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March 26, 1975
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Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 CAI 2511 25(1 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Wednesday - 26 March gib, e..rc J '` Page 4 15. Frank Schwartz, rLiaison, called concerning statements made by the Director involving the FBI during his testimony before the Abzug Subcommittee on 5 March 1975. He asked that we provide specific examples of those cases referred to by the Director in which the Agency turned down a request involving an American citizen. 16. Received a call from Ursula Culver, Secretary to Senator Hubert Humphrey, who said the Senator would not be available for the briefing on Portugal before the recess. She asked that we call her on 8 April to set another date. was advised. 25X1 OCI, and I met with Senator John Stennis for our weekly briefing session. See Memorandum for Record. 17. I 18. Later in the morning, Carl Duckett, DDS&T, and I met with Senator John Stennis and Duckett briefed him on the sensitive Agency project. See Memorandum for Record. 19. In response to a request from Senator John Pastore, Carl Duckett and I met with him and with Senator Baker (Pastore asked us if Senator Baker could be present) for the purpose of briefing them on a sensitive Agency project. George Murphy, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy staff, was also present and took some notes. See Memorandum for Record.. 20. Met with Ed Braswell, Chief Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, and filled him in on our meetings with Chairman Stennis earlier in the day. I mentioned that Stennis is interested in getting a pre-briefing on the intelligence and Agency budgets when Congress reconvenes. DPMO review(s) completed. Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R00060009OP23-5 Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Monday - 24 March 1975 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY 1. (Unclassified - RJK) Stopped by Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff office and picked up a transcript which the Committee was returning to the Agency for sanitization.. It was the Director's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 31 May 1,960 and the sub- ject covered was the summit conference. 2. (Internal Use Only - RJK) Met with. Austin Smith, Defense Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee staff, and reviewed with him Agency proposed changes to the page proofs which he had. given us earlier. Most of these were mainly editorial changes. Smith approved of all of the proposed changes and provided the Agency with a courtesy copy of the page proofs. 3. (Unclassified - WPB) I phone S o obtain a copy of the regulations promulgated pursuant to the reservation of Presidential Recordings and Materials Act (P. L. 93-526). 1 spoke to Janet Gibson of the task force which drew up the regulations and she agreed to send me a copy. I also spoke to Steve Garfinkle, an attorney who did. most of the work on the regulations. I asked him how GSA interpreted "the Presidential historical materials of Richard M. Nixon" and whether the GSA would confine itself to obtaining materials containing evidence relating to the Watergate crimes. He said that the regulations were broader in scope, that the GSA. had interpreted "Presidential historical materials" as materials created or received by the White House during President Nixon's administration, and that they would seek to obtain such materials whether or not it related to Watergate. Our conversation touched on whether this would include intelligence reports prepared for the White House and he, inferred that it could. He concluded by saying that the regulations were very complex and that if I had any questions after reading them, that I should feel free to give him a call. CIA INTE Rs." AL USE ONLY Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CrMA7M00144R000600090023-5 CO ii~~JODURNAL II OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Monday - 17 March 1975 1. Called Marc Himmelstein, regardiiag the status of the Government travel amendments (H. R. 35757-n-77.7 172). Himmelstein expects final action within a couple of weeks and said, the House bill will be just what the Administration wants. 2. Pat Yack, on the staff of Representative Alan Steelman (R. , Texas), called and wanted to talk to someone about the Agency's classification program. He said he was preparing for Representative Steelman a bill establishing a statutory system of classi- fication and he wanted an informal reaction from CIA before it was introduced. He gave me a brief rundown and I told him that it appeared quite similar to a number of bills that had been introduced in the last Congress. He acknowledged that he had drawn the language from these prior bills, I made clear to him that our comments on any legislation must. be submitted through OMB. I agreed to stop by in the very near future,. however, to brief him in general terms as to the nature of the Agency's classification program and the unique procedures to protect intelligence sources and. methods. He understood that this would be only an informal chat. 3. Left with Jack Boos, Intelligence Subcommittee staff, House Armed Services Committee, a package of material concerning Representative Michael Har. rington's (D. , Mass. ) appearance at an international conference in Mexico City, which discussed alleged U. S. intervention in Chile. The material had been requested by Chairman Lucien N. Nedzi (D. , Mich.) in his conversation with 25X1 on Friday evening, 14 March. 4. Met with Barbara Madsen, on the staff of Representative Don Bonker (D. , Wash.), and provided her with son-YCo maps which she had previously requested. I also gave her a copy of the GPO listing of Agency produced maps. She accepted my apology for the delay in getting these materials to her. 25X1 77. b1FIMENTIA1 Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 5 Thursday - 13 March 1975 - CONFIDENTIAL 25 0 25 1 25~,1 19. Mr. Graves,, Press Assistant to Senator Walter Huddleston, called to say he had received a call from Steve Freedman, WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. Freedman had been contacted by someone who claimed to have been trained by CIA in Panama and who has quite a story to tell about his participation with CIA. Freedman will, not identify the man to Graves but Freedman is looking for guidance as to how much credence this man's story has. Graves asked if someone could. call. Freedman directly Graves would like us to let him know when we have called Freedman. I passed the above to Mr. who said he would call. Freedman. .21. Dick Ober, NSC staff, called to ask about the Ryan amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act. I filled him in on what the amendment was all about and what we have done to comply with that amendment and the Bolling/Hansen report. 22. Called Chairman Lucien Nedzi, Intelligence Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, and told him the Director and I had been talking about the Judiciary Committee getting witnesses from 2X the Post Office Department on. the mail intercept program. See Memo for Recorrd. D 0 0 Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 Approved For Release 20 7 00144R000600090023-5 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Tuesday - 11 March 1975 251(1 25 1 1. Received a call from Andrea Nordel in the office of Representative Stephen J. Solar.- (D. , N. Y. )a' Solar z is interested in mandatory retirement prior to age 70 and his staff is asking various agencies what their mandatory retirement. age is, and the rationale for it. I promised to get back to Ms. Nordel tomorrow with a response. 2. uIn response to his earlier call to called Bill Hogan, Counsel, Intelligence Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, and said we would not have any problem with his redoing the classified aide memoire we had provided Frank Slatinshek, Chief,Counsel of the Committee, in connection with our views letter on H. Res. 205 (resolution of inquiry on Chile). I then revised the document for him casting it as a Committee document and removing the classification and sent it to Hogan following the Director's ,review. Hogan felt the document would be helpful in dealing with the resolution in open session before the full Committee. 3. / _rtns e -rni _nr tii ca rr,-,a mun4__'r, called to alert us to a possible call from. Representative Jonathan Bingham (D. , N. Y.) for a briefing on SALT ' verification. 4. (Confidential - LLM) Marc Kliman, in. Representative Les Aspin's (D. , Wis.) office, called and we scheduled a briefing for the Representative for 3:30 p. m. , tomorrow on Soviet expenditures. OSR, have been alerted. Kliman has no security clearances and would like to be in a position to repeat whatever he learns. I said under these circumstances it might be better for him not to sit in on the briefing as it may obstruct the Representative e needs, ' 1 A Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 STAT STAT Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 4 Friday - 7 March 1975 f!\JT flNAE USE ONLY 13. (Internal Use Only - PLC) In regard to his earlier request, called Jim Davidson, on the staff of the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, Senate Government Operations Committee, to confirm that an exhaustive search failed toreveal the existence of any "delimitation agreement" between the ~~~ ~~~~77 ....,,,nd CIA which was written in 1948. I referred him to a classified FBI memorandum dated 7 February 1966 prescribing the scope of CIA's activities in the United States. Davidson said he will request the document from the FBI. He explained that the Subcommittee needs this material in connection with their study to determine the juris- diction of agencies within the intelligence community and the congressional oversight which was initiated in the closing days of the 93rd Congress. With the establishment of the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, however, no hearings will be held, though the study will be continued and coordinated with the Select Committee. Davidson added that he works closely with Bill Miller, the Staff Director. Davidson said he would be back in touch with'us and would furnish us copies of any correspondence with the FBI. 14. (Internal Use Only - PLC) Marc Ginsberg, Staff Assistant, Senate Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, called and asked if we had any information concerning Charles Dean, 24 years old of New York City who had visited Laos as a tourist in September 1974 and was captured by the Pathet Lao forces. According to Ginsberg, he was then on a boat with an Australian and an AID official.. After checking with I called Ginsberg back and told him the Agency was aware of the circumstances but the only information. we have has been provided by the State Department and I suggested he check with them. He said he would contact Sam Goldberg, Legislative Liaison at State, as well as someone in AID. 15. (Internal Use Only - FMC) Received a call from David Batt, Administrative Assistant to Representative Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. (D. , La. who wanted to report that the Representative was again in receipt of another letter from I concerning her appeal of the Agency's settlement gTAT ood ld h d h d - ... .._. t,?,. ,, ,.,. .. ._ Jl. g ouse o amage of her claim for STAT to Chairman of the Claims Review Board, could be handled again. by I told Batt I was sure this would be the way would want to handle it, but we would get back in touch with him about this. Approved For Release 2006/03/15 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000600090023-5