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January 22, 1969
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scour er Did Dow"" Rim.estad Appointment Said To Head - Off Reforms -~ William P. Rogers, the new Secretary of State, has generated a "looming storm of controversy" centered on Capitol lull, a top Senate staff Officer informed this newspaper, because of his recent personnel decisions regarding key State Dcparhncnt positions. "Ironically, he has managed to alarm both the conservative and the liberal General, became involved in the r blocs", the source added. Otepka case with Secretary Rusk", According to the source, several the source stated. influential Republican Senators and "Ironically, Robert Kennedy Congressmen have written personal succeeded Mr. Rogers as Attorney letters directly to President Richard . General", the source commented. Nixon expressing great CongressmanRarick disappointment over these personnel As evidence, the source observed actions. Their grestest objection was that Congressm.n John Rarick, an. to -the retention of Idar Rhnestad, acknowledge conservative Democrat, the controversial Deputy Under has already launched a major attack Q Secretary of State for Administration on two of President Nixon's top whose wife's contribution of $500.00 foreign 'affairs appointees. On to the political campaign of January 13, Mr. Rarick inserted a Democratic Congressman John long article in the Congressional Rooney has been widely reported, 'Record' on the "leftist" views of the source revealed. 1 Charles Woodruff Yost, Mr, Nixon's Mr. Rimestad's position is central, nominee for Ambassador to the the source claimed, because his office United Nations. It is a "common controls not only the admitted public secret", the source added, that Mr. i ands of the State Department but Yost was really Secretary Rogers' also the clandestine and confidential choice. funds as well as the personnel 1. The next day, January 14, mlcrchangc arrangements between' the Central Intelligence Agency, the Foreign Service and the Department of Defense. In addition, all security i i ent nm a s Mr. Rimestad's retention and his May 1968, written by Walter T FO tan, ~t Inc me, was subject of an role in the Otto F. Otcpka case have Chief of the Washington Bureau of arising out of the Otto F. Otepka and k't the FBI in uiry inc sub ect o an ice StephenA. only znkSCtatesn partmedata nt itiat evidence q suggested that the arxtvnted tale "unquiet" especially, The C3+lcagn Tribune. g s ides and all promot on, and "selection out" actions. come covered three full pages of the under his jurisdiction,, the source Record, Included were articles from revealed. the OST1I Information Service, the Security Probes New York TY,ncs and a comment a 1 ry, a lcu uuuuuauw, nau W-1 a1110110 thOSC ?^??-? -a-, and Congressman, the source said, The source asserted that the runty but also the roles o the For this reason, the FBI, ------ 1",. in the ? 0STHL, Central Intelligence Agency and of its passed. + 1wp~taFatfgrv~rn as well as Robert F. Kennedy, the 'discussions with tlirA deceased Senator. whoApptcrJ ed+ or Release 2005/01/12: CIA-RDP88-01315R0004001600QQ-3,t maeh~ts 'a4taoii, tfitlirvea3ed, !would ?`ernbmiss?''-4g .. tes,_ . ..T... ?.w+.? .. `'. St Mr. Rogers has been reflecting on Information aervlce .a- ?- "??r? . e.-,.. ??? ?--?-----,..., ----- ways to "re-instate Mr. Otepka but to 19 and January 26 was prepared by a ?Informant claimed. In this areal prontsecuoftioState but the iproposal s sweep the Otepka case under the rug: team of top research personnel with connoctport;'bcc "a6dedi'. A' '' q~?~as abandoned allegedly because the at the same time". access to confidential files and with Maiivin COntik, the ~aPtl'smt il+'. !it4 State Department would not agree to Any such development is bound direct ties to powerful political Asoistattt .'3ecectary'? of--.t ." ' State assify", ens, make available to lead to a re-opcning, under, figures in the Repubucan.Party. "For Sacuttty,' t+as tertrs0iiy wills .'t4-e. Democtalic auspices of the entire Otto this reason, this article should be Cer,tr.+l ineetS~gertoe,? MW; ?b Ad;to the prosecutor, the "contents of the secret telegrams." Thc State I'. Otepka case, these Republican. regarded as an omen of future ~eN ltnhoCtYtoe. . , *~ Department aelegra that, despite the leaders fear. There are many; events", the source commented.' 'evidence the FBI had; it was not in conservative Democrats who would The OSTH Information Servico+ the interest of t'a+t ;t1S vrrruwt to. be pleased to "hang the Otepka case', relatively ''unknown hitherto In hone the 3?:ivr ?public albatross on the neck of Mr. Rogers , Washinrton,:.. is mrtnagad by Nancy knowledge boc4u4e , or rCb~ oud " items into the Congressional Recora dealing with Henry A. Kissinger, President Nixon's Special Assistant for National Security. The Items Osth, a radio commentator who lives in Berryville, Virginia, the source revealed. The Republican legislators are also alarmed by indications that "another deeply interested observer of Mr. Rogers and the State Department is Senator Eugene McCarthy", the source revealed. Another "open secret" on Capitol Hill is Senator: McCarthy's determination to launch Intelligence Agency, the Foreign Service and the huge lobby-law and banking firms in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, the t d t a e . source s New Investigations affected the Otto F. Otepka an progress to "get these cases out. of the news". However, events on Capitol Hill may result in even possession of information about the g identities of persons who carried out telephone, has "vanished" from the i Washington area. All efforts to obtain Information about Mr. Schneider, who/is carried as a "retired foreign is date. has refused to provide this newspaper with the current telephone number and office location of Thomas A. Donovan, a central' figure in the Stephen A. Koczak case, . who h "retired" in the first weeks of .r January, 1969. When asked for Mr. 11 Donovan's number, the State Department employees replied that they would take the name of the caller and would notify Mr. Donovan who, if he wished, would call back. greater scandals emerging out of precipitated Crisis these cases, unless they are resolved A n event which might administration, first fn, he weeks of the Nixon: ,.precipitate" events which now are said. merely "looming", the source stated, With h Senator r McCarthy now on. Is the likely announcement of an the Senate Government Operations appointment to the National Security Committee, which has subpoena The person involved, who is powers, and with the Otto F. Otepka Council. principally because of case, still unresolved, originating ating with ,.urgings by Dr. Kissinger", is known the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, which also has: to have been in very serious trouble subpoena powers, "it Is highly likely' in the latter half of the Eisenhower administration because of alleged that a re-emergence of intense, "leaks of top secret and secret" investigations of the State classified information to members of Department and the Central. Intelligence Agency will take place ,? a foreign embassy with whom he had the source estimated. Central to these frequent and close associations. Investigations, at least 'at the outset According to the Informant, this