Skip to comments.CIA Announces Declassification of 1970s 'Skeletons' File...(Drudge Title)
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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I wonder if this will include information on the Iran Contras and Abscam.
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??
FYI - links to docs at above link
I’m thinking Kerry et al, and the Anti War movement
hey old friend - thought you might appreciate this
US Cold War enemies, both home and abroad.
Maybe we’ll see photos of Kerry shagging Madame Bin? On the big round peace negotiations table?
Billy Jeff’s trips to Russia.
Or Hillary and the Black Panthers smoking pot?
Kerry and Clinton have to be in there somewhere.
timing is never an accident
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
IC was released a couple months ago by NA.
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.
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