Hans Remembers- Friday June 5, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
A slow news day.
- The Tricky One- was at it again. President Richard Milhous Nixon gathered the four chiefs of the American intelligence FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, CIA’s Dick Helms, NSA’s Noel Gayler and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Donald Bennett- and prepared what was called the Huston Plan to spy against, infiltrate and make arrests of groups protesting against the Vietnam War. The plan was named for a lower level member of the White House staff Tom Huston who delivered the proposal a few weeks later on June 26- and Nixon approved on July 14. The next day Nixon thought better of it and cancelled it all. The plan was revealed a few years later in 1973 when Huston testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.