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FOIAed File Shows FBI Conducted Investigations for the Late Sen. Thurmond

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An FBI file obtained through a FOIA request shows a long-running, close relationship between the agency and the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, exposing, the Columbia State reports, “the usually concealed intersection of politics and law enforcement – a nexus where politicians enjoy access to confidential files on private citizens and groups.” The State obtained 600 pages of the massive FBI file, with 1,700 pages still to come. The file shows the FBI did many favors for Thurmond – a senator for 48 years – including secret investigations – and that returned the favors with critical political support. (3-3-05)