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Rockefeller Report / CIA #37573

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1975
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(Studio) Most of Nelson Rockefeller report on CIA made public today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Rockefeller commission's basic conclusion is majority of CIA activities within law, but agency has engaged in some activities that shouldn't be allowed to happen again. Most of the questionable activities came under Operation CHAOS; details of operation outlined; incls. dossiers on thousands of Americans, computer entries, unlawful wiretaps, mail tampering etc. Operation CHAOS began under Lyndon B. Johnson administration and mushroomed under Richard Nixon administration Most CIA misuses and abuses traced to former dir. Richard Helms. Report doesn't link CIA with Watergate break-in. [ROCKEFELLER - says all of commission's information to go to Senator] Senator Frank Church chairperson of committee investigating CIA, promises his committee will do more. Only a few new pieces of information come to light in report, incling. CIA experiments with LSD in 1950s. Basic recommendations outlined.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Studio) According to report, Women's Strike for Peace 1 of organizations kept under CIA surveillance.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [WSP leader Nancy RAMSEY - admits she's outraged by CIA surveillance of Women's Strike for Peace. Doesn't know why CIA spied on this particular organization. Taxpayers' money could have been saved if CIA had simply asked group what it wanted to know.] Ms. Ramsey skeptical about report changing future CIA activities.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) Senator Church says once his committee investigation complete, findings to be made public. Committee vice chairperson John Tower believes CIA matter to be given thorough airing, but some information may have to be withheld from public.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David;
Tomlinson, Frank
Duration:
00:06:10

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