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01.04.13

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace (1918-2012) was a well-known American journalist. This release consists of two parts. The first concerns a foreign counterintelligence file opened about Wallace’s 1970 trip to Cuba (pp.1-5) and the second an investigation into a threatening letter sent to Wallace (pp.6-50).
08.29.12
07.17.12

U. S. Senator Robert Byrd

Robert Carlyle Byrd (1917-2010) served as a U.S. Senator for the state of West Virginia from 1958 until his death. This release consists of a large file of FBI correspondence with the Senator and his office over a long period of time and numerous smaller files dealing with threats and other criminal acts directed against the Senator. The material in these files ranges in date from 1955-2003.
02.08.12

Steven Paul Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (1955-2011) was a founder and leader of Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer Inc.). In 1991, Jobs was considered for an appointed position on the U.S. President's Export Council. This release consists of the FBI's 1991 background investigation of Jobs for that position and a 1985 investigation of a bomb threat against Apple.
11.07.11

FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG)

The FBI’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG) was revised and updated based on comments and feedback received since the original DIOG was issued on December 16, 2008. This new version was approved by Director Mueller on October 15, 2011. The changes primarily clarify and enhance the definitions of terms and procedures used in the original DIOG. Each change has been carefully looked at and considered against the backdrop of the tools our employees need to accomplish their mission, the possible risks associated with the use of those tools, and the controls that are in place. The DIOG was first issued to help implement the new Attorney General’s Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations that were issued earlier that year. Those guidelines had reconciled a number of previously separate guidelines, the first of which had been issued in 1976. A redacted version of this manual was released and posted to the FBI’s FOIA website in early 2011 along with some training materials used in briefing FBI personnel on Section 4 of that manual. The second edition of the DIOG was released on October 15, 2011. A redacted version of this revised edition was released on 11/07/2011 and posted to the FBI’s electronic reading room, The Vault on 11/07/2011 .
08.01.11

Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy

Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy (1932-2009) served as a U.S. senator from 1962 to 2009. The files below range from 1961 to 2001. The bulk of this material concerns FBI investigations into threats of violence and extortion claims against Senator Kennedy and other public officials. Parts 1 to 18 were previously released in 2010.
08.01.11

Daniel David "Dan" Rostenkowski

Daniel David "Dan" Rostenkowski (1928-2010) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1959 to 1995 who served as chairman of several key committees in Congress. Following a scandal involving the House of Representatives Post Office, he pled guilty to reduced charges of mail fraud in 1996 and served 17 months in prison before receiving a presidential pardon. Parts 1-8 were released in June 2011. Parts 9-13 were released in August 2011. Parts 14-19 were added on 8/30/2011. Parts 20-27 were added on 10/4/2011
05.17.11

George Steinbrenner

George Michael Steinbrenner, III (1930-2010) is best known as the principal owner and managing partner of the New York Yankees for 37 years. This release contains material from three files covering illegal campaign contributions made by Steinbrenner and his company to the Nixon presidential campaign; a laboratory analysis for the Federal Highway Administration of several anonymous letters concerning possible fraud in the federal aid highway program in Ohio; and Steinbrenner's appeal for a pardon from his conviction for illegal campaign financing and obstruction of justice. Parts 1-4 were released in December 2010. Parts 5-12 were released in May 2011. Part 13 was added May 17, 2011. Part 14 This section consists of the addition of previously withheld material (73-19114-63). It was posted on June 13, 2011 following approval by the originating office of the Department of Justice.
03.29.11

Patriot Act

The USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Portions of the law had been set to expire in 2005, but were subsequently renewed. These FBI documents range from 2002 to 2005.
03.26.11
02.17.11
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12.06.10

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein (1937-2006) was the president of Iraq from 1979-2003. In 2003, coalition forces invaded Iraq and deposed Hussein. In 2006, he was tried by the Iraqi Interim Government and convicted of the retaliatory executions of 148 Iraqi Shiites. He was executed on December 30, 2006. Part 1 of this release is a March 10, 2005 “Prosecutive Report of Investigation” written for the Iraqi Special Tribunal concerning Hussein’s commission of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Part 2 consists of interviews conducted by the FBI while Hussein was in U.S. custody in 2004; the release’s contents range from 2004 to 2006.
12.06.10

Roswell UFO

On July 8, 1947, the FBI Dallas Field Office sent a teletype regarding a “flying disc” that resembled a high altitude weather balloon found near Roswell, New Mexico. This single page is a serial from the larger UFO release found at http://vault.fbi.gov/UFO.
12.06.10
12.06.10

Columbine High School

On April 20, 1999, Eric Davis Harris (1981-1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (1981-1999) killed 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado before committing suicide. The tragedy sparked national debates about school safety. The FBI assisted local law enforcement by investigating additional threats and Internet leads, conducting witness interviews, and processing physical evidence. The FBI’s file details the initial investigation and contains witness interviews between April 21, 1999 and May 5, 1999.
12.06.09

Guantanamo (GTMO)

Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) Special Inquiry In 2004, the FBI initiated a special inquiry investigation into whether Bureau personnel had witnessed “any aggressive mistreatment, interrogations, or interview techniques” of detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by representatives of the military, law enforcement, or the FBI. This release consists of responses to an FBI Office of General Counsel request to Bureau personnel assigned to Guantanamo Bay between September 11, 2001 and September 2004. There were no documented incidents of mistreatment involving FBI personnel.
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