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Intelligence Report / CIA #488030

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 26, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee recommends overseas covert intelligence be used only in times of threat to United States national security.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(DC) Committee report condemns excessive use of covert operations. Committee recommends: laws stopping subversion of demos., more congress control, ltding. eavesdropping of Americans, permitting wiretapping only in criminal cases and splitting up intelligence and clandestine functions. 3 Republicans dissent. [Chairperson Senator Frank CHURCH - says word substitutions weren't used to water down report] At urging of CIA Director George Bush, committee will let Senator decide if CIA budget to be published. [BUSH - says CIA and intelligence community don't agree with part of report] Report deletes or censors sections on budget, espionage and covert operations. Details noted. Committee says secrecy must not be used to hide abuses of power or failures of policy.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(s) Chart suggests 1976 CIA budget is $7.75 billion.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

Newman, Edwin;
Rowan, Ford

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