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Closeup (Illegal Files) #43748

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 08, 1976
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(Studio) Report on illegal intelligence files.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Federal agents illegally spied on Americans for decades. CIA officials say they're eager to destroy files kept on 7000 Americans IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Commissioner Don. Alexander says he wants bonfire to get rid of 11,000 files on citizens. FBI was source for much of information obtained by other intelligence orgs. Extent of FBI files noted. FBI routinely gives out available information to agencies like Civil Service agency and local police depts. House bill would force intelligence agencies to notify anyone spied upon. [Representative John CONYERS - says Americans must write in to find out if they were spied upon.] [CIA Director George BUSH - explains problems with informing Americans who were spied on.]

(Studio) Closeup address noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted

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