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Ford / CIA / Congress / Colorado Vacation #232555

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford tells Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to investigate allegations of domestic spying by CIA in late 50's and early 60's.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Denver, Colorado) Ford's spokesperson Ron Nessen discloses President knew last week "New York Times" investigating CIA irregularities. Nessen denies Justice Department looking into situation. After President Ford confers with staff with regard to CIA situation, he gets on with skiing vacation. Film of President skiing shown.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Pols. in Washington, DC very upset about CIA allegations.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Langley, Virginia) CIA director William Colby assures President no domestic surveillance underway now, nor is Congress under watchful eye of CIA. CIA refuses to comment on allegations of domestic spying. [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - believes investigation into CIA necessary.] [Senator John SPARKMAN - views entire matter as highly improper.] Senator Howard Baker's staff investigated possible CIA, Watergate connections and found references in CIA documents to 2 domestic files - 1 on columnist Jack Anderson and the other on attorney Bernard Fensterwald. [State Department spokesperson Robert ANDERSON - says Secretary of State Kissinger has no knowledge of such files.] Details of White House transcript dealing with CIA outlined.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:04:30

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