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September 27, 1974
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Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020030-0 jjSII)1GTON STA 2 7 SEp 1974 Slaff lalep'olrt on CIA, MQ#ny Remain Secret By Jeremiah O'Leary to compare what the CIA of the Holt staff report or no Star-News Staff Writer' director told the Nedzi sub- committee and what has Members of the Senate' been testified to before the Foreign Relations Commit Senate Foreign Relations tee are studying a 17-page Committee by Colby and report prepared by the com- State Department officials. mittee staff on the CIA's role in Chile's internal af- If 'Colby's Senate testi- fairs, but officials said it is mony was essentially com- classified Top Secret and plete, most members of the may never be made public. committee presumably Pat M. Holt, chief of staff would be in no position to of the committee, said the,.' claim surprise over the staff study over which he presided was handed to the senators yesterday after- noon. This was done at a closed-door executive ses- sion meeting called by Chairman J. William Ful- bright, D-Ark., immediately after open confirmation hearings for two diplomatic posts. The next move, according to Holt, is to await a reply from the House Armed Services subcommittee on intelligence on the Senate committee's request for a transcript of the testimony of CIA Director William Colby. At least one senator ves- terday said at the confirma- tion hearing of William D. Rogers-he has been ap- pointed assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs - that the commit- tee intended to hold such hearings. THE FULBRIGHT com- mittee is in an 'awkward position on the CIA-Chile revelations earlier this month by Rep. Michael J. Harrington, D-Mass., be- cause last November Colby testified about these ac- tivities to some extent be- fore the Western Hemisphere subcommittee of the Senate headed by Gale McGee, D-Wyo. It ap- pears that the Fulbright committee's request for Colby's testimony before the house subcommittee headed by Rep. Lucien Nedzi, 13-:Mich., is an effort Harrington disclosures. Although Holt refused to speculate on what the Ful- bright committee might be planning to do, it appeared certain that there is no sentiment for carrying out the drastic proposals made by Jerome Levinson, coun- sel of the multinational cor- porations subcommittee. In a confidential docu- ment leaked to the press, Levinson proposed to Chair- man Frank Church,.: D- Idaho, tha t the confirmation hearings of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger be reopened; that the Justice Department study whether perjury was committed by former Asst. Secretary of State C, iiarles A.'Meyer and former CIA Director Rich- ard-Halms; and that con- proceedings be-start- tempt ed against Edward Korry,, former ambassador. to Chile: J renewal of hearings on the CIA's role in Chile against the late Marxist president Salvador Allende, the issue is very near to being closed as far as the Senate is con- cerned. - CIA oversight presently rests on an ad hoc basis with the Senate and House Armed Services Committees and senior members of the two Appro- priations Committees. These overseers have shown no zeal for punishing or exposing CIA activities in the past. Fulbright and Church, normally on the same politi- cal wave-length in foreign affairs, debated during Kissinger's testimony last week on detente whether the secretary should be questioned about Chile. Ful- bright implied, in trying to cut off Church's probing, that a later hearing would be reserved for the Chile- CIA question. Now that ap- pears highly uncertain. COG56 Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020030-0