Volume 65, No. 4 (December 2021)

From an Oversight Perspective: Interview with Former US Senator Gary Hart

Interviewed by CIA Chief Historian David Robarge

The junior member of the Senate Select Committee on Government Operations (the “Church Committee”) during 1975–76 reflects on his appointment to the committee, its proceedings, and its results. His hope is that if the interview provides one take away for intelligence officers, in CIA especially, it is this:

“If I had one message to the agency, it would be

that people like me—and I think the majority of

those on the committee—wanted to protect the

CIA, not destroy it.”


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