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Late Sen. Byrd's FBI files reveal CIA leak uproar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records.

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Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., is shown on July 4, 1967. Byrd was a fiery orator versed in the classics and was a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing. Byrd created a stir in the mid-1960s within the nation's intelligence community when he obta...


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