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Intelligence Oversight Committee #488333

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1976
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(Studio) Senator creates intelligence oversight committee Senator Mike Mansfield 1st proposed idea 20 years ago. Committee voted complete budget and legislature control over CIA and shared power with other Senator cmtes. over FBI and military intelligence agencies.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Senator John Tower says Americans not afraid of CIA and other agencies. Senator Charles Percy says there is great concern over intelligence abuses. Senator John Stennis argues against oversight committee Senator votes 63-31 for committee to have power over military intelligence. [STENNIS - says legislature should be enacted soon, since it has been passed.] [Senator Frank CHURCH - says future freedom more assured.] Committee will draft laws to prevent abuses.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) President has no power to interfere with new committee Committee must get full Senate vote if it wants to release information that the president objects to publicizing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford

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