Memos show the Agency consulted with Angleton nearly a decade after scandal supposedly ended his career

Considered to be both one of the greatest – and most paranoid – spymasters in living memory, CIA Counterintelligence Chief James Jesus Angleton was undeniably one of the best in the field. By the ’70s, however, he was also considered too toxic for government service after revelations, scandals, and Agency politics forced him and other […]

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FBI and IRS investigators questioned IRS’s role in helping Oliver North in the Iran-Contra execution and cover-up

The investigations into the Iran-Contra affair were repeatedly crippled and hindered on multiple fronts, with information being withheld and agencies obstructing the efforts. While the obstructions of agencies like the NSA and CIA are somewhat well known, another agency can now be added to that list – the IRS. Materials from a file maintained by the Office […]

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NSA rejections hint at lingering VENONA secrets

VENONA, a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and decryption program run by the NSA and its predecessor, the U.S. Army’s Signal Intelligence Service, intercepted and ultimately decrypted thousands of Soviet messages. Most infamously, these messages helped finger the Rosenbergs, seemed to confirm what people like Elizabeth Bentley were telling the FBI, and formed the basis for a number of […]

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