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March 13, 1974
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TO: DCI/DDCI f. Approved For Release 2002/0 /10 : CIA-RDP76M00527R000700110008-4 Routing Slip ACTION INFO. ACTION- INFO. 1 DCI 11 IG 2 DDCI 12 _tprn 3 DDS&T 13 SAVA 4 DDI 14 ASST/DCI 5 DDO 15 AO/DCI 6 DDM&S 16 EX/SEC 7 D/DCI/IC 17 8 D/ 18 GC 19 10 LC 20 Approved For Release 2002/01/10 : CIA-RDP76MOO527R000700110008-4 DCI/DBE UNCLAS-SKFI#EDDved F re&2/01/10 : CIA-RDP7MD0U#q@Vpplpp008-4 ^ SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) xc:uGv^~~- S. 2239 FROM: O LC EXTENSION NO. 7D43 6121 DATE TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) DCI 3 / l3 Request your approval on the attached reply to OMB on the 2. Church bill. The bill resulted from the 3? OLC hearings on the ITT and alleged 7D43 CIA involvement in the Allende 4. election in Chile. We have no problems on the bill as written; .however, the reports of the 5. Departments of State and Justice could prompt the House to expand the provisions so as to affect 6. Agency operations. 7. STA INTL Geo ge L. Car 8. egislative Counsel 9. 10. n a f ~' 11. 12. ' 1Nv1.L ~ ? ~7l 13. /h 14. 15. Approved For Relea a 2002/) 1/10: CI -RDP76 00527R000700110008-4 FORM 61 O USE PREVIOUS ,F1 SECRET INTERNAL 3-62. EDITIONS ^ CONFIDENTIAL [] USE ONLY F-1 UNCLASSIFIED Approved For Release c( F'III, ENIIALM00527R000700110008-4 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON, D.C. 20505 Mr. James F. C. Hyde, Jr. Office of Legislative Reference Office of Management and Budget Washington, D. C. 20503 Dear Mr. Hyde: requesting the views of the Central Intelligence Agency on the reports of the Departments of Justice and State on S. 2239, a bill "Relating to intervening in and influencing the political affairs of foreign countries or political subdivisions thereof. " This is in reply to your memorandum dat'd January 31, 1974, funds to influence the election. Further, the testimony confirmed t at CIA 1 accepted or solicits private funds to finance any of the activities proscribed under the bill. Accordingly, we offer no comments on the bill, as it does not affect Agency operations. We are, however, concerned about the broad statements in the I note that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee report on S. 2239 refers to testimony on the ITT and the Allende election in Chile, as the basis for the legislation. During testimony before the Committee, Agency witnesses teslified that CIA refused an offer of reports of the Departments of State scope of the bill and if liberally inter to expand the language of the bill to o_y trre : hlaional-ge-suxi_ty: We feel thist;rVmatter of serious concern to the Administration ar the National Security Council. We understand that the Department of State report has been cleared by OMB.-' Any efforts to revise that report probably would only serve to highlight and prejudice those activities not affected by the bill. Since the Justice report has not yet been cleared, we would urge that tL ~ Approved For Release 20 r~ R! 00527R0007 nd Justice which are beyond the reted could invite legislative action ludezrr rat 4011 Wr4L BY Approved For Release 2 / I(1 E 1 M00527R000700110008-4 Justice reconsider its report and confine its comments to the bill as written. I understand that OMB representatives share our concern and will seek to .have Justice revise its report accordingly. It should be emphasized that if the Justice report is unchanged, the impact of both the Justice and State reports could prompt the House Judiciary Committee to amend the bill. With respect to the report of the Department of State, I would like to confirm a point clarified by of our office with Mr. Gilbert of your staff. CIA did not concur in State's report to the Senate on the bill in July of last year. At that time, CIA orally registered in effect a "no objection" when queried by OMB on a draft of the bill. We did not see or offer comments on the State report. Sincerely, George L. Cary Legislative Counsel Approved For Release 20 O1J'F1 fl 9T1 r00527R000700110008-4