HSCA researcher, Dan Hardway, made a request to view material on WURABBIT, WUTARDY, WUBONBON, and other projects in 1978. His notes were sanitized by the CIA.
00/00/76: SSCIA document: Proprietaries: Page 70: "ENTITIES DISSOLVED: TAB A: ...Media and/or Publications...WURABBIT..."
00/00/78: HSCA document: Notes by Dan Hardway: "Summary of box of files on WURABBIT. I. Project dealt with Continental Press, Inc. Box provided...files from 1965 - accounting records. II. 2nd WURABBIT box - bank statements. Continental press was a news service based in Washington that provided news articles, comics, editorials, etc to foreign publications. III. Box #3 financial records. IV. Box #4 financial records. V. Folder 2 of Box #1 'operations' reviewed." - - - Page 42: "HUNT SUMMARY: Hardway: Files reviewed 4/7/78: 1. ECPOEM - WURABBIT Correspondence: Folder 7, Box 2..."
CIA document: Page 3: ..."15 March 1978 - (NR) Four special projects for Dan Hardway, researcher (WUTARDY, WUBONBON, WURABBIT, WUHUSTLER)..."
03/24/78: Memo from S. D. Breckinridge, Deputy Inspector General, to Legislative Counsel (Attention: Rodger Gabrielson): Subject: HSCA Request Regarding WUTARDY, WURABBIT, (REDACTION)BONBON and WUHUSTLER: Reference: OLC 78-0448/2, 15 March 1978: "The OIG has no documents which are responsive to subject request."
03/28/78: Memo from Robert W. Gambino, Director of Security to Legislative Counsel: ..."2. (S) Background: Reference is made to the attached request dated 15 March 1978 (OLC 78-0448/2). The House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) has expressed an interest in reviewing all files pertaining to Projects WUTARDY, WURABBIT, (REDACTION)BONBON, WUHUSTLER for the period August 1963 - December 1964. (S) A search of records of the Office of Security has disclosed no record of Project WUTARDY. Information located on Projects (REDACTION)BONBON and WUHUSTLER is outside of the time frame of interest. Minimal material has been found regarding Project WURABBIT, particularly within the time period requested. This material, which consists primarily of a request to update a Covert Security Approval on an individual of interest to Project WURABBIT, originated with Domestic Operations Division/Covert Action Staff. Coordination with the Office of the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Operations for Oversight indicates that the HSCA request would be more appropriately handled by Foreign Resources Division of the Directorate of Operations in view of the WU diagraph. In view of the foregoing, no material will be made available by the Office of Security. (C) If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Mr. Bruce Solie (red line 9126) or Mr. John Sullivan (red line 1893) of this Office."
04/11/78: Memo from Rodger S. Gabrielson, OLC/C&R to Mr. Shepanek, O/SA/DO/O: Subject: Sanitization of HSCA Researcher Notes: "1. (S) Attached for your review, appropriate sanitization, and classification is a copy of the notes taken by HSCA researcher Dan Hardway on his review of the files on ECPOEM-WURABBIT, WURABBIT WUPUNDIT, WUBONBON, WUHUSTLER, etc (Hunt Summary). 2. (U) Please use black grease pencil to excise and directly above the excised information please write in a sanitized description of the information excised, for example: employee, asset etc. 3. (U) Please send us a copy of the notes after your sanitization and we will forward to the Committee. All original notes will be kept in this office under the name of the particular researcher involved."