Just how much power does the CIA have and how does that affect people in the United States and around the world? Find out today on A Public Affair!
On Friday November 29th, our host Esty Dinur was joined by author John Prados about his latest book, “The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power”.
In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of illegal domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency. This included political surveillance, eavesdropping, detention, and interrogation. The revelation of illegal activities over many years shocked the American public and led to investigations of the CIA by a presidential commission and committees in both houses of Congress, which found evidence of more abuse, even CIA plans for assassinations. Investigators and the public soon discovered that the CIA abuses were described in a top-secret document agency insiders dubbed the “Family Jewels.”- University of Texas Press