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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #55811

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1978
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(Studio) Report on former CIA director Richard Helms' testimony to House Assassinations Committee with regard to CIA concealment from Warren Commission that there was plot against life of Cuban President Fidel Castro.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Helms' attitude in testifying to committee described; his past experiences with CIA and conviction for withholding information from Senate committee noted. [HELMS - is prepared to take beating from committee ] Questions about CIA concealment of Castro assassination plots from Warren Cmsn. outlined. [HELMS - thinks it was mistake not to give commission information on plots. Answers questions about unusu. weapon given to CIA operative code named Amlash, to be used to kill Castro.] [Representative Christopher DODD - questions witness further about Amlash operation.] [HELMS - says Dodd can have own way.] Newly released information from declassified FBI papers concerning file on Lee Harvey Oswald, begun after his defection to USSR , and with regard to items missing from file detailed.

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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