NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 28, 1976
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee reports on domestic spying activities. Report calls for tighter congress controls of CIA and FBI.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Report cites FBI covert actions against Americans Some abuses instigated by United States presidents. President Franklin D. Roosevelt rptdly. told FBI to keep track of opponents, incling. Charles Lindbergh. President Harry S. Truman received information about political aides, labor leaders and reporters President Dwight D. Eisenhower received reports on Eleanor Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch, Justice William O. Douglas and others. President John F. Kennedy received information from bugs and taps with regard to Martin Luther King, Congmen and others. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered FBI to collect information on his critics, incling. Senators President Richard Nixon instigated wiretaps for political info.; Supreme Court justice eavesdropped on. Subcommittee chairperson Senator Walter Mondale says FBI violated law and Const. [MONDALE - says abuses will occur again if sane vague standards kept up.] Committee recommends laws ltding. FBI's activities and legislature to set up permanent oversight committee
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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