TV News LIES

Monday, Jun 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress From protester to senator, FBI tracked Paul Wellstone

From protester to senator, FBI tracked Paul Wellstone

E-mail Print PDF

Paul WellstoneIt started with a fingerprint of a 25-year-old college professor who opposed the Vietnam War and ended with a search for his remains, 32 years later, in a wooded area near Eveleth, Minn.

The FBI's files on Paul and Sheila Wellstone, many of which are being made public for the first time, shed new light on the extent of the relationship between the FBI and the political activist who would go on to become a U.S. senator from Minnesota.

Within the first two weeks of his term, Wellstone began receiving death threats for his views on the war. The FBI files provide a detailed description of the angry and sometimes violent calls the Democratic senator received. One man called Wellstone's office and threatened to "throttle" him. A caller from Faribault said, "If I had a gun, I'd come after you, you SOB." Another caller said that if his son dies during his military service in the Persian Gulf, "then Wellstone will die."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

Disabled protesters removed from McConnell's officeCapitol Police removed protesters, many of whom are disabled and wheelchair-bound, from outside Senate Majority Leader...

Congressman Steve Scalise others shot at Alexandria, Va., baseball practice

Alexandria Virginia shootingA gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional team practice Wednesday, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.,...

Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery after shooting

Steve Scalise to have three more surgeriesHouse Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., underwent his third surgery on Thursday and remains in critical...

Senate Republicans back off proposed restrictions on media

Senate GOP takes back media blockSenate Republicans on Tuesday quickly backed away from a proposal to restrict media access in the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!