The Casey File

No blind trust for the CIA boss

More than a few wheeler-dealers on Wall Street would love to have a pipeline into the CIA. The agency is privy to plans and plots that could affect international economic activity, it secretly monitors overseas communications of multinational firms, and it helps to ar- range the purchases of large quantities of technological material. Thus, such past directors of the CIA as George Bush and Stansfield Turner set up blind trusts to distance themselves from their investments and avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.

William Casey, the...

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