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Approved For Release 2006/08/09: CIA-RDP77MOO144R000600150036-4 25X1 25X1 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 5 Pr. iday -- 15 August 1975 CONFIDENTIAL 19. LIAISON Guy McConne].]., Senate Appropriations Committee staff, advised me that their Committee had received a letter from the Department of Justice requesting copies of transcripts of testimony by Mr. Helms before the Committee on the subject of the presidential election in Chile in 1970. McConnell said he will propose to Chairman McClellan a reply indicating that Helms never appeared before McClellan on that category. I told McConnell we would also check our records on this. 25X1 20. LIAISON Carl Duckett, DDS&T, advised he would contact Gus Wise, of t e White House staff, in Colorado and ask him to telephone Richard Perle, on the staff of the Senate Government 25X1 Operations Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to advise him he has all the information on the issue of diversion of electronic circuitry which 25X1 Perle asked us about and he will fill hire. in onithis when he returns from Colorado next week. STATOTHR 25X1 25X1 LIAISON Made arrangements with to interview I Iwhose I information was passed to us by John Allen, in the office of Representative Robert L. F. Sikes (D. , I'la. ). I also advised Allen that we propose to contact the assumption he would want to make =ware of this. cc: O/DDCI Ex. Sec. DDI DDA DDS&T arner Mr. Thuermer EA/DDO IC Staff Compt Pl- GEORGE L. CARY Legislative Counsel CONFIDENTIAL O I/C ag Approved For Release 2006/08/09: CIA-RDP77MOO144R000600150036-4 II Approved For Release 2006/08/09: CIA-RDP77M00144R000600150036-4 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Th ursday - 14 August 1975 CONFIDENTIAL F- I 9. Page 3 response to his request, left free copies of the USSR Agriculture Atlas for John Baize, House Agriculture Committee staff. ?10. CONSTITUENT Spoke with Herschel 25X1 Kolinor, on the staff of Representative Charles H. Diggs, Jr. (D., Mich. ), concerning a letter from a constituent, wl-jo5X1 had written a letter to the Congressman with a copy to the Director of Personnel. After discussing the content of the letter with her, we agreed that: since it was for information only and mach no requirement of the Agency that no response would be expected from us. 11. I IFOIA Fred Wood, in the office of Representative Paul E. T songas (D. , Mass. ), called inquiring as to the status of the Freedom of Information request o X1 After checking with IRS, I called Wood back and informed him that the case would be completed within the next two days and that the Agency would be responding directly 25X1 12,. FOIA Jerry Mellady, in the office 25X1 of Representative William J. Green D. , Pa.), called inquiring as to the status of a Freedom of Information request from who is 25X1 now residing in Florida. After checking with the IRS office, I called I back and informed him that a final Agency reply was being see tomorr ow. 25X1 25X1 Y3; LIAISON Les Janka, NSC staff, called. to say he was clearing the Director's letter to Chairman John Sparkman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Mayaguez with the understanding that the first contact with the Committee on this would be a meeting between the Director and Chairman Sparkman. I told him it was our intention to do that, as the letter indicated, but, of course, we could not control the possibility that Sparkman would have other thoughts about it. In any event, we will keep the NSC staff informed as this situation develops. Janka also asked for, and I agreed to provide him, copies of the Post Mortem on the Mayaguez incident as well. as the pertinent Situation Reports on that incident. (I I 25X1 s ~,t tl 9 gAL Approved For Release 2006/08/09: CIA-RDP77M00144R000600150036-4 Approved For Release 2006/08/09: CIA-R DP77M00144R000600150036-4 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 3 Tlinsrlnv -- 12 Aii fast 1975 9. I I Charles Snodgrass, I-louse Appropriations Defense Subcommittee staff called and we briefly reviewed the discussion between he and yesterday. Snodgrass said that the decision at this is tentative at best and he would like to get together wit In early September following the Far East trip. 10. I I 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 thcIreports 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. I I 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 Sit-Reps 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. 25X1 25X1 12.1 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.and found there were in fact two briefings in which there were transcripts an one in which there was no transcript in which.I:J" as mentioned. I identified, the transcripts as being briefings on 2 and 3 March 1971 and 3 February 1972 and the other one, for which there was no transcript, was 1 June 1972. Preston said 25x1 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 transcriptE that dealt with testimony0 He asked if we would Xerox copies of those pages and send them to him on Thursday. I said I would do so. He 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. CON HH EN TIAL Approved For Release 2006/08/09: CIA-RDP77M00144R000600150036-4