President-elect Richard Nixon received a two hour foreign policy briefing from President Johnson and his top advisors on Monday (11 November).
President-elect Richard Nixon received a two hour foreign policy briefing from President Johnson and his top advisors on Monday (11 November). After the meeting, Mr. Nixon expressed hope that within the next two months there might be significant developments in the search for peace because of the cooperation between him and President Johnson.
Both men expressed their intent to cooperate with each other in assuring that the business of government continues in an orderly fashion during his transition from the Johnson administration to the Nixon administration.
Because of the assassination attempt plot on Mr. Nixon's life, which was uncovered on Saturday, security precautions were even more stringent than normal. That heightened security was expected to be maintained throughout the pre-inauguration period.
During the meeting with President Johnson, Mr. Nixon was briefed on foreign policy matters by Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Defence Secretary Clark Clifford, CIA Director Richard Helms, Presidential advisor Walt Rostow, and General Earl Wheeler, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.