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Approved For Release 2007/06/29: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100100036-4 1(,r, ELI y 77 WASHINGTON POST STAT ays ""fts-Nuw~jyet. `Is, ests on, By Robert G. Kaiser All of these except the "K" drug sors of the intelligence community wasbinaton Post staff writer were discussed in the Church commit- which are uncovered .7 The White House revealed yester 'tee's final report in April 1976. The . Jody Powell, Carter's press secre- day that the Central Intelligence committee found that MK-ULTRA tart', said the material was released agency has uncovered new details of gave LSD to unwitting subjects (one quickly to head off any charge that its own. experiments with exotic drugs- of whom, Dr..Frank Olson, died as' a the administration tvas trying to hide from 1953 to 1964. - result), used private Institutions clan- new information. ,- ` In what appeared to be a pre?emp- destinely to conduct research, and Powell said the resignation this tive announcement to the press, the used prisoners and patients as sub. week of E. Henry Knoche, deputy di- White House released a letter from jects? rector- o: central intelligence,, had CIA Director Stansfield Turner to - . The committee found. that the CIA *_nothing to do with the newly.discov- Sen.. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii). went-to great lengths to conceal the ered DIK-ULTRA financial records. lsensitivity. iK-ULTRA project because of its Iha?rman of the Senate intelligence On another CIA matter, Powell de- committee, briefly describing the new In his letter Turner said that the 'Hied that. Carter has offered ,the depu- evidence found in CIA files. newly found financial records don't 't ty's job to Prof. Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Tie: White House did not release present ."a complete picture" -..but 'of Brown University, a former execa- any detailed information on the new `Provide more detail than was previ- -five director of the CIA. The New discoveries, however, and what it did ously available." York Times reported Thursday that Turner said he- wanted to testify be had been offered the job. Asked if rel ::a,e added very littla to the docu- about this material to the intelligence Kirkpatrick would be offered it later, :nested history of CIA drug expert- committee "in keeping with the Presi- Powell replied; "Not that I know of, inentation-including the administra- dent's commitment to disclose any er- _ no" ~:> :,.?.. ~, a of drugs like LSD to ' unwitting .. _..u _ _-.-. human'guinea pigs-revealed by Sen. STAT Frank Church's (D-Idaho) investiga- tion. of the agency. The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to hold public hearings on the new information next week, probably on Wednesday or Friday, and the skimpy outline of facts released yes-' terday could blossom into substantial' new revelations. The newly discovered documents re- ported by .Turner are financial rec. ords of MK-ULTRA, a supersecret CIA research and development pro- gram involving exotic drugs and their possible uses for intelligence on -mili- tary purposes. . The CIA files describing Mi{-UL-,' TR:1 were destroyed in 1973 at the suggestion. of then-Director Richard Helms, according to testimony before the Church committee. But a continuing search through CIA files--,has discovered records on', disbursements made for MK-ULTRA,- according to Turner's letter to Inouye. Turner's . letter enumerated these activities for which money was appar- ently disbursed: - ? Testing of drugs on American citi- zens without their knowledge, in cases - beyond those already revealed. ? Research on the surreptitious ad- ministration of drugs. ? Research on a 'knockout or."K" - drug, 'including tests - on - "advanced - cancer patients." . ? Experiments .,using drug addicts or alcoholics. ,-r: ? A possibly -illegal payment to .a ? "private institution.',:. , . , ... Approved For Release 2007/06/29: CIA-RDP99-00498R000100100036-4