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September 13, 1974
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Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09T00207R001000020112-9'UN STAR 13 SEP 1974 enators to Probe By Jeremiah O'Leary Star-News Staff Writer The Senate Foreign Rela- tions Committee will meet in executive session Tues- day to examine all aspects of the growing furor over White House-authorized CIA operations against the government of the late President Salvador Allende in Chile. In the absence of Chair- man J. William Fulbright, key Senate committee mem- bers will explore several courses that may be taken following disclosures that the United States was in- volved in extensive clandes- tine activities, designed to subvert the Allende govern- ment. State Department officials were testifying to several committees at the time that there was no American intervention against the Marxist but democratically elected Chi- lean government. Informed sources said the staff of Sen. Frank Church's subcommittee on multinational corporations will complete a study of testimony it received more than a year ago and today will report to the Idaho Democrat whether there appears to be a prima facie case of perjury in the sub- committee record. CHURCH has said he is resolved to turn the matter over to the Justice Depart- ment if the transcript indi- cates State Department wit- nesses perjured themselves .during hearings in April 1973. Subcommittee staff coun- sel Jerry Levinson is scrutinizing testimony taken under oath from for- mer Asst. Secretary of State for Latin America Charles A. Meyer and for- mer Ambassador to Chile Edward M. Lorry. The two witnesses, now in private life, indicated the United States had adopted a hands- off posture toward thet Al- lende government. But it is being admitted in a number of government de- partments now that both had knowledge of the covert expenditures of the CIA, estimated at $11 million over a 10-year period and authorized by the "40 Com- mittee" headed by Dr Henry A. Kissinger at the National Security Council. Rep. Michael J. Harring- ton, D-Mass., who first dis- closed the extent of CIA operations in Chile, yester- day denounced what he called the "fiction of effec- tive congressional over- sight" of CIA activities. Based on his scrutiny of 48 pages of secret testimony by CIA Director William Colby before the House Armed Services subcommit- tee on Intelligence, Har- rington said Chairman Lucien Nedzi, D-Mich., was not aware of the specific na- ture of the CIA activities CIA Role in mand that our war plans be published. I "It is even necessary for the Congress to conduct some of its business in ; executive (closed) session, while remaining account- able to the voters for the legislation it passes." Similarly, Coby said, the CIA maintains "the neces- sary secrecy of the sources and methods of our intelli- gence." ' Colby is proposing legis- lation which will penalize 1 ex-CIA agents and others who reveal classified material. and that the details are un-i known to this day. i THE RELEVENT infor- mation about these activi ties is not available even to those committees in Con- gress in charge of overseeing the CIA," Har- rington said. "This is as much an indictment of Con- gress as it is of the execu- tive branch." Harrington charged that all State Department wit- nesses who have appeared before various committees on the subject knew or should have known what the CIA was doing in Chile. He said he would like to see hearings conducted on why and how the United States got involved in Chile during the Allende period. Harrington urged Ful- bright to reopen the Chilean inquiry and determine whether transcripts of previous testimony should be sent to the Department of Justice for perjury. The money authorized for the Chilean operation, Harring- ton charged, was laundered in Europe. He said there were references to Cuba and Guatamala in Colby's testimony to the Nedzi sub- committee, but these were not explained. MEANWHILE, in a speech prepared for a meet- ing sponsored by the Na- tional Security Studies sec- tion of the privately financed Fund for Peace, which has castigated CIA operations, Colby said: "Our military forces must be responsive to our public, but our public does not de- Chile ~ +-801 Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09T00207R001000020112-9