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Description of document: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files re: The Village

Voice newspaper, 1969-1997



Released date: 30-September-2011

Posted date: 07-November-2011

Date/date range of documents: 10-June-1969 03-June-1997

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U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington. D.C. 20535
September 30. 2011
Subject: VILLAGE VOICE
FOIPA No. 1158842- 000
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file 100-HQ-454198 - Section 1
The Village Voice

Date: '6-10-69
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0f the many groups have
emerged to participate in the
Moratorium, -one of the most-curious and
most significant in the long I'Un
Mobilization,. a.._group ot ... zt8wsmE!l
concerned about media's
the war and the political role of the
connnunications industry in general. At a
noon. rally tomorl'ow (Friday} at, the--U . N. 's
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, will
their traditional roles of impartial
chroniclens to actively against
immediate of
all u.s. troops in Southeast Asia, and
future
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For most .. of -the newsmen, the rally will be
the first time they have demonstl'ated on
any issue besides a newspaper strike. Among
the chanters placard-bearel's will be
men and women- from Time, Newsweek, Fortune,
Sports Illustrated, Scientific American, :.
NET, NBC, CBS, tble Associated Press,
the New York Times; the New York Post, the
Daily News, and Newsday.
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This docUment contains neither recommen ti ns:norconclusions
of the Federal Bureau of Invest-igation (FBI}. It is the pl'opel'ty
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it .and contents
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On December 3, 1969, a coni'idential source, who
has furniShed reliable information in the past, advised
that a group of media writt}rs and personalities in the
New York City area attempting to gather intensted
people in their profession to meet with them in front of
the Time-Life Building, New York City to participate in what
they called "Media 1-Iobili-zation". This activity was to
take place at 11:45 a.m. on November 14, 1969 at the
Time-Life Building, to be followed at 12:00 noon by a
rally in the vicinity of the United Nations Building,
East 47th Street and First Avenue, New York.City.
This source advised that speakers at the
rally include ))AVID HALBERSTAM, JULES FEIFFER, JOHN
SACK, 1-fARYA "' MANNES, DAN WATTS. \
- This confidential source furnished a leaflet
advertizing the rally scheduled for Dag Hammarskjold
Plaza, accross from the United Nations Building, East
47th Street and First Avenue, New York City, Friday,
November 14 at 12:00 noon, which leaflet follows:

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"A i'ew of: the newsmen who "Here &ked to
join in explained that they are anti-war,
but oppose the rally i'or professional
reasons, claiming that participation
compromises the objectivity of
reporting about similar events. Since
all well-informed reporters must have
same political convictions about the
news they cover, Media Mobilization's
Organizers don't see "Why they should
make pretenses to living in a political
vacuum while oft' the job. Perhaps, they
explain, if some of the more perceptive
ones had spoken out sooner, the American
public would have awakened to the outrages
of: Vietnam before now.
"Maybe some newsmen see partisanship as
a threat to their position of privileged
observer. At any rate, a i'ew of the
publications whose employees are involved
have openly voiced disapproval and fear
that the demonstration "Hill tarnish their
corporate images of reliable,straight
news coverage. -
"At an afternoon workshop after the rally,
the media people will examine their individual
and collective roles in American mciety and
discuss such questions as "Can we-should we-
be 'objective? Are media jobs organized
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discourage dissent? Can media be changed to
serve the needs of the people?" The workshop
will begin at 2 p.m. at the Church Center, 44th
Street at First Avenue.
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.,Why do the American people know so little about underlying causes of the Vietnam War
_'how ft began -and why it continues? Wliy has it taken -them so long to -.::ecognize that this
war is has l)ever l}een in their interest?
who work the. media know- the reason. For mo're than- a decade we
seen those who control the mass media distort the-news about the war, mis-report it- and
not report it. These actions ha_ve This wa-c has.been no
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blunder...
We havebeen silent-too long. There been -acts dissent but most of
.our has been._ limited to action outside jobs. It is now apparent th'a,..t- .
those.of us in the commu)(ications media who want an imneqiate all us
;from Vietnam and Southeast are many -- not .It is to up ideas
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\... Vietnam War. We in the media mustexamine our o\O{n :.._ past, present and
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JOIN THE MEDIA MOBILIZATION ONFRIOAY, November 14. Join the editors,
secretaries, photographers and workers this city who demand
Immediate withdrawa.l of _all US troops from and SoutiJeast As-fa
No more Vietnams --
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47th. Street and First-Avenue I'
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Meet at Oag Hammarskjold Plaza
Friday
November -14
12:00 oclock noon
There be speakers and other _
Meet with others in our tndustry for an informal
The Church center -- 44th Stree_t & First
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weu. about: Our JoB -- The -Co_rporaticn --
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1) .How are ;,ur Jobs: Ot::gan'i zed to di scourag?- di
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there .an uninvQlved observer?
inmedia -- and.who dqesnt?
4) Can the media be to serve the .needs
of the people?
"TI)ts action was by of:
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The New York Times
Newsweek
Esquire

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CBS
American Heritage
Scientffic American-
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On 14, 19691 Special Agents of the
Federal Bureau of (FBI) observed a rally
and demonstration which began at 12:00 noon at Dag
Hammarskjo+d Plaza, New York City.
. The rally was attended by 400
individuals who stood in -front of .a sound truck parked
on the street. Signs carried by demonstrattms indicated
that'l.i-v:ar.ious publishing companies ml their employees .
h advocate an immediate withdrawal of United States forces
V from Vietnam.
One individual who identified himseif as LARRY
;1 (phonetic) a free lanc_e film_e_qij;.QR, acted as -
of cepemonies. The first speaker introduced was
described as a free lance Writer who praised
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tf the vocal minority in the United States, and who characterized
/ nthe sil.ent majorj..tyn as unamerican and asked what this latteza
group had dqne peace. ,
The second speaker _introduced as
President of Hill and Wang Publishing Company that JV.lf'
- anti-war c are .. bEing b7= the_ __ . :..--
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becomes suspect. Wang criticized the deployment of 45,000
military troops into D. c. CC?Ver the V-ietnam
Moratorium of November 15, Wang further stated that
the United States G.overnment is dividing the people and
that President Nixon "promises pea<;_e but produces hate".
. The next speaker introduced as, John Sack,
author o,f the book ttM Company" criti:eized the
in. which the-American troops in ARVNare being indoctrinated.
He that United States troops. are being taught that
those -in ARVN. are actually the Viet Cong, and that our
troQps must kill and in order.to prot ct the world
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Other 'speakers introduced were Allan Ravage
(phpnetic) formerly a writer with
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David Halber stam, from "Harpers
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magazine; Patricia
Aztbine (phonetic) from "Look" magazine and Jules
Feiffer, cartoonist, all of Wham criticized
States involvement in Vietnam claiming that it is not
our war; that it cannot be won and that we sl!ould stop
it now. All of the speakers criticized a given
by Vice-President Spiro Agnew on November 13, 1969, during
Which he criticized the major television news
programs for biased reporting.
. The demonstration and rally ended at 1:25 p.m.;
there were no incidents and arrests.
"The Village Voice" issue of November 20, 1969,
page 63, in the column "Scenes" by writer Howard Smith,
commented on the rally of November 14, 1969, which stated
in part as follows:
"Last. loJeek I wrote about media people who
oppose the war. Among them are many radicals
political involvement goes far beyond
ranging from Women's Lib
to the Panthers. In the first issue ot
Pac-0-Lies, a paper by media people and
for media people, they hae put together an
insider's collection ot little horror stories
about their struggles with newspaper and network
brass. Pac-0-Lies is the voice ot the New
Y9rk Media Project, a group dedicated to making
the media lla source ot information that directly
confronts contemporary and historical reality.':.:
"Sounding like Spiro Agnew but obviously attacking
from a lett instead ot a right angle, the NYMP
feels that mass communications are excessively
dominated by liberal, Eastern media barons.
Among the NYMP' s goals are an "end to the lie of

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objectivity," abolition or white and male
supremacist propaganda in the '1118.ss media,
worker control of the communications
industry, and elimination of all forces
that use the media to coerce and oppress.
"The Media Proj.ect plans to use Pac-P-Lies
as a clearing house for ideas, workShop, and
rap session notices. Both the group and
paper need contributions of people, news, and
as usual money.
The December 2, 1969 is sue ofA
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a weekly magazine edited by William F ,$Buckley, Jr. -
contained an article on page 1204, captioned "Th#iOb ,
and the which stated, in part, as follows: rv
!tThe revolutiOnary Left has also moved into
the struggle over the media, organizing the .
New York Media Project, composed of ''professionals
in the c9mmunications industry' who are determined
to.oppose the. war not, as in tpe pa$t, outside
their jobs but in their professional capacity.
Members have been recruited from Newsweek,
Fortune, Look, Illustrated, the
United Press. International,
the Wall Stree; Journal, the New York
ABC, CBS, National Educational -Teleyision; -
Random House, Me Graw-Hill, Doubleday, Harper &
Row and elsewhere. The New York Media
moreover, is not a single-issue protest organization
formed to seek an end to the war. 'There must be
an end', it ,proclaims, to the conspiracy of silence
and all methods that have blacked out and di started
the and protesta of blacks, workers,
women, Gis, students, and all Third World liberation
movements we must apply pressure by whatever
means,we can to open up space in the media
in which (Black) Panthers can defend
themselves, and explain their programs in their
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own words. Media brass will resist our
pressure, but we'"are going to have to be
clear among ourselves who and what we're
working for, be sides oub paychecks.'
of 1hi s increasingly open
militancy is the escalated rhetoric of
Look, which in its November 18 issue
urged immediate withdrawal from Vietnam,
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attack upon what it now calls the entire
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Jules Feiffer
On 20, 1965, a second confidential source
who has furnished reliable information in the past,advised
that on April 11, 1965, the New York Cottncil to Abolish
the House Un-American Activities Committee (NYCAHUAC)
held a fund raising affair at the Square East, 15 vlest
Fourth Street, New York, New York. The theme of the
affair was anti-HUAC throughout. One Jules Feffer had
wri_tten "Skits n forlfhe affair.
Who's Who in America Volumn 35, c_
two years, reflects that is a cartoonist-
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1 .. APPENDIX
NE\v YORK COUNCIL TO ABOLISH THE HOUSE
UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COI\1MITTEE aka
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On March 9, a Ource advised that the New
York Council to Abolish the Un-American Activities Committee
(NYCAUAC)., 150 \lest 34th Street, New York City_, New York, was
formed at a meeting held in New York City on November 17, 1960.
This organization \'laS founded princioally through the efforts
of FRANK WILKINSON, Field Representative of the National Committee
to Abolish the Un-American Activities Committee (NCAUAC).
a former member of the Communist Party CP
in Los Angeles, California_, from 1946 to 1952, who furnished
information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1949
to advised on September 17, 1952., that FRANK WILKINSON
was a member of the Los Angeles County CP as of September, 1952.
A second source furnished on September 14, 1961,
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a copy of resolutions of the New York Council to Abolish the
House Un-American Activities Committee (NYCAHUAC) which were
by the NYCAHUAC. One such resolution affirmed the
to continue to work for the abolition of the House Committee
on Un-American Activities (HCUA) and to continue it? efforts to
broaden the participation in this fight. Another resolution
accepted as a modus vivendi the suggestion of the Field Representa
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(NCAHUAC)
namely that local abolition committees may identify and coordinate
their efforts as closely as they desire with NCAHUAC, still
maintaining their autonomy for as flexible and independent a
program as possible.
A third, fourth and fifth source have advised
during March, 1962, that CP members in the New York City area
have been solicited to support activities of the NYCAHUAC during
attendance at CP meetings.
A sixth source advised that at an Executive Board
meeting of NYCAIIDAC held January 7, 1965, a letter from NCAHUAC
was read \"lhich disclosed that NYCL\JIUAC is_. no_ ,longer connected in
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NE!:J YORK TO ABOLISH THE: HOUSE
UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COl1!1ITTEE aka (CON'l''D)
On 15, 1966, the sixth source advised that
the NYCAHUAC was dissolved- on 15, 1965. The sixth
source stated that the NYCAHUAC had tur!"led over all abolition
work in the New York City area to the who had
established an in New York City knotm as the
Net.z York Friends of the NCAHUAC.

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ON FEBRUARY THREE SEVENlY SA DF FBI FOLLOWJNG:
AT APPROXIMATELY TWELVE NOON ABOUT TWENTY PERSONS FORMED'
PICKET LINE IN FRONT OF ENTRANCE TO CBS BUILDING, ON SIXTY
BETWEEN FIFTY SECOND AND FIFTY THIRD STREETS NYC. THE MAXIUM
NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATORS FIFTY INDIVIDUALS. SIGNS OBSERVED READ
"RESIST THE SUBPOENAS"; IS A GOOD GERMAN", WITH A SWASTIKA
PAINTED ON THE SIGN. LEAFLETS WERE HANDED OUT, ONE CAPTIONED
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THIS LEAFLET REFLECTED, IN PART, "LAST WEEK IT BECAME CLEAR THAT
THE DEPARTMENT IS PURSUING A MASSIVE AND DELIBERATE
CAMPAIGN TO USE WORKERS IN THE MEDIA AS AGENTS OF ITS EFFORT TO
CRUSH DISSENT AND OPPOSITION", MEDIA MOBILIZATION WAS
ON THIS LEAFLET AS "A GROUP OF WORKERS FOR THE CITYS BROADbASTERS
AND PUBLISHERS WHO ORIGINALLY GOT TOGETHER TO PROTEST THE MASS
MEDIAS TREATMENT OF NEWS ABOUT VIETNA[1 AND HAVE CONTINUED TO
MEET REGULARLY IN RECGONITION OF A MUCH WIDER COMMUNITY OF CONCERN".
A SECOND LEAFLET HANDED OUT CAPTIONED "M'EDIA CALLING FOR
' - e " "- .. - - "
SUPPORT OF THE PANTHERS AND OPPOSING SUPPLYING THE GOVERNMENT
\aJITH TH.E TAPES OF CBS INTERVIEWS PANTHER LEADERS,
THE DEMONSTRATION ENDED AT ONE FIFTEEN; THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS
OR ARRESTS.
ADMINISTRATIVE:
.!;_E NY LETTER AND .. N..tNL.CAf.!.!_DNED
NY MEDIA PROJECT; INFO, CONCERNING <IS),
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am uqable to prQvide the data you are as !ormation
in the files of Bureau must be as confidential
in accordance with regulations of the Department of Justice!
yours,_
J .. Edgar Hoover
1 - New York - Enclosure " '
1 - ore - Enclosure
.NOTE: bur files. contain no of '"The Village
is a weeJdy newspaper circulated in
New 9ity. Jt well as a "hippie"
newspaper. .. .. , , . "'
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Dear Hr. Hoover:
It has been brought to my attention by a reliable source
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thatthe list of subscribers to the Villaae Voice,- a liberal
newspaper published.weekly in New York, has been maintained by
either and/or all of followina: the Pedenal Bureau of
Investigation, Central Agency, and the
of Defense, in keeping with the above mentioned organizations.effort
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to cope with the turmoil afflicting our country as,of late.
As a subscriber to the Villaae Voice, this disturbs
me very much, and'althouah I have doubts about the validity of
the statement, I cannot expel the possibility of its truth.
I would appreciate, if, -after a thorouah
by your counsel oJ; staff, that you presen_t me with your conclusions.
If there would be any trutbto this statement, I would
be compelled to take whatever leaal action necessary to purge ay
name from these lists in one of the most dramatic infrtnaements
upon the Bill of tn general and the First Amendment in
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Thank you for your cooperation. _i .
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2 SEP 24 1970
Sincerely, I
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Dear :Mr. Hoover,
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I hope that you and your
department checking on a
Voice, published
Vi[Iage, New York City.
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very anti-American and its policy is
pro- leftist.
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ular should be He a
radical and shou'ld be on your list of
those who are at all times carefully
watched. He operates out of an office
at 25 Fifth Avenue. Please watch this
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. job, especially with that crowd of Nun-s,_
Prie_sts, ex-nuns, and dissident priests.
You w,tll win your case. I am soDry tp.at
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- Honora'Qle Joseph D. Tydings
United States Senate
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Dear Senator:
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I Tesponded on 23rd. 1- informed hlm tliat I to
fUrnish the data he was seeking since lnforma_tion contained in the
files: of this Bureau must be maintained as confidentlallilaccordance
with regulations of the Department of Ju8.tlce.! .
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The FBI
Washington, D. C
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responsive to all inquiries and communications,
your consideration of the attached is
requested. Your findings and views, in
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duplicate form, along with return of the
be by
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OI'TICNAI! FORM NO. 10
MAY 11121:DmON
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;. Memorandum
SUBJECT:
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DIRECTOR, FBI DATE: 10/30/73
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NEW YORK (80-217)
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VILLAGE VOICE
MISCEDLANEOUS INFO
On 10(29/73, for
"Village Va1ce
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Ba Itn1veJsity Place, New York, N.Y.,--con-
tacted SA [ _at the NYO twice. Village Voice is b6
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liberal weekly" - the description b7c
is the newspaper's own.
I lin a sly seemingly friendly approach, ana after
referring to what he described as the approach to
the press" sought answers to questions :-
is Division V?"
"What would
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payments to informers mean?
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What does SOG mean?
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"How can I reach the minutes to an FBI. meeting
which took place on 9/10-11/70, and concerned
the policy toward the New Left?
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I lwas cagey and pbs cure. He was told that
although goop relations with the media are desired the FBI
and it
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fidential and, that answers to his carefully guarded questions
could not be any broader than the questions were narrow and
limited.
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an article or book he was researching. He was further advised
that he could feel free to contact the .External Divi-
sion at F.BIHQ if he so desired. He seemed sincere in
for the offer. w. REG-SO j(Jo-4-SZJ/9!-
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(Bufiles 105-191887, 151-2217) reportedly an active SDS -
officer while at the of Chicago in 1963-1965
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and later. he has written for the
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circulation. .He has written critically of the FBI, e.g.
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people
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s panel' : An arm of the FBI", a long article under his
by-line which appeared in the
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Village Voice" on 7/29/71 and
was critical of Federal o=rand ;nry hearings into New Left
Activities I I entitled
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The.above is for the ifformation of the Bureau. It
would appear from the wording of !questions that he is
basing his questions on some kind of inside FBI documentary
material and that he is preparing a critical of some
kind.
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Jvfemorandum
:Mr. Mohr DATE: 9/16/71
"ESQUIRE" MAGAZIJ.'m
VILLAGE VQICE" NEWSPAPER
NEW YORK CITY
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morning of 9/16/71 and ascertaining Bishop's )ll\me and identified ,.a
himself and
a New York City underground newspaper. He said he was considering writing
a story on the organization known as the "Friends of the FBI" and wished to know
f what the FBI's connection with it was. He was emphatically advised that the FBI I
h.as no connection whatsoever with this organization and it was formed without :\).;
i the knowledge and consent of the FBI. \().
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of the FBI. He was informed that the FBI does not have a public relations -:::;..
office or public information office and was told that this function is performed .
_by the Departm<?nt of Justice's Public Information Office for all agencies within
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the Department of Justice. He then attempted to secure information from Bishop ,
'\as to how much money was spent by the FBI jn informing the public of FBI t
activities, but no information was given to him.
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I if the FBI had a movie about its activities
(is shown to groups upon request. He was told that we a movie of approxi-
imately 20 minutes duration entitled "The FBI" which is loaned to school groups,
icivic groups, etc. , upon their request, which details information about the FBI's
!activities and jurisdiction. He then requested that he "as a journalist" be given
!a private .showing of this film. He was advised that the FBI had neither the time
'n01: tl1(tim1npower to hold private showings of this or any other film for the
\thousands of "so-called journalists" in the country. The conversation with him
then terminated. , ., . .,. J -.,';/6'-J / 9 J>-
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Mr. Dalbey ---I
Mr. Felt __ _
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Mr. Rosen _. __
Mr. Tavel ---I
Mr. Walters _ :s.-;,
Mr. Soyars. 'I
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to my letter of June 8.
( '.:-.. . - , Since ting to you,; more of my constituents;
. - requested that I complain to y.ou .of the alleged . '
I ' .. ctivities of the FBI in the matter described in the' 0'
1 ... Village Voice. I \'las. pleased to learn from your "' 'c.!:J
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}'\' - . actions of the Special Agents. mentioned is inaccurate. ttl" j I :c:'-
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IRe Ne1t1 York l:etter, as above, dated 5/11/71. t
Enclosed is a c'opy of an article appearing in the
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Village Voice, 6/3/71, 'tV'ritten by NAT HENTOFF, captioned
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Lindsay: Mayor of Prague?
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, in iThich he indicates that tU
film makers, FISCHL.'ER, JOEL SUCHER and HOHARD. BLATT, 1 .J
among the in a suit that has been filed in the
States District Cov.rtt Southern District of Ne\T York. .
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. Some ciltO, I beard from a group of film-makers.
_/They wwttcd to a movie at.out secret survciJiance and
civil . I gave lhcm whatever leads m,1. contacts I
with knowledge of the subject, lawyers who



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nowopapor, clly and otato.)
The Village
6/3/71
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Voice
arc deeply involved in Bill of f.. i shall return to the- suiC itd
Rights work, etc. In the process of some .of remarkable
to shoot the picture, these tions in the court papers-next
film-makers have learned a great Much of this column is con-
deal about what it's li.l;:c to oxer- cE:rned with a report by the
cise civil liberties in John fie Street Film Collective <thel
Lindsay's New York. What film-makers mentioned above) en
follows i 'J not quite material for 'their while trying to
Costa-Gavras. _but then it I their First Amendment rights!
}ilig!l('l)e ii in the City of New York. To myl
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e:xp':;ring a;:,l prc-"Con- knowledge, th.e carefully _drawn!
fession" lUCY!:"' fes i. ,. c'!emocra- letter from Whlch I shall quote has
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Jolm Lindsay:
l'Iayor o:f Prague?
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tn:rl in th:! JnKed cs Disuict te::t a. ou . tins stqry. .
Ccmt, Sc':lt:
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York. Tbe case hns brought .l
by the I..aw C<J!'mu:.c 5r: we be mos! mdul
tion witb :' :l.l Lawyers !!1,1 thts ye.a'-'.
Gm!d. ttc jw York Civil
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. - -- in preventing the conling of r. I;Gst-
t2: .,1), t.l:" l\<.tional J Am{'tica, is Jar
in ':1CC o ':. hw from that these !lim-
e, .. _r t.;: Cc _ R!ghts, ' makets. thb winter, and of
T<Jt :y Civil Li- yo>l may yet wind up i."l. un.
. rJ >c ., 'J:,;r.; :iefendants .cxpliqtly political wing of the
me :o ..... :-'!t police: Tombs.
tt- S: ;;:;, -: ;?t>: - . Hor- , The, letter;
1.: !"' , . :c : 3urcau of. "We are a gi-oUP-Gf film-makers
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Date: 6/3/71
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Submlttlnq. omco: New York
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<: , '" u>:.;t :-apers-he, b<:.en
" ': . . . t:1e 1cally Qf
f f. t. .\<!w York,
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.,. ' ' "' it" l!'tm""'t" S . ..,, .... ,.>s
..,,, . - ... t> u 1mate ...... .. .. ><..Vly
r..:} ' ' . -. f; seerel ,llf!d
.!. - 1:.. . e .:. his etc- 1 .o! Inve:.tig:::t:on, -
0 Belnq lnvesUqaied
,u .i ..... Y.! a special II ' 'rile fo!Iowing events have
e?t :d o: . ,1 s;''t'S since the. C'.l\'red since the b!!zinning of the
L , 3'1tt w founded jn l prodaction: t;;..._ -'--"-"= ,. -
. . : _'132. -i, .. t , h<.rt they do ''On twQ oecas:.:ms,-durin6 the ; -/ (, ' Y '
, : i_ : n- .;;: of productiGnt we in 'v - 7.[/
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ivU11ding on out door and .c lYC hone to incorporate aU '
- '-tfiis information in the film we arc i
1Qcy remained QUts!dc J>UJ' house, , making. Our ,Q!ll_J'.reason fonvrit-
in lJght b}tJe J"I.vmouUt )ng.tbis letteris lo:m"use a ;:ublic
2103, concern as to the functior.it:z of
Mxt t\\o hours. 'fhey then at- these local police 'Red Squads.'
tmnpted to call us on the J?hone. ' Wefeel)hat the publication cHnis
- .,., letter :is our safegJard
i11e 11ouse picked ' .against repr'.sals by these 2Uth
1p the phone once, refused .to orities which we feel come in.
speak, and hung up. The phone. the form of arrests or raids on our
, tang COntinually for the ne"t 20 ilfCmises On Some false pretext. If ..
minutes, thougi we rdused one lookS back over the activities
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pick it up. the left. .of these 'inve.stigative'
" HJotcrcstinely cr.cagh, we. activities \Vhicb have been given
:found out-from tbe ne;ghbors that .;nuch puplicity in the past few:
f FBI .agents were cliscrceUy ' fears will not seem
'iuqul::i..:.:' - ps at. groundie5s." .
t about the same time that How-. ,, rne- from the Pacific [
. ard's p:1rents w. re bdng visited' Str:eet Film Coliective was
1 1ly of the ureau of Special by Francis Freedland, Howard j
";ervices. " Blatt, Steven Fischler, and Joel
"We have committed no cri..-ne. Suchcl\ Their film is still being
')ur intentions as fihn-makers arc made, and if you have any infor-.
to furtherbring to the surface tbc maUon on surveillance in this city ..
Ulegalmcthods used by both fed- by sec.rct police, please contact,:
and local agencies in keeping Steven Fiscfiler, Pacific Street_
surveillance (>n citizen!);' l''Hm P._ 0. Box 141,'
Too long have these agencies held Brooklyn, New York. 11217- (I
the opinion that th"'Y arc above wotild greatly appreciate . your
<.he public's s<.rutiny. Interest- senqing a_ c_opy of whatever m,fcr-
'(lngly. this same De' cbve John' matio11 or you have to me a!<
i<'inncgan, has :;ecn pho The Voice:)
dcn.vnstr<toas at just' -ln tit(; ... ,w. York Times,
all tne ,D_avidft:Burnham refers to In' ,
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. - Anthony '"<!. B?uza, com-! /v 1 .
; rallies hav place in' of the Cit}l Depart _ -
r this city in th,, ;1: :;t several Planning Division, and for
AJU1ough b himself as eight years previously, a member
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a member of Uus c:ty's P,olice {'Qf 'lhe- department's
iorce, he has bc(;n seen on. '.BoU?.a, the :J'imes notes,.
numetcus ocessi.>ns worlting with !'"hilS written Utat even in t.he pre-
police. in such far-flung.! c_)mptiter era the city
Fort l.ir., Jersey,: more,than a million cards in.it.9
.:\Vasnmgoon
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D. C., Chicago, and riles.'H Last week, the Inspect9r.
r-;cw Raven-an dt!r:ng times of said he was that with
anii->vc.r demon:;trations in. these' the unre.Stricted collection <Jf. in-.
particular We have seen iformation now possible .. we'
'dozens of affidavits from:
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nllght be a great deal closer to
of otganizr.tions who '1SS4 than the 13 on the. cal-
, state that. H.ey hnve been , endar."
i harassed by thls Detective 'Fin-.- l asl;, Jolm Lind!)ay{o
: negan, as. welt as by other .. tbat this oroblem is more fu.>}.::.
t members of :noss. On.; example' dainentally serious. than any
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is Veterans and Heservists other over whichbehas real con-
. Agnins. lhr: of, trol. The people of Prague arc not
who.;c members were recipients now s\;ffering econ<?mic hardship.
d brassmcnt intimidation Blit you like to he a citizen
by this particular detective. -- J! not, why arc
"We have amassed a large you siJent at the ,actions{)! those-
_collcction of tapes, l tmdmi your comar>.d-who operate
iilm. and to substan-. as if Ne\v YQrk City is Prague?
tiale tl)e claims -{ve make in this I'misure you this,
but I hope
, some.of the City Hall
reporters will ask thl:
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THAT HE HAD RECEIVED A COPY OF
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WHO AUTHORED THE MEMO, AND FOR

THE S.D. OF FLORIDA. WFO DOES NOT ANTICIPATE INTERVIEWS OF THESE
INDIVIDUALS PROVIDING ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT THESE
INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE INTERVIEWED AS THE ONLY RECORD OF THE PRIOR
INTERVIEWS ARE HANDWRITTEN NOTES IN POSSESSION OF DOJ/OPR.
THE MEMO WAS SENT BY u.s. I TO DEPUTY
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL! loF THE DOJ CRIMINAL
DIVISION.
TO BE INTERVIEWED CONCERNING HIS ACTIONS
WITH THE MEMO, AND HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH
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TOI lwoULD BE A VIOLATION OF THE IIPA IF IT IN FACT
OCCURRED. IFI rossESSES A SECURITY CLEARANCE AND WAS
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50 U.S.C. SECTION 421 WOULD BE VIOLATED BY THE TRANSMITTAL TO HIM
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CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION'AT THE

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MEMORANDUM DATED 5/14/86, WRITTEN BYI loF THE
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, MIAMI, FLORIDA. THIS MEMO
SUMMERIZES INFORMATION THE MIAMI DIVISION OF THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE HAS GATHERED CONCERNING
REGARDING THE
A LIMITED IKQ8IRY
INTO THIS MATTER HAS ALREADY BEEN CONDUCTED BY THE U.S. DOJ,
OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (OPR). DOJ/OPR HAS
CONDUCTED A NUMBER OF INTERVIEWS, HOWEVER, THERE IS NO WRITTEN
RECORD OF THE DOJ/OPR INVBSTIGATION OTHER THAN A PILE OF
HANDWRITTEN NOTES.
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS NEED TO BE INTERVIEWBD AT MIAMI:
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WITH AN OPINION AS TO WHETHER OR fOULD BE
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THIS COMMUNICATION IS CLASSIFIED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
REFERENCE BUREAU TELETYPE TO WFO DATED OCTOBER 23, 1987, AND
FBIHQ TELCAL TO SSAI I WFO, NOVEMBER b, 1987.
THIS COMMUNICATION CONFIRMS FBIHQ AUTHORITY GRANTED IN
REFERENCED TELCAL AUTHORIZING WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE CASE AGENTS
TO AFFORD

THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION REGARDING HIS
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RECOMMENDATION: That Dire:t:; authority be aranted for
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ENTITLED "CONTRA COVER-UP CONFIRMED" BY MURRAY WAAS;
INTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES PROTECTION ACT (IIPA);
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ANYTHING HE DID CONCERNING THE MEMO WOULD FALL UNDER SCOPE OF l
CONGRESSIONAL PRIVILEGE. L..l ___ sAID THAT CONGRESS HAD MANY
PROBLEMS GETTING .INFORMATION FROM DOJ AND THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE
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STATED THAT HE CONSIDERS HIS SOURCE TO BE THE EQUIVALENT OF A
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CONFIRMED'' BY MURRAY WAAS: INTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES PROTECTION ACT
OO:WFO.
T!,fi::; l!ifl'liOlE COMMUNICATION
RE 9/14/87 AIRTEL FROM THE BUREAU TO WFO. - I$ ....
FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU. ON 9/:2':.1/87'/W.:/ CASE AGENT
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE lDO.J).
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L...------....11 ADV I !SED THE AGENTS THAT THE II KED II [OCUMENT
WHICH THE INQUIRY WAS'TO FOCUS ON WAS A PROSECUTORIAL MEMORANDUM
DATED 14 MAY 19861
TWO POTENTIAL
SUBJECTS WHO HAVE EMERGED FROM THE DO.J/OPR ING!UIRY AREl
L...-_____ ____.IRE ITERATED THE FACT THAT THIS IS A CRIMI :\IAL
INVESTIGATION. ADVISED THAT SHOULD THE
NEED ARISE. A FEDERAL GRAND ,JURY WILL E:E MADE AVAILABLE. D
L...----..... IADVISED THAT DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS PARTICULAR
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INVESTIGATION. ALL INVESTIGATIVE STEPS MUST BE METHODICALLY ANb
SYSTEMATICALLY PRE-PLANNED.! looJ/OPR WILL BE
THE DOJ CONTACT PERSON FOR THE WFO CASE AGENT. DOJ/OPR WILL
HANDLE THE INVESTIGATION RATHER THAN DO.J CRIMINAL DIVISION
INTERNAL SECURITY SECTION.
THERE ARE NO WRITTEN REPORTS OF ANY INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED E:Y
S E c?(E T
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DOJ/OPR. THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THE MOST KNOWLEDGE OF THE DOJ/OPR
INQUIRY rsl I wHo WILL NOT RETURN ro WASHINGTON. o.c.
UNTIL LATE FRIDAY. OCT. 2. 1997. AT THIS TIME WFO CONTACT
TO REVIEW THE DC!...I/OPR ING!UIRY WFO t.JILL EN:=;URE THAT ALL
INVESTIGATION IS CONDUCTED IN WITH. DOJ/OPR AND
FBIHQ WILL BE KEPT INFORMED OF PERTINENT DEVELOPMENTS.
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RE 10/9/87 TT FROM WFO TO THE BUREAU.
ON 10/13/87 TO 10/15/87 WFO SA'S TRAVELED TO MIAMI TO
CONDUCT INTERVIEWS AS SET FORTH IN RE-FERENCED TT. THE FOLLOWING
IS A SUMMARY OF THE INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED.
! j jwAs AND ADVISED
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THAT IN APRIL, 1986, RETURNED FROM
cosTA IINSTRUCTEQ ITo PREPARE A MEMO
SUMMARIZING HIS INVESTIGATION. THIS MEMO WAS WRITTEN REVISED
SEVERAL TIMES. THE FINAL DRAFT, DATED 5/14/86, WAS THEN SENT TO
BY COVER LETTER

.__ __ _.I sENT THE MEMO To._l __ __.I BECAUSE ._I __ __.
DATED 6/3/86.
HAD PREVIOUS_LY INQUIRED INTO THE INVESTIGATION AS THE
INVESTIGATION PERTAINED IN PART TO ALLEGATIONS OF THE ATTEMPTED
ASSASSINATION OF A U.S. AMBASSADOR. SHORTLY AFTER THE MEMO WAS
SENT TO DOJ IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ITS CONTENTS WERE LEAKED TO THE
MEDIA, loF THE "WASHINGTON TIMES" .
.__ __ __.lorD NOT HAVE ANY PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEAK TO THE
MEDIA, AND RECEIVED HIS KNOWLEDGE FROM HIS STAFF.
WAS INTERVIEWED AS SHE
HAD ACCESS TO THE FINAL VERSION OF THE MEMO .._I ____ ___.IADVISED THAT
SHE WOULD HAVE TYPED THE COVER LETTER, BUT SHE HAS NO INDEPENDENT
RECOLLECTION OF THE MEMO.
INTERVIEWED ON 10/14/87
.__ __ ___.I ADVISED THAT SOON AFTER THE MEMO WAS SENT TO WASHINGTON,
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D.C. ON 6/3/87, SHE RECEIVED A CALL ____ ____.IoF THE
"WASHINGTON TIMES
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WHO TOLD HER ABOUT THE MEMO AND THAT HE HAD A
CONTACT ON THE
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HILL". TWO OR THREE OTHER REPORTERS ALSO CALLED
HER CONCERNING THE MEMO. THIS LEAK SHE REFERS TO AS THE FIRST
LEAK. IN 1987 THERE APPEARED LEAK #2. SHE RECEIVED TWO CALLS IN
ONE DAY, ONE FROM THE "CHICAGO TRIBUNE" AND ONE FROML..I ---------1
CALLED AND TOLD HER THAT HE HAD RECEIVED A CALL
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OF THE
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VILLAGE VOICE
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WHO HAD A COPY OF THE
MEMO. AFTER TALKING A REPORTER FOR
THE "CHICAQO TRIBUNE". THIS REPORTER MADE IT PLAIN THAT HE HAD
AN ACTUAL COPY OF THE MEMO AS HE REFERRED TO THE DISCREPANCY IN
..... I _____________ ...... IBACK AND __ ___.1 SAID THAT
THERE HAD BEEN A MINI MASS MAILING OF THE MEMO IN PLAIN BROWN
ENVELOPES.

NOT RECALL
TALKING
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FRANCISCO EXAMINER" AND THAT I
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DOJ/OPR, BUT DOES
TALKED
TOI I OF
THE "SAN
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THE MEMO IDOES NOT DENY THAT SHE TOLD THIS
Tq IBUT RATHER DOES NOT RECALL MAKING THE STATEMENT.
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THAT THE FIRST LEAK CAME FROM WASHINGTON, b7C
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THAT THE TIMING OF THE SENDING OF THE MEMO
TO D.C. FOLLOWED BY THE LEAK TO A WASHINGTON REPORTER SHORTLY
THEREAFTER SHOWS THAT THE LEAK WAS IN D.C.
I BELIEVES THAT THE SECOND LEAK CAME FROM I
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THE MIAMI OFFICE OF
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AFFAIR TO A FEDERAL PUBLIC WAS VERY
IFIRST CAME UP WITH THE STORY
ON THE ANOTHER LEAK CONCERNING THE ALLEGED DIRECTIVE
TO SLOW DOWN THE INVESTIGATION, !BELIEVES THAT HE MAY
HAVE COME UP WITH THIS STORY THE SAME WAY. IT IS NOTED THAT
DOJ/OPR DOES NOT BELIEVE THATI Irs THE LEAK IN THIS CASE,
_ ___,
AND DOJ/OPR IS CURRENTLY LOOKING ATI A' NUMBER OF
DIFFERENT MATTERS.
ALSO INTERVIEWED. THE
DATES OF ALL THE DRAFTS, BUT HAD NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE
LEAK.
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lwAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LEAK DUE
AND HIS DESIRE TO
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"GET BACK
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AT THE OFFICE.

L...---------___.IWAS INTERVIEWED AS HE MADE REVISIONS
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TOTHE DRAFTS OF THE MEMO AND HAD A COPY OF THE MEMO.
NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEAK.

WAS INTERVIEWED AS HE HAD ACCESS TO
THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE MEMO AND FIELDED SOME CALLS FROM THE
MEDIA. I IHAD NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEAK.
WFO PROPOSES TO
RECEIVED THE MEMO IN D.C. INFORMATION DEVELOPED
BY DOJ/OPR REFLECTS THAT THE MEMO THEN WENT TO DOJ OFFICE OF
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (OLA) TO WFO WILL
IAFTERI lAND CONTINUE TO LOGICALLY FOLLOW
THE WASHINGTON ROUTE THE MEMO FOLLOWED. WFO WILL ALSO INTERVIEW
DOJ TO DETERMINE WHAT HE WAS TOLD BY THE VARIOUS
MEDIA PEOPLE AND CONFIRM THAT THE PLAIN BROWN ENVELOPES BORE D.C.
POSTMARKS. AFTER THESE INTERVIEWS, WFO WILL CONSULT WITH FBIHQ
AND DOJ/OPR BEFORE CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS

AS SET FORTH ABOVE, ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED IN MIAMI
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; ATTN: I ITERRORijSM SECTION .r /
ROM: I SAC, WASHINGTON FIELD (243-3)(P)(C-3)
DiscLosuRE oF 1 s E cib E T
LAssifiED THE I 'r'
/14/81 EDITION OF
NTITL$D, "CONTRA COVER-UP CONFIRMED" I
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NTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES PROTECTION ACT! (IIPA);
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Re 9/14/87 airtel to WFO frdm the Bureau.
i Enclosed for the Bureau is dne (1) copy of a
/14/8$ entitled, "Costa I". (
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rovided a copy of the "leaked" 21 meino dated 5/14/86
of fllhe
FBIHQ is requested to investfgation
ith the Office of Independent I WFO
that the Independent Counsel jlS already aware of the
xisteiD.ce of this investigation, and FiBIHQ is requested ,
aintain liaison with the Independent during the -
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MURRAY WAAS; INTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES ACT (IIPA);
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THIS "SE RET" Er.IIR,,Tt,
OK 10/26/87, WFO SA'S INTERVIEWED
....__ ___________ __.CRIMINAL DIVIS .... -lJ...,..... . ....,_ -._.,...dfl'-.- ..... -'1 L
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ON 6/4/87 , .... RECEIVBD A COPY OE' THE
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INDICATES THAT COPY OF THE i-JAS HAND CARRIED TO I.__ _____ _.
OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS ON 6/13/36. THIS WOULD NOT
HAVE BEEN A ROUTINE BUT RATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN SENT
AS A RESULT OF A REQUEST FROM OLA
.__ ___ _.IDOES NOT Hli.VE ANY PF.RSONAL KNONLEDGE OF v;'l10
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LEAKED"
THE MBHO. HE HAS TALKED TO MURRAY t\'AZ\.S OE' THE
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VILLAGE VOICE" Of\!
A OF OCCASIONS Al':D._I _ ___.I HAS TOLo._l __ ___.I ___ _.IWAS
THF LEAK OF THE MEMO.
AT WFO IS CONTINUING, AND .... 1 ________ _.
,__ ________ ___.I IS SCHEDULED TO BE INTERVIE';vED ON 10/28/87.
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.J3r MURRAY INTELLIGENCE. IOimTITIES PROTECTION .'a..CT (I I PA);
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AFFAIRS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUST ICE, t>JAS INTERVIEWED. THE
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.INDICATED THAT THE .MEMO WAS IN THE HANDS. OF THE MEDIA. BEFORE
. THE ARTic;::LE WAS PYBLISHED,
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INQUIRE6 OF._I ___ HE COULD ..
US.E 'J:'HE NAMES OF:, THE. SOURCES IN THE HEMO
.__ ____ _ _L _ ___,
THAT THE.LEAK WAS pR6
ON. 4/30/87, THE SAME DAY MIAMI
ALLEGEDLY ro'LD._I _____ _.I oF DOJ/OPR THATI I oF THE "SAN
. FRANCI.SCO. EXAMINER" TOLD HE.R THAT HE HAD BEEN G'IVEN .A COPY OF THE
MEMO BY
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HAD THE IN 6/96.

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. .__ ___ __.poTA COPY OF THE MEMO IN THE SUMMEROF 86 .__ __ ___.IALSO
WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE IN OLA H.l\D COMMUNICATIONS WIT1L-----....1
., 'I I PILSO ADVISED THAT ON 4/11/8 71 I OF THE
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<'INVESTIGATION' AT WFO IS CONTINUING, AND AT THIS TIME
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OCT 87
FBI WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE (243-3) (P) (C-3)
ACTING DIRECTOR FBI PRIORITY
TERRORISM SECTION
ONAQTiiQ.R.LZ.ED_ ..D . .OF S.l.Fl EJ) _ _I __ .THE
APRIL 14, 1987 EDITION OF "VILLAGE VOICE," ENTITLED, "CONTRA
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COVER-UP CONFIRMED," BY MURRAY WAAS; INTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES
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PROTECTION ACT (IIPA); OO:WASHINGTON FIELD. I
T!U Ji'N!l:I !Hlo COMMUNICA ')' HlN Is F I ED " :& f./.!; -I z -I df-
ON OCTOBER 28, 1987, WASHINGTON FIELD SPECIAL AGENTS
INTERVIEWED
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
THAT HE DOES NOT RECALL EVER SEEING_T_H_E ____
COSTA I MEMO AND KNOWS NOTHING OF THE LEAK OF THE MEMO. I
S E T
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HANDLED
ONE WHO
THE MATTERS DEALING WITH NICARAGUA AND
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WOULD BE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE MATTER.
!ADVISED THAT HE IS AWARE THATL-1 ___ ___.lAND I
L--__________ _.....1 ARE cLOSE PERSONAL AssociATES ANDI lwAs THE
CONTACT POINT ON THE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE.! THAT
THE MEMO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR RELEASE TO THE
SUBCOMMITTEE. ADVISED THAT IN THE TWO YEARS THAT
.........=:===-.
HE HAS I HE HAS NEVER KNOwNI ITo MAKE ANY
UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES TO THE HILL OR THE MEDIA.
THAT THE LEAK MAY HAVE COME OUT OF THE
CRIMINAL DIVISION, AS IN HIS EXPERIENCE, MOST OF THE LEAKS THAT
COME OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COME OUT OF THE CRIMINAL
DIVISION.
ONE OTHER PERSON IN OLA WHO MAY HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS
THE INTERVIEW, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE NAME ___ _.....FAME UP.
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WASHINGTON FIELD PROPOSES TO CONTINUE THIS INVESTIGATION IN
THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
AFTER CONSULTING WITH DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE/OFFICE OF
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (DOJ/OPR) AND SECURING APPROVAL TO
POLYGRAPH, WASHINGTON FIELD WILL
TO COOPERATE OR
BE POLYGRAPHED, WASHINGTON FIELD WILL RECOMMEND TO THE BUREAU
THAT THEY REQUEST DOJ/OPR TO INSTITUTE AN ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEEDING AND COMPELI ITO TAKE A POLYGRAPH.

AFTER INTERVIEWINq I WASHINGTON FIELD WOULD LIKE TO
INTERVIE
IF
THE BUREAU CONCURS, IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE BUREAU OBTAIN THE
PREREQUISITE AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT THESE INTERVIEWS. THE PURPOSE
OF THE INTERVIEWS IS TO HAVEl lcoNFIRM THE STATEMENTS
THEY HAVE ALREADY MADE TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EMPLOYEES THAT
THE SOURCE OF THE LEAK OF THE MEMO TO THE MEDIA.
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WASHINGTON FIELD WOULD LIKE TO HOLD IN ABEYANCE ALL
INTERVIEWS OF OR

ANY OTHER INVESTIGATION IN MIAMI UNTIL THE ABOVE< INVESTIGATION IN
WASHINGTON, D. C., IS COMPLETE. THE MIAMI ASPECT HAS MANY
PERIPHERAL PROBLEMS AND WASHINGTON FIELD DOES NOT WANT THESE
PROBLEMS TO INTERFERE WITH THE REST OF THE INVESTIGATION.
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PROTECTION ACT CIIPA); 00: WFO
THIS COMMUNICATION IS CLASSIFIED "SECRET" YJ-:flf'rENi""l'Rt'f""f.
REFERENCE WFO TELETYPE TO BUREAU OCTOBER 16, 1987.
PURSUANT TO THE REQUEST ARTICULATED IN REFERENCED TELETYPE,
THE QUESTION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THE INTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES
PROTECTION ACT AS IT RELATES TO THE ALLEGED TRANSMISSION OF
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION! I
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. FOR REVIEW WFO WILL BE EXPEDITIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE LEGAL
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; INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE WFO SHOULD
. NOTE HOWEVER THAT THIS ISSUE DOES NOT RELATE TO ANY FURTHER
-: :_DissEMINATioN, ALLEGEDLY oN THE PART oFI I To INDIVIDUALS
:NOT HAVING LAWFUL ACCESS TO THE CLASSIFIED MATERIALS.

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IN CONSIDERATION OF PRIOR CONVERSATION BETWEEN FBIHQ AND WFO
: CONCERNING THE AVENUES TO BE EXPLORED IN THIS INVESTIGATION, THE
rsuBJECT OF REQUESTING! I
;uPON THE SECURING OF NECESSARY APPROVALS AT FBIHQ, WFO WILL BE
:APPROPRIATELY ADVISED.
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WHEREIN INFORMATION FROM A CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM AUTHORIZED BY
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY! I MIAMI, FLORIDA
WAS RELEASED TO A NUMBER OF MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES. INCLUDED IN
THE "LEAKED" INFORMATION WAS THE IDENTITIES OF TWO CIA AGENTS.
THIS COMMUNICATION RESPONDS TO AN INQUIRY FROM WFO AS TO THE


I I INFORMATION IS ALS R o A
PROPOSAL TO OFFER! lA POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION.
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The Village Voice article identified as its source a
May 14, 1986 memorandu .. the
u.s. Attorney in Miami, hereinafter referred to
as the Costa I memo.
lftiFO a ae n t s ;L n te rv i as
well asl Ln Miami.
sent to DOJ in Washington,
the memo was leaked soon after. The memo was sent by
Crjmjp:l Division.
lwho handles most Miami, advised that
__ the memo D.C. she received a
call fro of the Washington
Times.L lspoke as if he knew of the existence of
this memo. In 1987 was again contacted by various
members of the media. At this time it was clear that the actual
memo was in the hands of the media due to questions asked about
initials and dates.
Through interview ofl I it was
determined that the Costa I memo was rece1ved at DOJ June 4,
1986. It was handcarried tol
I !office of
was contacted by numerous members of the media concern1n
the Village Voice told
he had a copy of the memo and the leak
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November or December 1986. denied giving a copy
the memo tq land declined to undergo a polygraph
__ the matter. After the interview of
and denied givingl Ia
copy of the memo.l lalso provided the interviewing
agents withl !relntina se matters. In a deposition
datrd Septe,ber 2/, 987 is asked how he got a cory of
the memo and states he got it from! _who
received it fro and does not
dmitted to having received the memo in
late from whom he got the memo or to
whom he Legislative Privilege.
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was
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from Costa R1ca 1n the syr1nq of 1986,1
asked 1 ltf write f memo summarizingL 1
invest1gat1on.had traveled to Costa Rica to investigate
allegations of gun runn1ng, violations of the Neutrality Act, and
possible assassination attempts on the life of the u.s.
Ambassador. The init;'al draft of the memorandum was written on
April 28, 1986 I . lfr, t that this initial draft was not
complete, told_ Ito add more detail. The
memorandum went through a few more drafts and then in middle
of Ma a draft went to five 5 people. These people' were: AUSA
AUSA Ex ern t; :: AilSA I . I
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a meeting concerning t 1s memo and then one more
draft of the memorandum was written to incorporate the changes
that resulted from this meeting.! lthen sent a copy of
this final draft of the memorandum to the U.S. Department of
Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. with a cover letter dated June
3, 1986. The memorandum was sent to the attention of I I
f the Criminal D1v1s1on.
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the memo out and did not want to
wait fo to sign the memo as the memo had been around the
office period of time.
that in the middle of May, 1986, DOJ
had been in contact with Miami concerning the allegations about
the alleged assassination attempt of the U.S. Ambassador. In
addition, at this same time a number of newspaper articles had
appeared stating that the Miami U.S. Attorney's Office was not
conducting any investigation concerning gun running or neutrality
matters. In order to keep Washington informed of what Mjami was
doing, I !sent the memorandum to Washington. I
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the memo on his own initiative, and other than the assassination
allegations, Washington had not previously inquired about any of
the specific allegations that the memo dealt with. Prior to
I !sending the memo to Washington, no one in the DOJ had
been informed about the matters raised in footnote #9 which
raised the possibility ofl paid by the National
Security Council (NSC).
advised that to the best of his knowledge the
of the final draft were himself, maybe
and one copy would have been inl I
file which is maintained by his secretary.
l ladvised that the memo was
because it concerned an ongoing investigation. I
the sensitive to mean that the memo was sensitive to the DOJ, and
I never intended the memo to be marked sensitive in a
security classification sense. l that he
did not give the memo any national secur1ty type classj'fication
as he was not aware that he could classify a document._ I
reiterated that he viewed this document as an internal document
only, and never intended the document to leave the DOJ.
To the best ofl lknowledge, the first leak to
the media of the memo occurred not long after June 3, 1986 when a
copy of the memo was sent to Washington, D.c.l ldid not
have any first hand knowledge of this leak as h1s Executive
Assistant United States Attorneyj fielded the phone
calls from the press.
The next leak occurred in 1987.1 !advised that
shortly after the memorandum appeared in the Village Voice
article, he was informed that a number of newspapers had received
a copy of the memo in a mass mailing. I lis not positive as
to who told him, but he believes that he was told that the
memorandums were sent in plain brown envelopes with D.C.
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media and does not have any specific knowledge as to who did. It
isl !opinion that the leaks came out of Washington, D.C.
I !believes this because of the timing of the first leak,
and also because almost all of the media personnel who received
the memo were Washington, D.C. based reporters. I !further
advised that if the memo had been leaked in Miami, the Miami
Herald would surely have been one of the first to print the
story. also advised that there came a point in time when
o the memo was sent to the DOJ in Washington, D.C.
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not find 'the first memo. This call occ;prred sometime after the
first leak but before the second leak.! jbdvised that a
second copy of this memo was sent up to Washington, D.C., but he
does oaf remember who from Washington, D.C. requested the memo.
further advised that copies of this memo were only sent
to the DOJ, .and no other. agency received a copy. The only other
agency that might have received a copy of the memo in Miami was
the FBI Field Office in Miami butl lis not sure.
I ladvised that he has not had a problem with
media leaks 1n M1ami. To the best of his knowledge the only
problems with. leaking of pensjtjye information to the media have
been in Washington, D.C. L !advised that he recalls
disclosures to the media of general types of things, but does not
recall even Washington, D.C. leaking entire documents.
I ladvised that he has not talked to anyone in
Washington, D.C. concerning the leak of this memo as due to a
number of other allegations against him he has been attempting to
keep an arms length distance from anyone connected with the Iran-
Contra Affair..
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Florida, was interviewed at her place of employment and provided
the following information:
!advised that she does not recall any specifics
concerning! rosta I memorandum. If the memo was
sent to D.C. with a cover letter from the u.s.
Attorney,L_____jisall robability would have typed the cover
letter. However, does not have any recollection of typing
the cover letter. advised that a copy of the letter and
the memo would have een placed in the chronological file. This
file is not kept under lock and key, butl lhas never seen
anyone besides herself use the file. If someone wants something
from the filel lgoes into the file to find it.
I !further advised that no one has ever made any
inquiries to her concerning the memo. I ldoes not recall any
one ever asking to see the memo or the cover letter. I I
further advised that she does not have any knowledge of any
special file devoted to matters relating to the Iran-Contra
affair.
!advised that she has been employed by thel

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information:
following
I adyised that he has been employed in
I He is current] y tT
I ladvised thatl lwas instructed to write
the so called Costa I memorandum to inform the U.S. Attorney of
the status ofl I investigation into various allegations.
that he never had a copy of the final draft of
the memorandum, and does not know for sure who had copies.
lassrmes that final copies of the memorandum would have
L.....o-b-e-e -n....,k"'""e-p"'""'t by! . I and I I
I ladvised that he did not leak this memo to the
media, and does not know who leaked the memo.l I
sne:plation is that the memo was leaked from Washington, D.C.
I _ )bases his speculation mainly on the fact that
Was 1ngton, D.C. is a very political place and information is
leaked to the media on many occasions .1 I further advised
that he does not think that anyone in Miami would have leaked the
memo in that Miami has not had a problem with
leaked t; the press had a ____ __,-:-....,.....J
I __ J by the name
( advised that he does not think that
leaked this memo in thad ]had too
and further did not have access to this memorandum.
that he had heard that the media
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not recall whether or not he heard this from
Executive Assistant u.s. Attorney! lor from someone in
the press.l recalls receiving a number of calls from
different individuals in the media and that when the story broke
the u.s. Attorney's Office in Miami received calls from reporters
all over the United States. I pdvised that he does not
recall anyone from the media ever telling him how the media got
copies of the memo.
that the namel lsounds
familiar, butl ldoes not recall where he has heard this
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He has been with the U.S. Attorney's Office in
since Previous to this he was with the
!!advised that he ha: a:cess to each draft of the
Costa I written byl I He first became
involved after the initial draft o t e memo was written in
April, 1986. This initial draft was given jfor his
comments and revisions. A second and third draft were also
revis;d and the fourth version of the memo was the final version.
that he has kept a copy of this final version of
the memo. To the best of his knowledge the original of this
final version was sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Copies of the final version were kept byl land
I !advised that he does not know if anyone else in the
U.S. Attorney's Office kept a copy of this final version. I I
advised that the Miami Office of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) probably got a copy of the memo.
I I advised that he did not this memorandum to
the media, and does not have anv knowledge of who did. I I
advised that he heard from AUSA[ that the
mailings were from the District of Colpmhia as the postmarks on
the envelopes were D.C. postmarks. I ladvised that he
personally did not speak to anyone in the media concerning the
leak of the memo. He heard froml Jthat the Washington
Times received a of the memo as d1d theillage Voice.
I _ !telling him sometfinq about the San
Francisco Exam1ner, ut does not recall I telling him
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in his office regarding any information he may have about the
unauthorized disclosure of a memorandum authored by
was apprised of the official identity of the interviewing agents
and the purpose for the interview. He thereafter provided the
following information:
I lstated initially that he would only consent to
an interv1ew on Efie record and would require that a court
reporter or transcriber be present in order to make a record of
the interview. I !indicated that he had been interviewed a
number of times regarding this matter and wanted to make sure
there was no misunderstanding about his involvement regarding the
memo which had been the subject of a disclasnre Tl:;le
interviewing agents provided explanation td }regarding the
background of the investigation and he thereafter advised that he
would consent to interview, however, if he subsequently felt it
necessary, he would terminate the interview and require that a
court reporter be present.
For background informatiop.l ladyjsed that he had
been i9volved in the prosecution ofL I
I }was convicted and thereafter provided unsubstantiated
allegations regarding a threat on the life of the U.S. Ambassador b6
to Costa Rica. I I subsequently flunked a regarding b7c
these allegations. Following the poly ra h of there was
a lapse of time and then U.S. Attorney rece1ved a phone
call which indicatyd that five mercenaries in jail in Costa Rica
were implicated byl I in the alleged assassination threat.
I I had done a chart setting forth in visual terms
had been able to discern in the investigation
involving He displayed this chart to certain members of
the u.s. Em assy in Costa Rica during a briefing to those
personnel.
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According tol I investigation ultimately.
determined that the allegat1on regarding the assassination of
u.s. Ambassador TAMBS to Costa Rica was disproven. However.,
there was some evidence of certain neutrality violations.
I !advised that the investigation had :ecome fairly
compl1cated. by then and u.s. I requestedL
to do a memo det;a j 1 i no investigat!zoa.H Alril 28, ....,._1"'"9'!'1"8..,.6----1
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determined that it was not detailed enou9h. Th1s draft was
reviewed by Special Agencl ! FBI Miami, had
involved in the investigation also. On May 14, 1986J jdid
a finished copy of the April 28th draft. On May 15, 1986,
changes were made to the May 14th original memo. This resulted
in a May 20th draft. The May 20th draft was subsequently
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signed this memo out of the U.S. Attorney's Office.
copy of the memo to be signed out of S Attornev's

in by_ _ I
. J ln addltlOD to s I I
I note tha I andl . are all
ss1stant u.s. Attorneys.
Prior the memo being signed out byl
had indicated to( ]that the memo should
SECRET. However, it was ultimately signed out of the office with
a SENSITIVE marking and was not officially classified SECRET.
I !advised that the memo should have been classified SECRET
due to the fact that it contained names of Central Intelligence
Agency employees.
advised that he has very thick roughdraft files
regarding his investigation and upon which the Costa I memo was
based. These files were kept in a box in his office and were not
secured. In December., 1986, the file was put into a filing
cabinet. Sometime prior to the time the file was put in t:e
filing cabinet, someone removed material from the file. I
further noted that in March or April, 1987, someone
underneath the door of his office some of his original
handwritten work product in this investigation. He noted that
there was a handwritten original footnote regarding notes of
activities at the ut:J. E bassy in Costa Rica and statements from
witnesses which he, had written in May, 1986 and had not
seen for. some time. feels that someone deliberately
pulled his handwritten notes from the work file.
responsible
for the theft of his notes although e has no proof.
He indicated lhas work area in the
past andl jbelieves that responsible for.
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1 I thatl is a .close associatEt tor-I --...,1
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a Federal publ1c defe 1e se to Senator KERRY.
noted that during the !investigation and trial
Attorney's Office andl !thought tbatl p jmust be
seemed to be 1ar w1 th the d j r;ctl on of the U.S.
operatina on some ins1de 1ntormation. I also indicated
thatl I had been interviewed by Miami television channel 10
news reporter lregao Cos+-a I meio
information. It was apparent to that[was very
familiar with the memo even prio. interv1ew and he felt
thatb:Jmust have had access to it. It wasl
that had prior knowledge of the memo before 1ts
disc osure.
I ladvised that he did not leak the Costa I memo
to the press nor does he know who did other than suspectinq I
I bs mentioned above. I I advised that he has
the namel lbut he does not know who the individual
is. I lhas also heard that the Department of Justice may
have leaked the memo to Republican Congressmen in order to
disprove allegations made by Senator KERRY.
I !provided to the interviewing agents a copy of a
chronology of the Costa I matters. Attached thereto are copies
of various handwritten notes thad lhas made regarding
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interviewed in her office and provided the following information:
traveled lo Costa R1ca 1n the spr1ng of 1986 to 1nvest1gate
allegations of gun running and violations of the Neutrality Act.
After his return from Costa Rica, in approximately April, 1986,
he was told to summarize the results of his investigation in
Fhe thatl lwrote went through several
rev1s1ons.L _adv1sed that she was not involved in any of
the revisions, but ratherl lwas responsible for
many of the revisions. It !understanding that this
memorandum was originally for 1n ott1ce use only. The memo was
not prepared in order to advise the Department of Justice in
Washington, D.C. of the investigation, but rather was sent to
Washington as an afterthought. I !recalls that the
memorandum was sent to Washington, D.C. in early June, 1986.
that her first contact with the media
over the memo was soon after the memorandum went to Washington,
D.C. She received a number of calls from the media and the
they knew of the existence of this
that the first reporter she spoke
the Washington Times. I !related to
a a "contact on the Hill". In addition to
calls from two or three other reporters.
could not recall which reporters called her. I I
this period of receiving calls from the med1a was
not dragged out, but rather there was a lot of interest for a
short period of time.
that originally she assumed that the
reporters had a copy of the memorandum.! lnow feels that
at this time the reporters did not actually have a copy of the
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the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your
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assumption on the difference on the way these reporters
versus the way the reporters acted in 1987 when it was definite
that the reporters actually had received copies of the actual
memorandum. I I now assumes that in this first leak, some of
the contents of the memorandum were disclosed by someone who had
the memo. rhe secFnd leak of the memorandum to the press
occurred in 1987. !recalls receiving two telephone calls
in one day. One call was f er of the Chicago
and the qther call was fro of the Department of
::::: ce ! J returned I !advised
lthat he had been ca e y the Village
had called the Department of Justice ( DOl)
advised the DOJ that he had a copy l I
tol told him thatl____jintended to pu 1sh the
memorandum. wanted to know if there were problems with
the memo and also wanted to know what was in the
memorandum.
After talking talked to a
reporter from the Chicago Tribune, This reporter
from the Chicago advised of the memo
and had received it in the mail. I lwas positive that this
reporter ha: a comr of the memo as he was referring to
the fact that th_1 !initialed the memo
out overl jn me.
Aftef talking to tbis renqrter for the Chicago Tribune
I I called lback. [ ]advised I I that there
had ev1dently 5een a many mass mailing of tlhs memor:apdpm to tbe
press in plain brown envelopes. Subsequent to this I J
received many calls from the media. I ldoes
exactly which reporters called, and could nrt :r:vife any details
of her subsequent contacts with the media. did advise
that it appeared as if the Miami Herald did no ave a copy of
the memorandum at this time as the Miami Herald did not come out
with the story for another couple of days.
that she believes that although the
media had a copy of the the media did not have a copy
of the June 3, 1987 cover letter. I I believes this because
many of the questions from the reporters concerned the
discrepancy in dates in the memorandum. The memorandum was dated
May 14, 1986, but a footnote refers to a civil complaint filed
May 30, 1986 in Miami. This discrepancy in dates was clarified
in the June 3, 1987 cover letter.
advised that between the first and
second leak it was necessary to send the Department of Justice
(DOJ) in Washington, D.C. another copy of the memorandum.
I I does not recall the exact time frame, and does not know
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who from the DOJ requested it, but does recall that the QOJ could
not find their copy of the and requested that Miami
send them a second copy. I jadvised that this second copy
of the memorandum was in Washington, D.C.

Office of Profr::J' al Responsibility (OPR).
that she had talked to a
an Francisco Examiner or that
he had received a copy of
f the Senate Foreign Relations
e ny rna king this statement to r-1 -----,
indicated that she could not recall
incident very well could have happened because after she started
receiving numerous inquiries from the media she started asking
different reporters received copies of the memorandum.
She was interviewed byl___jon April 14, 1987 and thus the
incident would have been fresh in her mind on April 30, 1987.
I I further advised that a short period of time
later she talked to!: I aqa i: and I l:.hen told[
I Jadvised that she did not d1sclose
or leak the memorandum to the media although she did
confirm the existence of the memorandum to the media. I I
also advised that she does not know who leaked the memorandum to
the media.
It isl lbelief that the first leak came from
the DOJ in Washington, D.C. She feels that the DOJ early on
wanted to disapprove the allegations of gun running, and the
memorandum did in fact do this. She feels that only part of the
rnernorandnrn 'zas J :akrd as part of the memorandum (specifically the
I _ . would cause problems for the
and thus the ent1re memorandum was not leaked.
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the name ofl I
wa: question over the
surround1ngL jassert1on
a telep one call from Aftarpev r.eneral (AG)
EDWIN MEESE wheo:E allegedly told_ ]to slow down the
investigation. has a close relationship with a Federal
Public Defender arne of! I ::o was a close
associate of Senator KERRY. I I the
Village Voice, first came up w1th the story at someone 1n the
Uni s Attorne 's Office had overheard this telephone call
fro also came up with the story on the
memorandum feels that it is possible lalso
leaked the story on the memorandum. I !further aclyjsed that
it appeared as if a chain of disclosure existed froml
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I I to KERRY. 'Since this chain of disclosure was alsQ
uhllzed in the other leaks,l I feels was also a
possibility the leak of the memorandnmadvised that
I loff1ce was not locked andl ____ , __ ...1lll"' gotten a
copy of the memorandum. I I advised thatl is still an
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iaterviewed
in his office and provided the
In the s:gri BQ of 19861 bad B!!IDATQJJS
withl Southern
District of Florida, Miami, Florida, concerning Miami's
investigation of relating to the alleged
assassination attempt the life
had been instrl1cted by his
I . . to keep of these Tn
Ma 1986, l _ . I
It a a number
quest1ons ished answered. This was about
the same time that numerous earings were held oa matters
associated with Nicaragua, and the Miami case was the topic of
some of the briefings that went on, on the Hill.
According to the notations inl lfile, the Costa
I MemF recejyed jn bjs office on 6/4/86. The cover letter
from _ lhas a handwritten that
indicates that a copy of the memo was handcarried
I lon. 6/13/86.1 ladv1sea that
this would not have been a routine and the memo
must been requested by the Office of Legislative Affairs
(OLA). l !advised that he does not recall the specific
request however.! ldid advise that the current OLA is more
aggressive than other oft1ces have been in the past.
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that he does not have any per:qnal
knowledge of how the memo was obtained by the media. I I
does not recall meeting with anyone on the Hill concer.n1ng the
memo.
Sub-Committee.
the memo.
"'L----------1 was the 1 e a k of
advised that he has aot had any conversations
withl these matters. I I further advised
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interviewed in h1s off1ce and
provided the following information:
I I keeps a chronological notebook of his
with the media and after consulting this notebook,
I Tadvised that he first became involved in
of the Village Voice calle and
Costa I memo on March March 24, 1987,
talked to u.s. Attorney of Miami.
he had spent two weeks 1n 1am1 andl I advise'"'L-__ ___. a
another news orga n alle edl had a copy of the prosecutive
memo. At the tim a local telephone number of
The next entry inl is March 25, 1987
wherein he a telephone call I
I ts involved in the production of the news magaz1ne
West 57 Street. In this !mentioned u.s.
Attqrpeyl land Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA)I lbut
I pid not indicate that she had a copy of the memo.
on March 25, 1987J !talked to Executive AUSA
L___r-------. 1who advised! lthat she knew aboutl I
and a news crew had been in Miami conduct1ng 1nterv1ews
associated with the investigation in Miami.
On March 25, 1987,1 talked to a reporter
from the Wall Street in New York, New York. This
to know about the memo.
ldid not give any indication that he
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Village Voice article.
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talked with a reporter from the Boston Globe, and the
Boston Globe no1 that they had an actual copy of
the memo.
On March 27. 1987.1 lalsQ talked tol I
the Criminal Division
in order to find out for himself what was in this memorandum.
On March 30, 1987) )notebook reflects that he
received another inquiry from the Wall Street Journal.
On April p. 1987.J Jadvjsed that he received a
teleph;ne call frs<mL I of the Washington
Post. J Jindic;ted that Congressman HUGHES was intending
on cal 1ng jbefore his committee.
Also on April 6, 1987 received a tele
fr.omJ pf the
was a conference call and the nf the article,
also on the telephone line.L
V1lla e Voice had opies of the frosecut1ve memorandum.
indicated to thatJ _had previously told the rat1onal
Law Journal a out t e memo 1n an interview. The purpose
callingl lwas to inquire as to whether or not the
Voice could use :om: of the na:es jn the m:m:. Tlo of the names
brought up brought up
the discrepancy 1nates, the1screpancye1ng t e memo was
filed on 5/30/86. question toJ poncerning this was,
dated 5/14/86 referring to a law suit that was
" was the memo ac ated?". I lnas in his notes that
was callin from New York with a call back telephone number
telephone calls
that if at all
this
back and told him not to use the names of any of the
on April 7, 1987, accordin t notebook,
he had a telephone conversation with k d
I ofl::estlons concerning the memo an feels
that this time, also had a copy of the memo. On this
date,l )also a emp ed to get an actual copy of the memo to
read for himself.
I !notebook reflects that on April 8, 1987, he
gave cop1es of the memo to FBI Headquarters and the Department of
Justice Command Center.
Jreceived another telephone
call from! !of the Village Voice. I I
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I lnottbook further reflects that on April 13,
1987,1 !talked to lof the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Miami, Flori a concern1ng the leak of this memo.
On April 14, 1987 ,I I of the Washington
CQDCe{nlng the memo. The rnly ifem in
I lnotes concernsl Jadvisin.g I I that was
very close to the Senate Committee.
On April 14, 1987,1 I was called
l
mentioned a number of companies that were j1nder
concerning the Iran-Contra Affair. . !believes
that the names of these companies were in the memo
possibly had a copy of the memo at this time.
talked tol I
in Miami. dvised that the U.S.
of Justice, Office of Pro ess1ona Responsibility (DOJ/OPR) was
in Miami conducting interviews concerning the memo.
On April 30, la:ain talked tol I
At this timel lthat she had heard a rumor
that a number of copie hi been sent to the press.
I lalso mentioned of the San
Francisco Examiner and Miami Herald.
I lalso
( !notes re ec
l lhad the memo in June, 1986. From
assumes thatl lgot this
Francisco Exa lso inl I notes is a notat1on
called later that same day and left a call

On May 5, 1987,1 lnotes reflect that he received
a telephone call thatl I
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may not be a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, but rather
uses the San Francisco Examiner for credibility and in realit:
works for the racific News Serv' elephone numbe9 1
I . askedl row ot a copy of cne mem Ill
the summer of 1986. also .aske if anyone in the
DOJ. Office :f Legislative Affairs (OLA), had communications with
I _ !advised that these are the only notes he has
concern1ng t 1s telephone call.
I ladvised that he does not have any knowledge of
how this memo goA into the hands of the media. He does not have
any personal knowledge of any mass mailing of the memo to the
media in plain brown envelopes. He recalls being told by someone
that the media had received a mass mailing, butl ldoes not
rempmhar ,,zbpthar Oe was told this by a or possiblyL..I __ ___.
I that he does not recall anything being
said about District of Columbia postmarks on the plain brown
envelopes.
advised that he never received any
inquiries from anyone on the Hill concerning the memo or its
contents.
I I advised that being told byl
of thp wash,ngton Times thatl : I ran a story
1986,L I had his news serv1ce people go back to November,
1986 and they did in fact retrieve a newspaper article concerning
this matter. I !advised that he will provide a copy of this
newspaper article to the interviewing agent when he finds it.
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It was in his office and provided the

the time frame in question,! ladvised that
the OLA had been receiviRg requests on a basis from
the Senate Foreign Sub-Committee all matters
that related to Nicaragua and Central America. I !advised
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to Congress concerning any ongoiag investigations. I I b7c
described the relations with the Senate Foreign Sub-Commlttee as
a "slow dance" as the Sub-Committee was coRtinually askiRg for
information and the DOJ OLA was continuallv resisting divulqinq
informatioR investigations. I !advised .....
was the individual who dealt directly
Sub-Committee.
!further advised does not recall seeing
I memo itself. advised that the memo in
all probab1lity went directly to further
advised that he does not have aay recollect1on of the leak of the
memo itself and does not recall having any conversations with
anyoRe concerning the leak.l !advised that he has no
knowledge of who might poss1bly have leaked the memorandum.
I !advised that in addition tol lthe only
other person in the OLA who mi ht have some kaowledge I
this memo wa in OLA.
advised tha was wor 1ng on Centra Amer1can matters an
may have had access to the memo or might possibly have knowledge
concerning the leak thereof.
that the individual on the Senate
Forejqn Relations Sub Committee who dealt with !)
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advised that the two years that he has
I I he has never kftownl I to
disclosures to either the media or anyone on the Hill. I I
advised that disclosing this memorandum or the coatext thereof
would be an unauthorized disclosure as his office doeQ.
disclose matters concerning open
volunteered that if the memo came from the DOJ it pro a y came
from the Criminal Division as the Criminal Division of the DOJ
seems to have more leaks than any other division. I
that this is just his feeling, and he does have any
information on any particular person. b7c
I !advised that he does not know whyl lleft
the employ of the Senate Foreign Relations
advised that he recalls that there was a change of political
power. Senators LUGAR and HELMS vied for the chairmaftship of the
committee, and when HELMS won HELMS probably asked! Ito go
as of Senator LUGAR.
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provided the
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lfirst became involved with the Iran-Contra
controvers on Ha 6, 1986 when he attended a meetin y y g which was
attended by representatives from the u.s. Drug Enforcement
Administration, Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency,
and the.Department of Justice .. This meytjpg was :;
that had been
concerning drugs and gun running.l ladvise t t ing
of substance came from
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began coordinating
concerning the that
into related matters.
I I advised that he first saw the I I I
memo in June or July of 1986. I I was at the Department o:e
Justice in Washin ton D.C. ana person!lly handed a copy of the
memo t advised thatl lmade
additiona o t e memo on a photocopp in the
Department of Justice. Subsequent to this,L Jalso
received a copy of the memo from the Criminal through
regular Department of Justice channels. I !advised that
he did not give any significance to the memo at the time and
filed it in his safe.
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As concerns other individuals in the
Legjslatiye Affairs who may have had access to
Jadvised thatl lalso probably
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this memo,
had access
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dealing with the Senate
d ea 1 t with the committee ' s
that he first met
aivin]
volunteered that he knew y e memo 1n
either November or December. 1986 rs saw a copy of the
memo onl ldesk.J +ha+ nno day in
November or 186 he stopped j p l loffice and saw
the memo on I _desk. I !lid not inquire ofl I
as to wherel received the memo.
that he believes that both the House
and Senate Intelligence Committees received a copy of the memo in
November, 1986. I lis not sure of the exact date but
believed it was shortly after the Attorney General's public
conference in No;ember or December of 1986 concerning the Iran-
Contra Affair. !advised that he saw the memo on
I ldesk a ter the time period in which the Intelligence
Comm1ttees received a copy of the memo. blc
At this point in the interview! lcalled I
}into his office and directed her to attempt to determine
were sent to the Congressional Intelligence
Committees the Department of Justice. I lthen left
I Joffice.
that the Department of Justice
generally gave Congress "everything under the sun". I I
then advised that he knows that thel I Costa I memo went
over to Congress in January or February of 1987. The memo went
over to Congress as part of many. a:cpments that went to the Iran-
Contra Congressional Committee. I lalso believes that the
committee publicly published this ocument as one of the many
documents it published.
this point in the Ldvised
lthat the first delivery of documents to the
Cammt'tteis was on December 13, 1986. With this new
informarianl _stated that he did not recall if he saw the
memo on_ desk before or after December 13, 1986.
!advised that he never received any inquiries
from __ c_o_n_c ..... erning thd lcosta I memorandum.
advised that he did not have any information as to
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whether or notl laave a copy of the memo to anyone.in the
media A, to wherel !received his copy of the memo,
!advised that he did not know and further added that
I !probably would not tell anyone where he got his copy of
the memo from as staffers on the Hill are very protective of
their sources. I lalso volunteered that many times people
on the Hill receive documents in the mail from anonymous sources.
volunteered that
o w a y c
I lstated that if held a security clearance it
would probaply not a criminal violation to turn over the memo
to him. IfL Jin turn gave the memo to the media then this
would probably be a criminal violation.
I lalso volunteered that he believes that
out many copies of this memorandum to authorized
people in the Department of Justice in the hopes that someone
would leak the memo. I !pointed out to the people that he
gave the memo to that contained no federal grand
material. Leaking the memo to the media would be td
benefit as the memo showed thatl lwas in fact
investigations into the Iran-Contra matters at a time when the
to show thatl !was trying to stall any

I !provided the agents with his notebook of
material concerning this matter. The interviewing
photocopied the matter and returned the notebook tol lon
the same date.
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Main Building I 10th anr u:,n :" I N. w: I
D.C., telephone was 7nterv1ewed 1n her
office and provided the o ow1ng
been with the Off:i c; :: r.fgislative Affairs
since May, 1986. I ,irst saw ____ Costa I memorandum
in December, 1986 or January/February, 9 whe s
collecting documents in the Iran-Contra Affair. has talked
to the Criminal
Div1s1on an feel that th Costa I
memorandum was not sent to the Congressional Inte n
Committees. The Department of Justice received a letter from the
Intelligence Committees on December 10, 1986. On December 13,
1986, the Department of Justice sent to Congress a large amount
of material that related to the weekend qf the
Attorney General and to the Iran-Contra Affair. ! Jadvised
that she does not think the memo was sent in this material.
advised that she is not sure if the memo ever
was sent to Congress.
that
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who mjqbt haye knowledge concerning this matter arel _and
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u.s. Department of
Justice, contacted
the interviewing agent. advised that her research to date
indicates that the Depar ustice officially sent three
different versions of th Costa I memorandum to Congress.
This was done on 10, 1987 and was sent to the Iran-Contra
Committee. I Jadvised that she will attempt to obtain these
different versions of the! and will re-contact
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nor conclusions of
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I lwas advised by the interviewing agents that
this investi concerned a memorandum written byj l
ermed the Costa
I Memorandum. When asked when first saw the memo,
that one he did not recall, and two he desired to
close the discussion.! bdvised that this matter involves
legislative privilege !worked for the Legislative
Branch and was involved in investigating actions undertaken by
the Executive Branch. I b.dvised that anything he did on
the sub-committee was privileged from disclosure to the Executive
Branch.
j jdid advise that the sub-committee encountered
many problems in getting information from the United States
Department of Justice (DOJ). j jhimself ran into many
obstacles in attempting to get information and there are still
people in the DOJ and FBI who have an axe to qrind.l I also
At this timd lstated that there is no
prosecutable violation concerning this memorandum as no one
knowingly disclosed any classified information. The memo did not
contain any markings indicating that it contained classified
National Security information. I !advised that he had a
Investigation

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This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of
the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your
agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside
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security clearance which was granted by an agency that he4does
not recall.
receiving thel lcosta I
memorandum and could October,
November or with the National
Law Journal 'onal
Law Journal
this to
the Natlonal Law Journal. When ask received the
memorandum from someone in the DOJ, dvlsed
not comment on this due to the legis atlve privilege.
also advised that he would not comment on his sources as e
considers them to be protected under the whistle-blower laws.
ldid advise that he was told by his source that
the not classified. The individual who gave
memo told him that there was no national security
information contained within the memorandum.
that he did pass the memorandum onto
his superiors. His superiors included actual members of Congress
and their staff. I !advised that he does not know if all of
the staff members hold a security clearance.
When asked if he gave a copy of the memorandum to any
member of the media ,1 !advised that he would rather not
comment on this. This would entail getting into what his role
was in working for Congress and this is protected by legislative
privilege. When s ecificall asked if he gave a copy of the b7C
memorandum to of the San Francisco
Examiner a vlse e would not comment on that.
When specifically asked if he gave a copy of the memorandum to
illage VoiceJ that
he would not comment on ther than to say that he would not
take WAAS' word for any
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Metropolitan area.
When asked ifl a fifth amendment problem
with answering the interviewing agent's
advised that he did not have a problem but was refusing to
comment due to the Congressional privilege. I
advised that in order to waive this privileqe there would need to
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knowledge of whether or lgave a copy of the memorandum
to the media. There were no restrictions on any of the staff
people speaking to the press and most staff members received many
calls from the media everyday. I !further advised that
although they have procedures on how to deal with classified
information, there were no procedures for the handling of
unclassified material.
in pa7ticular, .it
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oriented with these papers. was more
the Washington Times.
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time period the committee was conducting an
the Iran-Contra Affair. There was a small war between Senator
KERRY's staff and Senator LUGAR's staff. I lwas often
placed in the role of referee and triedl+a conduct the
investigation in a professional manner.. pecame the
target of much discontent within KERRY's staff and Senator KERRY
thought that Senator LUGAR's staff was in line with the DOJ in
refusing to provide information to the sub-committee. I
did advise that in approximately December, 1986 all
information that was uncovered by Senator LUGAR's staff was
turned over to Senator KERRY's staff.
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by sAl lf41111 Date dictated 12/16/87
This document conta1ns ne1ther recommendations nor conclusions of
the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your
it and its contents are not to be distributed outside
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William M. Baker
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This communication is classijied
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B; 1 etter a:t;a R 11? /87 fol 1 or.zoa bn a report dated
9/1/87,1 !office of
Profess1ona Responsi i ity (OPR), Department of Justice (DOJ),
requested an FBI investigation of the unauthorized disclosure of
the identities of two Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees
in the 4/14/87, edition of the Village Voice.
a e , 1ns 1 u e an 1nves 1ga 1on 1n o e
"leak," which disclosed that a rough draft copy of the memoranqum
was apparently stolen from the unlocked files inl )
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Four separate points tended to su
focus of this investigation:
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to be a ve

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information

and denied giving ja copy of
disclose that he observed a copy of the
either November or of
did not askl j had o
noted that he thought that the memo had been officially sent to
the Congressional Intelligence Committee and the Iran-Contra
Committees. b lalso advised that he first obtained tre
m:mo jn Tith t Jane or July of 1986, directly froml _
who was at the DOJ and made copies of
w ich he gave tol 1
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reqarqjnb thJS matter I
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I landL---Jadvised that they would decline prosecution of
I I 1nasmuch as there was "no reasonable likelihood of
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INFORMATION CONCERNING POSSIBLE VIOLATION
OF THE INTELLIGENCE IDENTITIES PROTECTION ACT (IIAP)
I. CHRONOLOGY
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law enforcement record which originated in the
office of the USA for the Southern District of
Florida (SDF), a matter DOJ/OPR had been
investigating into since April 1987.
o DOJ/OPR's inquiry disclosed a copy of the Costa 1
memo may have been stolen from unlocked files
inl 1during the summer of
1986. DOJ also that, on June 3, 1986,
I I sent a copy of the Costa 1 memo
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of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
on June 13, 1986, due to a large number of
congressional inquiries regarding the-Iran-Contra
affair.
o The focus of the DOJ/OPR investigation centered on
0
had
access to the Costa 1 memo.
DOJ/OPR based it's focus uponl las
the source of the leaked Costa 1 memo for
following reasons:
( 1)
( 2)
I for
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office he had received a copy
memo from I
the
the Miami USA's
of the Costa 1

( 3 ) to then ...,I ,......--__.
in which Bergquist asserts
... D,.,....,..---s-.--o-u....,... ......... .,J, end over backwards" to
provide[ Jany and all information
to rebut "sensational
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By letter dated August 12, 1987,1 I
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1 OPR, DOJ, requested
the unauthorized
disclosure of the identities of two
employees in the April 14, 1989, edition of the
Village Voice.
o Upon receipt of D9J/OPR's August 12, 1987 letter,
an FBI investigation into possible unauthorized
disclosures of classified information and
violation of the IIPA was instituted by washington
Metropolitan Field Office (WMFO).
o on October 13-14, 1987, agents interviewed
employees ot the USA's office in the.SDF.
the Costa 1 memo may have
been from! !in late i986
or I !was developed
as a suspect in removing the memo froml

o Prior to June 3, 1986, the Costa 1 memo was
misclassified "Sensitive" by the USA(s office,
Miami. The memo should.have been classified
"Secret" because it contained names of CIA
employees.
o By cover letterdated June 3, 1986,!
sent a cqpy of the Costa 1 memo
I _criminal Division, DOJ.
o Shortly after the Costa 1 memo was sent to DOJ,
a media inquiry
froml I of the washington
Times who stated he knew of the exist,nce of the
memo through a ".contact on the hill. " . I
received calls from other reporters
concerning the memo.
o In March 1987 numerous press inqu1r1es were
received at DOJ and the USA's office in Miami,
indicating that copies of the Costa 1 memo had
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o I QC 2, 1287, Village Voice reEorter
o On April 11, 1987, reporter!
was' Times
o On December 7, 1987,1 l
was interviewed and stated he first saw the
Costa 1 memo in June or July 1986. I I
stated personally handed him a copy
at the DOJ in washington, D.C. I
that in dealing with the Senate Foreign Relations
j Cnmmi +tee he usuall v dealt the committee's
advised that the DOJ genera y gave Congress
"everything under the sun."t jadvised he
knew the Costa 1 memo wento Congress as part of
many documents turned over to the Iran-Contra
Congressional Committee.
seeing a
November
of the memo to
did recall
desk in
he
o ow e got the
a e e did not know when
his copy of the Costa 1 memo.
that many times people
on the "Hill" receive documents in the mail
from anonymous sources.
did ..
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memo.
= I stated that a security
clearance it would probably not be a criminal
violation to turn the memo over to him.
I lwas offered the opportunity to undergo a
polygraph examination regarding the leak but
refused to take same. I
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o On December 7, 1987,
I I DOJ, OLA, stated she first
saw the Costa I memo when she was collect1ng
documents in the Iran-Contra Affair.
lfelt that the Costa 1 memo was
to Congress.
o On December?, 1987,1 lwas
recontacted and denied being in washin9ton
during the time period June/July
he never made copies of the memo
and never handed them out to any?ne in the DOJ.
o On December 14, 1987,1
interviewed by the FBI. In1t1allyl I
advised that he would not discuss the issue, as
anything he did concerning the costa 1 memo would
fall nnf!er ttte scope of congressional privilege.
I admit that he received the memo in
october, November, or December 1986, but would not
identify the individual from whom he received the
memo, nor would he deny that his source of the
memo was a DOJ employee.
o I lstated that the individual who provided
0
him the memorandum had told him that the
memorandum was not classified and had no national
security information contained within. When asked
if he gave a copy of the memorandum to the media,
he statid that he would rather not comment.
noted that distributing copies of the
would be included as part of his
role in working for Congress. I I
refused to comment when told that reporters
who had previously printed this story identified
him as the of the leak.
On December 16, 1987, the facts of this matter
were discussed
CPR, DOJ. After
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III. PRIVACY ACT ISSUES RELATING TO ADDITIONAL USDS
NOTIFICATION
o On August 14, 1990,1 I
Legal Research Unit, Legal Counsel Division,
recommended against any fu emination t 6
of information relating to t7c
and the IIPA leak investigation.
that absent any new request from USDS, 1
belief that additional disclosure would violate
provisions contained in The Privacy Act of 1974,
T.S u.s.c. Section 552a.
ol lnoted that in response to .an October 24,
1989, request from USDS to the White House
Security Office regarding!
the FBI furnished
USDS fn Jarryary 11. 1990. The summary memoranda
noted_ lwas the focus of an
FBI criminal investigation regarding unauthorized
disclosure of classified information.
USDS was advised criminal prosecution of subject
was declined by in concert with an
opinion rendered I
I IDOJ. The basis for the
declination was "no reasonable likelihood of
proving criminality." USDS was also advised via
FBI memoranda that DOJ began an administrative
inyuiry regarding the alleged actions of
Mr__ !however, that inquiry was closed in
view of the fact I
employment.
o I I stated his recommendation
against further dissemination was made in
consultation witH pf the
Information and Privacy Acts Litigat1on Unit,
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Neither DOJ/OPR or FBI investigators eyer
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I las the source of the leaked
document.
The Costa 1 memo was misclassified as "Sensitive"
rather than "Secret."
Even if I I cop] d he shrwn
to have given the Costa 1 memo td .
I I
it would have to be
was going to leak it, in order to sustain
a violation of the IIPA. Beforehand knpwJedqT of
the leak is necessary Jhad
a security clearance.
o Prosecution was declined by DOJ due to "no
reasonable likelihood of proving criminality."
o I I will justify his failure
to take a polygrapH I
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denied g1 v1ng1
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ra copy of the I I memo, but did disclose
that he observea a co py of the memo onl I desk in either
November or :: 1986. hat he did not
askl Jhad obtairted the document, but noted
he thought f ae memo had been officially sent to the
Congressional Intelligence Committee and the Iran-Contra
Committees.! lalso advised that he first 9htained
memo in either June or July of 1986, directly fromL_ J
was at the DOJ and made copies of __
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Memorandum froml Ito William M. Baker
Re: I I
Information Concerning
I ]refused to take a polygraph examination
regarding th1s matter.l I
I I
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I lwas telephonically contacted by the FBI regarding
I !statement and advised that he had not been in
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of the original memo at DOJ to whom he gave a
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from DOJ, that
copi ongress.
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statement, in concert with the fact tha
to undergo
matter
DOJ '

Add1 1ona y,
information
Subsequent to the interview of
in which a number of inconsistencies weoteo
refused to take a polygraph examination as
interviewed on 12/14/87. Initiall a v1sed that he would
not discuss the issue, as anything e 1 concerning the "Costa 1"
memo would fall under the scope of (the
Costa 1 memorandum is the document written by fMiami,
Florida, from which the identities of the two A emp oyees were
obtained). HoweverJ ldid admit that he received the
memorandum in October, November, or December of 1986, but would
not identify the individual from whom he received the memorandum,
nor would t:::jhat his source of the memorandum was a DOJ
employee. stated that the individual who provided him the
memorandum a o him that the memorandum was not classified and
had no national security information contained within. When asked
if he gave a copy of the memorandum to the media, he stated that
he would rather not comment. He noted that distributing copies of
the memorandum would be included as part of his role in working
for Congress, but again refused to comment when told that
reporters who had preyiousJy printed this story had identifiedD
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On 12(16/87, the facts of this matter were discussed with
Deputy CounselL land Assistant Counsell !OPR
noJ After of the facts in this matter, I 'land
that they would decline prosecution
as there was "no reasonable likelihood of proving
criminality" on the part ofl I
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INFORMATION RELATING TO INFORMATION CONTAINED IN CAPTIONED
ARTICLEr WHICH DIVULGED THE TWO CENTRAL
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UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 426(4). THE APPARENT SOURCE OF THE
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file 65-HQ-75958 - Section 1
The Village Voice
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February 12, 1976 carried front-page stories regarding
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Press reports indicate that the disclosure may have . -i
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In order to determine whether any action by the .. Qi:! '
Department of Justice is necessary, you are requested .:f OJ. ;d
to conduct a preliminary inquiry along the following Jl f
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1. The date and identity of the article or
articles disclosing the classified information. (Fur-
nish this Division with a copy of the 24-page Village
Voice supplement).
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2. Specific statements in the artic}.e ;;.,rhich are
considered classified and whether the was properly -; .. ;
classified. ST-10f R.1:-62 MfiT-ll/1/ (..!._
3. Whether the data flijclosed is accurate. t -;-.,
4. Whether the data came from a specific document
and, if so, the origin of the document and the name of
the individual responsible for the security of the classi-
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5. The extent of official dissemination of the data.
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'Official releases.
7. Whether prior clearance for publication or re-
lease of the information was sought from proper authorities.
8. Whether the material or portions thereof or
enough background data has been published officially
or in the press to make an educated speculation on the
possible.
9. Whether the data can be declassified for the
purpose of prosecution and, if so, the name of the
son comp.etent to testify concerning the classification.
10. Whether declassification had been decided upon
prior to the publication or release of the data.
11. What effect the disclosure of the classified
data could have on the national defense.
In addition to the above questions, you should, through
appropriate liaison channels, determine the particulars of
the reported agreement among the White House, the CIA, and
the Pike Committee with regard to the use and disposition
of classified materials furnished by the Executive Branch
to the committee. Obtain copies of any written agreements
and conduct necessary interviews of persons having knowledge
of any such ,agreement in order" that the Department may have
complete information regarding its terms.
t This limited inquiry should be handled expeditiously
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which sets forth investigation requested in captioned matter.
Also enclosed; is one copy each o:f the 2/12/76
Post' and "Washington Staru articles referred to in enclosed :}
memorandum. ' . r .
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boen requested telephonically on 2/17/76 to immediately
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. they are received by Bureau. .\
Bureau is presently attempting through liaison
channels to determine the particulars regarding any agree-
ments between the White House, the CIA, and the Pike Committee
with regard to the use and disposition of classified materials
furnished by the Executive Branch to the Pike Committee. WFO
will be kept advised rcgnrding results of these liaison
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Division, Department of Justice, requesting preliminary
by the FBI regarding the publication/(
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by the New York City tabloid known as The Village Voice
of allegedly classifi0d in possession of the
Pike Committee. The Assistant Attorney General requested
this inquiry in order to determine whether any action is
necessary by the Department of .X
The memorandum sets forth 11 questionsto be
answered regarding the identification and classification
of the information appearing in the material published
by The Village Voice. Information was also requested
regarding particulars of any oral or written agreements
between the White House and CIA and the Pike Committee
with regard to the use and disposition of the classified
material furnished by the Executive Branch to the Pike
Committee.
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.!)!SCLOSURE AND PUDLICATIQ'H
CLi\SSIFIED INFORMATION BY
VOICB, ON OR ABOUT 11, 1976
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Reference is'made to the memorandum from this
Bureau dated February 25, 1976, which enclosed at your
request a copy of the February 16
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Voice which contained alleged classified in:forma-
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herewith for your information is a
copy of the February 23, 1976, edition of !'.!!! Village
which contains additional information alleged to
be also .from the Pike Committee report. l
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A .. oc. o;,.- Assistant Attorney General .. 1ichard L. Thornburgh, Criminal
oep.ADAdm._ Division, Department of Justice, requesting a preliminary
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Asst. Dir., inquiry be conducted into captioned matter. In addition to
Admin.-- setting :forth specific steps to be followed in this inquiry,
co .. p. sy- the Assistant Attorney General requested a copy o:f The
Village Voice paper wherein appeared the allegedly classi:fied
Gen.lnv._. information from the Pike Committee report. A copy of the
edition o:f The Village Voice, which contained the in:for-
'"'.n. requested by the Assistant Attorney General, as well as
Loborolocy- the status o:f our implementation of the inquiry requested} was
.. :furnished to the Assistant Attorn1y General by letter 2/25/76.X
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NOTE CONTINUE.O:
This memorandum is for the of furnishing
to the Assistant Attorney General a copy of the 2/23/76
Village Voice which contains additional information alleged
to be also from the Pike Committee report. This informa-
tion is captioned "How Kissinger, the White House, and the
CIA Obstructed the Investigation,u This is a ten-page 1
supplement and relates to the first part of the Pike report '
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1The Select Committee's Oversight Experience. n It reports
on the many obstacles encountered in obtaining
the needed information from the various agencies involved.
The second part o:f the Committee's report captioned uThe
Select Committees Investigative Recordn appeared in the
2/16/76 edition o:f The Village Voice.
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MAY 1962 fPIT10N
GSA GfH .-eo.. NO. '-7
UNITED STATES Gc:! .. ERN ME NT
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Branch and the House Select Committee concerning the handling of
classified material by that Committee. This request was prompted ,'-
by a memorandum from Richard Thornburgh, Assistant Attorney
Criminal Division, requesting a certain investigation be conducted \
relative to captioned matter which pertained to the leak of ..-.,,
classified information by the House Select Committee. , ;Referral/Consult
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whether 'Mrl I and other Criminal . ,')!:."
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TK. Mr jadvised the writer that it would be
appreciated if the writer would contact 'MJ:'I ']directly
concerning the above matter. The writer tben contacted
I pointing out that this Bureau is ctlr:t'ently ).n
of material, the handling of which ..
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advised that 1.}: ;ossessed('{H but did not have.:rrc]
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Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, upon
ecei t of which Mr ill make the necess ry arrangements
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.1-?-r"'""'""a-n--.-"l"!'l"""""_.-lT_[te'.rial in this matter be addressed to Assistant
Attorney Genera Richard L. Thornburgh, Criminal Division:
directed to the attention of. and hand carried to, I _
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NOTE:
On Bureau received a memorandum
:from Assistant Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh,
Criminal Division, Department of Justice, captioned u
rrnj_sclosure and Publication of Allegedly Classified
Informatlon by The Village Voj.ce, on or About February 11,
1976." This memorandum requested that a preliminary
inqutry be conducted in ord.er to determine whether any
action is necessary by the Department of Justice. The
memorandum set; forth specifj_q information desired in this
prelj.minary inquiry.
.. Wh3.le the information conta:tned in tlliS letter
is not directly related to the preliminary inquiry
of this Bureau by the Attorney General, it does relate to
another ongoing investigation into the same matter and
there,! ore is being brought. to the Attorney General
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illSCLOSUlU:: lHt:l PUDLiw\TIO.N OF ALLEGEDLY
, . CLASSll<'Ibi.l BY "Tin:.. VIIL\GE
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Thi.p is in response to your metnorandutl dated
February 13., 1976, requesting that this Bureau conduct
a preliminary inquiry regarding captioned matter. U
l.nclosed iS.materi:tl classified nTALEHT-KEYHOLE-
which should be 7W .... ed only by persons cleared
for such
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On February 23, 1976, a representative of our
Liaison Section contacted the of Defense {DOD)
furnishing them with a copy of the February 16, 1976, edition
of the York City tabloid Village Voice wherein appeared
the allegedly classified information from the Pike Committee /
report. A request was made that they review this to
:i.dcutify any clll.SSified information appearing therein which
their files and to respond to every item
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handled the above channel should be hand carried to
Air I I Internal Section,
Criminalivision, Department of Justice. V
NOTE FOR SAC, WFO:
Copy is furnished for information only.U
NOTE:
Attached document classified by Department of
DefeD:a :: E11B dated 3/1/76
!office of the
Assis an ecre ary o De ense.
Assistant Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh,
by memorandum dated 2/13/76, requested that this Bureau
conduct a preliminary inquiry into captioned matter in
order to determine whether any action is necessary by the
Department of Justice. U
The Assistant Attorney General
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forth eleven questions to be answered regarding the identifi-
cation and classification of the information appearing in the
material published by The Village Voice. U
This memorandum is to furnish to Mr. Thornburgh
material obtained from the Department of Defense which sets
forth their review of the material published by The Village
Voice as well as their response to the eleven questions.tJ
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captioned matter, the .DOD on 3/1/76 furnished a report to this
f\. Bureau classified "Top Secret, Handle Via Talent-Keyhole-Comint
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captioned as above. Bt;;;(!ause.o .. f the classification of this docu-
'i\ 'i ment, it is being recommended that this file be maintained in ;:
\ rJ; the Special File Room where acce$S to.the TK classified material
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iJ::inclosed a copy of a memorandum dated March 2,. 1976,
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Committee concerning classified material is based upon the letter
from former CIA Director Colby to Chairman Pike dated September 30,
1975. According tol I the Committees concurrence with the
conditions stated in the Colby letter were set forth in a hearing
on October l, 1975, of tbe House Select Committee. A copy of the
pertinent portions Qf this bearing and of Mr. Colby's letter are
enclosed herewith. \J

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We are preseS' intaining contact wi tl1 several
government agencies which have been requested to review
the published material appearing in The Village Voice and the
results of their review will be promptly sent to you when
received by this Bureau. G\_.
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NOTE FOR SAC, WFO:
SEE NOTE FOR SAC, WFO
One copy of thiS letter along with three enclosures
being furnished for information You will be advised in
the event any investigation is needed. If
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By memorandum dated 2/13/76, Assistant Attorney General
Richard L. Thornburgh, Criminal Division, requested the FBI to
conduct a preliminary inquiry regarding captioned matter to enable
the Department to determine if any action is needed regarding the
publication by the New York City tabloid known as The Village Voice
of allegedly classified information in possession of the Pike
Committee. L.L.
The memorandum set forth 11 questions to be answered
relating to the identification and classification of the infor-
mation appearing in the matter published by The Village Voice,
Information was also requested regarding the particulars of any
oral or written agreements between the White House, the CIA and
the Pike Committee with regard to the use and disposition of the
classified material furnished by the Executive Branch to the Pike
Committee. !A_
This memorandum is to furnish the Department with the
results of inquiriesconducted to date.
All information obtained as a result of this pre-
limina.ry inquiry is being :furnished promptly by memorandum to
the Attorney General when received. iJ*-.
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Disclosure and Publication of Allegedly
Classified Information by. "The Village
Voice," on or about February 11, 1976

Whether the data lisclosed is accurate.
The identities (titles) of these three foreign counter-
intelligence programs as published are accurate.
4. Whether the data came from a specific document and,
if so, the origin ofthe and the name of the individual
responsible for the security of the classuied data disc.losed.
As indicated in "The Village Voice'' article, the existenc
of the three classified counterintelligence programs above was
revealed to staff investigators of the House Select Committee on
Intelligence (HSG) at a briefing held at theJntelligence.Division of the
FBI on August 22, 1975. At this time the HSC members were advise
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thetrtlesofthethree foreigncoun rograms had been . classified "Secr.et" by the Attorney General. .
. . . . .
Information relating to the three classified counterintel-
ligence programs was initially set forth bJ the Attorney General in
letters directed to Senator Frank Church, with a copy to Senator John
Tower; Senator James o. Eastland, with a copy to Senator Roman L;
Hruska; and to Congressman Don Edwards, with a copy furnished to
Congressman Caldwell Butler, dated May 17, 1975, and all
classified " This letter states it is classified "Secret"
"because we have been advised that disclosure of references to the
Mexican, Puerto Rican, Yugoslavian and Cuban operations could
damage our relations in those areas. " Subsequently, on May 23,
1975, the Attorney General issued a press release describing five
newly-discovered FBI counterintelligence programs. This release
intelligence classified, 'Secret, '"
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Disclosure and Publication of Allegedly
classuied Information by "The Village
Voice," on or about February 11, 1976

5. The extent of official dissemination the data..
The identities of the three programs have not been pub-
licized to date; Disseminationhas been made by the FBI to the
Department of Justice and, to our knowledge; by the Department of
. Justic.e only as noted above. The identities of the three
were. to. Central in January, I
6. Whether the data has been the subject of prior official
releases.
A13 indicated, the identitie.s of these three programs have
not been publicized although they have been referred to in a press
23, 1975, only as "three foreign intelligence
7. whether prior clearance for publication or release
of the information was sought from proper authorities.,
The FBI received no request for prior for
publication or releaseof the classified titles of the three programs.
8. the material or portions thereof or enough
background data has been published officially or in the press to make
an educated speculation on the matter possible.,
We have no knowledge of any information published
officially or appearing in the press which would make an educated
speculationregardlngthe of the three foreign counterintel- . ligence programs

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Disclosure and Publication of Allegedly
Classified Information by "The Village
Voice," on or about February11, 1976

9. -Whether the data can be declassified for the purpose
ofprosecution and, ifso, the name of the person competent to testify
concerning the classification.
A decision relating to declassification should be made by
the Attorney General or his designee, possibly if necessary after
consultations with the White House and/ or the Department of State.
The Attorney General or his designee is competent to testify cncern-
ing the classification.
10. Whether declassification had been decided upon prior
to the publication or release of the data.
As indicated aibove, the information disclosed was origi-
nally classified on o"r about May 17, 1975, while "The Village .Voice"
publicized the classified information in a supplement to its issue
dated February 16, 1976.
11. What effect the disclosure of the classified data
could have on the national defense .
It is noted the Attorney General, in his classified letters
to members of Congress dated May 17, 1975, indicated the informa-
tion was classified we have been advised that disclosure of
the Mexican, Cuban, Yugoslavian and Puert Rican operations
( U). our -relations in those areas. . .
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relating to classified FBI information disclosed by
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The Village Voice"
in its 2/16/76 supplement which incorporated portions of the House
Select Committee on Intelligence Activit:ie s (HSC) suppressed report.V
By memorandum dated 2/13/76, Assistant Attorney
General Richard L. Thornburg, Criminal Division, made reference
to the publication by nThe Village Voiceu of the HSC suppressed /
report. Thornburg, in his memorandum, this Bureau soliciV.
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Re: Disclosure and Publication of Allegedly
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The Village
Voice, n on or about February 11, 1976
Information regarding the appearance of this classnied material
relf;tjng to the counterintelligence was furnished to
lVf:r on 1/20/76, it being noted
he was coo:tzqinat:ing the intelligence communityts response to this
report. V
Attached is a copy of a write-up responding to the 11 areas
of inquiry mentioned in M:r. Thornburg's memorandum, as to
the one instance of classjfied information which appeared in the HSC
report which was disclosed by rrThe Village Voice. 1f V
ACTION:
If approved) this memorandum and its attachment should
be referred to the CI-3 Section of the Intelligence Division so the infor-
mation in the attachment 1nay be referred, with information furnished
by other intelligence agencies, to the Criminal Division of the
Department in response to the Department's request for this
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March 2, 1976
DISCLOSURE AND PUBLICATION OF ALLEGEDLY
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BY "THE VILLAGE
VOICE, rr ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 11, 1976
The following relates to classified information originating
with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which was disclosed in
a24-page supplement of "'rhe Village Voice, 1t a weekly New York City
newspaper, edition dated February 16, 1976:
1. The date and identity of the article or articles
disclosing the class'ified information.
The classified information appears on page 91 of the 24-
page supplement o.f Voice, u edition of February 16,,
1976, column 3, lines W
2. Specific statements iu the article which are considered
classified and whether the data was properly classified.
The sp3cific statement in the a-rticle which was classified
"Secrettt by the Attorney General, Exempt from GDS, Category Number
3, nate of Declassification Indefinite, relates to three foreign counter-
intelligence programs conducted by the FBI which are described in the
article as .. noperation Border Coverage {1961), the Cuban
program (1961) and the Yugoslav program (1969). u It is understood
that the titles of these three programs were classified "Secret
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by the
Attorney General on or about May 17, 1975, after he consulted with
the White House and/ or the Secretro.-y of No IDformation has
been developed indicating the above data was not properly ..
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NOTE FOR SAC, WFO:
Enclosed for \'iFQ 1.s one copy of ~ Village Voice,
2/16/76 edition. You will be kept apprised of any needed
investigation in this matter.
NOTE:
On 2/17/76, the Bureau received a memorandum from
Assistant Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh, Criminal
Division, Department of Justice, requesting preliminary
inquiry be conducted by the FBI regarding the publication by
the New York City tabloid known us The Village Voice of
allegedly classified information in possession of the Pike
Committee. The Assistant Attorney General requested this
inquiry in order to determine whether any action is necessary
by the Department of Justice. He also requested that a copy
of The Village Voice wherein appeared the alleged c l ~ ~ i f i e d
information be obtained and furnished to his office. ~
The memorandum sets forth 11 questions to be
answered regarding the identification anddassification of
the information appearing in the material published by The
Village Voice. Information was also requested regarding parti-
culars of any oral or written agreements between the White,
House and CIA and the Pike Committee with regard to the use
and disposition of the classified material furnished by the
Executive Branch to the Pilte Committee.
This memorandum is to advise the Assistant Attorney
General regarding status of our inquiry to date and to
furnish him with the requested copy of The Village Voice. )\
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"Behind the Linestr hosted by._l ________ ___,j
SYNOPSIS: On 3/20/76,
on the TV program "Behin e os e y b
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and aired at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 26, WETA TV. was the b7c
only guest and among the topics discussed was the leak of the
Pike Committee reosubsequent publication by The Village
Voice on 2/16/76. expressed himself regarding what moti-
vated him to release e report, some of the events which have
resulted from the leak, his feelings concerning classified
material and the reaction of the public and media to the l;'.e) .....
of this report ' .r )-
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the only guest and among the topics discussed was the leak of
the Pike Committee report and subsequent publication by The
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1 lmade the following comments during his inter-
view.n making the Pike Committee report ava1lable for publ1ca-
tion, his original motivation was not monetary. He wanted to have
a book published concerning the only copy of a rare report, and ''
he realized that money would be generated from such a book. If
he waiveq any royalties, he did not want all the a..GQillned 'tip
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go solely to the publisher. He therefore decided that any
money obtainedshould go to support the purpose for which
he was releasing the report, freedom of the press. He then
decided to give any monies to the "Reporters Committee for
Freedom of the Press" whose purpose it is to raise money to
defend journalists in First Amendment cases. He originally L\_
thought this was a good idea but it has turned. out to be a
bad idea only because so many of his colleagues did not
understand his reasoning.
I lwas questioned as to what has been produced
as a result of ail the controversy over the Pike report. He
responded that in light of an election year, the White House
is now putting pressure on Congress to find out who leaked
the report. The White House is also attempting to present
President Ford as being. security conscious and Congress as
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"leaky. " 'l;'bere has also been an attempt by Congress to plug I 1
its leaks an esponsibility for the Pike report leak.
According to atergate destroyed the media's traditional
that c assified information was so classified because
it was in the interest of national security. Watergate taught
the media as well as the American people that words like national
security could be used by President Nixon and the Justice Depart-
ment to do such things as the attempt to block the.investigation
of the Ellsberg break in. The word "secret" was being used to
hide personal secrets of government officials and not
that was in the interest of national security. Because of this,
public confidence has been shaken in government officials right
up to the President.
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With respect to the reaction Jf the and the
media to the release of the Pike reportelt that the
public is overly_ concerned with what a reporter does rather ll
than what he writes or reports. With respect to the react.ion 11..1\_,
of his colleagues, be felt that he was caught in the middle of
a rivalry between the "New York Times" and the
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'Wasbington Post"
in that the Times bad a copy of the Pike report.and the Post did
not. Because of this, the Post was somewhat vindictive in their
editorials about him.
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Attention: .... ! __________ ____,
Clarence M. Kelley, Director
.DISCLOSURI. A!:ID PUBLICATION
CLASSIFIED IliFORMATION BY E
VOIC:G, ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY ll, 1
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Reference iS made to memoran(,tum regarding
captioned matter dated March 1; 1976, which.included as an
enclosure a Department of Defense (DOD) report pertaining to
a review of the material wl1ich appeared in the February 16, y-:
1976, edition of The V:illage Voice alleged to be from the ,_._ f
Pike Cocmittee report. lL RJ$} & ?:...::7-,<lJ!_ .
It was noted upon receipt of this that, per 1
your instructions, the Defense Intelligence Agency (.DIA) acted
as the focal point ln dro:wing together comments "f-rom ........
national Security Agency {liSA), as


app:toprlate OOD elements.. .7 APR..!.a-!276
This report was forwaraed to the
General (AAG), Criminal Division, who had initially
the information. Upon reviewing this reportt the AAG noted
that in almost every instance the response to whether a clnssi-
fied item could be declassified for purposes of prosecution was
that it would have to be made in consultation with other agencies
in the intelligence community and probably foreign governments.
The AAG advised this Bureau that in order to reach a--
decision regarding any prosecution in this matter, it will be
to have definite answers regarding declassification
of tho items mentioned :in the above _DOD Accordingly,.
it would be appreciated if you could arrange for the necessary
steps to be taken at this time to furnish this Bureau With
definite answers regarding declassification of the
out in your :report. 1/ - 1 J :
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of Defense for Intelligence
The MG also requested that it be brought to your
n.ttontion that in any litigation regc.1.rd:tng this muttor,. the
source documents from which these classified items were taken
may be turned over to defense attorneys and their consultants
or oxperts in discovery pursuant to an appropriate
protective order. u._
While it is not necessary to have a determination
as to declassification of the entire source documents at this
moment, the AAG desired that you be made aware of this, and
to determine any objections you might have should this occur.
NOTE:
Assistant Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh,
by memorandum dated 2/13/76, requested that this Bureau conduct {J
a preliminary inquiry into captioned matter in order to deter-
mine whether any action is necessary by the Department of Justice.
The AAG's memorandum set forth 11 questions to be
regarding the identification and classification of the
information appearing in the material published by The Village
Voice.
Through our Liaison Section, contacts were made with
the appropriate representatives of other government agencies
from whose files the information printed by The Village Voice
conceivably originated. These agencies were requested to review
the material for any classified information appearing therein
and to respond to each item noted by answering the 11 questions
set forth in the AAG's memorandum. Ul-
On 3/l/76, the Defense Department furnished this
Bureau a report containing the results of their review of The
Village Voice material. This report was submitted to the AAG
by letter dated 3/17/76. By letter dated 3/23/76, he requested U
that the DOD be recontacted for the purpose of obtaining more '-
definite an$vers regarding declassification of the items set
forth in their report necessary to reach any prosecutive decision.
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The AAG also requested that the DOD, as well as
other government agencies making reviews of the material
published by The Village Voice, be made cognizant of the
fact that in any litigation resulting in this matter, the
source documents from which classified items were taken
may be turned over to defense attorneys and their consul-
tants and experts in pretrial discovery pursuant to an
appropriate protective order. The AAG desired to determine
at this point any objections the various agencies might
have should this situation occur.
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Copy being furnished for information only.
NO':;;E:
Assistant General Richard L.
Thornburgh by memorandUfl dated 2/13/76, requested that
this Bureau conduct a preliminary inquiry into captioned
matter in order to determine if any action is necessary
by the Department of Justice. The AAG's memorandum
requested information regarding the identification and lt
classification of the information appearing in the material '
published by
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Th e. Village Voice : and set forth 11 questions
to be answered in this regard.
This memorandum is to furnish material to the
obtained from the Department of State which sets
forth their analyses of the material published by
"The Village Voice" as well as their response to the 11 ()
questions. \.
By memorandum dated 3/23/76, the requested
that the Deparcr1ent of Defense be recontacted for more
specific anc-::ers retJard.ing dE-classification of the items
set out in their analyses. 'l'his was done by memorandum L{
dated 4/6/76. '
The AAG also requested that it be pointed out
to interested agencies that in any litigation, the source
docu..T!lents from v;rhich these classified items \'lere taken
may be turned over to defense attorneys and their con-
sultants or experts in pre-trial discovery pursuant to
an appropriate protective order. The AAG stated that
while it is not necessary to have a determination as to
declassification of the entire source documents at this
time, the interested agencies should be advised of this
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NOTE CONTI'.tWED:
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possibility and whether they would have any objections.
The DOD was apprised of the information regarding
furnishing tho source documents in the above-mentioned
memoranda directed to them and other agencies have
been contacted previously in this investigation are
being recontacted through our Liaison Section to determine 11
any objections they night have. Delay in submitting State
Department material was incurred due to necessity of
having to have them recontacted to obtain more legible
copies of Sections B & C of their analyses.
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Reference is made to your memorandum of March 17, 1976,
captioned as above.
The materials enclosed with your memorandum contained
analyses of those portions of the Pike Committee Report 1td
published in the Voice which the Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Intelligence considered to be
classified, and responses to the 11 questions submitted
to the Bureau in my memorandum of February 13. The !" rr
Department report indicated in almost every instance that, .:
in response to Question 9, any decision to declassify for ,
purposes of prosecution would have to be made in consultation
with other agencies in the intelligence community and possibly
foreign governments.
\' \ As you know, in order to reach a prosecutive decision
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;. it is necessary for the Department to have definite answers
. . with regard to declassification of the items in question.
tiAccordingly, it would be appreciated if the Bureau would re-
;;/ X J/ contact the Department of Defense in this regard so that
- sJ Defense may consult with the necessary components of the

intelligence community or of any foreign governments having ..


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In addition to definite answers with regard
to declassification, it should also be pointed out to
intere$ted agencies that in any litigation the source docu-
ments from which these classified items were taken may be
turned over to defense attorneys and their consultants or
experts in pretrial discovery pursuant to an appropriate
protective order. While it is not necessary to have
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ADDENDUM
INTELLIGENCE DIVISION (CI-3)

RLM:ddc 6/9/76
. The Intelligence Division, by memorandum dated
2/13/76, received authorization from the Assistant Attorney
Ggneral, (AAG), Criminal Division, to conduct a preliminary
inquiry into captioned matter. The AAG set. forth specific
information to be obtained in this preliminary inquiry. He
furnished for which answers were to be
obtained regarding the identification and classification of
the information published by the "Village Voice." He
instructed t4at thr_ough appropriate liaison channels we deter-
mine the particulars of any agreement among the White House,
the CIA, and the Pike Committee with regard to the use and dis-
.. position of classified materials furnished by the Executive
Branch to the Committee. l;L
. The investigation conducted by this Bureau to date
'has been limited to that requested by the AAG and has been
handled at Headquarters through our Liaison Agents. WFO, U
however, has been kept apprised of all pertinent
contacted this
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date an a
Department
Bureau.
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furnished the information contained herein and instructed to
have. two knowlfdgeable ,. this case contact ltc
and LntervLewl
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Alexandria lwas tele-
phonically contacted, i-s-e""""d;--r_e_g_a_r-d"'"'i .... n_g_. this rna t ter,
and the circumstances surrounding WFO conducting ______
interview at Virginia.
FBIHQ files contain n9 pertinent
withl I
information identi-
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UNITED ST:\ TES GOVERNMENT
/Memorandum
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SUBJECT: DISCLOSURE AND PUBLICATION OF
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BY VOICE" ON OR ABOUT
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Dop. AD Adm.-
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Asst. Dir.:
Adrn.Sarv._
E><t. Affairs_
DATE: 6-9-76
Fin. & Purs. __
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At approximately 8:15 'a.m. this date, I I contacted
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the Press Services Office, FBIHQ, and advised that she had information con ....
cerning the release of the report of the Pike
the "Village Voice" newspaper. 1

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The IntelligeriCe Division has been advised of the abO
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DISCLOSTJRE PUBLICATION OF
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of money. Shortly after the story broke in
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Enclosed is a copy of a letterhead memorandum,
dated June 10., 1976t at l.'ashington, D. C.
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captioned as
above which sets forth the :results of an interview with
On June 9, l976J contacted
this Bureau and indicated tnat she had information to furnish,
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regarding! land the publication by "The Village _ ...
Voice" of alleged ciassi.fied material from the Pike Conunittee ,
neport.
Your memorandum of February 13, 1976, to this Bureau
stated that we were to conduct a preliminary inquiry into
captioned matter and set forth the specific information which
was to be obtained. Ll
In view of the limited scone of the 1 .. equested
investigationJ I
tho Internalecuritr Section, was contacted for authority
to interview! He authorized this interview and ({
requested that the Department should be furnished the results .
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Pop. Ao tnv. _to be interviewed b: the FBI. Unless advised to the contrary
As$!. o;,,, by the Department ,I I will be interviewed
Admin. --:--in the ilnmedia te f'u ure and the results will be furnished to you.
Comp. Syst. _ l
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Criminal Division
NOTE FOR SAC, WFO ONLY:

To allow the Department sufficient tixne to interpose
any objections to interview ofl !conduct no
interviews prior to 6/!'1/76. lA..
NOTE:
The Assistant Attorney General (AAG), by memorandum
dated 2/13/76, to this Bureau, had previously authorized a
preliminary inquiry into captioned matter. The AAG, furnished
specific questions for which answers were to be obtained regarding
the identification and classification of the information
published by "The Village Voice." He instructed that through
appropriate liaison channels we determine the particulars of L(
any agreement among the l'rhi te House, the CIA and the Pike
Committee with regard to the use and disposition of classified
materials furnished by the Executive Branch to the Committee.
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To date we have limited our investigation to the scope
set out by the AAG and it has been handled at Headquarters through
our liaison Agents. Because of the AAGts instructions
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was have two Agents of this case
immediately contact and
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NOTE CONTINUED:

Upon being interviewed! lin essence stated
that she is thel I HThe Village
Voicen had agreed to donate $31,000 to the Committee in
connection with the publication of the Pike Committee Report.
Because of adverse pu he Committee refused
to accept this money. did not kno had
placed in contact wit Mled
obtainwike Report. reHy
(phonetic who in turn placed in contact with nThe {_
Village Voice." It was not known the Committee had ever-
actually had possession of a copy the Pike Report.
This memorandum is tfurnish the results of that
interview to the Department. It will be.hand carried to
J\ir .I !who will be orally advised that we will LL
not lprior to 6/21/76.
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Date: 6/10/76
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TO: DIRCTOR, FBI
FROM:
SAC, WFO (65-12208){P)
DISCLOSURE AND PUBLICATION OF
ALLEGEDrY} CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
BY "THE '"VILLAGE

ON OR
ABOUT FEBRUARY 11 , 197 6
ESPIOUAGE-X
Re Bureau telephone call 6!9/76. .
gnclosed for the Bureau are five copies of an LHM
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Bureau is requested to obtain permission of the :,
Department for WFO to
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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI
FROM:,Vr-5bA;C, WFO (65-12208) (P)
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P_TJBLICATIOH OF
ALLiGEDLY CLASSIFIBD INFOffi1ATION
A.<-,..,
BY "THE_ VILLAG.t!: VOICE" ON OR
ABOUT. k"'EBRUARY ll' 1976 '
ESPIONAGE-X.
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GSA t'"PMR (41 CFRI tOt-11,$
GOVERNMENT
Memorandum
:DIRECTOR, FBI
: S.t .. C, (65-12208)(1:')
. SUBJECT: DISCLOSUllE FUBLICI.l.TION OF
CL..4.SSIFIED .. BY flTHE""VILlJ:.GE,
vorcEn on OR .lilloui FEBRUl!.RY 11, 1976
:SSl:;IONl .. Gr;;:..X,
Re 'HFO airtel dated 7/8/76. L(

DATE: 7/23/76
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Enclosed for the Bureau are five copies of a
dated and captioned as above.
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PURros:: To of C!11 request for porFission to mention
durfr--:-tj-concrresr;ional hca.rin.':"f rr>I iry of Pike Conrmittcc
t:orcrt le>u}: to our response. to Cil:..
tl:.:;t T:Jc prefer eo no vo tm such inforr0ation.
DPTAILB" I:ou:::!G Ccr-:td ttoc on of Official Conduct
Cori:li ttre) has been conducting r:ub1 j c hemd nan to
(:ctcrr.;inn source of 1ea1: uhich resnl tcC in ! I CBS
nc':vs cor.'r.onto.tor, provic.7ing ''Tho Village Voice,,. r;e;,.; York City
tn.bloi(
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, irtforr::.ation fro!!:: Souse Intellioence Corcn:i ttee (Pike
C'o::rJi tt.r-t:?) Fe<-,ort. On 7 /?.1/7 (.,I I Cili tele-.:honicu.lly
nCDSTUDY Pro 'oct that of
0Il\ HPvieu Staff anc..

Cmntral Intalligonce, c:.ra to testify ueeJ: of

7/?.5/7G at ru>lic hearings of l:thics Cof!r:i ttee.
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Fro!" ons n 1 rgac1y ijSked ' f other ri tni.!Js::::et":, it
ia nnticipat('cll . Jt;dll :.,c:; if CI.P.
rc.tr::c tl:c. 1tn1r to I Tl:ay inter.c1 to reply that Cil
:r:ot :--2. it j r;. rot :-:rmri(:(( fe-r i11 its c::'hDrt::-r: "';ui:. t:cul<: 1.:..2:B: to ,.;
(:L< C!. stntc.::tcm( tO that tl1' rt I :;Ans cor .. Cuct.;:.U: .:;uch '
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investigation.! _SCU':::llt Burcc..u ay;!;;rovul for Sds. O:t.t 7/23/7[;, t
I 1 anc expan<-:cc: regucst bv statin9 that
v:hicfi may be put to him or toL "T' pay :tc of n <.
l)cncral nature, euch an "Dir1 anyone in the Brunch
investiqatrc thiE: r.::.attcr? ,. : or, "no you of .:myone v:ho
iPV0stigatt;!C ttis r::atter:'
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In to such a general <fltES;stionf
nol ten r.1onired to be nblc to rcopond to tho effect that the J::T!I
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AIRTEL
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FROM:
DIRECTOR, FBI
SAC, WFO (65-12208) (C)
DISCLOSURE AND PUBLICATION OF ALLEGEDLY
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BY "THE'-VILLAGE
VOICE" ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 11,
ES'PTONAGE-X
Re lVFO airtels and LHMs dated 6/10/76 and 7/23/76. L\
Enclosed for the Bureau are five copies of an LHM
dated and captioned as above. . . l\
WFO is placing this matter in a closed status.
will be reopened if the Bureau desires further action.
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In Reply, Plet:z!c Refer ro
File 1\"o.
FEDI.;RAL Bt!ItEAt: OF 11'\VESTIG.\TIO)l'
D. C. 20535
3, 1976
DISCLOSURE PUBLICATIOU OF
ALLEGEDLY CLASSIFIED
BY "THE VILLAGE VOICE
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ON OR
ABOUT FEBRUARY 11, 1976
ESPIOlJAGE - X
1976
United States Department of Justice> \'ras
interviewed, at which time he furnished the following:
u sequen o agree ng
o erv evr by he !<ederal Bureau of InYestigation (FBI)
he had second thoup:hts about such an intervie-.;1 and felt
it might possibly late trhat could have been a pri veleged
relationship between him anJ his employer. He acknowledged
t:e of the R::orterq
_ __ land 1 .... in furn1.sh:mr; the
House ntc ee report to the Villaee Voice
had never been a matter of consultation hio and his
employer, i.e., members of the Executive Committee of the
Reporters but he felt that he should either
refrain fror:t cor.J..'!',ant or sive the Co::"1..r:1ittee an opportunity
to '::-:live <;.i:Et ::-.::..tti?r of nriJile:::t:;d After
diacuzzionJ to ent0rtain queRtions
of tha az;entc :1nd to those irhich he did
not deem tne ansilers to be the result of privileged
com:1unications.
'::he H.CFFP is funded by contributions from major
members of the news media but its general financial position
could generally be described as a disaster.
I lhas no earthly the House
Intelligence reports t and is not aware
that it 1:1as ever suggested that any o y at the Corr.mittee \-;as
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ABOUT FEBRUARY .11, .1976.

in possession of such knowledge. He cannot now rec.a:ll the
specifics but .does recall that public statements issued by
the Comrnittee at the t.ime were pretty much in accord. with
what was under.sto.od by the Committee staff. Insofar as .
he knew, no memberof the staff was eyer consulted
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Schorr's actio.n. either before or after __ ,_j
has no firsthand knowiedge but believe


land member of Executive Commit ee o e epor ers

t:: Riporters Committee was pr0babl b7c


omm tee for Freedom of the Press. He has no knowledge .
of whether the RCFFP ever had custo:dy 'of the House Intelligence
.committee report prior to 'the time the Village Voice received
it. .
. . I . !preferred not to answer
ta an" I connect.ion the RCFFP/V. illag_e I
I .and an_y financial consideration w:ich.was tp
.t.o the Reporters Committee as a result ! action.
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employees. The RCFFP is funded by private sources in the
news media and is a non-profit, tax exempt organization.
Fifty percent or better of the funds by RCFrP
c'ame from individual contributions of $10 or.
the RCFFP because he considered itbankrupt nf leadership,
beoause ofl !action in giving the House Intelligence
Committee lepozc co the Village Voice and the indication .
that the RQFFP was.involved and because at the time of.
resignati.on he considered the RCFFP as a three ring circus
without a circus master.
1 lhas no real firstnand information ____ _
can now He does recall that when the news ot1
action in giving the House Intelligence
the Village Voice was newspapers flooded the
RCFFf with inquiries about the of the RCFFP.
with L J and the Village Voi-ce. , . .
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1\LLE<iEDT-'Y CT..rASSIF'IED lt-lFOPJl.fiTlot:
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:;g:ffi L .. ;. Reference is made to your :me:r.orandu.."'\l dated
:z: Harch 2 3 r 19 7 6 r captioned as a requesting t.""la t the
of (DOD) be recontacted for the pur-
.ose of obtaining specific answers regarding
:eclessification of the !!lentionod in their report
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:;;:: ; oncerned cl9'E::ncies be a,-:.visec: that the r.ource doctmcmts
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rof' \'lhich classified itet1s could possibly
: subject to any pretrial discovery, and therefore it
}hould he C:eternineCI if tt.ese agencies w-ould have any
tbbj ectior ... to furnishing the;:;e C:ocunE>nts should this occur.
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The DOD vms recontacted by me!:"orandUR. c.ated
Lpril 0, and to furnish the additional
irrforraticn. l1s you v:ill recall. the Defense Intelligence
Agency (DIF,.), u:?on instructions fror.:1 l'\.ssistant Secr.atary
of Defcnser acted as the focal point in drawing together
cor.:ments from the National Security Ar:ency (:::SA} 1 the
Serviceo and other appropriate DOD ele.--nents in prepnring V\
the report furnished by DOD Clateti JAarch 1
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1976.
Enclosed is a copy of a letter fror1 the Office
. . of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Intelligence}
Ascoe. Dlr.__ Septertber 17 r 19 7 6
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responding to our req1.1es t for further
,:_, oep. Ao Adm._ clarification rcgardint;r declassification.
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Through our Liaison concerned
agencies were aiso apprised regarding the possibility
of source documents baing made part of any pretrial
discovery proceedings. Lt
:tAr. triilliam C. Jones , III, Director of Intelli-
gence Liaison, u .. s. Department of State (USDS}, advised
that the USDS would object to furnishing the source docu-
ments should this occur.
Of the agencies which were contacted at the
outset of this inquiry and requested to review the
material published by The Villaqe Voice, the National
Security Council {NSC) and the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) have yet to furnish any results reflecting
their review of the material. tl
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advised ouriaison officer on october 6, 1976, tha
the NSC has responded through other channels to similar
questions to those contained in your memorandum to this
Bureau datea February 13
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and therefore they do not intend to make any reply to
this request ..
Through our liaison with the CIA, we have been
to that by letter dated October 7, 1976,
directed to you, they have indicated their position with
respect to your request for information regarding the
rna terial published by The Village Voice.. C\
The interviews which you authorized with
several persons_assooiated with the Reporters Committee
for Freedom of the Press have been completed and the
results will be promptly furnished to you.
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NOTE:

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The AAG, Criminal Division, by memorandum dated
3/23/76 requested that the DOD be recontacted, as shown
above, regarding a report dated 3/1/76 they had submitted
concerning their analysis of the allegedly classified
material from the Pike Committee report published by The
Villaqe Voice. (.,<...__- .. --
The DOD, after considerable time, did respond
by letter dated 9/17/76 advising that they would defer
any further efforts toward declassifying specific material
until this case reaches a point where prosecution is likely.
l!be NSC and the CIA, who have yet to furnish us
any results of their review of the published material, were
also recontacted to determine their intentions. The results
of these contacts are set out above. Ll
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Several months ago, Agents had interviewed,
at her request, an employee of the Reporter's Committee
fa:t: E.J::ee<lcm c:f i:lle sa lll.bc fll:t:: i all ed l i m: ted : :::a i: i "j
as \Jell as the ttee
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AS THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE TROO.PERS' and ;U.
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Mass police waved the bus away from the eptrance .to the
campus center, the final stop on the Springfield..:..th;:A:mherst
line, 'it was dear that something was gofug .
who insisted upon. proceeding were 'required to walk
Outsi4e the Fine Arts Cenfer-a
unpamted concrere:-monumenMo-the-triumph.:.of cost account-
ing in modern. architecture-the streets were cluttered with
TV \niits klieg lights
of , electronic cables, sprawled over the sidewalks like giant
earthworms chillin' out on the cold pavement, gave the event
the aura of a movie premiere.
It was spowtime at U. Mass, hgt with the main attraction.a----J-----1
black fundamentalist Muslim imam,. the crowd-divided into
antagonistic factions of pro-Zionist Jews, Palestinian sympa-
thizers, African Americans, and assorted others-wasn't cheer-
ing. The night air was filled with the babble of rancorous
rhetoric as each groul.? loudly denounced the sins of its
C 0 N, T I N U E 0 N N E X T' 'p A G E
. SPEECHES ARE PART DOUBLESPEAK, PART BLACK
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E all hell-bent On exorcising an evil spirit them- to cross the police barriers. One
' adversaries. J.<''arrakhan from the life ofthe campus. The largest black gridiron type warned, "I sure hope
is on the scene you can bet your bottom and}loudest contingent of protesters was nobody don't fuck around and say theN-
dollar the joint will be jumpin', and on composed of Jews, among them extremist word .. cause I'ma hav.ta jump over that
this night the joint was really)umpin'Hn elements with a reputation for-initiating and break my foot off- in their ass!"
the 20 years that I have been trudging up violence', like the Jewish Defense That the situation did not degenerate
to Amherst,.r have any- , The homicidal inclinations of some 'in into a full-blown riot says more for the
thing like.tlie scene outside .the Arts Cen- this faction were evidenced by their efficiency of the security forces than the
ter on Hi'biuary 2; It was:a,.situationin chants of "Who do we Farra self-restraint of the impassioned mob.
pullify.rea,- khan! .... How. do we want him?..... Havirig'learned from bitter experience
son and the anatomy. of a not,was clearJY: . Qead!" 'Th the largely black crowd that the traffic control surrounding a
visible. _ in'lf'the building this was an outrage, and Farrakhan speech, which includes a body
Queuing up to enter the auditorium .several young black men issued a chal- search of everyone entering the hall, re
wa:s !ike walking a gauntlet of inqilisifur8,. to their JDL tormenters, daring quires two and a half hours to
I was in no hurry to get in line.
In the meantime and in between time, I
'strolled aroundand rapped with the stu
dent body: white, black; and other. From
these impromptu conversations several
themes emerged that spoke volumes
about why Farrakhan was here-the na-
ture of his appeal to Olack students. The
question most often asked by white stu-
dents was, "Why are they bringing him
here now? We have !tad enough racial
problems on this campus and now things
have cooled out." Black students viewed
the. matter differently. For them, the
, right to ... ... k!le!..Israel,.was his .. Madison. Square Garden '
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at the \19Ivers1ty was. a ot .selt- .stll:<;t adherence to a p'llilosophy of non-"" "' an outSxder :Jesse :Jacksonliiiano nglitTo' recent appearr>.
determination, a core i:Ultural rvalue with economic liberalism, failed to address. criticize the Jewish state. He also chal- ances, they all gave the same reason: they <
deep roots in African-American history. And so it is no surprise that both the lenged the accusation that he had praised had lost faith in Farrakhan as an apostle
' It is abundantly clear froni their ob- UNIA and the Nation of Islam, founded Adolf Hitler: "How dare you say that I of economic saivation. And after inter- >
servable style, temperament, aDd appetite in Detroit in 1932 by Elijah Muhammad, love Hitler! How dare you say I love a viewing several businessmen who had :S
for sensual pleasures that most black stu- had their greatest success in the northern man who hated blacks!" dealt with the NOI under his leadership, I
dents reject the repressive puritanical industrial centers. Farrakhan has enjoyed some success understand why. On the one hand, I
code advocated by Louis Farrakhan. But Farrakhan understands that among educated_ middle-class African heard a fantastic fish story, a comedy of
Hence, most are constitutionally unsuited there's only so far he can go with a mem- Americans: in the wake of the economic errors whose major theme was manageri- fi
for membership in the Nation of Islam, bership rooted in the lumpenproletariat setbacks and racial hostility experienced al incompetence. On the other, I heard a
of which Farrakhan is chief minister. and working poor. In order to realize his by millions of African Americans in the sad tale of innocence and naivete in the
This explains why the increased demand vision of an independent, self-supporting Reagan era, blacks of every class are dis- predatory world of the capitalist market.
for his presence on college canfpuses does . African-American nation, he must attract illusioned with the American gream. A First the fish story. A few years ago the
not appear to be accompanied by any African-Americans with skills and re- recent Urban League report shows the Nation of Islam was importing fish from
dramatic growth in the ranks Or the orga- sources. 'lb help broaden his base, he has gap between white and black family in- Peru in an attempt to capture black in-
nization itself. Most of the bla{:k students begun to ecumenicize. At a 1988 speech comes has widened dramatically over the ner-city consumers. The New York orga-
1 talked to didn't know much: about Far at Manhattan Community College, for in- last 10 years, with blacks' median family nization was headed by Louis Farrakhan,
rakhan, and had never heard him speak, stance, he appeared with the Reverend income barely half of whites'. Under Eli- then minister of the mosque. A young
even on a recording. They came out to Robert Castle, a white Christian cleric jab Muhammed, the Nation developed man with a business background, whom
hear him because they had observed ele- from St. Mary's Church on 126th Street, service enterprises centered around the we will call Rachid, was a member of
ments in the white community attempt- who announced, "It is an honor to be on I urban mosques, but never entered such Farrakhan's mosque at the time and re-
ing to deny Farrakhan his right to fi fo- the same stage with Minister Farrakhan," I lucrative fields as middle-level retailing, calls, ''[Farrakhan] had no idea how to
rum, thus denying them their right to and later added, "I live right across the wholesaling, manufacturing, insurance, manage a business and would not allow
intellectual freedom. An excellent exam- street from the precinct but I feel much and investment. Farrakhan's promise to brothers with business skills to take
pie of the kind of anti-Farrakhan hysteria I safer here." Farrakhan has also taken lead African Americans into these prom- I charge and run the show. Instead, he
that inspired black students to mobilize pains to clarify his relationship to Juda ised lands broadened his following among placed his assistant ministers in positions
behind him was provided by Leonard Za- ism. At U. Mass he was cheered when he upscale black Americans, especially after of authority/' In order to get the product
kim of B'nai who told an earlier told the Jewish community, "I wish you he unveiled his so-called "Power Pro- to potential customers, Rachid said, Far-
campus "open forum on race relations": life," a striking contrast to the JDUs calls gram" at Madison Square Garden in rakhan organized the Fish Force, which
Farrakhan is "the most notorious anti-. for his death outside the auditorium. He 1985. And the fate of this program has was composed of mosque members "who
Semite of this century." The students reported that "several highly placed rab- cost him. When I conducted a random
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were expected to quit their jobs and sell
preferred to believe the hiphop crew, his" had told him in his own home that poll of friends and associates who had c o H 'f H u E o o H P A c E 2 1
Public Enemy, who admonished them
not to make up their minds about Farra
khan "until you hear the man," and
warned, "Don't believe the hype."
PERHAPS NO PUBLIC FIGURE in Ameri-
ca today inspires as much fear and suspi
cion as Louis Farrakhan, pretender to the
role of premier leader of Afro-America.
The 1 ouis Farrakhan purveyed in the
media is an unshaded character, consis-
tently hateful and hated .. Yet Farrakhan
has a following, and it may well be grow-
ing. His portrayal by the media as a dan-
gerous black lunatic [see sidebar, "What
the Minister Said"] is viewed by many
African Americans as nothing, more than
. character assassination, a ritual murder
by ideological adversaries who want to
destroy Farrakhan's credibility and si-
lence him as an effective voice in the
struggle for black survival. In ;fact, as the
level of press hostility increases, so does
the level of support Farrakh!m receives
from African Americans-many routinely
disregard all criticism of black leaders
emanating from the white media.
Farraithan as he presents himself-the
Farrakhan perceived by many if not most
African Americans-is quite different
from the media horror show. ;He projects
independence and self-assurance, he ac-
tively fights the drug trade in !black com-
munities, and he at least talks about eco-
1 nomic development for-
Americans. Farrakhan and the Nation of
I Islam are now attracting middle-class fol-
lowers, a departure from the church's tra-
ditional base in the urban working class ..
, The question is: Why is Louis Farrakhan
a national leader when his national media
image could hardly be worse?
Historically, the Nation of Islam has
I recruited largely from the urban working
class, offering a vision of progress
through moral cleanliness and coopera-
tive economic enterprise. Like Marcus
Garvey's United Negro Improvement As-
sociation, which had its heyday in the
'20s, it builds on a tradition of African-
American self-determination that dates
to the 18th century and includes religious
I denominations, abolitionist organiza-
tions, cultural institutions, and a wide
variety of business enterprises. As Harold
Cruse points out in Plural but Equal,
demographic changes had a profound im-
pact on the rise of these two most promi
nent 20th century nationalist move-
' ments. By 1930, 18.7 per cent of the
nation's urban black population was con-
centrated in the northern industrial cen-
ters. of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia,
Cleveland, and Detroit; in New York and
Chicago, the increase since 1910 had been
260 per cent and 430 per cent respective-
ly. It was largely economic motives that
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. commission and often could not make 'eiits. Requiring no evidence of accom-
ends meet well enough to pay their bills. plishment, they're willing to settle for
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Street-the same stores now occupied by three predominantly white campuses
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. the force carried the ftsh to the custom sylvania, a prestigious private academy;
ers. So we would trudge around with two Manhattan Community Co\\ege, an in-
shopping bags full of frozen fish. ner-city junior college; and 'U. Mass,. a
"Since our market was the black com- major public university. At all three I was
munity, especially the projects because of impressed by how skillfully Farrakhan
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the population density, I tried to ,tell , exploits America's blatant racism in the
I them it was a mistake to package the fish distribution of economic benefits when
in 10-pound parcels because most people he speaks to black students, a group
in our market don't own freezers with whose personal experience in their sup-
sufficient space to store this quantity of posedly enlightened academic environ-
meat, but my advice was ignored." As a ment makes them highly conscious of ra-
result, the Fish Force quickly degenerat- cial discrimination.
1 ed into a fish farce: "We were running
around in the projects busting open pack-
ages of frozen fish against the wall trying
to make five-pound packages on the spot.
It was a real mess out there." The sales-
men were put in an impossible position:
"We were expected to work a full shift on
the Fish Force, but only the assistant
ministers, who did very little work, re-
ceived a base salary. This created conflict
in the households of brothers who had
quit their jobs and could not meet their
financial responsibilities. Some families
actually broke up over this issue."
(Brother Wali, editor of the NOI's Final
Call, responded to these charges: "I don't
know whether these are FBI agents
planted to disrupt the mosque or what.
' We have no comment.")
It took some doing to find anyone who
has actually seen and touched a "power
product," the fruit of Minister Farra-
khan's manufacturing venture. But after
a considerable search I located a Har-
vard-trained, successful African-Ameri-
can retailer in Washington, D.C. In a
predominantly black city like Washing-
ton, one would assume these products
would sell. This has not been the case, at
least not in the experience of this black
businessman.
"Farrakhan's organization understands
very little about the science of market-
ing," he said. "First, they choose to go
with cosmetic preparations as a start-up
product. Then they expect to market it
with virtually no advertising. The prob-
lem is that consumers of hair-care prod-
ucts and other cosmetics are very brand-
loyal, and they are not about to switch
just because Farrakhan thinks that they
' should-plus, the big cosmetics compa-
nies have reserved shelf space in all the
major retail chains.
"On top of that, Farrakhan has alienat-
, ed the Jews, and they control much of the
wholesaling sector of the economy," the
' retailer said. "Without their participation
' there is little chance of distributing a
product in the major markets. Frankly,
I'm having a hard time moving the prod-
uct." By contrast, Fashion Fair, a cos-
metic line for black folk produced by the
Johnson empire, is making millions ..
Through his "Ebony Fashion Fairs," a
25-year tradition, John Harold Johnson's
business has set the standard of elegance
for femmes noires internationally. The
difference is that Johnson, founder and
publisher of Ebony and Jet, is an astute
businessman who understands the Afri-
can-American market.
The Fish Force is now defunct. Power
Products are rarely if ever seen in the
black community except on tables from
which they're peddled after Farrakhan's
, speeches-and in full-page ads featuring
' Public Enemy's Chuck D. in The Final
Call. Power Products spokesman Roger
Moore claims, "We're doing fine. We
, have no major w4olesalers, but we have
an army of black people out pushing our
. products," but there's no question that
lack of commercial success has stymied
the NOI's bid to organize the black mid-
dle class. But its courtship of the black
middle class of the future continues at a
hot pace, as Farrakhan concentrates on
. recruiting black college students. Stu-
FARRAKHAN'S U. MASS speech was the
inaugural event in the monthlong cele-
bration of African-American history on
the Amherst campus of the University of
Massachusetts. The evening was spon-
sored by a consortium of six student or-
ganizations: Black Agenda, Afrik-Am,
Phi Beta Sigma, Distinguished Visitors
Program, Minority Graduate Association,
and the Black Mass Communications
Project. A tersely worded blurb in the
program told us exactly where the stu-
dents' heads were at: "The 1980s and the
' '90s represents a major challenge for
Black students. Seeds planted by com
mitted '60s activists are now coming to
fruition, as their children come of age and
enter college. The Black students of the
'80s and '90s must reject the selfishness
and individualism of the 'Me Generation'
and confront serious life issues. Why are
you going to college? What is your pur-
pose in life? How will you benefit your
people?"
These were serious young people who
had given black empowerment on campus
a lot of thought. Their printed program is
a remarkable document that analyzes the
problems of the black student community
within the larger white university struc-
. ture and actually proposes a solution, in-
cluding a blueprint for a student
organization. When A. Anthony Gee, a
, student "spokesperson of the Black
Agenda," took the podium to welcome
the audience, he stated the goal of Afri-
can-American qistory month as '
1
erasing
the slave mentality of blacks, and the
assumptions of white supremacy." Fol-
lowing a short documentary film of pow-
erful Afrocentric images,, Gee read a
poem by Haki R. Madhubuti, a/k/a Don
L. Lee.
The images of black men parading by
in Madhubuti's poem reflected the pos-
ture adopted by the black male students.
It is a puritanical and somewhat chauvin-
. istic ideal of manhood that celebrates the
dedicated ascetic nation builder, reflect-
ing the black nationalist sentiments of
the activist students. The male students
were dressed in the conservative author-
ity suits favored by the Nation of Islam.
But the female students were dressed like
flygirls, with lots of leg showing and
clinging frocks accentuating the lush pro-
portions of their curvaceous derrieres. I
mean the sisters righteously let their hair
down and were ragged out to the max.
Their style was the antithesis of the Mus-
lim ideal of the veiled and covered worn
an. This was but one of a panoply of
contradictory images that made the am-
bience of the affair one of ambiguity.
Contradiction was everywhere: in the
conflicting styles of the male and female
students, in a film that accompanied im-
ages of jazz musicians with a disco sound-
track, and most dramatically in the deci-
sion to pay a religious circuit exhorter
$17,000 to expound on weighty secular
questions that a \ocal community of out-
standing black scholars would gladly have
addressed for. a pittance.
Farrakhan's entrance was preceded by
a short speech from the honorable Ou-
marou G. Youssoufou, UN representative
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' congratulated the students foJ;- organizing at Buckingham looK like nervous
1
the celebration and informed them that nellies. But dramatic as his entrance was,
he had read African history in French it was almost staid compared with many
and English and found both versions out I've witnessed in the black community,
to lunch. Then Youssoufou announced where he is introduced by a professional
that he was a Christian! This was some- announcer who claims, "He's prettier
what of an embarrassment, because in than Muhammad Ali and can sing better
the history of the world according to Far- than Michael Jackson."
rakhan, the true religion of the black man The star attraction held forth for three
is Islam,, and all racially and culturally and a half hours, his speech an eccentric
conscious black men have returned to concoction of fact and fancy that was
; Islam. In the real world, of course, part Orwellian doublespeak, part black
ther proposition is true. nationalist sloganeering, part fundamen-
When Farrakhan took the podium he talist Islamic dogma, and part postmod-
was greeted with a rousing ovation from . ernist free-form African-American rap. i
the mostly black audience. Fifty-six years ' Farrakhan is always happy to dabble in
old, a handsome pecan-tan complexioned history,, often offering grandiloquent
man of above-average height, with a tex- . philosophical speculations on the mean- .
ture of hair my grandmother used to call ing and destiny of world civilization. But
1
"nice nappy," Farrakhan has the studied on this occasion he was actually invited
elegance of a seasoned performer. On this to lecture on African-American history.
1
occasion he was dressed to the height of As a former history professor in the
1 fashion in a GQ sort of way. While his W. E. B. DuBois Department of African-
taste in attire is little conservative for my American Studies at this very university,
taste, a guy behind me exclaimed, "Yo! I welcomed the opportunity to examine
Homeboy is as clean as the Board of the minister's ideas on the subject and
Health!" On stage he moves with the ease consider whether they represented any
of an Apollo Theater MC and speaks advance over the level' of discussion 20
with the elocution of an accomplished years ago, when the DuBois department
1
actor. Watching him, one sometimes gets was established.
the impression that the play is the thing Since I am not in the habit of preach-
1
after all. Farrakhan's love of performance ing sermons, I am always fascinated
recalls another well-known fundamental- when I hear of a preacher on.
ist exhorter, Jimmy Swaggart. A cousin history. It didn't take long to' recognize
to both country star Mickey Gilley and that Farrakhan's view of the discipline
that venerable cherry-picker Jerry Lee was radically different from mine. For
Lewis, Swaggart himself wanted to be a me, history combines the rigor and sci-
' singing piano man. ence of scholarly research with the art of
Farrakhan the musician initially har- storytelling. But Farrakhan is one of
bored highbrow ambitions. I once saw a those who appears to believe history lit-
videotape of him on the old 'Thd Mack erally means "his story." That is, history
Amateur Hour. Unless my ear failed me, is whatever the storyteller wishes it to be,
: it is the Paganini variations he is per- for whatever reasons the narrator deems
forming on the violin. The variations re- important, which are often religious or
quire virtuoso technique, yet Farrakhan ideological. This approach is suitable for
was in his early teens at the time and his creating fiction, not determining facts.
performance was bravissimo. Farrakhan Hence, the final product is myth, not
is mum about why he abandoned his de- history. And one of the principal charac-
sire for a career as a concert violinist, but teristics of mythmakers,. of whatever
i given the rampant racism and cultural stripe, is their cavalier attitude toward
chauvinism white promoters, conductors, political, economic, and sociological
and musicians displayed toward black ' details.
classical musicians of Farrakhan's gener Farrakhan's speech was as contradic-
ation, it is easy to imagine a thousand tory as the rest of the evening. His topic
horrors he might have endured. In his was "Black Inferiority: Is It a Myth or
quest to embrace the canon of European Reality?" He had concluded from experi--
art music and make magic in front of a ence that, "Many whites will say yes.
full symphony orchestra, Farrakhan had when I get through with you to
chosen a path in life that was almost night you will never say that again." Yet
certain .,to lead to heartbreak. Consider at another point in his oration he in-
the experience of Ron Carter, one of the formed us that "as we are now, we are
premier bass violinists in the world. Like unfit to enter a new world reality," and
Wynton Marsalis, Hubert Laws, Richard declared to white America, "You have
. Davis, et al., Cafter was trained in the reduced us to the level of animals!" Early
European classical repertoire, with de- on he thanlied "the founding fathers for
grees from the Eastman and Manhattan guaranteeing us freedom of speech," nev-
schools of music. Yet he told William er mentioning that amid all the fat-
1
Raspberry in the Daily News: "In 1967 mouthing about "inalienable rights," sev- ,
Leopold Stokowski told me that he want- eral of the founders were practicing the
ed me but whites were not ready to see a worst form oi tyranny against African-
black man in a symphony orchestra." Af- Americans: chattel slavery. Farrakhan ar-
ter many such slights, Carter concentrat- gued that the right to freedom of speech
ed on a career in African-American clas- was the founders' way of "expressing con-
sical music, jazz. He recently recorded an fidence in the inteiligence of the Amen-
album of Bach's compositions for the can people." Then he assured us that the
double bass violin. United States was settled by "the dregs
Eventually Farrakhan turned to night- of Europe.'' He praised "the beauty of
club peformance. Billing himself as "The learning'' and denounced the American
, Charmer," he sang calypso songs and love love of sports, which he called,, "a nation-
ballads. But the crowning achievement of al sickness" (you can tell he was one of
his musical career came with the early- those dudes who sat around practicing
'60s black nationalist anthem "The the violin all day and never played any
White Man's Heaven Is the Black Man's ball). But Farrakhan later told the stu-
Hell," which he wrote, sang, and accom- dents, "Do your own research, don't just
panied on violin. It is apparent from the listen to your professors." He assured
, lush brooding sound he coaxes from his them that "professors are only masters of
instrument on this record that years after rote learning, they can't teach you to
he had surrendered his ambitions for a think," then screamed at the professors
career as a classical musician, he retained in the audience, "Don't tell me you know
the virtuoso's touch. The fashion in what you're doing! It's insanity masked in
which he claims center stage, even now, a Ph.D. degree." After doing his level best
as the "national representative of the to subvert the authority of professors,
Honorable Elijah Muhammad," demon- Farrakhan told the university adminis-
strates that he has also retained the tration: "I thank you for this security
showman's flash. At the Fine Arts Cen- because this is a strange place. We live in
ter, he strode onstage flanked by the usu- a world where people don't respect people
al complement of fierce and fearless-look- in high places, people in authority."
ing warriors of the Fruit of Islam, the As Farrakhan rambled on, sometimes
internal security officers of the Nation of stumbling over the truth and carrying on
i .s rftw. !'.:t!.l0'!8 :d,., ,'!!.f'Jel ':1 g ,_ .. ,. "A ..l 11 o .,, a :t u u T" o :> ;, c:
i sth ;.tent svloe9'X vno!e uu)Un!!tuoi' .noi,...P!M' vHnii "',..,;,fA q,ft 'rn 1
a; Jdfdimpoltance - :
I happened; it eventually became clear that
I he was simply throwing a laundry list of
1 issues out at the audience. He denounced
1
1
'racism, sexism, and materialism," but it
I was hard to take this repudiation serious-
ly. After all, Farrakhan still faithfully ad-
heres to Elijah Muhammad's teaching
that all whites are "devils," who are "evil
by nature." He also believes, like all Mus-
lim men, that women should be covered
from head to toe whenever they leave the
i house .. He lives in Elijah Muhammad's
palatial Hyde Park mansion and often
brags -about driving a Mercedes Benz.
Farrakhan's real attitude toward the lib
eration of women was revealed when he
chastised women for wearing the "freak-
ish clothes those designers create for
you" and defended the white male's right
to forbid white women from dating black
men. Farrakhan's hypocrisy is perhaps
best exemplified in his denunciation on
this occasion of black men "frying their
hair," and his recent proclamation at the
Saviors Day convocation-the premiere
. l
annual event at the NOI-that silktop AI
Sharpton, the Conkolene Kid, was the
"baddest brother on the East Coast."
The most disappointing thing about
Farrakhan's presentation was that he
squandered so many ready opportunities
to clarify some critical issues. After all, he
had the attention of almost 4000 students
for three and a half hours. No professor
IS ALWAYS FLANKED BY FIERCE AND
LOOKING Of" THE FRUlT Qf i _ .
oncampus will enjoy a similar opportuni-
ty this year. Yet instead of enlighten-
ment, the students were offered sectarian
preachment and conflicting advice on
their goals and direction in life. Profound
proOlems like the export of the American
manufacturing sector overseas by the
multinational corporations. and the tac
tics African Americans should adopt to
attack the forces limiting their life
chances, were given a sophomoric analy-
sis that could only serve to compound the
students' confusion.
ALL IN ALL, it was a typical Farrakhan
performance: a strange cacophony of self-
serving rhetoric, megalomaniacal ego-
tripping, bad political advice, ambiguous
pedagogic prescriptions, self-righteous
sermonizing, Islamic zealotry, and caustic
denunciations of the sins of American
society. As usual, it provided none of the
answers students were hoping for. So why
do they still fight to invite him to their
campuses? I can see three basic reasons.
At schools where most of the black
students are from tpe inner city, the drug
crisis is devastating their neighborhoods
and making civilized life impossible. As
student government president Laura
Saunders described it at Manhattan
Community College last year, "There is a
chemical warfare going on in the black
community. Women and children are be-
ing gunned down because of this plague."
-And as Saunders also asserted, "The real
war against drugs is not being waged by
the police but by the community activists
willing to risk their lives to confront
them-like the Muslims."
- -=;=. Farrakhan .-is:' at--his- excoriating
drugs. The crisis requires a variety of
approaches, including sermonizing and
action ori the community level, imd these
are activities to which Farrakhan's orga-
i nization is well suited. Many of the

29
I. brothers who join the Nation are ex-
street people and are hip to what's hap
pening. Their efforts to curb the crack
trade in Washington; D.C.-a barrage .of
education plus neighborhood patrols ap-
prehending dealers in the act-should be
applauded. In a remarkable moment of
candor at Manhattan Community Col
lege, Minister Farrakhan said he under-

. stood t\le temptation to get high: "I used
to smoke a little reefer myself. I didn't
drop down .. from heaven, I came through
lielllike everybody else!" Arid he had the
perspective to conc1ude his discussion by
reminding_ us that "the police catch the
little men; but there are some very digni-
:fied men in business suits who run the
1drug business."
Also crucial to the NOI's success
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sion on campus. At U. Mass;'the pattern no sense of htstory and know nothuig' "
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tive-controlled student senate went so far nationalist politics-specifically to what
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Literary Experience at Amherst, six-time Martin Kitson, wringing his hands over
winner of the prestigious Columbia Scho the attempt of black Princeton students '
lastic Press Association Medalist Award, to bring Farrakhan there, has called tlie'
after nearly two decades of quarterly pub minister's "ethnocentric black populisnt"
lication. University Chancellor Joseph Farrakhan's increasing ubiquity on white
Duffy was so dismayed by this arbitrary college campuses in the Northeast isn't
exercise of power that he personally fortuitous, either-there does appear to
found money to restore publication. be organized effort on his behalf. In April
At Penn, a combination of racist inci of 1988, Boston University hosted ap,
dents and cultural chauvinism has creat proximately 350 black student leaders at
ed an atmosphere in which Farrakhan a conference entitled "Empowerment for
could flourish. One student told me: "I Survival: Mobilizing for the 'I\venty-First
was never an activist or anything, but a Century-Building a Black Student Coil'
series of racist events on this.campus last gress." Reports indicate that this was a
year forced me to get involved. Somebody largely gathering, its most
UNLIKE FARRAKHAN, MARCUS GARVEY
PRAISED AFRICAN AMERICANS' 'PRIDE
painted nigger on a gym locker and it visible organizer a since-graduated Penn
took the university weeks to remove it, student named Conrad X. Tillard. Til-
and a black student was beaten by a lard, who physically resembles Farra-
white football player because he didn't khan, was the moving force behind the
talk and act 'black enough,' in the opin- minister's campus visit in 1988. A source
ion of the white guy." A talented painter attending the conference told me: "ije
in Penn's graduate program was discour- showed up surrounded by nonstudents
aged from following in the. tradition of who dressed. and acted like members of
Henry Oswanna 'Thnner, Augusta Savage, the Nation of Islam. All Tillard wanted to
Charles White, Romare Bearden, Jacob talk about was how we should. support
-' - .. wvv' et al., a tradition now over a, Minister Farrakhan's program. He acted
.... ..
trate on questions of technique," he told sentative:" Presumably, tlie creation of
me. "But with. me-the discussion always the African-American Student .Congress
centered around my subject matter. Fi- also established a pro-Fa)."rakhan
nally one of my protessors came right out network.
and told me that 'blacks have no signifi- Yet the question remains: wpy don't
cancein the art world; so you are wasting black students tum to learned' Afro
your time painting black subjects.' " An American professors fo:r answers to
other professor commented, "Blacks are most pressing questions? After all, many
a hostile race and I don't see that in your of these professors were themselves stu
work/' Yet another speculated, "Perhaps dent activists, particularly at U. Mass,
the. reason blacks have not contributed where such major '60s figures as Mike
more to the graphic arts is because .their Thelwell, Bill Strickland, John Bracey,
talents lay in singing .and dancing." and Julius Lester now teach. But black
As post.'60s children who inherited a professors, like all professors, are crea-
revolution in black consciousness,, the tures of the book, and many black stu
present generation of Afro-American stu- dents evidently prefer a style of discounie'
dents has high expectations of the uni- typified by the "dynamic orality" of Jesse
versity. But their aspirations have run Jackson and Louis Farrakhan .. This is;a
head-on into the agenda of wliite stu- style rooted in the oratorical tradition of
dents of the New Right and their cocon the black church, that most influential of
spirators among the faculty. U. Mass pro- all 'African-Ame.rican institu.tions. But for
fessor Michael Thelwell idimtifies the alL his flair as a performer, .it is also a
New Right studentS as "products of the style that Farrakhan has yet 'to ft}lly
Reagan era. Most undergraduates now on master.
campus came of age under the lteagan 'For two centuries African Americans
.administration and. tAeY have were forbidden by law from to
'I',
I
'' ..
1, ..'':"" " ... ..,r+ r .... ..f I
1
or.,. , .. """' ....... .. ... ...
1 read. Refusing to surrender. to 'this at- otis of. black. Washi[lgton:
I
(einpt to crush their spirits, black folk' Post reporter Miltori Coleman::' day
souls !ntact by creating soon we Will punish you With dElath!"
1
and vane.d ?ral bterature re!lched It is such behavior that inspires many
li!:POtheOSlS tn the sermon. an oraton . observers. to conclude that Farrakhan as
.pires tO 6ecome an: American ayatollah.
poettc language, But most of the middle-class blacks Far
.a tdea of . rakhan courts so assiduously prefer the
xpan a_nd employs a position of 19th century AfricanAmeri
1 can orator, editor, abolitionist, and social
1t seems capaple of sum critic' Frederick Douglass: "I know of no
' w.omng the-spmt of. At tts group ofmei1 who are so wise, and just
, ser.mon of. mspued . that they can be trusted with control over
, on . a pr?found rights of other p.ten." Th9ugh he reg
or "!lth t,he ularly praises Marcus Garvey, it seems
: lessons clearly m a re- that Farrakhan hasn't carefully studied
; theme . st!lce the presenta the U,NIA founder's work. When Garvey
. t}on 1s speaker, first visited tne U.S. in 1915, he offered
: a good Jazz solmst, can. return to the this assessment of African Americans: "I
main. tpeme whenever-he chooses. have traveled a' good deal through many
This is the tradition that informs and countries, and from my observationsand
:: shapes the oratOry of Martin Luther study, I unhesitatingly a.IJd imreserilably
1 King,. Jesse Jackson, Benjamin Hooks; [sic]. say that the American Negro is the
: apd William Gray, all ministers peer of all Negroes, the most progressive'
iii the black church .. In contrast, the ora and foremost.unit in the expansive chain
tory ofLouisFarrakhan is.characterized'' of scattered ;Ethiopia.'! After: a lengthy
by banal, sti!ted a chronic pessi- , tour of Americai(cii!es, Gat:\'ey said he
mism that is sometimes nihilistic, and an had' witnessed African Americans owning
often incoherent>presentation. Ohly 'the and mapaging "}?lmks,.stores,,cafes, res-
dramatic flair reniains:But thnad:truth-: ;:taurants.
l is ... '_&eti. real-
,. retam h1s popula!.Jt:Y.: Contemporary ize ... that at one 9f Negrodom, at
can-American. students are postmodern least, the people of'. the race have suffi-
. media babies, with.a colleCtive cient piide tO do things for themselves."
; ness shaped byprimetinie television, bad:.: Unfortunately, .Farrakhim has -yet to
movies, and riP.: all American learn what Garvey knew "quarters of
'youth, tliey.are programmed 'to succumb.,. a century ago.1le Will riever.enjoy.a fol
, to tlie of '.loWing like the
j their fatal: attraction to Farrakhan. . majority of. African -t\mericans are. pro
i Political theopst Guy . .
sight i.n,to.this in Societtof .s%dled. whose ttme,
the spectacle' prese-nts it- ;u_se"!l
self as .. something: enormously, positive, .to Uie NQI. herO!C optlmtsm lS
indisputable and inaccesSible. If says. :revealed in a wide vaiiety:of foliC forms:
nothipg more '. Hel)ry
. is good, that the
: attitude which it demandS,in principle-is best rap.
-; passive acceptance,. which iii 'facf it , -fn.news reports :farrakhan; one
: ready obtainedby;its trtannerof,appear- keY question isrumost never askedtWhat
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.: tended ,the. students were provided:-no. ues. tO produce .. nationalist .. 'movementS
t opportunity- to . ask questions or : among each genenition _of African Ameri
khari .. FUrthermore; the bli1ck students I '.cans? After .'allJ these,lriovements;signify
; talked to afterward'expressed nodesirew .. mass.alienation from the.A.merican.body
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' Stein found out about Oakland: "There's perience 'in America; and- just. as .
' no there there.'' The students' willingness Mormonism, which aenies blacks
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-but catharsis; As one black professor that the black ordeal. in the'-u.s: has
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b!ack get up and SaSS white folks.'' "the white" nian js 'devil." .
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'IN NUMEROUS SPEECHES, Farrakhan Minister Farrakhan to play in African-
has argued that Americans con . .;,American::affairs; :By training and t:em
-.. - "';:5tituteaTaptive .. nationtliat wdl one diiy.; peramEmt; he-is best suited for the role of
:sever its ties to white Americans in a moral teacher: chastisingthe sinful and
cataclysmic upheaval, then take' its place slovenly, rebuking the trifling parent or
tin the family of independent states. The profligate spouse, railing against licen
;critical"'questions for those who .would tiousness, and threatening criminals. with
live 'Under his rule are: What kind of swift retribution on earth and hellfire in
society does he envision? And what type the' hereafter. Minister Farrakhan is
of'leadership model would he choose? damn good at that, and the Lord knows
Famikhan, who told his U. Mass audi- many lost souls .out who
ence that he was ordained to lead by an are m dtre need of such
"unseen. power," favors a an But by and I:<!uis
Islamic state based on Koranic law. The ;Farrakhan IS a preacher, not a pohttcal
only example of such a state in the world leader, for he views the world through a
'tOday is Iran. During the Algerian Revo dogmatic theological prism that reveals
lution against French colonialism, Franz issues only in stark contrasts of black
Fanon, the black psychiatrist and pre white. Hence he lacks the flexibility for
mier theorist of the FLN, argued that the compromise which' is essential to the po-
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"prixpitive Thus far, and
events in Iran have venfied Fanon's vtews wtth the mtmster.- I have tned to
prophecy-most recently in the case of find there some plan for
Salman Rushdie. So .far, Farrakhim has the development of black Amenca, a plan
'failed to comment publicly' on the Ayatol that would justify Farrakhan's claim to

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who attended a recent black leadership 'jected to' many hours of impassioned
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"If they were manure they couldn't even spired by poetic metaphor and unenlight-
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The article was a negative commentary
on FARRAKHAN and his in the Black community. on
August 22, 1989, a letter, which had been transmitted through the
u.s. Midl, was received at the office of the
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was a two-page letter. written in red ink, which threatened the
life ofl jbecause of the negative comments
regarding LOUIS FARRAKHAN in the
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notified the summit, New Jersey Police
and the individual who allegedly authored it. A
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Jived in a house in Summit, New Jersey. I I further tL.o...-l .... d __ _.
I the Fruit of Islam Organization follows the teaching.
of LOUIS FARRAKHAN. Members of the group may be capable of
violence.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file 9A-NY-257447 - Section 1
The Village Voice
(03/31/95)


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE
To: SAC DIVISION II
From:
C-30
Approved By:
Drafted By:
File Number(s): 9A-NY-NEW (Pending)
Title:
COMMUNICATION
Date: 02/07/1996
Synopsis: Recommend that a case be opened, captioned as above
and assigned to the writer.
Details: On 2/6/96, the owner of the VILLAGE VOICE contacted the
New York Office and reported that the office had been the victim
of a bomb threat by mail.
The letter, addressed to
of the VILLAGE VOICE, was received via the u.s. mail at the
office located at 36 Cooper Square, New York, NY ..
I above address appear on the masthead of the VILLAGE
VOICE. The letter was forwarded via intra-office mail to the
vrr.T,AGE VOICE af;j ce ati 667 Mad;'f>on Ave., where it was opened by
I -. brought the letter to
the attent1on of who con acted the NYO.
The letter contains threats to killl to place
bombs at the VILLAGE VOICE offices and to mail letter bombs to
the VILLAGE VOICE. The letter also contains numerous anti semitic
statements. The letter is post marked 1/31/96 in New York, and
bears the return address of the Italian-American Anti Defamation
League, President Street, Brooklyn, NY. New York indices contain
no references to the above organization. There is no telephone
listing for this organization in 212 or 718 area code.


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FEDERAL aunr
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To: SAC DIVISION II From: SA_ I
Re: 9A-NY-NEW, 02/07/1996
On 2/6/96 the VILLAGE VOICE received a telephonic bomb
threat, that caused the offices at 36 Cooper st. to be evacuated.
The New York City Police Department Bomb Squad Responded, but no
bomb was has opened a case on this telephone
threat, wit 9th Precinct, assigned. The writer will
maintain contact hroughout the investigation.
on 2/6/96 the writer spoke tol I
I Mf group, the company that owns the
VILLAGE VOICE.said that he did not believe that anyone
at the VILLAGEO was in The VILLAGE VOICE
does not X-ray any mail, jdeclined the writers offer
to provide information on de ec 1on o mail bombs.
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n 2/7/96 the writer received the threat letter from
IThe letter will be sent to the lab for latent
handwriting examination. A prosecut1ve op1n1on
from the us Attorneys Office, Southern District of New York, is
forthcoming.
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Via: Messenger
March 18, 1996
SpeCial Agent
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26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278
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(03/31/95)

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Precedence: ROUTINE
To: DIRECTOR, FBI Attn: LAB DIV/ECC
From: ADIC, NEW YORK
C-30
Contact:
Approved By: I

Drafted By: L.l _______ _.lrm
File Number(s): 9A-NY-257447 (Pending)
Title: UNSUB;
LEONARD STERN-VICTIM;
THE VILLAGE VOICE-VICTIM;
LETTERS
OO:NY
Synopsis: Request for latent print exam.
Date: 02/26/1996
Enclosures: Enclosed for the lab are the following
A) Legal sized envelope postmarked New York, NY,
01/31/96, addressed to Attn:l IThe Village Voice, 36
Cooper Square, N.Y. N.Y. 10003.
B) One sheet of white notebook paper with blue lines
and blue ink writing, beginning "Hey you dirty filthy, devious
Jew Animal".
C) One legal sizes envelope postmarked North Jersey,
NJ, 9 FEB 1996, addressed to Hartz Mountain, I 1400
Plaza Dr. Secaucus, NJ 07094.
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D) One sheet of white bond paper with the letterhead
Charles Grillo Real Estate Management with blue ink writing
begining Dear I
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FSI- NEW YORK
(03/31/95)

. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
To: DIRECTOR, FBI From: ADIC, NEW YORK
Re: 9A-NY-OOOOOOO, 02/12/1996
Details: I !Hartz Mountain and The Village
Voice, contacted the NYO when he received the enclosed
threatening letters. Additionally, the Village Voice has
received telephone bomb threats on 2/6/96 and 2/23/96.
LEADS:
Set Lead 1:
REQUEST OF THE BUREAU
At Laboratory Division/ Latent fingerprint Section
1. Examine the enclosed items for latent fingerprints.
2. Compare the items for identical prints.
3. Retain any latent prints developed on the enclosed
evidence for comparison with prints to be submitted by New York,
should a subject be identified .

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n recognition of his tasteless re-
marks directed gays, blacks and
Hispanics, and Assembly Speaker
Sheldon Silver, State Senate majority
leader Joseph Bruno takes home this
year's What Else Would You Expect From
a Creasy Wop? award. In one broad-
side, the powerful Republican derided
Silver's aggressive style as "Lower East
Side gutter politics"-Upstate short-
hand for "dirty Jew."
On another occasion, Bruno
moved to strip domestic partnership
health care coverage for Senate work-
. ers, saying the state should not subsi-
dize "abnormal" gay lifestyles. Railing
against welfare programs earlier this
year, the Brunswick basher noted, "Ir's
the blacks, the Hispanics ... that got
their hands out. They are the ones
fighting for welfare."
For his efforts, t:Qe Wacko com-
mittee is sending Bruno a first edition
of The Turner Diaries for his reading
pleasure. Honorable mention in thi:.
category goes to Al for his
imitation ofJudge Lance Ito
the Republicanpollost
Senate apology. -BASTONE
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LEONARD STERN. .
The offending Wac:ko-the ..
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henitcamestofanmail,noth- FromaQ-easyWop'laward- ;
lngtOpstheletterthatonce 'ftnttoStat.SenatorJOSEPH ..
derldedRunnln'asa BR,.UNO
"Mozxarellacheese eatfng,self-haUng . ofuglysiUrsuttenclbytheup-
goombah."lbemlsstt..-.whkhlnc:luded state'Aepublicanagalnstgays,
other witty refet ettceS to meatballs, olive blacks and Hlspcmles, and As- .
oil, and such- semblyspeaker
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was prompted bY SHELDON SJL.
l some story we VER. Fugazyand
l wrote about a NECOhaveyetto
l wiseguy.Aswere- c:riticheBruno's
member it (tlie bashing. (In retro-
handwritten note, spec:t, the sarcas-
l sadly, has been tlc"CreasyWop"
l misplaced), the The Scarlet Lettt:r
l writerpromised havebeenabit
l sometypeofboycottinretaliationfor harsh.Perhapselther"Dumb
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our sins against Italian Americans. In Dago" or "Crac:eeess Culnea"-
fact,itseemsyoucannotwriteastory withthelralllterativeshn-
these days that critic:izes an Italian or would have sufticed,)
mentions theM (five-letter word synony- Post gossip columnist NEAL
l mous with mob, outfit, La Cosa Hostra, TRAVIS breathlessly reported
l Black Hand, the office, etc:.) without be- last Thursday on the economic ,
i ingaccusedofbigotryorthreatened havocabolittobefaiiHartZatthe
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: with financial ruin. hands ofFugaxy's supposed
.: Heck,whenwewrotealengthystory coalitionof220etltnlcgroups,in-.
: in September 1993aboutthe M's contln- eluding Ha-
l uinginfluencein New York, the Volcere- tionalltallanAmerlc:an Founda-
l ceived a letter from the Washington- tion and the Anti-Defamation
l based National Italian American League (ADL). But spokesperson
l Foundation claiming we defamed 23 mil- MYRNASHINBAUMsaldthe
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lion Americans. The group out ADLwas"u!M!C(ulvocallynota
that our "most blatant" tronsgresslon part of a coalition to boycott
was the "accusation that the San Cen Hartz Mountain," though the ,I
naro festival, one which spotlights the group was "concerned" about tbe I
proudcuitureoftheltalianAmerican Volcds"usecifanethnlcslur." ... e.J
community, is 'brought to you by the .As the Voice went to press f'ri-
mob.'Whatevidencedoyouhavetosup- day(duetoMonday'sMARTIN
port that assertionr IlJIHERKING )R -r.r>l
More often than not. the man respon- Fugazy operatives were air!
slblefordefendir.g.Utecountry'sdown- ingtoroundupnamesfortJ!:eir?V<>in
trodden Italian community Is W1lllAM boycott petition,
FUGAZY,NewYork'sself-appointedeth
nlc avenger. When hels not walking the general J.?ENNIS tobl
beat, Fugazy, 71, works as a lobbylsi, Brooklyn .,rot ott ..
cultivating palltlcians,lawenforcenlttnt o1
: officials, and gossip columnists alike.
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COALITION OF ITALO-AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS, INC.
Spec1al Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278
Dear M r L-1 ___ ......
February 23, 1996
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W.e have been advised b Md bf Hartz Mountain that they received a
threat from an outfit called the Italian Anti-Defamation League.
Mrl tndicated that this organization was perhaps associated with us.
We do not know this organization, and it's quite apparent that it is a fraudulent
letter, as what organization would threaten to bomb someone using their real
name?
We would welcome any inquiry the FBI would like to make concerning this, and
we wholly and completely disavow any organization that threatens violence, no
matter what the cause may be.
WDF:dr
Enclosures
CC:
Sincerely yours,
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Honorary Chainnen
Hon. Mario M. Cuomo
Hon. Alfonse M. D'Amato
Hon. Rudolph W. Giuliani
Hon. Lido A. lacxxx:a
President
William Denis Fugazy
Vico Presidents
Frank J. DeCuzzi
Joseph Martorana
John Ranieri
Jake Schiavone
Treasurer
Anthony S. D1Properzio
Executive Secretary
Richard A. Gmce
Recording Secretary
Robert J. Strohl
Executive Director
Joseph A. Savoca
Sergeant At Anns
Bemard J. Perini
Parliamentarian
Jack Como
Corresponding Secretary

Board of Directors
Anthony Aidone
George Altomare
Robert D. Anastasio
Robert Avaltroni
Gary Bonelli
Jack Brucculeri
Vito Bruno
JohnBucalo
Alan R. Carena
Michael Caridi
CartoCasoria
Dr. Lawrence Castiglione
Joseph J. Ceccarelli, Esq.
Anthony Cutrona, Esq.
James DeCuzzi, Esq.
Patrick Delorio, Esq.
Hon. Vmcent A. Delorio
RobertJ. DeSena
JosephFama
JeffreyFenara
Catherine LoMusdo, Esq.
Frank LoMusdo
M. Masone
Vmcent Palladino
Rosemarie Papa
Carol Pasco-DePinto
Raymond Petretti
Albert Rizzo, Esq.
Anthony Rizzo
Thomas Santucci, Esq.
Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa
Board of Advisors
Hon. Catherine M. Abate
Hon. Sal F. Albanese
Philip Caruso

ViCDamone
Hon Alfred B. De!Bello
StevenT. Florio
lSI RoseMarie
Gallina-Santangelo
BaJbara Gerard
Richard A. Grasso
Helen Greco
An Information Conduit to 180 Italian-American Organizations
"America" - A Beautiful Italian Name
Members & Participating Organizations Representing Over 1,500,000 Family Members
555 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022 (212) 755-1492 FAX (212) 755-3762
Hon. Thomas Gulotta
Dr. Irene lmpellizzeri
Leonard A. Mancusi
Joseph Maselli
Hon. Anthony M. Masiello
Joseph Mattone, Esq.
Hon. Guy V. Molinari
Hon. Susan Molinari
Jeno Paolucci
Peter A. Piscitelli, Esq.
Aileen Riotto Sirey, PhD.
Vmcent Romano
Hon. Anthony S. Seminerio
Hon. Joseph E. Spinnato
Dr. Frank Squiccimarro
Hon. VincentTese
Hon. Peter F. Vallone
Hon. Guy J. Velella
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Date of transcription 2/26/96
interviewed at her place of employment,
the Village Voice, 36 Cooper Square, NY, NY. She then provided
the following information:
On friday 2/23/96 at about 2:00pm I lwas
working the switchboard at the Voice. A call came in, she didnt
notice the line.j ldidnt remember the exact words of the
caller, but in s mmary the caller sa1d: There's go1ng to be an
oo. No need to leave at 4:30. When the caller
hung up notified said
the cal er sounded like an older man, he spoke slowly and
clearly, and didn't have a recognizable accent. She said that he
didnt sound like a typical New Yorker.
At about 2;50pm that day another call was received by
I This caller sounded younger and talked faster than the
r-s-t..--.___.He said "the guy who called before is crazy, the real
aaes rff thursday at 2:00pm." She also reported this call
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This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the propetty of the FBI and is loaned to your agency;
it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency.

Bill Fugazy:
Limousine conservative
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BILL FUGAZV RAISES
HIS VOICE
What's behind Bill Fugazy's shrill
assault on The Village Voice?
1
More than Fugazy lets on, if
some sources are to be be-
lieved. In the past month, the
loopy limousine tycoon and his
National Ethnic Coalition of
Organizations have mounted a
vituperative campaign against
the beleaguered weekly, accus-
ing it of disseminating ethnic
slurs. On Thursday, NECO and
Fugazy are holding a press con-
ference calling for a boycott of
Voice owner Leonard Stem's.
Hartz Mountain-and, ludi-
crously, to announce the filing
of a hate-crimes complaint
against the weekly. Fugazy's at-
1 tack was ostensibly prompted
by an article on State Senator
Joe Bruno, written by fellow I ~ a l
ian-American Bill Bastone, that
awarded Bruno "The 'What-
Would-You-Expect-From-a-
Greasy-Wop' Award"-an in-
tentionally crude, tum-the-ta-
bles satire of Bruno's perceived
anti-black and anti-gay senti-
ments. Not surprisingly, Voice
insiders speculate that Fugazy's
. counterattack may have more
to do with his ego than with
i ethnic victimization. From
. I 1993 to 1995, the Voice's
./ Wayne Barrett lambasted Fugazy
/ in a series of articles pointing
out his history of corruption
and fraud while much of the
New York press was touting
him as a hero. The articles
stemmed from a 1990 federal ,
racketeering conviction for ;
mail, wire, bankruptcy, and se- .
curities fraud, and called for :
further legal attention to .
Fugazy's scams. As it happens,
the NECO attorney leading the
charge against the Voice, Dom
Amorosa, is the very same one
who represented Fugazy while
he was being investigated for .
tax evasion by the U.S. Attar-!
ney's office in 1995-an inves-
tigation prompted in part by
the Voice articles. Despite
apologies by Voice president
David Schneidennan, editor-in-
chief Karen Durbin remains ,
adamant. "I am disgusted," shy''
says. "The Voice apologizes for I
nothing." Fugazy declined to
comment.

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535
Date: 3/16/96
To: ADIC, New York (C-30)
FBIFileNo. 9A-NY-257447
LabNo. 60306071 D FT
Reference: Communication dated February 26, 1996
Your No.
9A-NY-257447
Re: UNSUB
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THE VILLAGE VOICE-VICTIM;
EXTORTION-THREATENING LETTERS
00: New York
Specimens received: March 6, 1996
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you sent for examjnatjon. The case has been assi ned to
Examiner! I who may
or through his/her supervisor a.t
the Examiner immediately if any
this case, such as court deadlines, dismissal charges,
guilty pleas, or other special circumstances.
In order to alert Laboratory Division personnel to
the presence of potentially infectious human biological
material, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard must be followed. This standard*
requires that biohazard warning labels be affixed to any
container which may contain human blood or other human
biological material. Additionally, please notify the FBI
Laboratory immediately should any infor.mation be developed
which indicates that the suspect(s) or victim(s) are known
be infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Hepatitis B virus.
*29 CFR 1910.1030 (g) (1) (i) (A)
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EXTORTION-THREATENING LETTERS
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Date: 03/12/1996
Synopsis: Request for payment from case funds of attached bill
Details: I land The Village Voice, whichl I
have recently been the victims of bomb threats by us MAIL and by
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Case ID #: 9A-NY-257447
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Title:
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EXTORTION-THREATENING LETTERS
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synopsis: Recommendation to close case.
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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To:
ADIC, New York (C-30) (P)
Date: May 23, 19 97
FBIFileNo. 9A-NY-257447
LabNo. 60306071 D/L FT EW
LC #M-2022
Reference:
Communication dated February 26, 1996
Your No.
Re: UNSUB
I ; d- VICTIM;
THE V LLAGE V ICE - VICTIM;
EXTORTION-THREATENING LETTERS
Specimens received:
March 6, 1996
Specimens:
Two envelopes, Q1 and Q3
Letter, Q2
Sheet of paper, Q4
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sepa:t;ate report.
The specimens were examined and six latent fingerprints
of value were developed on Q2 and Q4.
The latent prints on Q2 were compared, insofar as
comparable areas permit, with the latent prints on Q4, but no
identification was effected.
Automated latent fingerprint searches were
but no identification was effected.
The specimens are enclosed.
Enc. (4)
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