Mr. LIMAN: And am I correct that you answered yesterday that
you haven't yet decided whether you are prepared to waive?
Mr. SECORD: I believe my answer was that I probably will sign
the waiver. I am inclined to do so. I have to consult with my counsel on this matter just as soon as these hearings are over.
Mr. LIMAN: But you have had some four months to consult; am I
Mr. SECORD: Not on this particular request. We didn't know we
were going to be asked to do this. I was coming voluntarily to prepare before you. I didn't come to be badgered by these questions I
have answered already repeatedly.
Mr. LIMAN: Have you not had this request before you since January to waive?
Mr. SECORD: I relied on the advice of my counsel. Let's get off the
Mr. LIMAN: You are making the rulings?
Mr. SECORD: No, sir. But I did not come here to be badgered.
Mr. LIMAN: And you are not prepared as you sit here today to
say that these records can be available to the committees?
Mr. SECORD: My answer stands.
Mr. LIMAN: Fine.