CIA: Those Secret Letter Openings

In the view of the ever-vigilant CIA, even Richard Nixon may not have been above suspicion. When he was campaigning for the presidency in 1968, the agency secretly opened a letter that he received from Ray Price, a speechwriter traveling in Moscow; the contents dealt only with Nixon's election prospects. Idaho's Frank Church, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, disclosed last week that the Nixon letter was one of many thousands that were illegally photographed and filed away from 1952 to 1973, when the program was stopped on orders from former CIA Director...

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