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I found this atricle tonight on jta.org Any thoughts?

AIPAC cited in Anderson affair

The AIPAC classified information case is reportedly at the center of a rare FBI quest to retrieve documents from the archives of a dead journalist.

The FBI wants to vet the archives of Jack Anderson, a veteran Washington investigative reporter who died in December. Anderson’s heirs have resisted pressure from the law enforcement agency, and have enlisted legal experts and top journalists who say the demand is an unprecedented encroachment on the sanctity of sources.

In reports this week, family members and others associated with the archives said that FBI agents have told them they are seeking information in the case against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee due to go on trial next month for allegedly seeking classified information.

The FBI would not confirm the account, which has a glaring inconsistency: the indictment against Rosen and Weissman cites incidents dating to 1999, and Anderson more or less ended his career in 1990.

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The FBI wants everything he had that might be "classified." (And anything else the government decides it wants, which simply won't get returned.)

FBI wants in on any Jack Anderson secrets

By Nick Timiraos

Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles Times

Published April 19, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Jack Anderson turned up plenty of government secrets during his half-century as an investigative reporter, and his family hoped to make his papers available to the public after his death last December--but the government wants to see and possibly confiscate them first.

The FBI believes the columnist's files may contain national security secrets, including documents that would aid in the prosecution of two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, who have been charged with disclosing classified information.

Lawyers for the family are preparing a letter saying no to the FBI, said the columnist's son, Kevin Anderson.

"He would absolutely oppose the FBI rifling through his papers at will," Anderson said.

Although some of the documents may be classified, he said, they contain only "embarrassing top secrets--hammers that cost a thousand dollars and things like that."

Anderson said it was unlikely his father had papers relevant to the AIPAC case, since he had done little original reporting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1990.

The FBI contends that classified documents belong to the government and cannot be retained as part of a private estate.

"The U.S. government has reasonable concern over the prospect that these documents will be made available to the public at the risk of national security and in violation of the law," FBI spokesman Bill Carter said Tuesday.

Anderson said the FBI would remove anything that was classified from the papers. Confiscated documents would then be reviewed by the originating federal agency before being declassified and returned to the family.

The FBI's attempt to seize Anderson's papers was first reported Tuesday by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

At its height, Anderson's "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column appeared in nearly 1,000 newspapers.


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It's certainly not evidence just a wild guess but my gut tells me this if related to JFK. Anderson was brilliant and no doubt a bit of a sadist not unlike Edgar Hoover. A kind of anal retentive with a secret hunger for power. I wouldn't be suprised if he had the keys to the JFK assassination in his files. Even if he dared not publish it for fear of his life and the lives his relatives. He might have been the kind of guy to keep it, take it out and look at it once in a while. Maybe show a friend after dinner and a few Jameson's. My over-Hollywood-ized mind leads me suspect an Israel/AIPAC connection. Maybe the Mossad came by information that Anderson had this smoking gun. Maybe they gave it to him? AIPAC is obviously an agent of a foreign power that has curcumvented the requirements of registering as an agent of a foreign power. In my wild daydream, AIPAC, to prevent from being forced into acknowledging that is is an agent of a foreign government and being caught so blantly with their two hands so deep in the cookie jar responded with an olive branch..Anderson. Perhaps AIPAC/Israel/? were targets of a carefully planned and executed broadside using the Walt-Mearsheimer Working Paper for starters. I would be suprised if the CIA/NSA/? comissioned the paper to use as some kind of leverage with Israel/AIPAC/? and then they in turn gave up Anderson. Anyway..all this wild speculation is making my head start to hurt. Here is a Wayne Madsen Report that update's and gives his current take on the subject, FYI, I don't buy this either, it's JFK:

April 29, 2006 -- FBI agents lied about what they wanted from Jack Anderson's papers. The FBI agents who, in December, approached Olivia Anderson, the widow of deceased investigative reporter Jack Anderson and more recently, in March, author and researcher Mark Feldstein, who is writing a book about Jack Anderson, were interested in far more than the names of sources in the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) espionage case. That explanation by the FBI did not hold any water since Jack Anderson had not been active in pursuing that particular story -- he had suffered from Parkinson's Disease since 1986. According to individuals close to the FBI fishing expedition, the actual documents the FBI wanted to seize were files Anderson collected in the 1960s that linked George H. W. Bush's activities in Texas in 1963 to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22 of that year. Bush was a friend of George DeMohrenschildt, Lee Harvey Oswald's Belarusian-born contact officer. DeMohrenschildt befriended Oswald and arranged for him to settle in Dallas after leaving the Soviet Union. DeMohrenshildt "committed suicide" shortly before he was due to testify before the 1978 House Assassinations Committee. The elder Bush's name, address, and phone number in Midland, Texas was found in DeMohrenshildt's address book under the heading "Poppy."

In addition, the FBI wanted to remove from future public circulation Anderson documents that point to George H. W. Bush conspiring with the government of the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran to keep U.S. hostages imprisoned in Iran until after the 1980 presidential election and avoid an "October Surprise" for Carter. The agreement between the Iranians and Bush (who was working with William Casey) sank the chances for Jimmy Carter's re-election and George H. W. Bush's entry into the White House as Vice President. The hostages were released at the very time Ronald Reagan took the oath of office in 1981. That operation would lay the ground for future Bush-Tehran collusion in the Iran-Contra scandal. Another set of files involve the links between the Bush family and that of Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin John W. Hinckley. Had Hinckley succeeded in killing Reagan, the Bush political agenda would have commenced in earnest in 1981 rather than 1989.

The Bush family has been known to use retired FBI agents as their political heavies and clean up men in the past -- most notably to erase the Bush links to Dallas. George W. Bush's departing Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a close relative who continued to muddy the waters about the JFK assassination. McClellan's father, Barr McClellan, wrote a book claiming it was Lyndon Johnson, not George H. W. Bush, who conspired to kill the president.

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