Threats Against Members of Congress, 2000-2010
Public figures are often the targets of threats of violence. The FBI is charged with investigating many of these threats, especially when they are made against federal officials. This release details a number of threats made against members of the U.S. Congress between 2000 and 2010. This is not a complete collection of such threat investigation materials, but consists of the opening and closing ECs (electronic communications or case memoranda). The files do not include any material related to ongoing investigations. This release has been previously made available under FOIA requests. In 2010, the ECs concerning threats made between 2000 and 2008 were released; the ECs concerning threats made between 2009 and 2010 were released in 2011.