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Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Journal Office of Legislative Counsel Friday - 9 May 1975 -0 11 LY Page 3 6. (Confidential - LLM) Called Mike Reed, Legislative Assistant, in the Office of the Speaker, in line with our agreement in our last meeting concerning action the Speaker might take to attempt to deter the proliferation of sensitive information among congressional committees and to be considerate of Mr. Colby's time and advised him of our most recent contact from House Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee on Post:al Facilities, Mail, and Labor Management indicating a probable interest in Mr. Colby's testimony on mail survey. I gave Reed the referent: information and he promised to see what could be done. I said that we left it up to him as to what actions could be undertaken which may not be counterproductive. 7. (Confidential a LLM) Called Bill Hogan, Counsel, House Armed Services Committee, regarding the above matter of the House Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee on Postal Facilities, Mail, and Labor Management: on Mr. Colby's testimony on mail survey and informed him of my conversation with Mike Reed, of the Speaker's Office, and suggested that he might want to bring this to the attention of Chairman Lucien Nedzi (D., Mich.) with the hope that he might be able to convince Chairman Charles H. Wilson (D., Calif.) to stand down and let the Select Committee :review these matters.. Hogan said he would mention this to Jack Boos, House Armed Services Committee staff, as he had my call the other day and to Mr.. Nedri.. 8. (Confidential -- BAA) Per Mr. Miller's instructions, called Charles Meissner, enate Forei n Relations -- y staff, and confirmed 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, 13 May for his briefing on the Israeli economic and military situation. The briefing will be held here at Headquarters in Mr. Maurice Ernst's, OER, office. 9. (Confidential - BAA) Called Jerome Levinson, Counsel,, on Multinational Corporations, t' s to confirm Thursday, 15 May at 3:30 for his briefing on STATOTHR 10. (Internal Use Only - RJK) Met with Charles Snodgrass,. Defense Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, and gave him a weekly listin of finis he intelligence publications which had been prepared for him b I Congressional Support Officer, OCI. I asked Snodgrass to return the listing when he had completed his review. He said he would see that the courier returned it to Headquarters. Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Thursday - 8 May 1975 CIA 14TO-NAE ME ONLY Page 5 19 . (Unclassified - G_T_,C) Called Amelia Graves, Secretary to Senator Stuart Symington, and advised her that Mr. Duckett was not feeling well today and would not be able to call the Senator. I again told her if there was anything I could do to have the Senator call me. She said she would pass this message on. 20. (Unclassified - GLC) Met with Allen Rexinger, Legislative Assistant to Representative Robert McClory, and briefed him on the Harrington and Drinan suits and also filled him in on the circumstances surrounding Harrington's leak of the Director's testimony on Chile before the Nedzi Subcommittee of House Armed Services. 21. (Unclassified - GLC) Ellie Vogtmann, San~tn _F r,rnia_n. R__etaF.inna_. Committee stafF, called concerning the transcript of the Director's testimony of 12 March 1974 before the Multinational Corporations Subcommittee. She asked if the copy we returned to them was the only copy in existence, I told her we had Xeroxed a copy of it so it could be shown to the Director with the changes we had made on it. She said that was fine. They just did not want to give the original copy to Justice and not have any other copy available for the Committee's use if needed. 22. (Unclassified -- GLC) George Lardner, Washington Post correspondej called regarding the President's comments about CIA and -the in. his state of the world address. See Memo for Record, 23. (Internal Use Only - PLC) Called Jim Kronfeld, Staff Member, House Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Information and Individual Privacy and discussed the chances of a quick amendment to the Freedom of Information Act to relieve the Agency from responding to STATNTL under the Freedom of Information Act to release all Agency documents that have been provided to the Select Comm.itte an the ' ission. See Memorandum for the Record. CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY EOIj "E L. CARY- Legislative Counsel cc: STATINTL O/DDCI Ex. Sec. DDI DDA DDS&T Mr. Warner Mr. Lehman STATINTL Mr. Thuermer EA/DDO CorriptApproved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Journal - Office of :Legislative Counsel Wednesday - 7 May 1975 r S 7 "7 R {4 Ml 1 TERNAL USE oNC t ~.'a~ i Page 3 12. (Confidential - LLM) Returned the call of Jerome Levinson ,TATOTHR SIiATOTHR SI ATOTHR 25k1 Counsel, Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations, gnat e For ein . Gcz F, who is interested in a briefing of the crporation. I told Levinson that I was sure we could arrange suc a "briefing but that we could only cover the foreign part: of the activity and not activities in the United States. Levinson said the Subcommittee is looking into situations such as the United Brand episode where multinational corporations were involved in foreign political payoffs to obtain foreign contracts. I told Levinson we would back in touch. 13. (Unclassified - LLM) Spoke with Jim McConkie, Administrative Assistant to Representative Gunn McKay (D., Utah), concerning their interest in setting up a briefing for a large group of University of Utah students. I told him we would be back in touch with whatever arrangements we could work out. 14. (Internal Use Only -- LLM) Talked to Arnold Donahue, OMB, regarding our desire for their input on the joint committee paper. Donahue said he would assign the task to Jim Oliver. 15. (Confidential - LLM) Jim Oliver, OMB, called to review the procedures used to implement the Congressional side of the Presidential findings requirements imposed by the recent Foreign Assistance Act amendments concerning covert actions. I provided Oliver a rundown on how we are handling this. 17. (Unclassified - WPB) Called Arden Schell on the staff of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Constitutional Rights, to ask about the status of H. R. 61, a bill on control of criminal justice information. She told me hearings had been scheduled for 20 and Z2 May, and they hoped to reach mark-up stage in mid-June. U1r1 11`aC..R i'JA pI_ USE - f q pt Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 4 Monday - 5 May 1975 NA I TONAL USE oNr CONFIDENTIAL 12. (Unclassified -- GLC) Called Ed Braswell., Chief Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, and advised him we had sent him a copy of the Director's reply to Senator Edward Kennedy's 24 April. letter on electronic surveillance. Braswell said it was on his desk but he had not had a chance to read it yet. 13. (Unclassified - GLC) Called Ron Tam.rnen, in the office-of Senator William Proxmire, and told him I had a letter to the Senator from,, Dr. Edward Proctor which I would deliver to him tomorrow. 14. (Confidential - GLC) Pat Holt qonatr- T"nre i;;n Relations Committee MMMEWMW staff, called and inquired about the transcript of the Director's testimony of 12 March 1974 before the Multinational Corporations Subcommittee. I told Holt of the problems we are having in trying to correct: the transcript and he agreed it would be best from the Committee standpoint to deliver it uncorrected and if Justice wants to develop it they can come back to us. I promised Holt the transcript would be delivered tomorrow morning. 15. (Confidential - PLC) Left with J. Sourwine, Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Internal Security. raft version. of the to-be-published book by for him to 25X1 read and determine if he wishes to call him before the Subcommittee. Also left with Sourwine was a blind memorandum concerning who is mentioned in the Peter James book, "How to Spy in the United States. 11 25X1 25X1 17. (Unclassified - PLC) Delivered to the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D. , Mass. ), as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, a letter from the Agency responding to a number of questions on electronic surveillance. A copy of this letter was also delivered to Guy McConnell, Senate Appropriations Committee staff. 18. (Unclassified - PLC) Returned to the office of Senator Walter D. 25X1 Hudd].eston (D. , Ky.) a photo raph of the Senator which was given to this office for delivery to who called the Senator's office and identified himself as an Agency employee. CIA records were negative concerning t/OC ONLY C t FIDE x. L 11`1 L Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Approved For Release 2002/f I j 3 N i II 44R000300030020-7 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Friday - 2 May 1975 25X1A C1A: I,NTERNAE USA' ONN[ 1. (Confidential - DFM) Called Dave McGinn in the Massachusetts office of Representative Michael , to report: thatPATOTHR Agency had no one with the nam previously assigned to Vietnam. McGinn was quite surprised and said that his constituent seemed very matter of fact about their son's Agency employment and i:ha.t he would check further and get back to me if necessary. 2. (Unclassified - DFM) Called to report that STATOTHR we would not be returning the questionnaire W1171-1 ~e za sent us regarding, our interest in natural resources information. I went over again the general areas of our interest and our sources, and pointed out that we had very limited computer handling of this information. I also stressed that: our interests overlap the interests of certain other Federal agencies or departments and that any information they supply would probably encompass our effort. though not ecstatic seemed satisfied. 3. (Unclassified - GLC) Representative Robert Gi:ainao spoke to the Senior Seminar class on the Hill this morning. The session. went: very well with lively exchanges on a number of current issues,. Giaimo was especially concerned about any possible valid allegation that President Kennedy's assassination was in retaliation to a CIA assassination attempt on Castro, 25X1A Committee staff, visited the Agency for lunch witl 4. (Unclassified -. GLC) Jim Kronfeld, H zs be delivered to the Committee until early next week. 5. (Unclassified - JMD) Ellie Vogtnzann, naL :oxei,g~n. 1lelatjon q Committee staff, called and said the corrected transcript of the Director's testimony of 12 March 1974 before the Multinational. Subcommittee need not CIA I,IN I E RNi\[ USE LY CO ~N HH ENTI Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Approved For Release 2002/06/05 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7 Journal -Office of Legislative Counsel Page 2 Friday - 2 May 1975 CIA 1NTE 'i~AU USE ONLY CCNFI .NTIA 6. (Unclassified - JMD) Hugh Wolff, Library of Congress, called and asked if they could have two copies of "Guide to CIA. Statutes and Law. " I told him I would see if copies were available and let him know. of Trends in the World Population, Food Production and Climate. will handle this. -1. (Unclassified - JMU) Ann Scudder, in the office of Representative Don Fuqua, called and asked for a copy of the publication "Potential Implications 8. (Confidential - GLC) Jim Wilderotter,. White Hous e staff, called and said he thinks we should start developing whatever kinds of documentation we can with respect to the degree of congressional notification and acquiescence in specific operations and activities in the past, See. Memo for Record. 9. (Confidential -- BAA) Per instructions, called. Charles Snodgrass, House Appropriations Committee staff, and asked if it would be possible to change the scheduled briefing of the Defense Subcommittee from 5 June to 2 June at 10:30 a. in. or 4 June at 2:00 p. nm.. Snodgrass said this was not possible because Congress would be in recess at this time. 10. (Confidential - BAA) Charles Meissner, s~Fo~ egn?, p,tS Committee staff, called and requested a briefing sometime next week on the Israeli military and economic situation.. I told him I would b.a-ve get in touch with him on Monday. 11. (Confidential - PLC) I pD/OER, called and asked that we handle a call he had received from Gene Sullins, International Division, GAO. I called Sullins and determined that he wanted the same Agency briefing given to Senator Charles H. Percy (R. , Ill. ) concerning controls of nuclear reactors sent abroad referred to by the Senator on the Senate floor. Sullins also wanted a central focal point i.n'the Agency to which he could deal rather than "calling all around" a oing. As concerns his first request, after checking withi OCI, I advised Sullins that the briefing of Senator Percy was given by ERDA and not CIA. He also asked to call Mr. Eisenstein. As to the second request, I told Sullins to call our office unless he was informed to the contrary. I made it clear that each request would, however, have to be reviewed closely. Sullins said he understood the relationship that exists between CIA and GAO and contemplated very few requests. He was interested only in an initial office /to contact. / CL 111111 .iS!'?r~L U ~`:L~1 Approved For Release 2002/06/05: CIA-RDP77M00144R000300030020-7