Congressional Record: September 13, 2000 (Senate)
Page S8526-S8527

 
                  AUTHORIZATION OF DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

  Mr. CRAIG. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Senate now 
proceed to the immediate consideration of Senate Resolution No. 356 
submitted earlier by Senator Lott and Senator Daschle.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 356) to authorize documentary 
     production by Select Committee on Intelligence.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to the immediate 
consideration of the resolution.
  Mr. LOTT. Mr. President, the Select Committee on Intelligence has 
received a request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a 
certified copy of the testimony of former Director of Central 
Intelligence John M. Deutch during a February 22, 2000 closed committee 
hearing, in connection with the Bureau's pending inquiry into the 
alleged improper handling of classified information by Mr. Deutch.
  This resolution would authorize the chairman and vice chairman of the 
Intelligence Committee, acting jointly, to provide the certified copy 
of the closed hearing transcript in response to this request, utilizing 
appropriate security procedures.
  Mr. CRAIG. I ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, 
the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the 
table, and a statement of explanation be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 356) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 356

       Whereas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has requested 
     that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence provide it 
     with a certified copy of the testimony of former Director of 
     Central Intelligence John M.

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     Deutch during its closed February 22, 2000 hearing, in 
     connection with a pending inquiry into the alleged improper 
     handling of classified information by Mr. Deutch;
       Whereas, by the privileges of the Senate of the United 
     States and Rule XI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, no 
     evidence under the control or in the possession of the Senate 
     can, by the administrative or judicial process, be taken from 
     such control or possession but by permission of the Senate;
       Whereas, when it appears that documents, papers, and 
     records under the control or in the possession of the Senate 
     may promote the administration of justice, the Senate will 
     take such action as will promote the ends of justice 
     consistently with the privileges of the Senate: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate 
     Select Committee on Intelligence, acting jointly, are 
     authorized to provide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
     under appropriate security procedures, a certified copy of 
     the transcript of its closed February 22, 2000 hearing.

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