Ted Stevens FBI File Posted

The FBI just posted the massive FBI file of the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK).

From the FBI:

This release contains approximately 3,600 pages of responsive material; the majority of it–approximately 2,700 pages–consists of public source material from the media file associated with the pending “POLAR PEN” public corruption investigation of the FBI Anchorage Field Office.

The remainder of the release consists of 11 main files from the Anchorage and Washington Field Offices and from FBI Headquarters. The files include material on extortion threats to the senator, press reports and newspaper articles about public corruption, and correspondence between Stevens and the FBI.

The contents of the reference file are posted here.

It is described as follows:

This document contains references to Senator Stevens derived from nearly 100 FBI files. In most of these references, there is only a slight mention to Senator Stevens. This file includes:

Complaints received by the FBI Anchorage Field Office alleging instances of Stevens being involved in corruption or other illegal activities; Interviews of citizens who mention they voted for or supported Stevens and others who contributed to his campaigns; Mentions of Stevens’ relationship with business leaders in the Alaska area and discussions of him using certain businesses or accepting free services; Letters back and forth between Stevens and FBI Directors and other executives, the U.S. attorney general, and the Anchorage special agents in charge discussing legislation, constituent concerns, crime reporting, and news articles of interest; Letters of complaint from the public and political organizations regarding alleged corruption, which tie in other Alaskan political figures; References from the 1950s when Stevens was the U.S. Attorney (involving his appointment to the position and participation in U.S. Attorney conferences); and
Correspondence between Hoover and other FBI executives regarding Stevens’ relationship with the FBI and the Anchorage Field Office as a U.S. Attorney.

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