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25X1 C Approved For Release 2004/12/15 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500220018-0 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Friday - 7 October 1966 Page 3 10. During a short chat with Senator Leverett Saltonstall, I brought up the subject of the A en ' tive package. I mentioned that Mr. Helms had written a letter to the Chairman about it and asked the Senator if he had any thoughts or guidance on the subject. The Senator was not aware of the fact that this legislation was now pending before the Senate Committee but said his top-of-the-head reaction was that it might be better if the Agency waited until next year on this. He said his feelings were based on the fact of the debate on the McCarthy resolution and the possibility that a CIA legislative item might touch off another CIA debate. He added that he would discuss this with Senator Russell, however, as well as with Committee Counsel, William Darden. I emphasized that we were not asking the Senator to do anything at this point but were interested in his guidance. At his request, I gave the Senator a copy of Mr. Helms' letter to the Chairman. 11. Handcarried to William Woodruff, Senate Appropriations Committee staff, the Director's letter to Senator Russell 25X1A cc: Ex/Dir-C ompt DD /S OPPB Mr, Goodwin SAO/DDP DD/S&T Approved For Release 2004/12/15 1I Legislative Counsel CRC, 3/17/2003 00364R000500220018-0 Approved ForRelease42004/12/15 -CIA-RDP74BOO364R000500220018-0 !11 .E C FIDE Tt 1 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Wednesday - 5 October 1966 25X1 1. Delivered to William Darden, Chief of Staff, Committee on Armed Services, the explanation and justification and background explanation of the Agency bill, H. R. 16306. Mr. Darden thought these would be helpful but also said that it would probably be necessary to call on us for further explanation. I told him that we would be most willing to provide additional background material at his request. 25X1 C 25X1 25X1A 25X1A 3. Met with Mr. Jack Matteson, Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee, and provided him informally with a factual outline of the incidents involved in the visit to the Agency grounds of television news media from Station WTTG. Mr. Matteson thanked me for the information noting that it was quite different from the newspaper report. He will relay the information to the Chairman. Met with Mr. Norman Cornish, Staff Director. As Chairman Moss will be leaving the city on Friday for California, there does not appear to be time to schedule a meeting with the Director before his departure. Mr. Cornish felt it might be well to forward a letter to the Agency from the Chairman seeking admission of the fact by the Agency of the "illegal search and seizure of property from a private residence" in the taking of documents from the Some discussion was had on Mr. Cornish's characterization of the incident although no conclusions were reached. Mr. Cornish advised that it is his understanding the Chairman desires to pursue the Omatter and is looking to an exchange of correspondence with the Director as a possible method. CC 1C Vt . Approved For Release 2004/12/15 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500220018-0 Approved For Release 2004/12/15 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500220018-0 BEST COPY A VAILAJ3LJFJ Approved For Release 2004/12/15 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500220018-0 -Approved For-Release-2004/12/15: CIA-RDP71-B00364R000500220018-0 SEC ET Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Tuesday - 4 October 1966 13. 1 -1 Met with William Woodruff, Senate Appropria 10. Confirmed with Mr. James Kendall, Senate Subcommittee on Preparedness Investigation, the Director's meeting with the Committee for 2:30 p. m. , 6 October. Committee staff, and delivered to him the Richard B. Russell Page 3 I also gave Woodruff two back up papers, one classified and one unclassified, for his use. Woodruff said he expected to discuss this with Senator Russell tonight and suggested we do nothing with regard to contacting Senator McClellan or Carl Marcy until he had determined Senator Russell's wishes on the matter. I told Woodruff we had discussed this with Robert Michaels, House Appropriations Committee staff, who saw no problem and added that we were contacting Michaels to ask that he specifically raise the matter with Chairman Mahon. 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/12/15 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500220018-0 Approved For Relpase--2004/1.2/-1-5--:---CIA-RDP'71BO 364Rb00500220018 - 25X' 25X' 25X 25X Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Tuesday - 4 October 1966 Page 2 5, I I Provided Congressman Lindley Beckworth (D., Texas) wl a copy oi mphlet "The Central Intelligence Agency". The Congressman had requested this pamphlet for a constituent. Met with Miss Lynn Johnson, Assistant to Congressman Thomas Downing, who requested advice concerning Agency use of the Minneapolis Multiphase Physiological Test and requested a copy of the test and Agency employment brochures. In conversation, Miss Johnson indicated that she was just raising the question concerning the physiological tests but that she would appreciate copies of the Agency employ- ment brochures. I advised that the brochures would be forwarded. 7. Met with Mr. Phil Kelleher, House Armed Services Committee, concerning the passage of the Agency bill yesterday evening. Mr. Kelleher had only favorable remarks concerning the passage of the bill and in comments received by the Committee during the day. I again thanked him for his capable assistance in getting the bill through the House. 8. I I Met with Mr. Jack Matteson, House Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee, concerning the Committee's informal request for advice relating to a letter from Richard Hall, Assistant Director, National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, requesting a "sanitized" version of a 1953 CIA report on UFO's. After rather pleasant discussion on the matter, Mr. Matteson advised that the Committee would respond to the inquiry furnishing 'appropriate name and title of the Air Force office handling these matters. No further Agency action is required. Mr. Matteson provided for the Chairman, a copy of the October 3 Washington Daily News item titled "Camera Team is Detained by CIA". Mr. Matteson noted again that the Chairman has interested himself 2X1A in the and that information on this incident would be appreciated. 25X1; 9. Met with Mr. Norman Cornish, House Government Operations Committee, who advised that Chairman Moss is back in the city and that it would be appropriate if we re-schedule the meeting which was not possible with Mr. Helms two weeks ago. I advised that I would check Mr. Helms' schedule and be back in touch with him tomorrow. Approved For Release 2004/12/15 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500220018-0