Reagan reported weighing broader powers for CIA

President Reagan is considering a proposal that would free the CIA and other agencies to more actively gather intelligence on Americans at home and abroad, it was reported Tuesday. The New York Times said proposed changes in an executive order signed by President Carter on Jan. 24, 1978, would overturn many of the restrictions placed on the intelligence community during the last two administrations.

The Times said the expanded authority is being sought in an executive order proposed by an interagency working group headed by CIA officials Meanwhile, a CIA spokesman disputed the published report that the group had concluded its review and forwarded its recommendations to the President for action.

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