comes as no surprise, as celebrities and gangsters were being watched — so were
the politicians.  The following is a list of released records.

Declassified Politician &
Political Aide FBI Files

Spiro AgnewAgnew,
[1,454 Pages, 65.05MB] – Spiro Theodore Agnew
(1918-1996) was a Maryland politician and U.S. vice president from 1968 to
1973. He resigned as vice president and later pleaded no contest to tax
evasion charges pursued by the IRS; the FBI investigated him for bribery, but
he was not prosecuted on that charge. This release consists of FBI records
concerning the bribery investigation as well as threats made against Agnew.
It ranges between 1969 and 1986 (mostly between 1969 and 1973).

Hugo BlackBlack, Hugo
– [ File
| File
] – Hugo Black was a U. S. Senator from 1927 until 1937. He was
appointed an Associate Supreme Court Justice in 1937 by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt. Shortly before his death in 1971, he resigned from the Supreme
Court. The FBI records reflect several threats against Justice Black, as well
as cordial correspondence between him and FBI Director Hoover and numerous
newspaper articles.

James BradyBrady,
 [19 Pages, 9.5MB] – James Scott
“Jim” Brady (August 29, 1940 – August 4, 2014) was an assistant to the U.S.
President and White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan.
After nearly being killed and becoming permanently disabled as a result of
the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981, Brady became an ardent
supporter of gun control. On August 8, 2014, Brady’s death was ruled a
homicide, 33 years after the gunshot wound he received in 1981.

FBI does admit Brady has a file, but it was either lost or destroyed, and
they could not come up with material. The documents listed here is the entire
FOIA Case File to show the behind the scenes communications at the FBI
attempting to locate the records.

Robert ByrdByrd,
[757 Pages, 16.24MB] – Robert Carlyle Byrd (born
Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was a United
States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd
served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. Senator
from 1959 to 2010. He was the longest-serving U.S. Senator and, at the time
of his death, the longest-serving member in the history of the United States

release consists of a large file of FBI correspondence with the Senator and
his office over a long period of time and numerous smaller files dealing with
threats and other criminal acts directed against the Senator. The material in
these files ranges in date from 1955-2003.

Martin DiesDies,
– This Congressman from Texas was known as
the founder of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The FBI file
contains correspondence between him and J. Edgar Hoover, as well as the
results of investigations regarding potential extortion violations.

Myer Feldman Feldman,
 – [ 209 Pages, 9.18MB ] – Myer
Feldman, known as Mike Feldman (June 22, 1914 – March 1, 2007) was an
American political aide in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Hailing
from Philadelphia, Feldman was a trained lawyer and alumnus of the University
of Pennsylvania which he attended on a scholarship. He served in the Army Air
Force during the Second World War prior to joining Kennedy’s campaign trail
in 1957.

Geraldine FerraroFerraro,
[143 Pages, 5.02MB] – Geraldine Anne Ferraro
(1935-2011) was an attorney, a politician, a member of the U.S. Congress, and
the first female candidate for Vice President from a major American party.
This release consists of material concerning threats made against Ferraro and
others, as well as an FBI investigation into allegations that Ferraro had
violated campaign finance laws (no charges were ever filed).

Sally Goldmark Gilligan,
John Joyce
 – [ 325 Pages, 181.84MB ]

 (Denial of additional page) – [
3 Pages, 0.4MB ]

 (Page from IRS) – [ 4 Pages, 0.4MB ]

 (Pages from State Department) – [ 3 Pages,
0.5MB ] – John Joyce “Jack” Gilligan (March 22, 1921 – August 26, 2013)
was an American Democratic politician from the state of Ohio who served as a
U.S. Representative and the 62nd Governor of Ohio. He was the father of
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and former
Governor of Kansas. Gilligan and Sebelius are the only father and daughter
ever to have both been elected state governors.

Sally Goldmark Goldmark, Sally –
[ 782 Pages, 97.79MB ] – Sally Goldmark was the wife of John E. Goldmark
who was a Washington State legislator from Okanogan who served three terms in
the state House of Representatives from 1957 to 1962. He rose into Democratic
leadership ranks and was considered one of the most prominent members of the
party’s liberal wing. However, he was trounced in the primary election in
1962 after several rightwing political opponents launched a campaign that
tried to paint Goldmark and his wife, Sally Goldmark (1907-1985), as
communists or sympathizers. The Goldmarks sued for libel and won a $40,000
judgment in a nationally prominent trial. The judgment was later overturned
following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case involving similar
issues. (Source: Ernie Lazar)

Albert Gore, Sr.Gore
Sr., Albert
[214 Pages, 16.55MB] – Albert Arnold “Al” Gore,
Sr. (December 26, 1907 – December 5, 1998) was an American politician,
serving as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party
from Tennessee. Gore and his wife Pauline LaFon Gore had two children:
daughter Nancy LaFon Gore (born in 1938 and died of lung cancer in 1984) and
a son Albert Gore Jr. in 1948. Al Gore, Jr. would follow in his father’s
political footsteps in the Democratic Party representing Tennessee as a U.S.
Representative and Senator, and later serving as Vice President of the United

Rodney Grams Grams,
Rodney Dwight
 – [ 19 Pages, 0.7MB ]
– Rodney Dwight “Rod” Grams (February 4, 1948 – October 8, 2013) was a
politician from Minnesota. He served as a Republican in both the United
States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Gordon Hall Hall,
Gordon D.
– [ 611 Pages, 69.31MB ] – Gordan D.
Hall returned home from World War II and first encountered U.S. domestic hate
groups. Appalled by their ideology and beliefs Hall came to the determination
that groups at both the far left and far right of American society were a
danger to democracy and good government, and he set out on a plan to combat
them. Hall began to infiltrate and investigate these groups and actively
collected their printed propaganda After a few years as an investigator for
the Friends of Democracy, an anti-totalitarian group, he was struck out on
his own as a freelance researcher. He supported this research by giving
public lectures about the dangers posed by radical extremist and hate groups
in which he used their propaganda as evidence of their ideology and
activities. A firm believer in the Constitutional framework of American
governance and the open society it created, Hall took it as his mission to
educate ordinary Americans about extremist groups and their activities so
they they could make informed decisions about them. Collecting and lecturing
on these groups became Gordon Hall’s life work. By the late 1960’s he had
recruited a circle of like-minded volunteers to help in his collection

Dag Hammarskjold Hammarskjold, Dag –
[ 120 Pages, 18.66MB ] – Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld (29 July 1905 –
18 September 1961) was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second
Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his
death in a plane crash in September 1961. He is one of just three people to
be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. Hammarskjöld is the only U.N.
Secretary-General to die in office; his death occurred en route to cease-fire
negotiations. American President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld “the
greatest statesman of our century”. (Source: Ernie Lazar)

Richard HolbrookeHolbrooke,
Richard C.
[1,044 Pages, 20.41MB] – Richard Charles
Albert Holbrooke (April 24, 1941 – December 13, 2010) was an American
diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and
investment banker. He was the only person to have held the position of
Assistant Secretary of State for two different regions of the world (Asia
from 1977 to 1981 and Europe from 1994 to 1996).

Daniel InouyeInouye, Daniel [900 Pages, 42.65MB] – Daniel K.
Inouye (1924-2012) was a long serving U.S. Senator from the state of Hawaii.
This newly released material consists of FBI files ranging from 1959 to 2006.
The bulk of the material concerns investigations of threats made against
Senator Inouye and others, but also includes FBI correspondence/contacts with
the Senator and several other investigations related to him.

Otto Otepka Kefauver,
 – [ File
 19.63MB | File
 6.2MB | File
 5.80MB | File
 31.62MB | File
 30.02MB | File
 29.42MB | File
 31.99MB ] – [ 1,409 Total Pages ] – Carey Estes
Kefauver (July 26, 1903 – August 10, 1963) was an American politician from
Tennessee. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the U.S. House of
Representatives from 1939 to 1949 and in the Senate from 1949 to his death in
1963. After leading a much-publicized investigation into organized crime in
the early 1950s, he twice sought his party’s nomination for President of the
United States. In 1956, he was selected by the Democratic National Convention
to be the running mate of presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. Still holding
his U.S. Senate seat after the Stevenson-Kefauver ticket lost to the Eisenhower-Nixon
ticket in 1956, Kefauver was named chair of the U.S. Senate Antitrust and
Monopoly Subcommittee in 1957 and served as its chairman until his
death. (Source:
Ernie Lazar)

JFK Jr.Kennedy
Jr., John F.
– [ File #1
] – Although John F. Kennedy Jr., was not the subject of an FBI case,
investigations were conducted when the FBI learned of alleged plots to kidnap
the former President’s son in 1985 and 1995. Files also contain a reference
to laboratory examinations in 1994 to determine the true writer of a
threatening letter received by a United States Senator. The letter was
written by an unknown person and signed, “John F. Kennedy, Jr.”

Joseph KennedyKennedy,
Joseph P.
– [ File #1
File #3
File #5
| | File #7

Robert KennedyKennedy,
Robert F.
– [ File #1
File #3
File #5
File #7
File #9
File #11
File #13
] – Background investigation of Robert F. Kennedy conducted in 1951
in connection with his employment as an attorney with the Criminal Division
of the Department of Justice. He was appointed Attorney General in 1961 and
served as a United States Senator 1965-68.

Robert KennedyKennedy,
Robert F.
(Assassination Summary) [139 Pages,
7.9mb] – Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, in
Los Angeles, California, after winning the California primary for the
upcoming Presidential election. Sirhan Sirhan is serving a life sentence for
the commission of the crime.

Richard KleindienstKleindienst,
Richard Gordon
 [342 Pages,
34.1MB] – Richard Gordon Kleindienst (August 5, 1923 – February 3,
2000) was an American lawyer, politician, and a U.S. Attorney General during
the Watergate political scandal. He suspended his private practice in
1969 to accept the post of Deputy Attorney General of the United States. This
gave him responsibilities relating to the government’s suit against ITT.
Nixon and his aide John Ehrlichman told him to drop the case; this created a
presumption that they were violating their obligations under legal ethics,
and that, as an attorney himself, Kleindienst was obligated to report these
ethical lapses to the state bars in the jurisdictions involved. In his
official role he also repeatedly told Congress no one had interfered with his
department’s handling of the case.

Ed KochKoch,
Edward Irving “Ed”
 – [ 194 Pages, 6.8MB ] – Edward
Irving “Ed” Koch (1924-2013) was a former congressman and mayor of New York
City. This release consists of several files related to Koch. The bulk of the
release consists of a 1977 investigation into extortion threats made against
Koch that included the forgery of a letter using the then congressman’s
letterhead and signature. There are parts of two other files also. The first
concerns a 1973 extortion matter and the second a foreign counterintelligence
matter that mentions Uruguayan military officials’ “irritation” with Koch;
part of this file has been referred to another agency for release as it
contains that agency’s information.

Bert LanceLance,
 – [ 177  Pages, 79.2MB ] – Thomas
Bertram “Bert” Lance (June 3, 1931 – August 15, 2013) was an American
businessman who served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget
under President Jimmy Carter in 1977. He is known mainly for his resignation
from Carter’s administration due to a scandal during his first year in
office; he was cleared of all charges.

Joseph M. McLaughlin

Joseph M.
 – [ 474 Pages, 15MB ] – Joseph
Michael McLaughlin (March 20, 1933 – August 8, 2013) was a federal appellate
judge in the United States. On July 29, 1981, McLaughlin was nominated by
President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of New York created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed
by the United States Senate on September 25, 1981, and received his
commission on September 28, 1981. On July 10, 1990, President George H. W.
Bush nominated McLaughlin for elevation to a seat on the United States Court
of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Lawrence Warren Pierce.
McLaughlin’s was confirmed to the court of appeals by the United States
Senate on October 12, 1990, and received commission on October 17, 1990. He
assumed senior status on March 20, 1998, but continued to hear cases in that

John Mitchell Mitchell,
 – [ 2,729 Pages, 157MB ] – John
Newton Mitchell (September 15, 1913 – November 9, 1988) was the Attorney
General of the United States from 1969 to 1972 under President Richard Nixon.
Prior to that, he was a noted New York municipal bond lawyer, director of
Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign, and one of Nixon’s closest personal
friends; after his tenure as Attorney General, he served as director of
Nixon’s 1972 presidential campaign. Due to his involvement in the Watergate
affair, he was sentenced to prison in 1977, serving 19 months. As Attorney
General, Mitchell was noted for personifying the “law-and-order” positions of
the Nixon administration, amid several high-profile anti-war demonstrations.


Otto Otepka Otepka,
[ 951 Pages, 131MB ] – Otto F. Otepka (May 6, 1915 – March 20, 2010) was a
Deputy Director of the United States State Department’s Office of Security in
the late 1950s and early 1960s. This was at the beginning of the Eisenhower
Administration and Otepka’s “Evaluations” section was faced with Senator
Joseph McCarthy who was at the height of his power and making accusations
that Communists and Communist sympathizers had infiltrated the U.S. Army and
U.S. Department of State. Otepka was assisted by another newcomer to the
State Department, William L. Uanna, who would soon head up “Physical
Security” at State. Otepka, Uanna and R. W. Scott McLeod, another newcomer in
Security at State, were mentioned in a 1954 article in The Reporter
(magazine) entitled “Big Brother at Foggy Bottom.” The article describes how
the State Department implemented Eisenhower’s answer to McCarthy – Executive
Order 10450 – and the reaction to it by State’s employees. (Source:
Ernie Lazar)

William Rehnquist Rehnquist,
 10.86MB | File
 43.24MB | File
 15.11MB | File
 12.63MB | File
 31.18MB | File
 14.82MB ] – [ 1,829 Pages Total ] – William Hubbs
Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer,
jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the
United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of
federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment’s reservation of powers to the
states. Under this view of federalism, the Supreme Court of the United
States, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an Act of Congress as
exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause. (Source: Ernie Lazar)

Dan Rostenkowski Rostenkowski,
Daniel David “Dan”
– [ 3,850 Pages, 131MB ] – Daniel David
“Dan” Rostenkowski (1928-2010) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois from
1959 to 1995 who served as chairman of several key committees in Congress.
Following a scandal involving the House of Representatives Post Office, he
pled guilty to reduced charges of mail fraud in 1996 and served 17 months in
prison before receiving a presidential pardon.

James T.
– [ 17 Pages, 11.7MB ] – James T.
Russell was elected to the Florida Legislature in 1958 and served for six
years. He also served as a judge for several municipalities and as Gulfport
City Attorney. In 1965, Russell became an assistant state attorney. In 1969,
the governor appointed him state attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit, a
position he held until January 1993. In the 1970s, Russell helped create a new
prosecution clinic at the College of Law. Mr. Russell passed away on Jan. 2,

Robert Sargent ShriverShriver,
Robert Sargent
– [ 269 Pages, 11.85MB ] – Robert
Sargent Shriver, Jr. (1915-2011) was a politician and social reformer who
served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and ran for president as a
Democrat in 1976. This release consists of several FBI files concerning
Shriver, including a foreign counterintelligence investigation into whether
or not an acquaintance of his was a Soviet agent, background investigations
conducted when he was nominated for government positions, and miscellaneous

Ted StevensStevens,
– [ 1,054 Pages, 86.68MB ] – Theodore Fulton “Ted”
Stevens, Sr. (November 18, 1923 – August 9, 2010) was a United States Senator
from Alaska, serving from December 24, 1968, until January 3, 2009, and thus
the longest-serving Republican senator in history. He was President pro
tempore in the 108th and 109th Congresses from January 3, 2003, to January 3,
2007, and the third senator to hold the title of President pro tempore

Carl Stokes Stokes,
 – [ 262 Pages, 43.4MB ] – Carl Burton
Stokes (June 21, 1927 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician of the
Democratic party who served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Elected on
November 7, 1967, but taking office on January 1, 1968, he was the first
black mayor of a major U.S. city. Fellow Ohioan Robert C. Henry was the first
black mayor of any U.S. city (Springfield, elected 1966).

Norman Thomas Thomas,
 – [ File
| File
| File
| File
| File
] – [ 715 Pages Total ] – Norman Mattoon Thomas (November
20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was an American Presbyterian minister who
achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate
for the Socialist Party of America.

James Traficant Traficant,
 – NEEDS SPONSORSHIP ($665 Quote from FBI) – [
2 Pages, 0.4MB ] – James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (May 8, 1941 –
September 27, 2014) was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and
member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He
represented the 17th Congressional District, which centered on his hometown
of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio’s
Mahoning Valley. He was expelled after being convicted of taking bribes,
filing false tax returns, racketeering, and forcing his aides to perform
chores at his farm in Ohio and houseboat in Washington, D.C. He was sentenced
to prison and released on September 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year

Charlie WilsonWilson,
 – [ File
] – [ 5,330 Total Pages ] – Charles “Charlie” Nesbitt Wilson
(1933-2010) served 12-terms as Democratic United States Representative from
Texas’s 2nd congressional district. He became widely known for his support
for funding the Afghan Mujahedeen resistance to USSR occupation. This release
consists of more than 3500 pages of FBI investigative records from 1972 to
1999 joint US government investigation into foreign corrupt practices. The
material here relates to a side issue developed in the case concerning
whether or not Wilson received a substantial kickback from a foreign
government for his role in securing a sizable appropriation to arm the Afghan
resistance; in 1999, the Department of Justice declined to prosecute, but
Wilson did pay a sizable penalty for making loans to himself from his
campaign accounts. Other material released includes investigative material
related to a possible election law violation by an opponent of Wilson in
1972, the investigation of several threats made against Wilson, the Bureau’s
investigation into his possible role in the late 1980s/early 1990s House
banking scandal, and some other small matters.

The following
politicians were found to have no FBI File:

Demetrius Newton

C. Newton

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