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Declassified Preliminary Report:
Confidential Staff Report to Senate Foreign
Relations Committee Chair J.W. Fulbright
"In recent years there has been an increasing number of incidents involving attempts by foreign governments, or their agents, to influence the conduct of American foreign policy by techniques outside normal diplomatic channels…..there have been occasions when representatives of other governments have been privately accused of engaging in covert activities within the United States and elsewhere, for the purpose of influencing United States Policy (the Lavon Affair).”
Library of Congress - Staff report on whether
Foreign Agent material was on file at Library of Congress
as required by
1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act
"Lenvin [Nathan Lenvin, head of the FARA Section at DOJ] told me that the Library [of Congress] had set aside a room to handle all the material that was flowing up there, but everything turned out to fit on just a few shelves. The man in the stacks who has jurisdiction over the material said I was the first person who had ever come to look at it."
Letter from DOJ FARA Section Chief Nathan
Lenvin to John Newhouse, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
listing all FARA
related prosecutions from 1/1/1950 to
..."U.S. v. Hector Garcia Soto On May 3, 1960, an indictment was returned in the Southern District of Florida against Hector Garcia Soto for a willful failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The case went to trial and the defendant was acquitted by the jury...."
Internal Memo from Carl Marcy, chief of staff
"When we get into the lobby hearings, JWF (J. William Fulbright) would like to obtain from the Zionist outfits a list of individuals who have spoken to them in the past, and how much they got paid?"
Outline of Further Staff
Investigation into Influences of Foreign Governments and Other
Foreign Groups Upon U.S. Foreign Policy through Non-Diplomatic
"1. To what extent is United states foreign policy being influenced through nondiplomatic channels by foreign governments and other foreign groups?
2. To what extent are the following - and other - channels being used by foreign governments?
3.To what extent are the following - and other - practices employed by foreign governments?
4. Is the Foreign Agents Registration Act adequate to protect the American public against improper influences by foreign governments and parties?
5. Do traditional international concepts of t1improper interference in internal affairs" require review? At what point does the need of the U. S. Government to influence foreign governments and public opinion impose a limit on U. S. restraints on propaganda and public relations activities of foreign governments here?
6. To what extent are intelligence and internal security agencies of the U. S. Government cognizant of propaganda and public relations activities of foreign governments and parties? To what extent do such agencies facilitate or sponsor such activities?"
Memorandum for the Record:
"Timing of further staff investigation regarding non-diplomatic
influences by foreign governments."
"The chairman decided today that he liked the attached outline [9/29/1961] of a further staff investigation on this subject and the idea of hiring Walter Pincus to help John Newhouse, but he also decided that the start of such additional staff work should be delayed until 1, April of 1962."
|07/1962||Confidential Committee Print NONDIPLOMATIC ACTIVITIES OF REPRESENTATIVES OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS - A Preliminary Study - Prepared by the Staff of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate|
|Archive||Justice Department Orders the American Zionist Council to register as an Israeli Foreign Agent - partially based on Senate Foreign Relations Committee preliminary work.|
ACTIVITIES OF NONDIPLOMATIC
REPRESENTATIVES OF FOREIGN PRINCIPALS IN THE UNITED STATES
Redacted Senate report on Israel lobbying.
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