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Contacts: 15 Calls Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R0008000107 5 Outs: 3 SECRET OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL 25X1 25X1 STATOTHR 25X1 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1 25X1A 25X1 25X1 Tuesday - 8 October 1974 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY I Left a message for Anth K ony ochanek, Department o a-e. He had sent me a copy of State's proposed reply to Senator J. W. Fulbright (D. , Ark. ) on the Abourezk amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act (S. 3394). I told him we had no problems with the State response. - -- -+-~,c1 , lil Llle office of Representative William J. Randall D. M ), a suggested reply to the Congressman's inquiry fro a constituent. 3. Al Tarabochia, Chief Investigator, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, Judiciary Committee, called to cancel the meeting scheduled for 2:00 p. m. this afternoon on thel Subcommittee report (see Journal item yesterday). He will call when another time can be arranged. 4. Met with Werner Brandt, Legislative Assistant to Chairman Thomas S. Foley (D. , Wash. ), Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains, House Agriculture Committee, and finalized the arr On LEi for tomorrow morning's meeting with the Subcommittee O ER, was advised that the briefin la g p ce was changed to 1301 Longworth House Office Building. -- ---- -` ~? ~~++~a, oLd11 1J1rector, Subcommittee on Government Activities, House Committee on Government Operations, regarding the follow ups from yesterday's meeting on SAT with him and Chairman Jack Brooks (D. , Texas). See Memorandum for the Record. emoran um for the Record, CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY t` 3" E C overnment Operations, in response to his call. Si-.- M 6. I I Met with Norman G. Cornish, Deputy Staff Director, u committee on Foreign Operations and Government Information, House Committee on G 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R0008000100 F, 9/24/2003 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 2 Tuesday - 8 October 1974 rf.A INTFRRAC USE ONLY SECR 7. Met with Guy McConnell, Senate Appropriations Committee stair, an rie ed him on Covert Action Item #2. McConnell had no questions. 8. Met with Richard F. Kaufman, Economist,. Joint Economic Committee, who asked that we reschedule the briefing on Soviet defense fund allocations for personnel, etc. , which had been cancelled last month due to the press of Committee business. If possible, the briefing will be scheduled for late the week of 14 November. Committee staff, and briefed him on Covert Action Item #2.Preston yyvyyu indicated that he will brief Chairman George H. Mahon (D. , Texas) later in the day. Preston had no questions. I delivered to Preston a copy of the IC's blind memorandum study and attachments, "Impact of Congressional Action on National Foreign Intelligence Programs for FY 75. " I reviewed with Preston in some detail the proposal for inclusion of a line item in the Agency's budget presentation, "Special Operational Entertainment. " See Memorandum for the Record. Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, and brought him uptodate on yesterday's meeting with Chairman Jack Brooks (D. , Texas), Subcommittee on Government Activities, House Government Operations Committee, and today's separate meeting with William M. Jones, Staff Director of the Subcommittee. Hogan told me he has a handwritten letter from Brooks to Chairman Lucien N. Nedzi (D. , Mich. ), Intelligence Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, forwarding copies of the January, April and October letters. It will be a day or so before Hogan responds. He asked that he be kept uptodate with regard to our dealings with Brooks. As a separate item, Hogan told me he has a letter to Chairman Nedzi from OPIC dated 3 October 1974 requesting access to the Colby testimony on Chile in keeping with OPIC's responsibility for coverage of losses due to rationalization of ITT properties by the government of Chile. In brief, the letter states in part that this Agency had advised that we have no objection to OPIC's review of the testimony, but that it would be necessary for them to direct their query to the Committee. CIA ;N ? E NAL USE ONLY SECRET Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1A 25X1 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 3 c1 IN1?RNAL October NLY 11. Met separately with both Garner J. Cline, Counsel, and ran Christy, Staff Assistant, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and International Law, House Judiciary Committee. At best there will be one more meeting of the Subcommittee, possibly sometime in November, prior to the close of this session, with little hope of final action on any private bills that might be considered at that time, unless an all-out effort were to be made by the Chairman and the Committee in getting it to the full Committee and through the House prior to adjournment. I told both Cline and Christy that I would like to talk to them further about the two bills pending before the Committee prior to such a meeting by the Committee, They will keep me advised. 12. I Met with Frank Slatinshek, Chief Counsel, House Armed Services Committee, and discussed with him briefly the letter from Representative Floyd V. Hicks (D. , Wash. ) concerning Soviet binary chemical munitions, etc. Slatinshek agreed that it would be well to brief Representative Hicks personally and to state our normal rule concerning personal staff, Withapologies it is necessary for Slatinshek to cancel out on his tentative agreement to speak to the Senior Seminar on 25 October. As had been anticipated when first discussed, Slatinshek should now be able to get out of the city for a few days of vacation at that time. OTR, has been advised. I also discussed with him Representative Patsy T. Mink's (D. , Hawaii) request for information on 25X1A CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY Division, Congressional Research Service, called with a question about the prohibition against Agency participation in domestic activities. I called his attention to the relevant portions of the Agency charter and he said that would answer his question. Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 25X1 2,ATOTHR 25X1A 25X1 25X1A 25X1 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel CfA INTERNAL USE ONLY Tuesday - 8 October 1974 Page 4 14. Received a call from David Martin, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee moment a friend of He lectu 1: 1 a ureau ot Standards this morning. Martin said this individual, speciality is in the field of metallurgy. As is frequently the case with foreigners of this sort, Martin thought he might have information of value or interest to the Agency and suggested we might want to have someone talk to him before he departs for New York this afternoon. I told Martin I would check with ou-r people and be back in touch. is following up on this. 15. Following up on my conversation with Bob Dockery, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, yesterday I made arrangements fo OCI, and someone from this Office to meet with Dockery Thursday, 2:00 p. m. , to debrief him on his recent trip to Cuba with Senators Pell and Javits. 25X1 16. Met with Guy McConnell, Senate Appropriations Committee staff, who told me it was looking doubtful that he would be able to make the trip to the Far East later this month as we had planned since his wife will be undergoing some surgery during that period of time. I told McConnell I planned to follow up with Senator Milton Young on his interest in the Council for a Liveable World but McConnell informed me that Young had left for North Dakota and will not return until after the election. We discussed the fact that Young is having a difficult time in his campaign in North Dakota and noted that if he is defeated, Senator Clifford Case will be :next in line for a position on the Intelligence Operations Subcommittee since Senator Cotton is retiring at the end of this Congress. I mentioned to McConnell that Jack Iams, Comptroller, had been interested in having the reduction in the SLUC payment, the crediting of the Air America sale and the addition of a line item on representational expenses included in a letter from the Chairman notifying us of our appropriation. McConnell said he thought this was unnecessary since it was well understood by the Director and the Subcommittee that the Air America proceeds would go into the Agency's account, that Congress accepted only 90% of all of the SLUC assessments and he thought it best if the matter of the representation allowance was merely brought up in 69 INTERNAL tUS~ Qf~'LY is next budget presentation. Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7 25X1 25X1 25X1A 25X1A STATOTHR STATOTHR STATOTHR 25X1 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Thursday - 8.October 1974 CIA INTERNAL USE ONLY SECRET Page 5 17. I I Met with Jim Davidson, Counsel, Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, and furnished him a copy of a letter from George Cary to Chairman Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (D. , N. C. ), advising him of the Agency procedures for permitting employees access to their personnel files. We discussed briefly the Agency's partial exemption from S. 3418, the right of privacy bill. He said the staff review was not yet completed and he would let me know tomorrow the outcome of Committee action. He indicated that our, request might not be favorably received. 18. I Called Jim Kronfeld, Staff Counsel, House Government Operations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Government Information, and informed him that from my discussion with Jim Davidson (see item #17 above) --it does not appear that Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (D. , N. C.) will amend our exemption to include the requirement for rule- making procedures in section 553 of Title 5, U. S. C. He confirmed that at this time we not try for a floor amendment in the House since this very well could open up a full debate on the merits of the A,gency's exemption from most of the bill. He has not read the Senate bill (S. 3418), but-is quite sure that it is considerably different than the House version (H. R. 16373). This would give considerable latitude to the conference committee. Kronfeld is confident that he can include legislative history in the conference report which would clearly state that the exemptions in section 553 are intended to apply. We will discuss this further tomorrow when the exact amendments to be offered by Senator Ervin on the Senate floor may be known. 19. (Confidential - RJK) In follow up to Mr. Cary's conversation with David Martin, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee staff, I checked,withE _ _ It was con- cluded that a more thorough review should be made before we seel Cary called Martin back and suggested that in view of the shortness of time and the fact that we would like to take a closer look at before having someone in touch with him, we would prefer not to see him today. Cary suggested that e told his L_ I address had been passedeyn to us,a.qd there was a possibility m CIA INTERNAL USEh0 L~' him there. cc: GEURGE L. C O/DDCI I Ex. Sec. DDI DDA DDS&T Mr. Warner Mr. Thuermer Mr. Lehman EA /DDO Compt Legislative Counsel SECRET" Approved For Release 2003/10/21 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800010063-7