Thursday, November 18, 2010


New York congressman Otis Pike chaired a committee in the House of Representatives in 1973 to investigate operations conducted by various services, including the Central Intelligence Agency. The committee never produced a report and was wracked by partisan political disagreement. The incomplete report was leaked in January and February 1976, but following the murder of the CIA station chief in Athens, Richard Welch, in December 1975, there was no appetite to continue the committee’s hearings.