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FBI Activities / Senate Committee #238367

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 1975
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee releases information that FBI espionage began years ago.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Info. showed that misuse of FBI began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He opened files on critics and wiretapped advisers. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered FBI checks on reporters and Senator Barry Goldwater's campaign staff. He wiretapped Republican supporter, Mrs. Anna Chennault and checked telephone records of Vice Presidential candidate, Spiro Agnew. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy wiretapped 2 reporters, 3 officials, 1 congress aide, and 2 lobbyists. Thus Nixon told of precedent in wiretapping. [Ex-Attorney General Nicholas KATZENBACH - says FBI Director Hoover's vendetta against Dr. Martin Luther King could have led to civil strife, if successful.] 3 memos with Katzenbach's initials called for bedroom bugging of King. [Ex-Attorney General Ramsey CLARK - calls for national commission involving people to investigate revelations with regard to FBI and government activities concerning Dr. Martin Luther King.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Reporter(s):
Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:02:10

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