On October 7, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and bipartisan Congressional leaders, including Wallace F. Bennet, Robert C. Byrd, Allen J. Ellender, Robert P. Griffin, Jacob K. Javits, Russell B. Long, Michael J. ("Mike") Mansfield, Jack R. Miller, Hugh Scott, John J. Sparkman, Herman E. Talmadge, William Proxmire, John G. Tower, Page Belcher, John W. Byrnes, Gerald R. Ford, George H. Mahon, Albert H. Quie, Wright Patman, William L. Springer, [Thomas] Hale Boggs, John B. Connally, Paul W. McCracken, George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman, William E. Timmons, Richard K. Cook, and Eugene S. Cowen, met in the Cabinet Room of the White House at an unknown time between 4:30 pm and 4:57 pm. The Cabinet Room taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 078-004 of the White House Tapes.
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