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CIA Announces Declassification of 1970s 'Skeletons' File...(Drudge Title)
GWU via Drudge Report ^ | June 21, 2007 | Thomas Blanton

Posted on 06/21/2007 4:08:07 PM PDT by RDTF

The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance, assassination plots, and human experimentation led to official investigations and reforms in the 1970s, according to declassified documents posted today on the Web by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden announced today that the Agency is declassifying the full 693-page file amassed on CIA's illegal activities by order of then-CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973--the so-called "family jewels." Only a few dozen heavily-censored pages of this file have previously been declassified, although multiple Freedom of Information Act requests have been filed over the years for the documents. Gen. Hayden called today's release "a glimpse of a very different time and a very different Agency."

"This is the first voluntary CIA declassification of controversial material since George Tenet in 1998 reneged on the 1990s promises of greater openness at the Agency," commented Thomas Blanton, the Archive's director.

Hayden also announced the declassification of some 11,000 pages of the so-called CAESAR, POLO and ESAU papers--hard-target analyses of Soviet and Chinese leadership internal politics and Sino-Soviet relations from 1953-1973, a collection of intelligence on Warsaw Pact military programs, and hundreds of pages on the A-12 spy plane.

The National Security Archive separately obtained (and posted today) a six-page summary of the illegal CIA activities, prepared by Justice Department lawyers after a CIA briefing in December 1974, the memorandum of conversation when the CIA first briefed President Gerald Ford on the scandal on January 3, 1975.

Then-CIA director Schlesinger commissioned the "family jewels" compilation with a May 9, 1973 directive after finding out that Watergate burglars E. Howard Hunt and James McCord (both veteran CIA officers) had cooperation from the Agency as they carried out "dirty tricks" for President Nixon

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1973; 70santiwar; blanton; caesar; cia; coldwar; declassification; esau; familyjewels; hayden; kissinger; michaelhayden; nixon; polo; shadowgovernment; sovietunion; timingissuspicious; ussr; watergate; worldwar3
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1 posted on 06/21/2007 4:08:10 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

I wonder if this will include information on the Iran Contras and Abscam.


2 posted on 06/21/2007 4:12:51 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: RDTF

The “National Security Archive” is a left-wing activist body posing as an academic entity with objectivity. Why on earth is Hayden cooperating with them?

McConnell announces the cancellation of a multi-billion satellite program and Hayden does this — are the ‘RATs pulling their strings??


3 posted on 06/21/2007 4:13:15 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: RDTF

FYI - links to docs at above link


4 posted on 06/21/2007 4:19:34 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: Calpernia

I’m thinking Kerry et al, and the Anti War movement


5 posted on 06/21/2007 4:21:39 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: Fedora

hey old friend - thought you might appreciate this


6 posted on 06/21/2007 4:24:00 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: RDTF

US Cold War enemies, both home and abroad.


7 posted on 06/21/2007 4:25:47 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
and more...
8 posted on 06/21/2007 4:26:40 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: RDTF

Maybe we’ll see photos of Kerry shagging Madame Bin? On the big round peace negotiations table?


9 posted on 06/21/2007 4:28:48 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: RDTF

Billy Jeff’s trips to Russia.


10 posted on 06/21/2007 4:28:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Or Hillary and the Black Panthers smoking pot?


11 posted on 06/21/2007 4:30:39 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: RDTF
From the website: "15. Amassing of files on 9,900-plus Americans related to the antiwar movement."

Kerry and Clinton have to be in there somewhere.

12 posted on 06/21/2007 4:31:10 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

timing is never an accident


13 posted on 06/21/2007 4:31:53 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: RDTF; Enchante; All

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 06/21/2007 4:32:31 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: RDTF

Ewwwww.....


15 posted on 06/21/2007 4:32:50 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Calpernia

IC was released a couple months ago by NA.


16 posted on 06/21/2007 4:32:56 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: DakotaRed

ping


17 posted on 06/21/2007 4:33:04 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Kerry and Clinton have to be in there somewhere.

Clinton Files: WIlliam Clinton-not dangerious, appears only to be a part of the anti-war movement so as to "pick up chicks" and get "stoned". However, has been seen with a femine looking boy (or perhaps masculine girl) suspected of marxist ties. Could be dangerious, very focused, does not appear to respect the views of others nor respect personal hygene, is named Hillary Rodham, gender and orientation unknown, radical, may be avoiding bathing so as to conserve water, or possibly feels that use of B.O. will prevent others from spying on him/her/it.

18 posted on 06/21/2007 4:37:29 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: RDTF

bump


19 posted on 06/21/2007 4:44:16 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Sonny M
I always thought Ralph Nader was B. O. Plenty incarnate.
20 posted on 06/21/2007 4:46:04 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Sonny M

>>>WIlliam Clinton-not dangerious, appears only to be a part of the anti-war movement so as to “pick up chicks” and get “stoned”.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1209454/posts?page=1#1
Clinton’s ROTC Letter As Entered in Congressional Record (Page: H5550) 7/30/93

Excerpt:

I have written and spoken and marched against the war. One of the national organizers of the Vietnam Moratorium is a close friend of mine. After I left Arkansas last summer, I went to Washington to work in the national headquarters of the Moratorium, then to England to organize the Americans here for demonstrations October 15 and November 16.

More at link


21 posted on 06/21/2007 4:46:30 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Sonny M

>>>>However, has been seen with a femine looking boy (or perhaps masculine girl) suspected of marxist ties.

Perhaps both. David Mixner AND Hillary Rodham :)


22 posted on 06/21/2007 4:47:37 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: jedward

Oh thank you!


23 posted on 06/21/2007 4:48:08 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: RDTF
First off I don’t believe James Schlesinger ever did anything that benefited this country. Secondly I find the use of the term “openness” when used in conjunction with an intelligence agency an insult of, excuse the pun, my intelligence. JMHO
24 posted on 06/21/2007 4:51:33 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: Calpernia

A-12 aircraft. SR-71’s dad.


25 posted on 06/21/2007 4:51:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: RDTF

A comment related to the CIA: Ronald Reagan, in his diary, makes reference to the CIA becoming effective again, under Bill Casey, after its neutering under Carter.


26 posted on 06/21/2007 5:09:19 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Calpernia

No prob. Here’s a link.

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB210/index.htm


27 posted on 06/21/2007 5:17:29 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

bump!


28 posted on 06/21/2007 5:18:36 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

In an effort to stay way ahead of our domestic enemies, I always like to know what potential ammunition they’ll be trying to use against us.


29 posted on 06/21/2007 5:20:13 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward
I want to go through those docs to see if there is a discrepancy between the Kerry Committee Report and the files themselves.
30 posted on 06/21/2007 5:23:36 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: RDTF

Every presidential election year, the Dems feel compulsed to drag out Watergate and Richard Nixon. Do they really want to do this with Hillary running for president, after we just heard about how she listened to cell phone calls of people on her enemies list?


31 posted on 06/21/2007 5:23:59 PM PDT by Eva
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To: RDTF

1973 was only 34 years ago. Many of the people involved with events described will still be alive. I hope people don’t start turning up dead around the world because of this.


32 posted on 06/21/2007 5:26:02 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Eva

>>>>Every presidential election year, the Dems feel compulsed to drag out Watergate and Richard Nixon. Do they really want to do this with Hillary running for president,

Since she is running for President, it is important to review her record. She was involved.


33 posted on 06/21/2007 5:27:00 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

FWIW, I don’t think the timing is an accident for either sets of releases.


34 posted on 06/21/2007 5:53:27 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: RDTF
Certainly this declassification presages the declassification of the Able-Danger files.

[/sarcasm]

35 posted on 06/21/2007 6:17:07 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: RDTF

Thanks much! Yes, I was recently reviewing the previously-released version of this, I’ll be interested to see what else is released.


36 posted on 06/21/2007 6:39:47 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Doctor Raoul

I wonder if it will have Kerry’s CIA buddy who gave him the cap?


37 posted on 06/21/2007 7:01:31 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (Sadly, the latest product from Apple is absolutely free. Introducing the iMoron)
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To: Duke Nukum

ha!


38 posted on 06/21/2007 7:39:27 PM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: Calpernia

I wonder what it may contain about Kerry and other Socialist Democrats.

LOL, as if I have to ask.


39 posted on 06/21/2007 8:47:42 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: Calpernia

CIA to Air Decades of Its Dirty Laundry
Assassination Attempts Among Abuses Detailed

By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, June 22, 2007; A01

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/21/AR2007062102434_pf.html

So begins the efforts by our domestic enemies...


40 posted on 06/22/2007 2:31:01 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jveritas; Bahbah

Ping...that would be “hell”, and it’s being orchastrated to come down on GWB’s head and has been for nearly a year IMHO. Just thought I’d give you a heads up, as some warning is always better than none.


41 posted on 06/22/2007 2:37:40 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: Jim Robinson

FYI Ping


42 posted on 06/22/2007 2:42:30 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

The First Amendment is a two edged sword. Has to be, by nature.


43 posted on 06/22/2007 2:51:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I support the troops. I’ve always said if you play with fire long enough, you’re going to get burned. Merely spectating myself, people usually do a good job of digging their own holes. Funny thing with Bush right now is...who does he turn to? I’m not sure if I remember where the rope is (lol), this Amnesty thing just keeps popping up on the radar.


44 posted on 06/22/2007 2:56:10 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward
CIA to Air Decades of Its Dirty Laundry

I bet the MSM portrays these "abuses" as all occurring under Nixon and ignores anything that took place under Kennedy and Johnson.

45 posted on 06/22/2007 3:09:29 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Ah so they were not really abuses.


46 posted on 06/22/2007 3:11:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: RDTF
This is not the official national security archives from which Sandy Berger stole so many stacks of documents , it's a different bird...

The National Security Archive is also linked to Peter Kornbluh, Kerry's associate from the Institute for Policy Studies. They've edited a number of declassified documents related to US Latin American policy re: Cuban Missile Crisis, Pinochet, Sandinistas, etc. See for instance:
Chile Documentation Project: Peter Kornbluh, Director It was also Kornbluh who arranged Kerry's trip to meet Ortega in 1984........52 posted on 08/10/2004 12:00:26 AM PDT by Fedora
Also

* Peter Kornbluh : ...Kornbluh was an IPS associate quite close to the Sandinistas. Page 79 of the same source (Powell) mentions that in 1983, 1984, and 1985, Kornbluh travelled to visit the Sandinista leadership with the following individuals: Robert Borosage, Saul Landau, Richard Barnet, and Cora Weiss. Page 134 mentions he was also a consultant for NPR while working at IPS.-------4 posted on 02/11/2004 6:27:45 PM PST by Fedora

The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance, assassination plots, and human experimentation led to official investigations and reforms in the 1970s, according to declassified documents posted today on the Web by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. ......"This is the first voluntary CIA declassification of controversial material since George Tenet in 1998 reneged on the 1990s promises of greater openness at the Agency," commented Thomas Blanton, the Archive's director.

Tom Blanton is a John Kerry associate.

47 posted on 06/22/2007 3:14:53 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Enchante; Howlin; Alamo-Girl; Fedora; Shermy
AUGUST 7, 2002 : (FBI ASKS 17 SENATORS OF THE SSCI TO TURN OVER RECORDS FROM JUNE 18 & 19, 2002 - See LEAKS : NSA 9/11 INTERCEPTS LEAK -- See ECKENRODE [see FBI], LT. GENERAL M V HAYDEN [see CIA]) The FBI has intensified its probe of a classified intelligence leak, asking 17 senators to turn over phone records, appointment calendars and schedules that would reveal their possible contact with reporters.
In an Aug. 7 [2002] memo passed to the senators through the Senate general counsel's office, the FBI asked all members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to collect and turn over records from June 18 and 19, 2002. Those dates are the day of and the day after a classified hearing in which the director of the National Security Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, spoke to lawmakers about two highly sensitive messages that hinted at an impending action that the agency intercepted on the eve of Sept. 11 but did not translate until Sept. 12.
The request suggests that the FBI is now focusing on the handful of senior senators who are members of a Senate-House panel investigating Sept. 11 and attend most classified meetings and read all the most sensitive intelligence agency communications. A similar request did not go to House intelligence committee members. ....... "Ashcroft Demands Records of 17 Senators ," Probing Sept 11th. Attacks , August 24, 2002
48 posted on 06/22/2007 3:21:00 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Erik Latranyi

When wondering into these territories, the truth is meaningless. Perceptions are everything. It’s a viscous propaganda war, and the MSM does indeed have the liberal left angle locked up. It’ll be interesting to watch, I’ll say that much.


49 posted on 06/22/2007 3:22:17 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: RDTF

My first thoughts..Why, and why NOW?


50 posted on 06/22/2007 3:32:31 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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