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November 11, 2016
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December 15, 1998
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April 12, 1965
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Sanitized - Approved For Release : FOIAb3b CPYR,GHT . From ~Cu Otiser ~y-r Rape TROY, N. Y. TINES-RECORD .1 E. 41,075 1995 z tor's Little Joke l.en ,. ena Mr 1 i - . Young V! 11111111 - kol.a wrote in a report letter to his constituents i.lhat some of the most valuable CIA,. operatives were highly placed Communists we hope he was having his little joke and not divulging vital in- forma ti'?n. The ;eniator m one of six members of Congress whnn.know tli inner workings of the Central In trl-i?;cncc .1 ;e ~~ . It he was revealing secrets he is deserving of censure. We prefer to believe he.-was playing a jdke, either on his own or with the know- ledge of the CIA. The statement created a mild furor .in the United States and it probably has caused a storm behind the Iron Curlan, To state baldly that the; best CIA operatives were highly placed Communists is akin to sounding an alarm. By this time dossiers -have been taken from the files and studies are in progress far clues as to the guilty. As noted, if this is a game, all well and good.' It may, deepen the distrust which seems to be routine in the lives of Communists. If it damages Red unity, so much the better. There is no way of determining the exact truth but we continue to. hope the Senator was not the victim of a wagging. tongue. -8 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000800160039-8