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Approved For Release 2007702/07 : CIA-RDP75B00380R000500260003-0 Page 2 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Tuesday - 2'5 September 1973 4. Met with Herb Roback, Staff Director, House Government Operations Committee, and told him that although we had nothing that b ublished as yet, the purchaser has agreed to withdraw his action nd to relinquish his certificates which should preclude any contemp ated legal action on the part of the intervenors. Roback feels that this is good. He asked that I keep him advised since he has been getting frequent questions. He noted, in passing, that the Howard Hunt testimony before the Senate yesterday and questioning by the members would seem to reimplicate the Agency anew in the minds of many. It is his opinion that this is somewhat unfortunate. 5. Met with Ralph Preston, House Appropriations Committee staff, who told me that the Committee schedule is shaping up and he would like to reserve 9 and 10 October for the Director's presentation of the community and CIA budgets. In brief, he told me he will restrict the questions prepared for members to allow full utilization of the time for presentation by Mr. Colby if he so desires. In this manner it might be possible to complete the intelligence community briefing in the morning of the 9th and the Agency briefing during the afternoon. He does want to reserve the 10th, however, for possible spillover. Preston requested a copy of the two presentations, community and CIA, for his review by the 3rd of October. Charles Briggs, OPPB, andi IC, have 25X1A been advised. I brought Preston up-to-date on the Senate session on the De en bill and briefed him on Soviet renovation of a SS-7 launch site and Turkish arrest of a Palestinian. 6. Met with Marian Czarnecki, Chief of Staff, House Foreign Affairs Committee, concerning the request from Mike Finley, Inter-American Affairs Subcommittee staff, for a briefing for the full Corn- mitte and told him that we could not provide such a brie ling. Czarnecki asked that this discussion concerning briefing for the House Committee be considered informal and off-the-record for the present, He then noted that some way must be found to avoid embarrassment for the Director, Chairman Morgan, of the full Committee, and Chairman Fascell, of the Subcommittee, in a context where Senator Mansfield and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are pressing for a similar briefing. I made no comment concerning the Senate. After some discussion Czarnecki agreed that an intelligence briefing in executive session might be a feasible alternative with the understanding that the question would be raised during the briefing 25X1 T told him I would try to be back in touch during a For Release A 12 211 rove 7102/07 : CIA-RDP75B003y0R000500260003-0 the ay o o . Approved For Rel 2007/Q ffv3 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 3 Tuesday - 25 September 1973 7. Met with Chairman Lucien Nedzi, Intelligence Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, and brought him up-to-date for his information on Southern Air Transport and the Senate session on the Defense bil reviewed with him the House Foreign Affairs Committee request for briefin In brief, Nedzi agreed that we probably should not brief I I 25X1 8. Called Ed Braswell, Chief Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, to say that the Director is anxious to talk to Chairman Stennis as soon as convenient regarding hearings on our legislation and also regarding our appearing before the Foreign Relations Committee on Chile, etc. Braswell said that Stennis was preoccupied with the Trident debate and the trial of his assailants this week and it might not be easy to see him immediately but suggested I call his personal secretary Mildred Ward. Called Mildred Ward and left word with her of the Director's desire to see the Senator as soon as convenient. She said she will let us know and indicated she would try to work it in this week. 9. Made arrangements with Dorothy Fosdick, Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations staff; Darrell St. Claire, Assistant Secretary to the Secretary of the Senate; and William H. Wannall, Senate Sergeant at Arms, for the handling of classified charts to be used by Senator Henry Jackson in a secret session briefing of the Senate on Soviet weapons programs and for members of the Office of Security to conduct audio surveillance of the Senate Chamber during the secret session. Mr. Duckett and I then remained in the Vice President's office off the Senate reception room during the session. At the conclusion of the secret session the charts were collected and returned to Headquarters. I have called Messrs. Wannall and St. Claire and thanked them for the exceptional assistance and courtesy extended I received assurances from St. Claire, Wannall, and Fosdick that the transcript of the secret session would receive special handling and be turned over to the Armed Services Committee. J., S pi @ f /t 0 id~ i.- Approved For Release 2007/02/07 CIA-RDP75B00380R000500260003-0