Subjects Matter: FBI Files
For every $50 raised, we’ll write up a file we already have, as well as request one we don’t have yet. If there’s a write-up or request you really want us to see, let us know at email@example.com.
Backed by Phil Mocek, Chris Meller, Linda Tolbert, Courtney Selby, and 15 others.
- Phil Mocek
- Chris Meller
- Linda Tolbert
- Courtney Selby
- Patrick Mannion
- Samuel Lichtenstein
- James E Hall
- 12 anonymous backers
$2,150.00 raised out of $5,000.00.
Academics / Activists / Artists / Business Figures / Comedians / Criminals / Events Groups / FBI Programs / Film and Television / Government Officials / Journalists / Miscellaneous / Musicians / Politicians / Religious Figures / Scientists / Sports Figures / Writers
Burt Shavitz (Founder of Burt’s Bees)
Winter Hill Gang (Notorious Boston-based criminal organization)
Film and Television
Efram Zimbalist (Star of ABC’s The FBI)
William F. Buckley (CIA Station Chief in Lebanon)
C. Everett Koop (Flamboyant Surgeon General during the Reagan Presidency)
Irving Adler (Serviceman who shared name with prominent activist)
Stig Bergling (Swedish Soviet Spy)
Vincent Bugliosi (Attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson)
Fred Lee Crisman (Figure at the center of many 20th century conspiracies)
Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton (Philanthropist and “prolific instigator”)
John Hinckley Sr. (Father of Reagan shooter)
Edward Lee Howard (CIA defector)
Loyd Jowers (Found culpable for Martin Luther King Jr. assassination)
Fritz Kuhn (Leader of the German-American Bund)
Jordan MacTaggart (American anarchist who died fighting ISIS in Syria)
Hunter Moore (Founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp)
Yuri Nosenko (Soviet Defector)
Barney Rosset (Avant-garde book publisher)
Andrew Carter Thornton II (Cocaine cowboy)
Samuel Dickstein (Alleged Soviet spy)
Vo Nguyen Giap (General known as the “Red Napoleon” of Vietnam)
Bess Myerson (First Jewish Miss America and New York commissioner)
One of the more persistent, but less well-known, conspiracy theories surrounding Watergate is the crash of United Airlines flight 553 that killed Dorothy Hunt, a former government employee who was transporting $10,000 in hush money on behalf of her husband and Watergate burglar, E. Howard Hunt. Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files, however, tell a different story - one of pilot error, unfortunate coincidence, and an utter lack of foul play.
A recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation file, which the Bureau previously said they couldn’t find any record of, sheds a sliver of light on an enduring Watergate mystery: the contents of E. Howard Hunt’s White House safe, which was cracked open and its contents eventually given to the FBI after the Watergate arrests. In typical fashion for matters that touch on the Central Intelligence Agency (including anything involving Hunt), the answers offered up by the FBI file raise additional questions when they’re interrogated.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s track record with FOIA has never been good, it’s hard not to argue that it has recently gotten exponentially worse. In just the last few years, the Bureau has thrown out thousands of FOIA requests because there were too “burdensome,” investigated FOIA requesters, redacted the names of fictional characters and engaged in questionable fees practices. However, just last month, the FBI hit a new low and declared that - contrary to all statute and case law - the dead have an expectation of privacy.