1974: Seymour Hersh exposes HUGE CIA spying on Americans

A front-page banner headline in The New York Times came just months after CIA’s involvement in the Watergate scandal was exposed. The article prompted President Ford to appoint a Commission headed by Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller (Feb. 1975) to investigate CIA’s unlawful domestic activities. The Commission’s report attempted to downplay the scope of MK-ULTRA and its offshoots, barely including two pages about these experiments. However it mentioned that an employee of the Army who jumped from a hotel window after CIA operatives slipped LSD into his drink reverberated in headlines across the country.