The Family Jewels Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.)

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The Family Jewels by Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.)
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Widely known as the Family Jewels, this document consists of almost 700 pages of responses from CIA employees to a 1973 directive from Director of Central Intelligence James Schlesinger asking them to report activities they thought might beMoreWidely known as the Family Jewels, this document consists of almost 700 pages of responses from CIA employees to a 1973 directive from Director of Central Intelligence James Schlesinger asking them to report activities they thought might be inconsistent with the Agencys charterThe reports that constitute the CIAs Family Jewels were commissioned in 1973 by then CIA director James R.

Schlesinger, in response to press accounts of CIA involvement in the Watergate scandal — in particular, support to the burglars, E. Howard Hunt and James McCord, both CIA veterans. On May 7, 1973, Schlesinger signed a directive commanding senior officers to compile a report of current or past CIA actions that may have fallen outside the agencys charter. The resulting report, which was in the form of a 693-page loose-leaf book of memos, was passed on to William Colby when he succeeded Schlesinger as Director of Central Intelligence in late 1973.Confinement of a KGB defector, Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko, that might be regarded as a violation of the kidnapping laws.Wiretapping of two syndicated columnists, Robert Allen and Paul Scott (see also Project Mockingbird).Physical surveillance of investigative journalist and muckraker Jack Anderson and his associates, including Les Whitten of the Washington Post and future Fox News Channel anchor and managing editor Brit Hume.

Jack Anderson had written two articles on CIA-backed assassination attempts on Cuban leader Fidel Castro.Physical surveillance of then-Washington Post reporter Michael Getler, who was later an ombudsman for the Washington Post and PBS.Break-in at the home of a former CIA employee.Break-in at the office of a former defector.Warrantless entry into the apartment of a former CIA employee.Opening of mail to and from the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1973 (including letters associated with actress Jane Fonda) (project SRPOINTER/HTLINGUAL at JFK airport).Opening of mail to and from the Peoples Republic of China from 1969 to 1972 (project SRPOINTER/HTLINGUAL at JFK airport - see also Project SHAMROCK by the NSA).Funding of behavior modification research on unwitting US citizens, including unscientific, non-consensual human experiments.Assassination plots against Cuban President Fidel Castro- Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba- President Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic- and René Schneider, Commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army.

All of these plots were said to be unsuccessful ones.Surveillance of dissident groups between 1967 and 1971 (see Project RESISTANCE, Project MERRIMAC and Operation CHAOS).Surveillance of a particular Latin American female, and of US citizens in DetroitSurveillance of former CIA officer and Agency critic, Victor Marchetti, author of the book, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, published in 1974.Amassing of files on 9,900-plus US citizens related to the antiwar movement (see Project RESISTANCE, Project MERRIMAC and Operation CHAOS).Polygraph experiments with the sheriff of San Mateo County, California.Fake CIA identification documents that might violate state laws.Testing of electronic equipment on US telephone circuits.Seminal CIA declassified files.



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