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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1975
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(Studio) Impt. Rockefeller commission's recommendations for CIA include civilian oversight board, congress watchdogging of CIA operations, possibly making CIA budget public, limit on number of years director can serve. Commission criticized for not going ahead with probe into murder plots.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller defends commission's decision not to probe foreign murder plots. [ROCKEFELLER - says commission finished President's original investigation request; members thought it would be best to turn over rest of gathered evidence to Senator] Report delivered to Senate committee investigating CIA this afternoon. [Senator Frank CHURCH - believes it will be necessary to make disclosure after his committee completes investigation.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - regrets President has ducked CIA issue.] [Senator John TOWER - thinks Senate committee will do thorough investigation. Doesn't believe President's motives political in turning over material to Senate committee ] Senator Mike Mansfield says all information must be disclosed. Committee won't complete its work till late this year or early next year
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) At CIA headqtrs., there was no comment on Rockefeller commission's report; but at Justice Department, lawyers prepare to receive report and possibly act on it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Attorney General Edward Levi promises personal investigation of assassination material with regard to CIA. Task force has been probing CIA activities since January, but so far no recommendations for prosecution made. Justice Department lawyers investigate federal and international laws that might cover assassination plots.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) All this began last December 22 when "New York Times" published story by Seymour Hersh accusing CIA of massive, illegal domestic operations. Tom Brokaw learns investigation into possible CIA link with foreign assassinations involves period between 1959-1965. 1 story under investigation is instructions given to Cubans landing at Bay of Pigs to kill Castro.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine;
Stern, Carl

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