The Kennedys: just like you and me

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    WASHINGTON — Edward M. Kennedy’s family will be given a rare opportunity to raise objections before the public disclosure of thousands of pages of the late Massachusetts senator’s exhaustive and secret FBI file, according to bureau officials and advisers to the family.

    The accommodation, though uncommon, will help ensure that the release of material on Kennedy gathered by agents throughout much of his life will not violate the privacy rights of his surviving relatives, those involved in the process said.

    Family gets a say on FBI Kennedy file - The Boston Globe

    by accommodation of course, they mean privilege, and not violating privacy rights means ensuring the statute of limitations has run out on various acts of mayhem, rape and fraud.

    yep, just regular folks. i mean, they did the same thing for martin luther king's family, right?

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    Given their behavior over the years, the Kennedy family FBI file must be as thick as the Gambino family's file.
     
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    I want to see the autospy report and photos.
     
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    you must be psychic, or you actually read the article. :lol:

    "Three FBI officials said the bureau has nearly completed its review of 3,000 pages of Kennedy’s FBI file. Those pages constitute only the first installment in an unusually large collection of FBI documents..."
     
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    Previously disclosed government files show that then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and President Richard M. Nixon, longtime Kennedy adversaries, unlawfully sought information to either discredit Kennedy or gain political leverage. Previously unknown details about these activities — and what was reported to them — could be revealed in Kennedy’s file.

    “When the FBI is actually investigating something they are great,’’ said David Kaiser, a history professor at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., who has written several books about the Kennedy brothers.

    “Everything gets written down and followed up and everyone who is supposed to see it sees it,’’ Kaiser said.

    “When it comes to Teddy, I don’t think that is going to be the case. There is also going to be a lot of unsubstantiated stuff from out of the blue. And there is no reason why we should see that.’’

    Former senator Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania said that when he requested his own FBI file it contained a memo from Hoover reporting that the former civil rights aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Kennedy was overheard in “a darkened room full of Negroes’’ in 1951 expressing support for Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

    Wofford said the incident in question, which took place when he was a student at Howard University in Washington, was during a slide show presentation he gave to fellow students in an apartment — with the lights turned off — that included descriptions of Communist propaganda posters he saw on a recent trip to India.

    “The FBI was really awful on key facts,’’ said Wofford.

    Nevertheless, despite the fact that Kennedy lived one of the most exhaustively chronicled lives, his FBI file is still expected to reveal some new facts about a national figure who was involved in nearly every major political debate — and controversy — of the second half of the 20th century.

    New information, specialists said, could cover Kennedy’s meetings with world leaders or with Soviet dissidents during the Cold War.

    But Kaiser said that should embarrassing episodes involving the late senator be revealed, how and why that information was gathered by the FBI may be most telling.

    If he were still living, “the person I suspect would be very embarrassed is Richard Nixon,’’ Kaiser said.
     
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    Should be interesting.

    Wonder how much they will really release?

    I also wonder if there will be anything about JFK and RFK included. That would be some interesting reading for sure.
     
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    :rofl:

    touch a nerve?

    feel free to post a link, BTW, you know the rules.
     
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    It's from YOUR article pea brain...:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The Liberal Lion is dead! Long live the Liberal Lion.

    still hung up on the lives of your betters?

    oh well, we all have our crosses to bear.

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    It did say his life, not his relative's lives.

    J Edgar Hoover, huh? Maybe we'll find out that Teddy was gay!
     

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