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September 12, 1974
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1 2 SEP 1974 By Jeremiah O'Leary Star News Staff Writer Rep. Michael Harrington, D-Mass., today was to dis- close more details about CIA activities in Chile that were intended to contribute to the downfall of the Marxist regime of the late President Salvador Allende. Harrington scheduled a press conference and in-- formed sources said he would be making more revelations of how the Cen- tral Intelligence Agency ran a clandestine operation against Allende in the peri- od from his election in 1970 until a few weeks before he was overthrown by the mili- tary a year ago. Harrington's first disclo- sures were based on testimony given in secret to a House 'bommittee last April by CIA Director Wil- liam Colby, generally spell- ing out how the agency spent nearly $11 million against Allende on specific authorization of the "40 Committee," headed by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. IN OR,.MED sources also told the Star-News that Colby would return to Capi- tol Hill today to discuss the CIA-Chile operation with a group of legislators. But it was not immediately known whether Colby would ap- pear before the House and Senate committees that oversee CIA operations or some other group of legisla- tors. Meanwhile, chairman Frank Church of the Senate subcommittee on multina- tional corporations, said last night he expected his staff to report to him before the ' end of the week on whether there is a prima facie case of perjury in the testimony of two former State Department officials who appeared before his subcommittee in April 1973. Church ordered the sub- committee staff to study the testimony given during hearings on ITT activities in Chile by former Ass't. Secretary of State Charles A. Meyer and the former ambassador to Chile, Ed- ward M. Korry. Both men, now no longer in govern- ment, testified under -oath thah the United States scrupulously adhered to apolicy of non-intervention during the Allende period.. CIA-RDP88-01314R9 0300450 cials are no longer denying that the "40 Committee" ordered the expenditure of millions of dollars against Allende but they do deny that the United'States had anything to do with the Sept. 11, 1973 military revolt or that Colby ever testified that -the money was to be used for "destabilization" of the Allende regime.. IT IS KNOWN from the j most informed sources that some of the covert U.S. expenditures in Chile were used for the support of the anti-Allende newspaper, El' Mercurio. U.S. officials justify the support .for Chile's largest newspaper on the grounds that Allende was trying to cut off.their supply of news print and l CHURCH SAID that if the l that Cuba and the Soviet subcommittee staff finds ` j Union were secretly sup discrepancies in the testi- porting Allende's efforts to mony in relation to Harring- f create a Marxist state in ton's disclosures, of 'large- Chile. scale CIA funding of Chi- A pattern that has de- lean opposition institutions, veloped since Harrington's he wold reconvene subcom- disclosures last weekend is mittee hearings on Chile and recall the two wit that all four State Depart- - nesses. r-rient witnesses were aware Church said two other of the "