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CIA / Jackson Advice / Church Investigation #242548

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 25, 1976
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(Studio) New CIA controversy erupts,involving Henry Jackson.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) CIA memo links Henry Jackson to advice given CIA in February, 1973, re: CIA-ITT investigation, involving Chile. Investigation being made by Senator For. Relations subcommittee headed by Frank Church. Multintl. corps. subject of investigation. James Schlesinger, then CIA head, advised to discuss a matter only with President Richard Nixon; then have Senator John McClellan call CIA oversight committee , and thus protect agency from Church committee Memo quoted on screen; advised against CIA testifying before wide range of Senator cmtes. Church now heads Senate Intelligence Committee CBS News advised Church of memo contents. [CHURCH - notes Jackson role; believes view of protecting CIA, right or wrong, is erroneous.] Reporter asks if Church believes Jackson took part in cover-up attempt. [CHURCH - says effort unsuccessful, in any event.] Senator Jackson reported as saying he only gave CIA procedural advice. Reporter questions Jackson with regard to cover-up. [JACKSON - denies being part of cover-up; notes Church's words; calls charge absurd, as absurd as charges against Daniel Schorr and Walter Cronkite.] Jackson presidential race noted; Church candidacy said due in March. CIA files provides issue between them.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Schieffer, Bob;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:40

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