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[H.A.S.C. No. 94–12]
INQUIRY INTO MATTERS REGARDING
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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[H.A.S.C. No. 94–12]
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE INQUIRY INTO MATTERS REGARDING CLASSIFIED TESTIMONY TAKEN ON APRIL 22, 1974, CONCERNING THE CIA AND CHILE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES,
Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 25, 1974.
The special subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10:38 a.m. in room 2337, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Lucien N. Nedzi (chairman of the subcommittee), presiding.
Present: Representatives Nedzi, Hébert, Bray, Arends, and Wilson. Also present: Frank M. Slatinshek, chief counsel and William H. Hogan, Jr., counsel.
Mr. NEDZI. The subcommittee will come to order.
We do have a quorum present and in order that the record may be clear I would like to state that this hearing is being conducted to inquire into the procedures regarding classified testimony taken by this Subcommittee in executive session on April 22, 1974, concerning the alleged involvement of the CIA in the overthrow of the Allende government in Chile.
In this regard I would like to enter into the record the letter from Chairman Hébert to me concerning these hearings and authorizing the taking of sworn testimony and issuance of subpenas if necessary. Would you read that into the record, Mr. Hogan? [Mr. Hogan read the following letter:]
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Hon. LUCIEN N. NEDZI,
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES, Washington, D. C., September 23, 1974.
Chairman, Special Subcommittee on Intelligence, House Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
DEAR MR. NEDZI: This will confirm our recent decision to commence hearings in the Intelligence Subcommittee on or about September 25, 1974 to inquire into the recent public disclosure of classified testimony taken by the Subcommittee in executive session on April 22, 1974, in connection with the alleged involvement of the CIA in the overthrow of the Allende government in Chile.
For the purpose of fully discharging its responsibilities and completing the inquiry, as Subcommittee Chairman you are hereby vested with the authority granted and conferred by Section 2(a) of House Resolution 185, 93d Congress to swear witnesses and to require by subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers and documents as may be necessary.
F. EDW. HÉBERT, Chairman.
Mr. NEDZI. The rules of the House require that the subcommittee hearings be announced one week in advance unless the subcommittee