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Approved For Release 2005/07/13 : C Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Tuesday - 24 February 1976 Page 3 10. LIAISON I spoke with Vern Loen, Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs (House) in the White H.3ou,usse Office, regarding the Security Assistance Acts of the ,senate and House and discussed with him the various problem areas and our concern about them. 11. LIAISON I took a call from Bill Keener, in the Austin, Texas. office of Senator John G. Tower (R. , Texas), concerning the disappearance of the husband of a constituent. I told him I would look into the matter and call him back. 1Z. LEGISLATION I attended the final mark-up session of the Senate Government Operations Committee on the issue of congressional oversight. At the end of the meeting the Committee voted 12-0 to report a resolution establishing a new Senate Committee on Intelligence Activities. (See Memorandum for the Record. ) 13. LIAISON Prior to the Senate Government Operations Committee mark-up session, met briefly with Jeff Record, Aide to Senator Sam Nunn (D., Ga. ); Walker Nolan, Aide to Senator John Glenn (D., Ohio); and George Patten, Legislative Assistant to Senator Lawton Chiles (D., Fla. ), regarding the pending mark-up session. All three of these men were sympathetic to certain Agency concerns, but rejected other concerns such as the annual authorization requirement in the Committee resolution. 14. LIAISON After the Senate Government Operations mark-up session, received a call from Jim George, Aide to Senator Bill Brock (R. , Tenn. ). I had earlier mentioned to George that the Agency was not happy with certain provisions of the Government Operations Committee's resolution, but we had not discussed our concerns, as George had said Senator Brock would not be able to attend the mark-up session. Senator Brock had asked George what areas gave us problems, and I explained to George our major concerns were with the disclosure section and the section requiring an annual authorization. Approved For Release 2005/07/13 : CIA-RDP78MO266OR000800120021-5 Approved For Release 2001 /07/1'5OY"Inr000800120021-5 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Friday - 27 February 1976 19. LIAISON Scott Cohen, Executive Assistant to Senator Charles Percy (R. , Ill. ), called requesting that the Agency prepare a 25X1 E: I is can be presented as a briefing. he request was discussed with DDSGT,25X1 Acting Chief, AF/Division, will prepare the briefing in coordination with AF/.Division:. I called Cohen back and confirmed the briefing for 3:30 p. m., Wednesday, 3 March 1976. 20? LIAISON Received a call from Duke Short, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Internal Security staff, advising that the Canadian Broadcasting Company had called him and is I at an agreed meeting place in Northeast United considering the possibility of arranging a television interview with They will also consider giving a small remuneration. SE/DB, was advised. Pages 25X1 25X1 22. HEAR.MG Jina Michie, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure staff, called to ask if I had seen the 27 January letter to John Warner, OGC, from Justice offering no objection ? to the Agency's release of the documents of destruction of the Agency's files on drugs. I told him I ha.d not but the letter would allow our providing the documents which were already declassi- fied and awaiting Justice's decision. 23. I LIAISON Called. Frank Slatinshek, Chief Counsel, House Armed Services Committee, and. alerted, him to the fact that: we would be sending up to him today our Soviet Defense Expenditure paper.. He appreciated the notification. Approved For Release 2005/ : I ~"[ ` r660R000800120021-5 2005/07/13 : CIA-RDP78MO266OR000800120021-5 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Monday - 23 February 1976 1.1 I LIAISON Spoke with Shelva Hoffmann, on the staff of Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr. (R., N. Y.). She had called to request an Agency speaker for of high school students who would be visiting Washington on 23 and 24 March,. After checking with OTR, and with Mr. Gary's approval, I told her that would be happy to speak with the group at 1:30 p.m. on 23 March. Ms. Hoffmann said that she would try and find a room on the Hill. She said. there would be approximately 50 students and that they would like the opportunity to ask questions. I told her these arrangements were fine with us and have relayed them tol A member, of OLC will accompany LIAISON Received a cail from Carla Reames, on the staff of Representative William V. Alexander (D., Ark.), who requested a copy of the Agency publication entitled "Potential Implications of Trends in the World Population, Food Production, and Climate." I told her we would be glad to send her a copy, and in answer to her question, said it was our most up-to-date paper on the subject. 3.1 I LIAISON Talked to Jack Marsh, Coun _ .x' to the Prasideff, who returned the call of Mr, Cary, and told him of our concern with respect to the assertions by the Budget Committees for jurisdiction over Agency and intelligence community budgets. I explained the contrary advice we were receiving from our Appropriations Committees and asked if it was possible that the Administration had taken a position with the Senate Governmxxent: Operations Committee on the topic of authorizing legislation which is a related topic. Marsh agreed that we needed. more Executive Branch coordination and suggested a meeting between the Director, Mr. Cary, himself c.nd Max Friedersdorf, also of the White Zlou:;e staff,. I urged that any ,session be held soonest as the Senate Governnnxent Operations. Committce would be considering this as well as other topics as early as tomor:?ow. Approved For Release 2005 07/13: CIA-RDP78MO2660R00 o21`6? "'' t`~'" 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/07/ 3: CIA-RDP78M02660R0008.00120021-5 X1 25 X1 25 X1 25 25X1 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 2 Wednesday - 18 February 1976 4. I ILIAISON Tried to reach Paul Myer, White House Office of Congressional Relations staff, regarding the u ge ary meeting on Friday, 20 February. Mr. Myer was not in and I requested that his secretary ask him to call Mr. Cary Thursday morning regarding his presentation at the budgetary meeting. I ` reminded his secretary that we would have a car pick Mr. Myer up and return him after lunch. 5.1 LIAISON I took a call from Bill Florence, on the staff of Chairwoman Bella S. Abzug's (D.,, N. Y. } Subcommittee on Government Information and Individual Rights, House Government Operations Committee, who wanted to know the status of the response to Chairwoman Abzug's,`letter re classification. I told him that the response was in the final stages and, hopefully, it would be completed by the end of this week or the beginning of next. 6. LIAISON I spoke with Denis Neill, AID, regarding and the various amendments thereto which affect the Agency. He really had no additional information of value and suggested that I call his assistant, Bill Espinosa, for further insight into the status of the matter. I placed a call to Espinosa but was unable to contact him. 7. I I LEGISLATION John Childers, Senate Government Operations Committee staff, called to inform me that the morning mark-up session on congressional oversight had been postponed for one day. 8.1 LIAISON Talked to Winslow Wheeler, in Senator Jacob Javits R. , N. Y.) office, about the Senate Select Committee formed in 1971 as a result of Senator Mike Gravel's (D. , Alaska) reading of the Pentagon Papers at a meeting of the Subcommittee on Public Works, Senate Appropriations Committee. Wheeler said he thought he could find a copy of the report and I could pick it up tomorrow. Approved For Release 2005/07/13 : CIA-RDP78M02660R0008001'20021-5 Approved For Release 2005/07/13: CIA-RDP78MO2660R0008001Q,4& 1!5 X1 ADDENDUM-TO JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Tuesday -- 17 February 1976 X1 X1 SLAT STAT 25X1 1. 1 I LIAISON Left with Jim Michie, Senate Judiciary u c~ ommittee on Administrative Practice. and Procedure staff, a declassified version of part of the Agency's response to the questions posed by Senator Edward Kennedy (D. , Mass. ), in his letter of 25 September 1975 as per the request of the Subcommittee. This will be an exhibit to the Subcommittee's report and should close out this matter with the Subcommittee. 2.1 I FOIA Called Wayne Schley, in the office of Senator led Stevens . , Alaska), and discussed Senator Stevens' letter of 3 February 1976 on behalf of I I explained to Schley how requests were handled and the reasons for the delay to his FOI request. I also clarified with him that ' F - letter to Senator Stevens was actually of our office, with whom Schley had talked to concerning this matter. Schley felt that he will clarify this personally with Senator Stevens and assured me it would be no problem. I told Schley that: our full. letter of explanation would be sent shortly. - 3. I I LEGISLATION Called Ken Lazarus,. Associate: Counsel . to: the 'President, and inquired as to the status of their review ot our draft letter to the Chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees commenting on STAT STAT STAT 25X1 duced by Senator Charles McC. Mathias (R., Md.), and Representative Goodloe E. Byron (D., Md. ). I was referred to the office of M_r. Ed Schrnu1t:s, Deputy Counsel to the President. His secretary said she would check and have him call me back. I made clear to her that we had heard nothing to date. Later in the day, Ken Lazarus called me back and asked that we give some rationale to justify the amount of compensation and suggested that we coordinate our response closely with Rex Lee and Mike Uhlmann, Department of Justice. He asked that our letter he finalized. by next week. I subsequently called Tom Martin, Department of Justice, who prepared State's draft r>port. We discussed the thru:>t of the Agency's letter. I will send him u copy of our draft tomorrow for Justice's review and comment. 25X1 Approved For Release 2 05/07/13: CIA-RDP78M02660R E-~I1-lf1I)f.7 CL f3YJd:.d_L'tt4"_'-. Approved For Release 2 0 F A1L8M02660R000800120021-5 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 4 Tuesday - 17 February 1976 14. LIAISON Les Janka, NSC staff, called concerning an inquiry they had received from Jerry Warren, now with Copeley News Service and former Deputy Press Secretary for Presidents Nixon and Ford, for identifying information which would help to refute an allegation to be made in an article by Jack Anderson that some 26 employees of Copeley News Service were CIA employees or on the Agency's payroll. 25X1 15. I I INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING I took a call from Peter Hunt, on the staff of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, who had some additions to make to the outline of the briefing previously submitted. The addition concerned the impact of non-free world oil and gas production on the international energy situation. I told him that since it was of a technical nature I would have OER, who will do the briefing, call him. I notified Mr. Hunt also asked if we could include in the, briefing anything on silent aircraft. He explained that the Alaska pipeline would need to be patrolled by aircraft but the environmentalists were raising issues of the destruction of flora and fauna by the noise from the aircraft. I told him I would check into the matter and call him back. 16. LIAISON I called Sam Goldberg, State Department, and iscusse with him the status of Senate S. 2662 and the Tunney and proposed McGovern amendments on covert action. He was not aware of either of the amendments but suggested that we perhaps should contact members of the Select Committee on Intellige ice who are also members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and explain to them the problems inherent in the amendments. Approved For Rele QQ se i,~IDEN~IAL 8M02660R000800120021-5 25X1 25X1 Approved For Releas$ 2005/07/13: CIA-RDP78MO266OR000800120021-5 JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL. Thursday - 12 February 1976 1. I I LIAISON Called Mike Cornfield, on the staff of Representative Michael Harrington. (D., Mass, ),in connection with his earlier request for a list of the recipients of the National Security Medal for the past ten years. t Based on guidance from Mr. Jack Blake, DDA, and Mr. Cary, I told him that the award is presented by the White House with the approval of the President and, therefore, he should direct' his request: to the White House. He said he would do so. 2. I I BRIEFING In the absence of Marian Czarnecm, an jiifuur-0-r, House International Relations Committee, I spoke with Jack Brady, on the Committee staff, with respect to a briefing requested by Representative Lester L. Wolff (D. , N.Y.), Chairman, Subcommittee on Future Foreign Policy Research and Development. I told him that this was in furtherance of our policy to bring such requests to the attention of the Chairman of the full Committee. I told him the date set was 19 February and that it would be in executive session, with no attribution and that it would cover the Soviet-Chinese-U. S. power triangle but that nothing would be said with respect, to U. S. policies. He said he would pass the information on to Representative Thomas E. .Morgan (D. , Pa.), Chairman, I-louse International Relations Committee.. 3. LIAISON After checking with the Office of ersonne , I ca e Mae Sykes, Congressional Relations, State Department, in connection with her request of yesterday regarding being an Agency employee. Ms. Sykes was not in her office so I left a message for her that was not employed by this Agency. [LMPDET GL. D STAT Approved For Release 2005/07/13 : CIA-RDP78M02660R0008001~0021-5 SECRET Approved For Release 20 -WO : CIA-RDP78M02660R000800120021-5 Journal .. Office of Legislative Counsel Wednesday -- 18 February 1976 Page 4 25X1 15. LIAISON Met with Chuck Snodgrass, Defense Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee staff, and brought him up-to-date on our assessment of the questions raised by Prime Minister Rabin with respect to the Agency's assessment of the Arab/Israeli military balance. I also briefed him on the declaring as excess to our needs to GSA assets of a sensitive project. 16. LIAISON Met with Scott Cohen, Executive Assistant to Senator Charles Percy (R., concerning the Senator's request regarding mercenaries in Angola. Cohen will pass on to Senator Percy some information I provided and will let: us know if the Senator would like a further briefing. 17. LIAISON George Gilbert, 0Ml3, _ called and asked if we had received a request from the White House for 200 copies of the proposed legislation to protect intelligence sources and methods. I told him we had not. He s.tid he would check further with the White House and not to be concerne l unless he calls back. I offered the Agency's printing facilities if necessary in order to make the President's timetable. Later in the day, 200 were sent to Mike Duvall, at the White House. Approved or Release 29 OR000800120021-5