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FBI releases files on late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace
CBS News/ ^ | January 4, 2013, 5:59 PM | Sara Dover

Posted on 01/04/2013 4:17:00 PM PST by BenLurkin

The FBI has released its files on the late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace, detailing their scrutiny of a 1970 trip Wallace took to Cuba. There is also an investigation of a threatening letter sent to Wallace in 1977 by a World War II veteran titled "Communist Control of the Press."

The files were dug up from the bureau's records vault and were requested via the Freedom of Information Act. Read the documents here.

Wallace died on April 7, 2012, at the age of 93 and was widely recognized for his aggressive style in television interviews.

In the summer of 1970, Wallace and the late "60 Minutes" creator Don Hewitt traveled to Cuba. The FBI documents detail the luggage and travel information of the two men, but do not provide much other information. At first mention, the documents misspell Hewitt's name.

The documents also include a rambling letter sent to Wallace in 1977, in which the sender claims to "have solid proof that you are a pro-communist anti-America traitor."

An FBI investigation into the letter identified the sender as Donald P. Hale, a disabled World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, according to the files. The U.S. Attorney's office decided against prosecuting Hale for extortion, saying it did not appear to have criminal intent and the face Hale admitted to "emotional problems."


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Gee...why would anyone think that Mike Wallce was a security risk?

/s

1 posted on 01/04/2013 4:17:11 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Wasn’t he a depressed, big-time pothead?


2 posted on 01/04/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin

CBS, of course, discounts brave citizen Hale as having “emotional problems.” This is what we’ll all have to admit to — or be kept in drugged-stupor — dare we call out the Communists.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 4:23:53 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks CBS for putting the disabled vet’s name up for ridicule. That really added a lot to the story.

Scum bums.


4 posted on 01/04/2013 4:24:36 PM PST by DManA ( A)
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To: BenLurkin

This is great. Now we know that

[ ] visited [ ] on [ ]1970 and that they [ ] on the [ ] with a [ ].


5 posted on 01/04/2013 4:28:40 PM PST by DManA ( A)
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To: gaijin
Wallace was an opportunistic liberal a--hole who never hesitated to ruin innocent people if he could get some ratings, and never worked hard enough to break a sweat outing leftwing psychopaths.

America became a little cleaner the day this jerk assumed room temperature.

6 posted on 01/04/2013 4:31:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: BenLurkin

I’m with Mr Hale.


7 posted on 01/04/2013 4:33:49 PM PST by skeeter
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To: BenLurkin
People praise him.

(people also suck sometimes)

8 posted on 01/04/2013 4:36:54 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: DManA
[Mike]
[Castro]
[Cuba]
[Don't have this one, and if I do it's redacted, but it's a verb]
[beach]
[llama]

That's what I heard, anyway, from a good source.

/johnny

9 posted on 01/04/2013 4:38:53 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL.


10 posted on 01/04/2013 4:41:37 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ok, I glanced through the 50 page file. A couple of pages 90% redacted reports about his trip to Cuba and the rest were the ramblings of this poor deluded WWII vet.

What a non story.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 4:44:40 PM PST by DManA ( A)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I think the verb you are looking for is [ ]. And it wasn’t on a beach. It was in a 1952[ ].


12 posted on 01/04/2013 4:47:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
No mention of the llama?

/johnny

13 posted on 01/04/2013 4:48:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DManA
You can't get a llama in a 1952[]. I heard they tried, though.

I do appreciate the thread. Every time I hear again 'the late Mike Wallace', I just have to smile. Makes my day.

/johnny

14 posted on 01/04/2013 4:51:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It might have been a lama. FBI grasp of detail wasn’t always what we might have hoped.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 4:52:12 PM PST by DManA
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ah we do have fun here.

[do you think the FBI is buying that?]


16 posted on 01/04/2013 4:54:47 PM PST by DManA
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To: BenLurkin

I still remember that turkey Wallace ambushing Gen. Westmoreland, that should have ended his journalism career.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 4:55:28 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: JRandomFreeper

"...was it my long lashes, or my sexy glance?

18 posted on 01/04/2013 5:24:35 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
That's just disturbing.

/johnny

19 posted on 01/04/2013 5:36:51 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

lol


20 posted on 01/04/2013 5:39:42 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hinckley buzzard

“cleaner in many ways.” My grand daughter is a “young” nurse and Wallace, while in the hospital during his last days, was trying to touch her inappropriately and making similarly inappropriate comments. She was quite embarrassed.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 7:40:00 AM PST by capt B
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To: capt B

I did a multipart blog on Mike Wallace’s defectiveness, in the context of Liberal debating, if you are interested. The page below and the next page were devoted to him and his psychology. He really wasn’t human. Sorry your Grandaughter crossed paths with him.

http://wwww.anonymousconservative.com/blog/?p=358


22 posted on 01/07/2013 1:01:01 PM PST by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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