
-Request of USSR officials
-Maximum occupancy of Sequoia
-Potomac River
-Return by helicopter
-Television [TV] coverage

-Brezhnev’s presence

-Chou En-Lai

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 945-1 (cont’d)

-Letter from President

-Reaction to US and USSR agreements

-Treaty

-Dobrynin’s telephone call to Kissinger

-USSR reaction

-State dinner

-Schedule

-Importance

-Guests

-Media coverage

-Historic nature of summit

-People’s Republic of China [PRC]

-Forthcoming announcement

-Nuclear agreement

-Possible world reaction

-US allies, PRC
-Donald H. Rumsfeld
-Briefing
-North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
-British, Germans
-Plenary session

-Shultz’s and Kissinger’s papers

-Most-Favored Nation [MFN]

-Gas projects

-Brezhnev’s interests

-Long-term projects

-President’s support

-Specificity

-USSR Politburo

-Speech


Watergate
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Television coverage by networks
-Archibald Cox

-Studies concerning indictment of a President

-Associates

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 945-1 (cont’d)

-Kennedy clan

-Elliot Richardson

-Comparison with John J. McCloy

-Effect of Brezhnev visit
-Ervin Committee

-Forthcoming John W. Dean, III’s testimony

-Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.’s statement

-President’s possible press conference

-Dean’s testimony

-Testimony of other staff


World situation
-World Peace

-Mao Tse-Tung

-Brezhnev

-President

-Actions by media


Watergate

-Effect of Watergate

-Dean

-Testimony
-Forthcoming Ervin Committee testimony of H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D.
Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson and Richard A. Moore
-Colson
-Appearance June 18, 1973 on Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News
-Popular opinion
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Attitudes of Republican Senators and Congressmen

-Hugh Scott

-Media demeanor

-White House events


Brezhnev’s visit

-Importance

-Agreements

-[Agreement on Prevention of Nuclear War]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 945-1 (cont’d)

-[Convention of Taxation]

-[Protocol on Expansion of Air Services]

-Shultz

-Sequoia
-Dobrynin

-Guests

-Length of cruise

-Plenary session
-Foreign Relations Committee

-Blair House

-Brezhnev’s nap


Watergate
-Cox

-Possible indictment of President

-White House response

-Kissinger’s suggestion

-Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.

-President’s opponents

-Congressional response

-Carl T. Curtis


Brezhnev’s visit
-Meeting with press
-Brezhnev’s demeanor
-President’s forthcoming actions
-Media conduct
-USSR officials
-Haldeman’s former role on white house staff
-Responsibilities

-Reaction of USSR officials

-Schedule

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2011)
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