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CIA Poisons / Senate #241941

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1975
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(Studio) Ex-CIA Director Richard Helms testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee re: President order to destroy toxins.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Helms and ex-dep. covert operations, Thomas Karamessines,testify they verbally ordered destruction of lethal toxins in 1970. Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, head of technology services, says it was done. [Senator Frank CHURCH - asks if witnesses shocked to find their orders not carried out.] [KARAMESSINES - says disapptd. but not shocked. Doesn't shock easily.] [Senator Walter MONDALE - asks what are public policy implications of this record.] [HELMS - says hard to suggest solution to something that happened once.] Gottlieb says he'll take 5th amendment if called.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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