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The Committee also examined the CIA’s development of a general
“executive action” capability. The Committee found that the U.S.
initiated plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and Patrice Lumumba.
In the other cases, either U.S. involvement was indirect or evidence
was too inconclusive to issue a finding. In Lumumba’s case,the Committee
asserted that the U.S. was not involved in his death, despite earlier
plotting. The Committee was unable to state with certainty whether
any plots were authorized by U.S. Presidents.