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Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020085-0 BALTIMORE SUN helms accused of lying to Senate Washington (NYT)-The ll staff of a Senate Foreign R.ela-i tions subcommittee has recom- mended that contempt of Con gress charges be placed against Richard M. Tlelms,i former director of the Central; (Intelligence Agency, and threei, retired Nixon administration officials because of their al-I egedly misleading Senate tes- timony on Chile last year, highly reliable congressional; sources said yesterday. They said that, besides Mr.I Helms, a report by the sub- committee staff cited Charles A. Meyer, former assislant se- cretary of state for inter-A- inerican affairs-,. Edwin M. Korry, ambassador to Chile from 197 to 1971, and William C. Brow, former director of clandestine activities for the CIA in Latin America. Mr. Helms, Mr. Meyer and John M. Hennessy, former as- sistant secretary of the trea- sury for international affairs, the report said, might have conimiticed perjury in their testimony before the subcom- mittee on multinational corpo- rations in the cprir,g of 1973. No; )e of the men named in the subcommittee report could he Immediately reached for comment. The staff report, written by Jerome I. Levinson, chief counsel of thc subcommittee, was prepared last week at the request of Senator Frank Church (D., Idaho), chairman of the subcommittee. Details of Mr.Levinson's re- port, which was distributed to subcommittee members over the weekend, were provided by ,a senator's office.' At issue is the discrepancy between the testimony pre- sented to the subcommittee last year about the clandestine role of the CIA in Chile and recent news reports indicating that the agency had been authorized to spend more than $ million from 1970 to 1973 In a covert attempt to make it imnossible for the Chilean president, Sa- vador Allende Gossens, to gov- ern. In addition, sources said, the subcommittee staff report' cited Mr. Hennessy's sworn testimony that the Nixon ad- ministration's economic sanc- tions against Chile were based exclusively on its lower credit rating after Dr. Allende's election. It was reported Sunday that Henry A. Kissinger, as Presi- dent Nixon's adviser for na- tional security affairs, had per- sonally headed an interagency panel that decided shortly after Dr. Allende's election in lfr7O !o attempt to cut off all economic aid and international) credits. 00754 Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020085-0