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C< tf RNAL F6 $2007/03/06 !5 UU tt .Journal --- Officce Legislative Counsel of -Friday - Z4 October 197.5 Page 3 6. LIAISON Met with Frank Slatinshek, Chief Counsel, House Armed Services Committee; Ralph Preston, staff member, I-louse Appropriations Committee; Clark McFadden, Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee; Guy McConnell, staff member, S .nat A pro nriations Committee, and briefed them on the following: Ithe transfer of Agency toxins to NIH; the declassification of Agency documents furnished to the Warren Comn-ission, the status of Senator Edward M. Kennedy's (D., Mass. ), Senate Judici.arir Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure inquiry into human experimentation by the Agency; and the present offer to buy the remaining assets of Air America. 7.1 I LEGISLATION Called Jim Michie, Senate Judi r=subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure staT member, and informed him that a decision was made by the Director that we would not make Agency files available to the Subcommittee staff for their review to determine what material they considered relevant to their inquiry. I confirmed with him our honest intention to be cooperative and to provide complete information to the Subcommittee necessary and relevant to their proposed legislation. I further explained that any material provided would have to be sanitized to remove names and operational information. He reacted strongly and insisted that they should be permitted to review our material in order to assure themselves that we are not holding anything back. He added that they would put their request for additional material made yesterday in writing and he insisted that the Agency make clear its position in writing. 8. ADMINISTRATIVE Hank Knoche, IC Staff, called to advise me that the Director had sent his reclama letter to Chairman John McClellan, Senate-Appropriations Committee, to OMB Director Lynn for coordination of an Administration position and then transmittal to Chairman McClellan. 9. LIAISON Called John Maury, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of Defense, to discuss the. status of DOD contacts with the Senate Judiciary Subcommittees on Administrative Practice and Procedure, and -:ea c foi their legislative hearings. Maury was not personally familiar with the ^ase bu.t: gave :nie the name of George Lippincott who is handling this within L OT). I will giv Mr. Lippincott a call. 't~ CiA rR1~Fc(i Xel" f ?007/Ql IN 48000300090027-4 Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300090027-4 -CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Friday - 24 October 1.975 Page 4 10. I I LIAISON Called Tom Susman, on the staff of Sen ,arr Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure which is chaired by Senator Edward Kennedy (D., Mass. ), on the subject of drug and behavioral testing. I told Susman that, as he knew, we had provided the Subcommittee staff with a copy of the material. Further, we had just about pulled together the answers to questions which he had raised, but we anticipated some difficulty in providing some of the specific documents that have been requested by the Subcommittee staff members to date. I suggested that I f our office, get with the Subcommittee staff and provide them with as much information as possible on testing and we could see where we go from there. Susman . was rather irritated that it had taken us so long to respond but I pointed out that items such as the II documents38KJA and answers to the questions they posed took some time to get together. He agreed with my suggestion as a first step and I told him that X1A would be bringing with him I with whom the 25X1A Subcommittee staff had expressed an interest in talking to, and ~, ADD/S&T. I told Susman that if they decided that they wanted an Agency witness for their hearings on the legislation Senator Kennedy is introducing on drug and behavioral testing programs, that would 25X1A be the likely witness. 11. LIAISON Called Jim Galloway, Counsel, Senate Appropriations Committee, and made arrangements (which I later cancelled) for the Director to meet with Chairman John McClellan to state his views on House cuts in the intelligence community budget. In cancelling the appointment, I told Calloway that the depth of the cuts in the Defense appropriations by the House Committee have been so great that the Administration was re-thinking its position on the matter and the Director was not in a position to meet with the Chairman at this time. 12. LIAISON Attended a "mini'?' LIG meeting in the Whl.te House on the subject of the current congressional investigations of the intelligence community. (See Memo for the Record) CIA INTERNAL USE O N'LY Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300090027-4 Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300090027-4 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Journal Office of Legislative Counsel Friday - 24 October 1975 Pagel 19. LIAISON Called Bill Hogan, Counsel, House Armed Services Committee, concerning the GAO review of the liquidation of the residual assets of Air America and he, said that it looked like we had their endorsement and he will try to get to Chairman Lucien Nedzi (D., Mich.) soonest. I reminded Hogan to raise with Chairman Nedzi whether he still wanted us to get with Representative Jack Brooks (D., Texas) on this directly. 20. LIAISON Called Elly V ogtinann, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, and told her that Thursday, 6 November at 10:00 a, m. was fine for the Director to come up and brief the Committee? After checking with Pat Holt, Staff Director, Ms. Vogtmann said they would have a transcript. 21. HEARINGS Accompanied . A/DDS&T and D/BAB/OTS, to brief Jim Michie, Investigator on the Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Senate 25XIA Judiciary Commit PP programs in the human experimentation ie ct emorandum for the Record). Legislative Counsel cc: O/DDCI Ex. Sec. DDA DDI DDS & T Mr. Warner Mr. Thuermer Mr. Parmenter IC Staff EA/DDO Compt. CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY. Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300090027-4-.: Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000300090027-4 =-CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Thursday - 23 October 1975 Page 4 STATOTHR 13. LIAISON Called Dee Woodberry, in the Lakeland, Florida district office of Senator Lawton Chiles (D. , Fla. ), in response to his inquiry concerning the disappearance of :o.c in an airplane crash off the coast of Alaska on 22 September (n. . L Mr. Woodberry that our only information to date had been what we had learned from another Congressman's office and, based upon that inforSTATOTHR mation, I could tell him that had not been connected with this Agency. Mr. Woodberry mentioned press inquiries he had received, including some from Alaska. He also added that the widow, who lives in the district, was attempting to have the Coast Guard continue their search for her husband. Mr. Woodberry asked me to call him if I received any additional information and I agreed to do so. LIAISON Jim Michid S(>-{ 25X1A JudiWa Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Proce pre staff called and requested certain additional Agency material on the case and human experimentation. (See Memo for the Record) I later called Michie back and ask that he put this request in writing, cc: O/DDCI Ex. Sec. DDA DDI DDS&T Mr. Warner Mr. Thuermer Mr. ParrnEnter IC Staff EA /DDO C ompt. CIA INff d R,"2007/03/06: CIA-RDP77M00144R000300090027-4