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House-Kissinger / Memo #237491

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1975
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger testifies to House Intelligence Committee Committee wants him to give up memo. written by subordinate critical of Kissinger's handling of Cyprus.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [KISSINGER - says giving up memo. would end practice of subordinates dissenting with superiors.] [Chairperson Otis PIKE - feel committee has right to document.] [Representative Ronald DELLUMS - concerned with Kissinger's power and operation. Believes direction of operations outside National Security Council and Forty Committee may be contrary to law.] [KISSINGER - says nothing wrong with my operations except for that. Requests executive session.] Some committee members want to talk of operations Kissinger didn't okay. Rptd. President Richard Nixon, in 1970, sent personal friend to run secret operation in Mideast. [Representative James JOHNSON - says Americans have right to know when government commits their resources and name to war on military operation.] 2-hr. private session leaves both sides deadlocked. Next wk., committee to act on going to House to enforce subpoena and going to Ford to unveil covert operation.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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