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October 24, 1972
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Approved For Release 2002/ Wl '7AL15R000300080002-5 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 2 Tuesday - 24 October 1972 2. (Confidential - JGO) Met with Mr. Herb Hoffman, House Judiciary Committee staff, and discussed with him the current status of the Committee handling of the codification of Title 18 of the U. S. Code "Crimes and Criminal Procedure. " In brief, Mr. Hoffman told me that little has been done so far by the House Committee even though a couple volumes of hearings have already been held by the Senate Committee on Judiciary. He expects that the Justice Department will be proposing a legislative package some time next year that will differ from the final report of the Commission on Codification of Criminal Law that was finalized last January. He will be pleased to meet with Agency representatives for a briefing on the current application of espionage-type provisions in the Code and said that he would be pleased to review such written material as we have available on the espionage laws and problems of the intelligence community to prepare himself for meeting with our people. I thanked Mr. Hoffman again for the tremendous help that he gave us on the Ervin bill. Mr. John Warner, OGC, has been advised. 3. (Internal Use Only - JGO) Met with Mr. William Shattuck, House Judiciary Committee staff, who told me that no report was received from the Civil Service Commission on I a bill for the relief of 25X1A Ito authorize submission of a claim for disability retirement. No action was taken on the legislation. If the Agency still desires to submit a report on this measure, he will include it in the file for background in the event the bill is resubmitted by the sponsor in the next Congress. He noted also that we can await the submission of a bill in the next Congress and determine at that time whether we want to report on the measure. 4. (Internal Use Only - JGO) Met with Mr. George Fisher, Administrative Assistant to Representative Olin Teague (D. , Texas). In keeping with Representative Teague's schedule over the next couple of weeks it was agreed to hold off scheduling the planned meeting between Representative Teague and Mr. Duckett, DDS&T, until after the elections. See Journal of 6 October 1972. Mr. Duckett has been advised. Approved For Release 2002/05/0- "CFA=160'7 Fi R000300080002-5 Approved For Release 2002/dWINJ 17 15R000300080002-5 ~ FV~W- Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 3 Tuesday - 24 October 1972 5. (Confidential - JGO) Talked to Mr. Charles W. Snodgrass, Agriculture, Environmental and Consumer Protection Subcommittee staff of the House Appropriations Committee, concerning the itinerary for the South American travel of Representative Jamie Whitten (D. , Miss. ) in December. Mr. Snodgrass told me that he had been instructed by Whitten to provide one day at each stop for "defense" matters, one day for agriculture and one day for rest and sightseeing and asked if we could be flexible on our meeting arrangements for the "defense" day set aside for meeting with Agency people. I told him that normally Agency briefings with time for questioning by the Member would not take any more than three hours so that a full day allocation for meeting with Agency representatives would be more than needed. In any event, this is a point that can be ironed out after Mr. return from leave. Mr. Snodgrass will have a copy of the draft itinerary worked out by the first of the week and will give us a copy at that time. 6. (Internal Use Only - JGO) In response to her call, met with Mrs. Ruth Ziebarth, in the office of Representative Philip Crane (R. , Ill.), concerning correspondence relating to UFO's. After reviewing the matter with her once again, Mrs. Ziebarth agreed that she will use a single line in her response to the constituent to the effect that UFO's are not within the mission and function of NSA, CIA, etc. No written response to the Congressman's inquiry is necessary. 7. (Confidential - GLC) On Saturday, 21 October, Scott Cohen, Executive Assistant to Senator Charles H. Percy (R. , Ill. ), called to say the Senator had been in touch with him from Chicago in connection with statements made by Representative Roman Pucinski (D., Ill.) (who is opposing Percy for reelection to the Senate) to the effect that CIA reports on the Soviet wheat situation had probably been leaked by the Department of Agriculture. Percy is interested in knowing whether the Agency had any statement to make on this. After discussing the call with Messrs. I told Cohen we i not want to get involved with and therefore had no comment. Cohen replied he thought this would be the case but wanted to check with us. Approved For Release 2002/05/08 : CIA-RDP74B00415R000300080002-5 Approved For Release 2002/05/08 : CIA-RDP74B00415R000300080002-5 v- r M L', 1 d L JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Thursday - 19 October 1972 1. (Confidential - GLC) Fred Ladd, State Department, called to report on their session with Moose and Lowenstein, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, this morning. He said they had no particular difficulty, but he wanted to alert us to the position the State people took on a question which Lowenstein and Moose proposed as to how much notice State had that martial law would be invoked in the Philippines. State representatives said they knew that Marcos had this as one of his alternatives (Araneta and later Marcos made statements to this effect), but State did not know the exact date. Lowenstein and Moose asked if they considered this a CIA failure and State representatives said they did not. They later added that when Melchor was here later he said he had not known in advance the date on which martial law would be invoked. With respect to their stop in Japan, Ladd said he thought this was strictly a rest stop and doubted that Lowenstein and Moose would want any briefings on Japan. 25X1A 2. (Confidential - GLC) DCS, called to say the Department of Agriculture had been in touch wi C in connection with a response they are making to Representative Pierre duPont (R., Del.) on the Soviet wheat situation. Agriculture has queried DCS about the feasibility of releasing to duPont Agency reports on the subject. 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