Mr. George J. Tenet Staff Director
Select Committee on intelligence United States Senate.
This letter is in response to your request ofhat we examine some testimony given to the Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition and, if possible,ortion of it for public release.
Office of the General Counsel (OGC) has carefully reviewed the original and redacted versions of the testimony given by Lieutenant General Robert L. Schweitzer on7 and concluded that no Agency equities are at stake in this material. After consulting with several CIA officers who are experienced with and knowledgeable about the classification issues surrounding the Iran-Contra matter, OGC reported that the redaction of an individual's name and identifying biographical data from this testimony probably was not made by CIA and that your declassification request should be addressed to another agency. We surmise that the appropriate agency in this case is either the Department of Defense or the National Security Council.
Please call me if you have reason to believe' that this conclusion is in error or if you have additional information that would assist usore thorough search.
An original of this letter is also being sent to Minority Staff Director Moseman.
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Stanley M. Moskowitz Director of Congressional AffairsOriginal document.