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STATINTL Approved For Release 2001/ STATINTL L By'Thomas B. Ross ports to the Foreign Relations -01601 - John A. Services Committee, the House WASHINGTON J F McCone, a former Central In- ore i g n Affairs Committee our and telligence Agency director, has the house Armed ices re- quire Committee. It also would d re- endorsed a bill that would re- the CIA to turn over its quire the CIA to provide spe- cial information on request. secret intelligence reports to Tuesday's witnesses will be Congress. Chester Cooper, former in- His endorsement indicates telligence analyst for the CIA J that the CIA has abandoned its and the White House, and Her- long' opposition to the bert Scoville, former head of circulation of its secrets out- the CIA's research division. I side the executive branch. Sec, of State William P. Rog- a Aides to the Senate Foreign ers, who has asserted the Rotations Committee reported right to testify for the CIA, has Monday that McCone had corn- been asked to appear after the mitted himself to testifying in Easter recess to present the favor of the bill during hear- administration's position. He ings starting Tuesday. The may send a subordinate but aides said the Nixon adminis- presumably not Ray Cline, J tration had registered its head of the department's. bu- opposition to the bill, thereby -eau of intelligence and re- preventing the current CIA search. director, Richard M. Helms, a An ITT director' presidential appointee, from Cline, a former deputy CIA taking a position on It. d i r e c to r for intelligence, Indirect support recently ? told the committee But McCone's testimony is that he favored the distribu- sure to be interpreted as in- tion of CIA reports to Congress, direct CIA support of the bill. provided the "sources and Former directors of the agen- methods of intelligence gather- cy, a loyal and tightly knit ing" were not jeopardized. group, rarely, if ever, take a Cooper insists that his bill pro- public position that the in- vides adequate protection. cumbent director opposes. McCone is scheduled to testi- The bill was introduced by fy next month. It may be the Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R- first in a series of appearances J Ky.) last July, shortly after before the committee. As a di- the' New York Times., the rector of the International Washington Post, the Sun- Telephone & Telegraph Corp., Times and other newspapers he is a potential witness in the published the Pentagon pa- committee's planned investl- ers. The papers revealed that gation of the involvement of rte CIA consistently expressed major corporations in U.S, a skeptical view of Vietnam foreign policy. from the Truman to the Nixon According to memos re- administrations. Cooper and leased by columnist Jack An- other senators argued that derson, McCone was given re- Congress might have blocked ports on ITT negotiations with the deep U.S. Involvement if it the CIA to devise a plan for had received the Intelligence blocking the installation of Sal- estimates. vador Allende, a Marxist, as Regular reports President of Chile in 1970. Cooper's bill would require the CIA to make regular re- Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80-01601 R000300360033-7 .EARTH Approved For Release 2001/03/Q&i-AlAqVP80-01601 STATINTL 44 r. N TTI 1 is 5~-tti?rbw~+'.=:.:..s..=+-...'vl4NiR..~w:c-:.,*+~.ririr~tr,~. y:.zs?.':..,..:.i>..i:.~+a+? ..u+y..:.-...,`~'..~kaYt.:r:+?tw.;r'...i,.=:.~.w~.y.-...w {~i.- u...i.:.f:lr::i.~Y.f-.:.fii %a'`-2w-,rws?. r....w.air..,. -.'~.;C_'::..: ;,....~'.R+tiu1M:.:..s4w.x`wi:.:i.1:s...... wF~" F. ~ .Mm~YA~:+..ww.1?.~k?Ww.w+.-..1.++..?..WSrwMw-!??.:w T( ti..f::a-:~.:ss:?'i3~i..'jfwvPn .~. .si+ui:=~T'.:>,ra,tv':...,.... ~..c.. is~vedror 5zMd Jy CIA-RDP80-01601 R000300360033-7 dismissed In the case of the Paris was designed to avert