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Deposing the Fbi and Cia

Jon Wiener

in Gimme Some Truth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780520216464
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924543 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520216464.003.0004
Deposing the Fbi and Cia

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Rosenbaum and Marmalefsky introduced an aggressive new strategy in September 1992. The government would have to release all the information withheld under exemption of the FOAI, the law enforcement investigation exemption, if it could be shown that the FBI's stated purpose in investigating Lennon was “pretextual.” The Thurmond memo and the CIA “CHAOS” memo were also quoted as evidence that the FBI investigation of Lennon lacked a legitimate law enforcement purpose but instead was “pretextual.” The FBI strenuously opposed the ACLU team's discovery motion and argued that no discovery was appropriate in any FOIA litigation. They also explored whether their investigation of Lennon was a legitimate one, motivated by the concern that the 1972 Republican National Convention would be disrupted by a group led by the same people who had been convicted of disrupting the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Keywords: Rosenbaum; Marmalefsky; Thurmond memo; pretextual; CHAOS

Chapter.  7731 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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