THE WHITE HOUSE
April 2, 1965
HON. JOHN E. MOSS
Chairman, Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee
Of the Committee on Government Operations
House Office Building
DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN:
I have your recent letter discussing the use of the claim of "Executive
privilege" in connection with congressional requests for documents and
Since assuming the Presidency, I have followed the policy laid down by
President Kennedy in his letter to you of March 7, 1962, dealing with this
subject. Thus, the claim of "Executive privilege" will continue to be made
only by the President.
This administration has attempted to cooperate completely with the Congress
in making available to it all information possible, and that will continue
to be our policy.
I appreciate the time and energy that you and your subcommittee have devoted
to this subject and welcome the opportunity to state formally my policy
on this important subject.
S/ LYNDON B. JOHNSON