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CIA Investigation #238847

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1975
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(Studio) Considerable effort made to limit current investigation of CIA to domestic activity it may have engaged in.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Ford rptdly. warns assocs. if current investigations go too far, several assassinations of foreign officials that had CIA involvement could be uncovered. Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, former CIA director, uncovered assassinations in May `73; in August `73, Schlesinger banned further use of assassination. Sources say Representative Edward Hebert and Senator Stuart Symington, chr. of House and Senator Armed Services Committee were told about killings as part of series of briefings on impropriety Schlesinger discovered. Both men tell CBS they have no recollection of being told these things. President Ford rptdly. learned of assassinations following last December's report in "New York Times" with regard to CIA domestic surveillance. Director William Colby rptdly. briefed President with regard to matter.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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