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Intelligence Reforms / Press Conference #41756

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford to hold news conference with regard to United States intelligence agencies.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Director CIA George Bush to be strong man of United States spy operations, say White House sources. January 30, 1976, film shown. CIA head's power to extend over Defense Department's foreign intelligence activities and National Security Agency. Bush to report to White House, where National Sec. Council will correct any abuses of power. 3-man civilian review board, maybe headed by John Connally, to see that president guidelines are followed. President expected to urge Congress to establish joint Senator-House For. Intelligence Committee to protect classified information Tighter rules to be urged with regard to handling of information Repeal of some laws requiring numerous cmtes. be informed of CIA operations expected. Nature of reforms considered.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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