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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #259691

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1978
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(Studio) Former CIA director Richard Helms' testimony to House Assassinations Committee with regard to concealment of information from Warren Commission probe of John F. Kennedy assassination reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Helms' testimony detailed; incls. comments on concern that USSR and Cuba had plot against Kennedy, on affair of USSR KGB agent defector Uri Nosenko and plots to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro. Details about each incident or event given. [HELMS - remarks about potential trouble for world if Lee Harvey Oswald had been Soviet agent and on Nosenko's repeated claims that Oswald had no connection with Soviet government Says CIA covert operations of any kind were never discussed with anyone outside agency.] Representative Christopher Dodd's question about CIA concealment of information from commission reported [HELMS - responds.] Helms' admission that withholding info. was mistake and earlier Warren Commission mbrs.' testimony about further investigation if they had such information stated.

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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