Friday, June 12, 2015
'Ten U.S. Senators and three representatives were the Soviet Union’s favorite members of Congress during the Cold War'
'Ten U.S. Senators and three representatives were the Soviet Union’s favorite members of Congress during the Cold War' : JW. HT: JudicialWatch.
Ten U.S. Senators and three representatives were the Soviet Union’s favorite members of Congress when the Communist nation was our worst enemy, according to a previously classified Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report obtained by Judicial Watch.
The federal lawmakers had repeated contact with Communist diplomats who “cultivated” relationships with them during the Cold War, the records show. JW obtained the information by using the Mandatory Declassification Review process and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The records are from an FBI operation that monitored Soviet officials and establishments in Washington, D.C. and determine that there is a “continuing interest by representatives of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) to maintain contacts with and cultivate members or staff personnel of the U.S. Congress.”
Contact between members of Congress, their staff and representatives of the Soviet Union are documented between 1964 and 1972. A compilation of the contacts from January 1, 1967 to July 28, 1970 reveals that Communist diplomats had a total of 180 contacts with U.S. Senators, 94 with members of the House and 832 with their congressional staff. The records show 1967 to be the most active year with 77 Communist interactions with U.S. Senators, 55 with representatives and 265 with staff employees.
Not surprisingly, Ted Kennedy one of the 10 senators that appears on the Communist list. Read the full story here.