The Ford Administration’s 1975 Rockefeller Commission and the Senate’s 1975 Church Committee unveiled dozens of illegal intelligence operations, including MKULTRA. Activities also included the infiltration of all major newsrooms in the U.S with CIA agents, assassinating world leaders and secretly giving military personnel acid – just to name a few.
One of the worst abuses revealed was the “suicide” of Frank Olson in 1953. Olson was one of the Army’s top biological-weapons and mind-control scientists. According to the government's version of events, as part of the MKULTRA experiments, Olson was secretly given hallucinogens by his colleagues until he went insane. Agents then took him to see a CIA psychiatrists in New York, where Olson supposedly jumped to his death from his high-rise hotel room.
Kathryn Olmstead discovered documents at the Gerald Ford library that two senior members of the Ford Administration conspired to keep the story from the Rockefeller report and refused to make amends to Olson’s family. Those two men were Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.The following excerpt is from the family of Frank Olsen…
The President assured us that the White House would support our efforts to obtain justice. Almost immediately we were advised by White House attorneys that a law suit would be risky, as the law was not on our side. Accordingly the government attorneys strongly recommended that we pursue a settlement via a Private Bill in Congress, which they said the White House would support.
In 1976 our family received a financial settlement from Congress for far less than the White House, CIA Director George Bush, the Justice Department, the Labor Department, and the Treasury Department had recommended. A single Congressman had decided to oppose the settlement, so it was enacted in drastically reduced form.
Read more about Frank Olsen HERE
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