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The FBI File Controversy

In June 1996, it was revealed that the White House had requested and obtained the FBI records on over 400 individuals without their permission. Other unconfirmed news reports now say that as many as 900 files might have been pulled. Many of those individuals were former employees during the previous Republican Administrations. Congress is now investigating the affair and had held several hearings. In addition, many of the individuals are considering filing actions against the FBI for violation of the 1974 Privacy Act.

Documents and News Stories

Updated - July 10, 1996. Revalidated - August 17, 2009.

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Last modified: July 10, 1996