2007 June 26

Full CIA “Family Jewels” Report Released


The so-called “Family Jewels” is a report on CIA misdeeds that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director James R. Schlesinger had ordered compiled on May 7, 1973. The documents in the Family Jewels report confirmed CIA misdeeds that had been known or rumored about for many years. Read the report, below.

The New York Times exposed CIA spying on Americans on December 23, 1974, and the resulting public uproar led to the Senate Church Committee (January 27, 1975) in the Senate and the Pike Committee in the House of Representatives (February 19, 1975), which investigated and exposed many abuses by the CIA and the other intelligence agencies. This day marked the official release of the report.

Read the full “Family Jewels” report at the National Security Archive:

Learn more: Hugh Wilford, The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America (2008)

Watch a documentary on The Family Jewels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR0YxDDE804&list=PLB626FC04B76FFF8A

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