THE CIA: Operating at Home

By law, the Central Intelligence Agency is prohibited from doing any spying or other internal security work.

But the Watergate scandal has raised doubts about whether the agency is following the rules.

From the beginning, the CIA has had links to the case. Two of the convicted conspirators, James McCord and E.

Howard Hunt, are former employees of the agency. The CIA admitted supplying Hunt with equipment—including false identification papers, a camera and a disguise kit—used in burglarizing the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist.

Last week the CIA deputy director, Lieut. General Vernon Walters,...

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