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On This Day — Did Richard Nixon Frame Alger Hiss? [December 6 1948 – The Pumpkin Papers]

“It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are not surprising. The case had … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie : “The Helsinki Warning” (December 5 1988) [2019]

“And he comes in early the next morning, 6 o’clock the next morning, and there is, obviously, confusion and concern. And he is asked to do a number of things. And he is asked to work on Weber’s desk with … Continue reading

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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE : Quick note on Levinson’s Court case]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE : Rewards Upped to $25M]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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On This Day — Hemingway Wins Nobel Prize (October 28 1954) [2019]

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to … Continue reading

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On This Day — Puerto Rican Pro-Independence Movement Leader Assassinated by FBI Agents (September 23 2005) [Filiberto Ojeda Ríos]

“Few times have we hated so, and so united in our hate.” Julio Muriente — University professor and co-leader of the Hostosiano Movement “We have every reason to believe the agents acted properly.” FBI Spokesperson On September 23 2005, Filiberto … Continue reading

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On This Day — 1,000 Boeing 747 Jumbo Plane Produced (September 10 1993) [2019]

“Aviation investigations are replete with accident scenarios that couldn’t happen. And given the lack of bomb evidence so far, neither scenario has been ruled out, officials said. First is the possibility that the doomed plane’s front section, which has a … Continue reading

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On This Day — J. Edgar Hoover Becomes FBI Deputy Director (August 22 1921) [2019]

“I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.” “Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The Dark Past of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller — The Bulger Gang, Lockerbie, Anthrax… An Exceptional Failure All Round.

“Robert Mueller was chosen as Special Counsel not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do. Mueller didn’t speak the truth about a war he knew to be unjustified. He didn’t speak … Continue reading

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On This Day — President Clinton Fires FBI Director (July 19 1993)

“We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency as important to the United States as the FBI. It is time that this difficult chapter in the agency’s history is brought to a close.” President Bill Clinton — White House … Continue reading

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