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25X1A SECRET 25xtX1 A 25X1 25X1 25X1 25 X1 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144RO Calls: 5 0100266i JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Wednesday - 27 November 1974 C1A INTERNAL USE ONL'' 1. Delivered to the office of Senator Sam Nunn (D. , Ga.) the Directors letter to the Senator concerning the application of 2. I Delivered to the office of Representative James W. Symington (D. , o. a package for Tom Ernst, Legislative Assistant, containing a Pravda article which he had requested and a copy of the unclassified study entitled "World Opium Survey, 1972" for his information. OCI, is continuing to attempt to locate a second article requested by Ernst (see Journal, 19 November, Item 9). 3. Had a chance meeting with Ron Tammen, Legislative Assistant, office of Senator William Proxmire (D., Wisc.), on the Hill. Tamme.n brought up the subject of standing for congressmen, which I had discussed yesterday with Charles Platt (see Journal, 26 November, Item 11). Tammen informed me that Proxmire felt his responsibilities were to pursue issues as he saw them on the floor of the Congress and not in the courts, and that Proxmire would probably continue to challenge CIA budgetary arrangements on the floor but was not inclined to pursue the matter in the courts. 4. 1 ) Met with Ralph Preston, House Appropriations Committee staff, and received rom him a copy of the prepared statement for the briefing this morning with the Director. Preston apologized that the format outlined in the prepared statement was prepared by the Chairman late last evening. 5. In response to his call, I met with Herb Roback, Staff Director, House Government Operations Committee, and reviewed with him a letter forwarded to Chairman Chet Holifield (D. , Calif. ) from Representative STATOTHR Phillip Burton (D. , Calif. ). The letter was from a constituent, STATOTHR f San Francisco, California, regarding CIA. activities in Northern Ireland. Rather than respond in writing Roback asked that I talk to Burton's 25X staff assistant. CIA INTERNAL USE 0NCY SECRET 1 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010br9I29I2003 ? Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 25X1 STATOTHR 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X125X1A Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Wednesday - 27 November 1974 ~~ to INTERNAL USE ONLY SEC 6. Met with Joseph A. O'Connell, Assistant to Representative Phillip Burton (D. , Calif. ), and reviewed with him the correspondence from a constituent, of San Francisco, California. O'Connell told me that his own investigation indicated that The Advocate has been agitating Irish Americans on this general subject. He will file the correspondence. 7. Met with Mrs. Fraser, Administrative Assistant to Representative Donald M. Fraser (D. , Minn. ), as a follow up to my earlier conversations with her. Mrs. Fraser asked if I would stop by at my convenience and talk to John Salzburg, on the Representative's staff, who is now away for the holidays, concerning the constituent request on information regarding supposed CIA activities in Northern Ireland. 8, Met with William H. Hogan, Counsel, Intelligence Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, and returned to him the transcript of 22 July 1974 on the Subcommittee's hearings on H. R. 15845. I also closed out with Hogan his request for information for use .by Chairman Nedzi in responding to a query from the National Association for Irish Freedom and a third letter from John O'Sullivan, Chairman, Civil Rights Committee, National Council of Irish Americans. I also gave Hogan a set of background information for his use in these replies. In meeting with Hogan, he told me that he was momentarily expecting a call from the court in the Haldeman case requesting the transcripts of the Haldeman and Ehrlichman testimony before the Subcommittee. After checking with Messrs. I I arrangements were made to deliver the 7 June 1973 Haldeman transcript and the 13 June 1973 Ehrlichman transcript to Hogan today. 9. alked to Norvill Jones, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, who told me he will be travelling to China leaving about 6 December. He is not free to disclose who he will be travelling with at this time. After checking with I OCI, a briefing on China was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. , Monday, 2 December. F -I has been 10. I Accompanied , OMS, 25X1A to a meeting with Representative Clement J. Za oc i . , is, or a ebriefing on Zablocki's recent trip to China. Representative Zablocki was very pleased to meet with the group and was quite forthcoming in response to questioning. There are no follow ups from to day's de b SSr ief ing. CIA Aoh' R Ie C Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Wednesday - 27 November 1974 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Page 3 11. Talked to Bill Van Ness, Chief Counsel, Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, with regard to the questions raised by Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum (D. , Ohio). In brief, Van Ness suggested the Agency might either have someone standby to testify in executive session or the Agency could respond to questions to Van Ness himself so that he in'turn could respond in executive session. I told Van Ness that I was sure we would much prefer the latter course of providing the information to him for use in executive session. See Mr. Gary's journal item. 12. I Met with Roger Mott, Special Assistant to Representative Samuel S. Stratton (D. , N. Y. ), and reviewed with him the correspondence from John O'Sullivan, Chairman, Civil Rights Committee, National Council of Irish Americans, and briefed him on the background of. this case. Mott will file the correspondence. If any further information is desired by Representative Stratton, Mott will call me. 13. alked to George Berdes, on the staff of the Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Developments, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and after checking with Mr. Duckett's secretary, scheduled a briefing for Wednesday, 11 December, at 10:00 a. m. on SALT violations and agreements. 14. Accompanied the Director and Messrs. Nelson an to a briefing of the House Appropriations Committee Special Group. See Memorandum for Record for details. 15. et with Representative Chet Holifield to tell him how much we appreciated the support which he and Representatives John N. Erlenborn and William S. Moorhead had given us in fighting Representative Bella Abzug's proposed amendment to abolish the CIA exemption from the Right of Privacy legislation (see Memo for Record). 16. I I Attempted to see Representatives John Erle:nborn and William Moorhead but they had left town for the holiday and I will try to reach them on Monday. 1A INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 25X1 STATOTHR 25X1 STATOTHR Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Wednesday - 27 November 1974 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Page 4 17. I I Met with Representative Albert Quie to discuss his letter to the Director asking for comments on a letter the Congressman had received from Minnesota, regardin allegations of CIA involvement in activities in Northern Ireland. in the coup in Chile and the statement to that effect was still accurate. We discussed the possibility of his getting a copy of Chairman Nedzi's response to the similar inquiry which might have been useful to him in replying to 25X1 25X1 I explained to Qui:e our reluctance to give him an unclassified denial of this allegation, which he could appreciate. He added, however, that he had gotten in a jam in his district in denying Agency involvement in Chile, later to find that in fact we were. He said he had relied on assurances from someone (not from the Agency). I made it clear to the Congressman that the Agency was not involved I told Quie I would look into this and be back in touch with him. 25A1 C'IA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 25X1 25X15X1 A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Wednesday - 27 November 1974 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Page 5 19. Dropped by to see Mike Rexroad, Senate Appropriations Committee staff, to see if there was any feedback from the Director's letter to Chairman John L. McClellan on the subject of the Soviet presence in the Indian Ocean/Diego Garcia. Rexroad said they had received the Director's letter during the Committee meeting on Tuesday, apparently without any real reaction. Rexroad did indicate, however ' that Secretary Schlesi:nger's numerous calls to members of the Committee had brought a rather negative reaction, that the question was going to be put up to the full Senate, and he felt that funds for Diego Garcia would be voted down. 20. Received a call from PFIAB staff, who said at Governor Rockefeller ac peen in con ac with them to refresh his memor on what was covered at the 3 and 4 December indicated that their records reflected 1970 PFIAB briefing.-on- Chile. on that it was basically a post mortem of developments in Chile (which would be consistent with the dates of the briefing) and in response to his request I said we would review our records to determine if they disclose anything different. F7 I IC staff, has been advised. 21. Advised Jim Oliver, OMB, of the Agency decision to proceed wi the adoption for CIARDS of the funding arrangements made for Civil Service and Foreign Service retirement systems. The catch up amendments to Civil Service benefits have been captive to movement on the funding issue for far too long and we hope for a quick clearance from OMB. In response to his query, I said I thought we had some flexibility in establishing the effective date of the funding provision to coincide with budget submissions (Oliver favors a delay until FY 77) but such a decision must be made in the light of the status of the funds. I then advised OF, of this conversation and he is reviewing the matter. 22, Met with SPS/DDS&T, who advised of a p g of Representative Thomas Rees (D. , Calif. ). See note in file. 5X1 23. I Delivered to the offices of Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D., Mass.), James L. Buckley (R., N.Y.), Mike Mansfield (D., Mont.), William V. Roth, Jr. (R., Del.), James A. M 'Clare (R., Idaho) and Representative STATSPEC Leo J. Ryan (D., Cali which their names were mentioned. -'IA INTERNAL USE ONLY N : CIA-RDP77M0014414 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 0800010026-8 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1 25X1 Journa1AppKd Eoof2elIe OO[#1*0/ O1C DP77M00144R0008000100 e 6 Wednesday - 27 November 1974 iA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET 24. Stopped by the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee o: ices an e a map of the Philippines for Dr. Arlon Tussing of the staff per the request of his secretary Joan Diamond. 25. As a follow-up to several telephone conversations betweeni and George Murphy, Deputy Director, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, provided Murph with a blind memo detailing recent counter-espionage activities of the Internal Security 25X1 Service which resulted in the expulsion of a number of Polish intelligence officers. 26. I I Received a call from Adam Stolpen, on the staff of Senator Edward J. Gurney (R., Fla.), who asked for informa- tion on Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmena, III, who were imprisoned by the Administration of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. After conferring with OCI, I briefed Stolpen on the current status but advised him that this was really a matter for the State Department and not us. Stolpen replied that he had already tried that Department but without receiving any information. 27.1 Returned to William Hogan, Counsel, House Armed Services Committee, transcripts of testimony of John Ehrlichman and Robert Haldeman before the House Armed Services Committee. cord. INTERNAL USE ONLY 28. I (Received a call from Dick Kennedy, White House staff, regarding the amYIe_.Lm rents in the Foreign Assistance bill concerning the reports to Congress on covert activities. See Memo for EO ;E L. C RV Legislative Counsel 25X1A 25X1A cc: O/DDCI I Ex. Sec. DDA DDI DDS&T Mr. Warner Mr. Lehman EA/DDO Compt Item 1 - OP Mr. Thuermer Mr. 25X1A Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010026-8 SECRET