The Wellstone Files: From protester to senator, the FBI tracked Paul Wellstone

By Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio News, May 2012
Filed under: Database

FBI files show the long relationship between the FBI and Sen. Paul Wellstone. The 219-page FBI file, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that although the FBI initially took interest in Wellstone as part of its surveillance of the American left, it later served as his protector, investigating death threats the freshman senator received for his views on the first Gulf War, and, in the end, helping sift through the wreckage of the fatal plane crash that killed Wellstone and seven others eight years ago. MPR News used Document Cloud to display the file online. Key sections were highlighted and annotated to provide context.

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Covered from: Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

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