Wellstone Target Of Threats

The late Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone was the target of several threats which were investigated by the FBI.

FBI files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal several threats against Senator Wellstone before and after he was elected to office. But nobody was ever prosecuted. Some of the threats began shortly after he arrived in Washington in January of 1991. Wellstone was an outspoken liberal who was against the gulf War. The FBI also investigated Wellstone, himself, in 1970 after he was arrested during a protest against the Vietnam War. The FBI also looked into the 2002 plane crash that killed Wellstone , his wife and others….. but found no criminal involvement.


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