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Approved For Release 2004/05/12 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300010080-3 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel 25X1 25X1 Tuesday - 12 August 1975 25X1A 25X1A 25X1 STATSPEC 25X1 25X1 25X1 9. Charles Snodgrass, House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee staff, called and we briefly reviewed the discussion between he and DIV/D, yesterday. Snodgrass said that the decision at this point is tentative at best and he would like to get togetherwith in early September following the Far East trip. 10. Received a call from Peter Poole, in the office of Senator Charles Percy (R., Ill. ). He said they were interested in any reports out of the People's Republic of China on the congressional delegation's visit there. He indicated that for some reason they have not been receiving the reports and they were particularly interested in any Chinese comment on the Senator's recent visit there. I told him I would check on this and someone would be back in touch. 11. Talked with Les Janka, NSC staff, about the material we had pulled together which was responsive to the Sparkman/Fascell/ GAO inquiries regarding the Mayaguez incident, We discussed possible responses to Chairman Sparkman and Janka suggested that in effect we send an interim reply in view of the highly sensitive security classification of the post mortem and SitReps which were involved. We could then offer to either brief the Committee in executive session or sit down with the Chairman and discuss the matter further with him. A reply along the lines suggested by Janka has been drafted and sent to the Director. 12. q 1 In response to his earlier call, I contacted Ralph Preston, House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee staff, to tell, him we had checked our files on Agency briefings of their Subcommittee on Chile and found there were in fact two briefings in which there were transcripts and one in which there was no transcript in which Chile was mentioned, identified the transcripts as being briefings on 2 and 3 March 1971 and 3 Fehr y 1972 and the other one, for which there was no transcript, was I June 1972. eston said since the request and the Chairman's interim answer clearly relate only to transcripts, he was not interested in any others. He also indicated and I agreed that in view of the sensitivity of the material involved- in some of these briefings that he intended to provide the Department of Justice with only those pages of the transcripts that dealt with testimony on Chile. He asked if we would Xerox copies of those pages and send them to him on Thursday. I said I would do so. Ile pointed out that the Chairman's interim. answer to the. Justice Department does not make a commitment to provide this material but does indicate that the Chairman will raise this matter with the Subcommittee when the Congress returns from recess in September. Approved 0/ 5I flpF~ 014480003 '' 08 RtO,0INa/2004 25X1 2X1 Approved For Release 2004/05/12 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300010080-3 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Monday - 11 August 1975 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1 25X1 7. I I Contacted Guy McConnell, Senate Appropriations Committee staff, Clark McFadden, Senate Armed Services Committee staff, and Elly Vogtmann, of Pat Holt's staff on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and asked that they make notations in their records that on this date we had contacted the Committee to indicate that the Director had received a new Presidential finding under the Foreign Assistance Act on which he was prepared to brief the Committees. (Obviously, this would have to wait the Committees' return in September. } 8. 9 I Received a call from Mike McLeod, General Co&nsei, senate Agriculture Committee, indicating an interest in information from the Agency regarding crop report studies which the staff must submit to the Committee upon its return in September. He is specifically interested in a briefing on Soviet grain production. I told of their staff, and had planned to contact him today for just such a purpose. After conferring with Kelso, I advised McLeod that we would be available for a briefing of himself and Henry Casso, Chief Economist, whom he mentioned was also interested. The briefing was scheduled. for 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. 9. Received another call from Mike Oppenheimer, GAO, asking where things stood with respect to their requests for information to be included in the study being prepared on. behalf of Representative Dante Fascell's (D., Fla.) Subcommittee on International Political and Military Affairs, of the House International Relations Commit1 having to do with the Mayaguez affair. I told Oppenheimer that we had pulled f together considerable information on this but indicated that we were awaiting guidance from the NSC staff as to how to proceed. In response to my question, Oppenheimer -aid they had been in touch with the NSC staff and were advised that they in turn were attempting to get guidance from Dr. Kissinger or General Scowc-oft on this matter. CONFIDENTIAL Page 2 Approved For Release 2004/05/12 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300010080-3 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1 25X1 25X1A Approved For Release 2004/05/12 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300010080-3 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Monday - 11 August 1975 SRET Page 3 10. I Called Les Janka, NSC staff, and mentioned tho ow-up call I had received from Mike Oppenheimer, GAO, and told him that we were getting into an awkward position on this matter. Janka acknowledged that the matter was pending with Dr. Kissinger and said that as I had understood there was no objection to our advising GAO that we were awaiting NSC guidance on this matter. 11. I Informed Charles Snodgrass, House Appropriations el ense Subcommittee staff, and Noel Daoust, H use International Relations Committee staff, that there was a Presidential finding to report in a timely fashion. Snodgrass said the report would have to occur after the recess and Daoust will inform Marian Czarnecki, Staff Director. Both Frank Slatinshek and Bill Hogan, House Armed Services Committee staff, are on vacation and we will inform thern on Monday. rnzng izs inquiry of Friday relating to the Director's statement of 4 August 1975 before the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Grimmitt has said that the State representation on the 40 Committee and the NSC Intelligence Subcommittee appeared to be reversed. I advised Dr. Grimmitt that his observation was completely accurate and that the Director's statement was in error. I told Grimmitt we appreciated his bringing this to our attention. m Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress conce GE(Q .-RGGE L. CAR. Legislative Counsel cc: O/DDCI 25X1A Ex. Sec. DDA DDI DDS&T Re,r Mr. Warner EA/DDO Mr. Thuermer Comptroller Mr. Parmenter IC Staff Spoke with Dr. Richard Grim itt Approved For Release 2004/05/12 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300010080-3