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ID:

399

Date:

2008-10-31

Headline:

FBI searched long, hard for Jack Anderson sources

Reporter's name:

Pete Yost And Lara Jakes Jordan

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which showed how thoroughly the Bureau monitored the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson from at least 1951 to 2005, when Anderson died. The documents released included some generated by the Bureau, such as summaries of Anderson's movements while under FBI surveillance, text of his columns marked up with critical notes, and Bureau memos describing efforts to root out Anderson's sources within government; the documents also included some obtained by the FBI, such as copies of letters sent to Anderson.

Notes:

After Anderson's death in 1951, Bureau agents contacted his widow for permission to search his papers; at the time, the FBI described its request as an effort to remove any classified material from Anderson's notes, at George Washington University, before they would be made public.

Keywords:

FBI, Hoover, Jack Anderson, sources, surveillance

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-10-11-1187322618_x.htm


Agencies:

FBI

States:

DC

Categories:

FBI
journalism


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