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March 29, 1975
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HUMAN EVVTS 29 MARCH 1975 Approved For ReI se 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP82M00591 RQW300070003-0 History of Far-Left Activities DeHums and Harrington Dangerous' House Speaker arl Albert (D.-Okla.) as placed CIA Director William E. :olby in an extremely difficult position -a dilemma in which Colby's apparent options are to (1) openly defy House in- luiry into the CIA or (2) clearly violate ecurity laws. The dilemma stems from the following acts: The National Security Act holds ::olby "responsible for protecting [CIA] intelligence sources and methods from inauthorized disclosure." Other statutes Sind him and all government officials not o reveal classified information to anyone ticking clearance for access to such -nformation. At the same time, Speaker Albert has appointed to the House Select Committee )n Intelligence-which will shortly open Bearings on the CIA-at least two con- gressmen whom reasonable men might :onclude should be barred from receiving 1ighly sensitive government information. lrhe two: Representatives Michael Har- -ington (D.-Mass.), a liberal activist, and Ronald V. Dellums (D.-Calif.), a strong supporter of avowed Communists and - nown revolutionaries. Harrington is not in the same league as Dellums when it comes to joining questionable committees and engaging in suspect activities, but he has compiled enough of a radical record to make his presence on the Select Committee on Intelligence arouse concern within the intel- ligence community and even among some of his committee colleagues. Harrington, for instance, is a member of the International Commission of In uir into the Crimes of the Military day FRANCIS J. M?"?"?"" Choices for CIA Panel Harrington addressed a recent Mexico the other called on Kissinger to answer City meeting of the commission. He also.: 14 similar questions. All concerned sponsored at Concordia Teachers Col- Chile and CIA and State Department lege in February 1975, a CP-organized policy and actions there. conference on Chile, the details of which Many lives would be endangered by are spelled out more fully below in public answers to these queries; in ad- examining Dellums' fitness to serve on dition, CIA effectiveness would be the CIA inquiry panel. seriously damaged and U. S. foreign As HUMAN EVENTS has reported, Har- rington was a special guest at a recent affair honoring Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden sponsored by the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, cited as Communist-controlled. Harrington is one of 21 House mem- bers who filed a suit against the President, the secretary of state, the secretary of de- fense, CIA Director Colby and others to halt all U. S. operations in Cambodia -which had been aimed at preventing a Communist takeover and bloodbath there. He filed a separate suit of his own against Colby, Kissinger and Treasury Secretary Simon last December, asking for an injunction against all non-intelli- gence-gathering CIA activities on the. ground they are illegal. This suit was prepared by Leonard Boudin and other attorneys in the New York law firm, Rabinowitz, Boudin and Standard. Boudin and Rabinowitz, long active in radical causes, were compelled by court order to register as agents of Castro Cuba some years ago. Harrington's suit was filed in D.C. District Court by David Rein, identified party member and partner in the CP's Washington law firm, Forer & Rein. Not surprisingly, it accuses the CIA of all the recently aired, but unproved, claims of large-scale illegal activity- break-ins and burglaries of homes and offices of U.S. citizens and groups, wiretapping and secret inspection of their mail; surveillance of and collecting data and maintaining files on the "political beliefs, activities and associations" of at least 10,000 citizens. It also includes charges about CIA Chilean operations and accuses the agency of illegal activity against just about every Communist and left-wing foreign national leader deposed in the last 20 years.. q J Junta in Chile. This commission has all the earmarks _)f an international Soviet front. The USSR has strong representation in the zommission's membership, as does its satellites,-Hungary, East Germany, Pol- and (included: Stepan Shalayev, pres- ident of the Soviet Committee of Solidar- ity with Chilean Democrats and Edmund O)smanczyk, chairman of the Polish Soli- Kiarity Committee with Chile). Castro Cuban agents are on it in force and the Chilean left is also strongly rep- resented-AIlende's widow, former of- ficials of the Marxist Allende govern- ment and leaders of the CP and Commu- nist Youth of Chile. There is also, of >urse the usu'tl assortment of i enin policy-making injured. The White House and State Department told the Foreign Affairs Committee they hoped neither the committee nor the House would ap- prove the -resolutions. The committee Harrington was one of the original sponsors of the idea of a Rouse Select Committee on Intelligence and a mem- ber of the ad hoc committee recommend- ing H. Res. 138, its authorizing resolu- tion. In the debate on establishing the committee he referred to "illegal polit- ical operations abroad" by U. S. intelli- gence and said:: "[E]xisting controls on intelligence activities, particularly on the CIA, have been wholly inadequate. Specifically, the CIA's secret program in Chile to destabilize the Allende government has yet to be subjected to searching con- gressional inquiry." It is not unreasonable to believe Harrington may try to use the committee hearings for this "searching" inquiry and also to get answers to his resolution questions and facts to bolster his anti- CIA suits. Harrington's ties with Soviet Chilean agit-prop activity, with related U.S. CP-front activity and with attorneys long active in Communist and radical causes are grounds for committee, CIA and White House jitters. But if Harrington's activities seem justifiable cause for concern, the case of Rep. Dellums should-and does- anpinued Peace Prize-winners, fellow H' rrin ;r. 4troduced two House res- A~ W ~ For ~'~ s q$/Z1IAC Ry D 8 00591 ROOA300070003-0 and well-intentioned dupes from non- Congress. One directed the President Communist nations, to answer 20 lenuthv, detailed questions: rrioger alarm within the difOvt8 FO' rRelda 2902/08f2ela] GfR-Fk3P 1N[0M9 " O rt 'rector Colby do intelligence communities. stated its purpose was "to demand in- , a to onant with your ' d b Consider first just two matters: in May 19-_, Sen. Mike Gravel D.-Alaska). by some underhanded -ans still not revealed, obtained a copy a 500-page report on Vietnam pre- for the President in 1969. It was classified "Secret." Gravel asked e Senate for permission to put it in Congressional Record, making it -- Result: calls for censure and r'erral of his conduct to the Ethics C :mmittee. Permission was never anted. Dellums went to Gravel, obtained a ;. of the report and on May 10, with- revealing his purpose, asked for and =s,ed unanimous House consent to eyend his remarks. He then placed the full text of the r?-ort in the Record without even indi- it was a classified document (it 1.} o lengthy only part could be printed at day. the remainder on May 11). The report was a gold mine for the KGB. and Soviet military intelligence. B:.-'.Lally. it summarized just about L.S. intelligence on every aspect of ietnam