CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 26, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee issues report on CIA. Committee votes 6-5 to let full Senator decide if CIA budget to be publicized.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Report reviews 30 years of CIA activities. CIA disclosures include: 400 Soviet agents now in US; overseas covert operations and links with pols.; money for Vietnam propaganda; 1000's of books published. No disclosures of CIA workers. Budget deleted also. Committee recommends that covert actions should be strictly defined and should get prior okay from committee yet to be created. [Chairperson Senator Frank CHURCH - says United States demeans self by imitating USSR in its actions with other cntrys.] Senators Barry Goldwater and John Tower didn't sign report Senator Howard Baker signed but felt report could hurt ntl. security and was overreaction. Senators Walter Mondale, Philip Hart and Gary Hart complain of too much editing to protect CIA. Critics say report weakened.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
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