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Intelligence Report / Domestic Spying #245655

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 28, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee reports on domestic spying. Senator Rules Committee rejects proposal for oversight committee and votes to create study group with no budget or oversight powers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Senator Walter MONDALE - says 1000's of government informers infiltrated pol. groups. FBI investigated millions of "subversives" and "extremists" over past 20 years Marriages were destroyed, violence encouraged and the media was manipulated. Or. Martin Luther King Junior used for covert actions by FBI. Many Americans tapped and bugged, had their mail opened and their tax returns used illegally. President of both ptys. used FBI for political purposes and failed to control actions that violated Americans' rights.] Film shown during Mondale's remarks with regard to domestic actions. Committee makes 96 recommendations. Recommendations include: mo wiretapping, mail openings or break-ins without warrants; only suspected terrorists or foreign spies investigated; informers used for only 90 days; tax forms not released outside IRS; civil fines and criminal penalties against officials;and no "inherent" president power to break law. [Senator Howard BAKER - cites need for oversight committee ]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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