NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 08, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee reports that ex-pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon north Johnson both knew of government activities against those considered subversives.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
(DC) Documents show how government harassed American political groups. Eisenhower told in 1958 that FBI was used to create confusion among Communists LBJ told FBI trying to disrupt black militants. Ex-pres. Richard Nixon expanded use of disruptive tactics. Nixon administration used IRS (Internal Revenue Service) against leftists. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) shared dossiers on political activists with Justice Department and Secret Service. In 1974, IRS turned over 28,000 income tax forms to Justice Department IRS (Internal Revenue Service) gives out information about Americans to 12 federal agencies.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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