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September 27, 1971
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STATOTHR 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100180027-3 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Monday - 27 September 1971 STATOTHR STATOTHR 1. Bill Woodruff, Counsel, Senate Appropriations Committee, advised of a letter Chairman Ellender received fro In his letter enclosed a response he had receive trom ulbright to a query he made earlier about a newspaper article stating that the Agency was about to get involved again in internal politics in Bolivia. Fulbright responded that he doubted the Agency was involved in this kind of thing but went on to say that ~~. such legislative oversight as is exercised over CIA is conducted by the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees. " Fulbright added that several efforts to change this arrangement in the Senate had been unsuccessful. Hancock has subsequently written to Ellender asking whether allegations in the article of CIA involvement in Latin America governments were true. Woodruff proposes to provide the Senator with a reply which merely says that in accordance with the legal precedents of the Senate and of the Appropriations Committee matters pertaining to the Intelligence Operations Subcommittee which has jurisdiction over CIA are handled in executive session and are not made public. I made several suggestions such as quoting Secretary of State Rusk's response to a question from Senator Margaret Chase Smith along these lines and excerpts from the Director's recent speech, but Woodruff felt these would only tend to encourage followup correspondence from Hancock. It was5X1A agreed that he would stay with the response he originally proposed. LL Accompanied Messrs. Duckett, DDS&T, an FMSAC, to a briefing of Chairman George P. Miller (D., Calif.)- and Charles F. Ducander, Executive Director and Chief Counsel, House Science and Astronautics Committee. The briefing updated the Soviet space program and discussed in brief the Soviet SST program. Chairman Miller will be departing later in the week for Italy and from there to a science convention in Paris. No followup action is required from the meeting. 3. Talked to Miss Jo Ann Ciaravella, House Post Office and Civil Service Committee staff, who told me that the Employee Benefits Subcommittee meeting scheduled for today was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 29 September, at 10:00 a. m. at which time the Subcommittee will continue mark-up of the Committee print concerning invasion of privacy of Federal employees. Approved For Release 2003/ y o' DP73B00296R000100180027-3 Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100180027-3 CON FIDE T I A L Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 4 Monday - 27 September 1971 11. D/Personnel, called 25X1A to advise of a query he has received from Martha Cameron, in the district office of Representative James G. Fulton (R., Pa.), requesting verification of prior Agency employment of a candidate for a position on the Congressman's staff. will check the file and give a general response to thtTATOTHR inquiry. 12. A man identifying himself as called to explainTFT7e was seeking employment with the House Armed Services CIA Subcommittee, but that he had been told by a secretary of the full Committee that there was no subcommittee by that name. He said he understood that there were four subcommittees in the Congress that deal with Agency activities. I told Subcommittee" and in response to his question, that Mr. Nedzi is the Chairman. STATOTHR 13. Miss Baird Brown, in the office of Senator Lawton Chiles (D. , Fla. ), called and said the Senator had requested her to obtain a copy of a SAC briefing entitled "The Threat," and had suggested that CIA would have a copy. I told Miss Brown that I thought her best bet would be to check with SAC directly, but that since the Senator had asked her to contact us I would see what useful information could be turned up. Later, based on the advice of DDI, I left a message for Miss Brown recommending that she get in touch directly with SAC. 14. et with Bill Woodruff, Counsel,, Senate Appropriations Committee, and briefed him on a number of current intelligence items. See Memorandum for the Record. STATOTHR that there is an "Intelligence Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100180027-3 Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100180027-3 SEC ET 5X1A 5X1A 5X1A JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Thursday - 23 September 1971 25X1 B 1. I advised Bill Woodruff, Senate Appropriations Committee staff, on an informal basis of the decision which has been reached in favor of the Agency's I I told him we did not know at this point in what form the Committee would receive a formal response. Woodruff thanked me for keeping him informed. Referring to the original briefing which Mr. Duckett gave him in which he said he thought he could still live within the fiscal 1972 budget estimates, Woodruff said he would like Mr. Duckett to check on this again and let him know if any revision was necessary. He added that in this respect he would be much more inclined to follow the advice of Duckett than that of John McLucas. Tom Dine, Legislative Assistant to Senator Frank Church (D. , Idaho), called to say that he and Michael Gertner, Legisla- tive Assistant to Senator William B. Saxbe (R., Ohio), would like to have an Agency briefing on the Russian-Indian pact. I asked Dine for his indulgence and suggested this was a matter on which they should be briefedby the State Department, that they were in the best position to do this. Dine commented this wasn't the case when he was in the embassy in India, but he accepted our suggestion in good grace. I added that we had planned to have Mike Gertner out to lunch'some day and perhaps he and Gertner could come out together. He expressed interest and appreciation for this and I told him I would follow up on it. 3. I I DIA, called to say25X1A that Bill Cook, on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, would be traveling in the Soviet Union between 20 and 27 October. Wood said that since we had granted Cook compartmented. clearance access, we would probably want to debrief him before his trip. I told him we would follow up on this unless I let him know to the contrary. Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100180027-3 Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CI EDP73B00296R000100180027-3 SECRE Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 2 Monday - 20 September 1971 25X1A 7. Met with Ed Braswell and John Goldsmith, of the Senate Armed Services Committee staff, who told me that apparently Senator Symington will now plan to concentrate on legislation imposing a monetary limit on expenditures in Laos rather than his legislation limiting the definition of "local force's. " I provided Goldsmith, who is preparing notes for Senator Stennis' use, with guidance regarding the various levels of sensitivity of material contributed by us. 8.1 Lunched with Bill Woodruff, Counsel, Senate Appropriations Committee, and reviewed problems relating to our operations 9. Informed Miss Jo Anne Glisson, in the office of Representative Paul Rogers (D. , Fla. ), that Philip Vandivier would be the appropriate State Department official to participate in the meeting which nd I had scheduled with Mr. Rogers for Wednesday afternoon to discuss drug traffic in Southeast Asia. 10. Jim Woolsey, General Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, said he and Ed Braswell would like to be brought up-to- date tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday on recent developments (over the past two to three months) regarding the Soviet ICBM, ABM, SLBM, and manned aircraft programs. He said they would like to cover both deployment and research and development, and would therefore like to hear from both DDS&T and OSR. SECRET Approved For Release 2003/04/02 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100180027-3