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CIA Investigation #240413

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 1975
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(Studio) Senate committee investigating CIA moves to carry probe further than Rockefeller commission's CIA report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senate committee plunges ahead with probe of CIA assassination plots, hearing testimony from former CIA deputy director Richard Bissell and calling ex-dir. Richard Helms as next witness. [Committee chairperson Senator Frank CHURCH - believes Rockefeller report just tip of iceberg; Senator probe to go much deeper.] CBS obtains more details with regard to CIA testing of drugs on unsuspecting subjects beginning in 1953; details given. In 1973 when James Schlesinger took over as CIA director and asked all past improprieties be reported, head of CIA science department in charge of drug program suddenly retired.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) As part of report Rockefeller commission found no link between CIA and assassination of President Kennedy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Possible CIA link with Kennedy assassination ctrs. on E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis, Watergate burglary conspirators with CIA connections; details given. Film of Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas, Texas, shown; critics believe Kennedy shot from front, but Lee Harvey Oswald could have shot him only from behind. Rockefeller commission set up panel of 6 doctors who concluded Kennedy hit from rear only. [Dr. Cyril WECHT - says he destroyed lone-assassin, single- bullet theory during testimony before commission, but remarks distorted.] [Dr. John LATTIMER - says 2 bullets recovered by FBI and were found to match Oswald's gun.] Cmsn. concludes neither Oswald nor Jack Ruby had CIA connections.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) President withholds portion of Rockefeller commission's report with regard to CIA foreign assassination plots. Word being leaked that President may allow Senate committee to make material public.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) President wouldn't object to Senator releasing information with regard to foreign assassination plots if report general in nature and no attempt made to blame people involved. President's advisers confused by rumors that President withholding this information so as not to embarrass Senator Edward Kennedy.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Jones, Phil;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:06:20

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