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CIA Report / For. Powers / Monitored Calls in United States / Senate Committee / CIA Probe #240548

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 1975
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(Studio) Part of Rockefeller commission report on CIA didn't get much attention Possibly, foreign powers monitoring long distance telephone calls in US. It's known CIA has similar capability for monitoring behind Iron Curtain. Senator Frank Church says his committee to look into this area of spying. Church's committee hears more testimony with regard to foreign assassinations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Senator CHURCH - says he won't point finger of guilt toward any former President who's not alive today.] Church doesn't mention Vice President Nelson Rockefeller by name, but Rockefeller did inferentially link past President with CIA assassination plots. CIA director William Colby inferentially confirmed CIA assassination plotting by disclosing when it was banned; former director Richard Helms issued one order in March `72 and Colby issued directive in August `73. Authority who's read evidence with regard to assassination plots incld. in Rockefeller report says evidence of presidential involvement in CIA assassination plots very conflicting; suggests Rockefeller off base in implied blame of Kennedys.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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