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iii"( PLAINS, Ga. -- Though President Lottery Number on, '- Z i ny from s evidence 's own ap- destroyyed 4andel- had ieeting be-` %" to pass egislation. Eder was a I's, Weiner numerous andel over tat Snyder, 'r force be- ierride of a ,r of a bill lace Track annually to .- his battle with Congress over. the. waterways may not be over yet. "I would be surprised if we've seen the last of the water projects -- even this year," a senior White House offi- cial.said yesterday. At this point, . it is up to the Presi- dent to take the next step in the con- troversy over the expensive water projects, ones that Congress wants to have built and that Carter feels are cost ineffective. There seem to be two options for the President, if he decides to take .any action at. all. He could seek to 'defer funding for the 10 projects, and his deferral would take effect auto- matically unless Congress voted to override it. Or he could attempt to rescind the funding altogether. Should he choose that option, he would need an affirm- ative vote in Congress for the projects. to die and such` a vote is an unlikely prospect. "I note that this bill contains fund- 'ing for 10 projects for which I recom- mended deletion of funds," he. said. "I remain very concerned about these projects." WHEN HE INITIALLY raised the issue of the waterways several months ago, the President sought to kill 31 of the projects,' and he later trimmed the list to '19. He succeeded in halting funds for nine projects and reducing funding for four more. According to. Carter; the elimina- tion of some waterways- was "a precedent-setting first step in trim- ming spending on unnecessary, expensive and environmentally damaging construction projects .. . this is unprecedented progress. "Much remains to be done to accomplish lasting reform in water resources policy," he said. "My ad- ministration is - developing water policy reform proposals and will con- tinue to scrutinize carefully. all ongo- ing and proposed water projects." Whatever broad action he - might take to curb the construction of water projects, it is.certain to be met with howls in Congress. Many senators and House members appear to re gard the waterways as a necessary pork barrel, and thus Carter's first foray against the projects cooled his relations with Congress. In his statement yesterday, issued as he vacationed in his hometown, Carter noted that the appropriations bill provides 5500 million \" for re- search and development on breeder reactors and other advanced nuclear power technologies." See CARTER, A-7 By Jeremiah O'Leary Washington StarSta'! ritrr CIA Director Stansfield Turner today denied that U.S. intelligence agents bugged the South Korean gov- ernment's "Blue House" or had tap recordings of the conversations of President Park Chung Hee. It'was the first time the new . i. ee- for of central intelligence has spoken on the record about persistent re- ports that the CIA at one time had bugged the Korean presidentia` resi- dence and found evidence of scheme to influence U.S. le'giss ;teas. "There wer no tapes, no bugs," Turner said. " 'm speaking for the entire intelligence community, net just CIA.'But he declined to expand on his answer when reporters pressed him as to whether the United .States had intercepted messages being sent over the airwaves Seoul and Washiington. TURNER SAID the CIA LP F nc, agreement with the Korean Centre' Intelligence Agency or other foreign governments about how they operate in the united States. There afire no deals about What they do :.ere or what U.S. agents. do in foreign coun- tries, he said, a=dding that any U.S. activities of Savak (the Iranian se- cret police), DINA (the Chilean se- cret agency) and others are the prov- ince of the FBI. Turn- said that the CIA has turned over to Sen. Adlai E. Steven- son,, D-I11., and chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, all docu- ments in the CIA's possession re- garding the committee's prospective investigation of Korean influence- peddling. But Turner refused to go beyond the mere acknowledgment that these sensitive documents, which might implicate senators in the scandal, had been handed over to, the committee. The implication of Turner's sttate- ment today is that none of these documents *S the result of electronic surveillance of the Blue House. ON OTHER matters, Turner de- clared: 0 He has taken the advice of Sen. Ed- ward M. Kennedy, D-Mass, and is notifying all involved universities, of their unwitting association with. the Approved For Release 2000/08/10: CIA-RDP96-00791 R0002g044?oI TURIN'S INTO .tiCe. He e racing he l arl- eel "de= of front ro 'docu- ued that Jan. 7, General gene B. 'million ent and r letter, he mail afted by tariesat of Tide- Inc., a Rodgers the let- in con- and at at does ggest to w Cory y, poor io does- ; in life on, just { information available in response to obtain Park's testimony in the crimi-- the committee's blanket request to nal investigation of the Justice De-. athate n~P9Wg~ 1AWlew i MOP 01A q tce~i ~l r q rtie " Pr91 senators. early press accounts of his activities Among. the documents apparently involving members of Congress and made available was a' list containing is believed to be, living in England. the, names of a, number of federal As part of the effort to obtain officials who allegedly received pay- Park's testimony, Bell said, high acl- ments from Tongsun Park, the fugi-. ministration officials have sought tive Korean businessman whose ac- help from the Korean government in tivities prompted the. Justice Seoul.`He confirmed that President Department's.investigation. Carter "has had some role" in these THE LIST; which also.was made communications, as has Secretary of -available to the House Ethics (Stand- State Cyrus Vance. ards `of Official Conduct) Committee Although the attorney. generai's last week, reportedly. was obtained statements seemed to underscore b federal agents from D Jay Shin Rye,! Park's importance to both the crimi At his news conference, Stevenson declined to say whether the list con- tained the names of any current or past members of the Senate. In fact, TURNER. Continued FromA-i secret .MK-ULTRA ';drug-testing project now coming to public atten- tidn. But he complained that some universities have been "unaca- demic" in their treatment of individ- uals who had even a small associa- iy Gene tion with the CIA in the past. ?' fitted, ' it ? He has ordered new moves to ;ey and reduce, the CIA Operations Division saying by about 800 employes, largely from s argu- ;e Rob- keys an, actions jury?on ins. an overstaffing that grew during the war in Vietnam. He also has ordered new screening and exercise pro- grams so that the agency will get "lean and mean." ? He. is not clearing all secret intelli- gence operations in advance with the Senate Intelligence Committee, al- attor- though the legislative branch is being ,ss had ' notified. .d corn- ? The Senate committees working on a country nal and congressional investigations, he told reporters that some prosecu- tions still could be brought without the Korean's testimony. plete and "sanitized" versions of all documents related to the drugs-test- ing project. Turner said the ford administration's Rockefeller Corn- mission, which investigated aileg-- tions of CIA abuses, had all this ma- terial, too, well before the recent dis- closures of experiments on mind con- trol. Turner said --120 of the 14D projects were the kind "you wouldn't mind having your children involved in." The CIA is trying - so far w th- out success --- to find the unwitbn victims of the tests. All documents on INIK-ULTRA also have gone to the justice Department, which must determine whether aev- one connected with the tests shoo' b'e prosecuted. Turner said the CIA also , had undertaken tests on parapsychoi:ogy several years ago. The intelligence director said the agency had a man gifted with what he called "visio-per- ception" of places he had never seer. but added with a smile that the man died two years ago "and we haven't heard from him since." Appel For. elease 00/08/10 : CIA-RDP96-00791 Approved For Release 2000/08/10 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200140001-1 SG1I Cover? Yes adge Number SG1A Request Date 7 June 1995 Needed By 1 August 1995 r/Off/Div Room/Bldg. 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