the papers of President Richard M. Nixon, he stated the following
about the Intelligence Evaluation Committee in his, “Statements about the
Watergate Investigations” on May 22, 1973:
among our intelligence agencies continued to fall short of our national
security needs. In July 1970, having earlier discontinued the FBI’s liaison
with the CIA, Director Hoover ended the FBI’s normal liaison with all other
agencies except the White House. To help remedy this, an Intelligence
Evaluation Committee was created in December 1970.
members included representatives of the White House, CIA, FBI, NSA, the
Departments of Justice, Treasury, and Defense, and the Secret Service.
Intelligence Evaluation Committee and its staff were instructed to improve
coordination among the intelligence community and to prepare evaluations and
estimates of domestic intelligence. I understand that its activities are now
under investigation. I did not authorize nor do I have any knowledge of any
illegal activity by this Committee.
it went beyond its charter and did engage in any illegal activities, it was
totally without my knowledge or authority.
will find declassified documents relating to the IEC. There are currently open
FOIA requests with multiple agencies for additional information, and it will be
posted here, when released.
File on the Intelligence Evaluation Committee, FBI File 62-HQ-113887
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