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The Nixon Administration and War Powers Legislation


382. Excerpt From President Nixon's News Conference

Source: Public Papers: Nixon, 1969, p. 478. The news conference was held in the East Room at the White House and was broadcast on radio and television.


383. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations (Abshire) to the President's Assistant for Congressional Relations (Timmons)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 318, Cooper–Church Amendment. No classification marking. The memorandum was sent to Timmons after August 12, 1970, and before August 22. Written in hand at the top of page 1 is: “Bill T. is sending me the Rehnquist memo. I to call him after I have read.”


384. Memorandum From John Lehman of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box CL 269, Memoranda of Conversation. No classification marking. The memorandum is unsigned.


385. Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) and the President's Counsel (Dean) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 315, Congressional, Vol. 3. No classification marking. Sent for action. A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it.


386. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations (Abshire) to the President's Counsel (Dean)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, DEF 1 US. No classification marking. Drafted by Kristine Strachan (L) on July 30. Cleared by Deputy Legal Adviser Carl Salans and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations Harrison Symmes.


387. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 315, Congressional, Vol. 3. Marked Secret on p. 1 and For Official Use Only on pp. 2–3. Drafted by Lehman. The meeting was held in Kissinger's office.


389. Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for Congressional Relations (Korologos) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 315, Congressional, Vol. 4. No classification marking. Marked “Red Tag.” A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it. Sent through MacGregor.


391. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 316, Congressional, Vol. 6. No classification marking. A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it.


392. Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 316, Congressional, Vol. 6. No classification marking. Sent for action. A notation on the memorandum indicates that the President saw it. Haig signed the memorandum for Kissinger. A notation on the memorandum indicates Kissinger saw it.


393. Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 316, Congressional, Vol. 6. No classification marking.


394. Letter From Secretary of State Rogers to the Chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs (Morgan)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, DEF 1 US. No classification marking. Drafted by Isabelle Mellenberg (L) and concurred in by Abshire and Stevenson.