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CIA / Colby / House #241699

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1975
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(Studio) CIA director William Colby talks to House Intelligence Committee
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [COLBY - turns down assassination plots, though wouldn't have resisted plot against Hitler in 1944.] Colby offers to talk about CIA budget in private session. Budget director James Lynn proposed same, but gave no information due to uncertainty over whether information would be passed down. [Chairperson Otis PIKE - asks Colby if he's afraid of what other congress mbrs. will learn from this committee ] [COLBY - concerned with regard to United States secrets being overexposed.] [Representative Ronald DELLUMS - asks Colby why he thinks he can play God. Some questions need to be asked in open session. Colby's not trusting Congress shows he doesn't have right to play God.] [COLBY - says not playing God. Only enforcing Congress-passed laws and following government directives to protect free society.] Committee votes to close doors 6-5.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Pike says Colby completely cooperative.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel

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