Posts Tagged ‘CFR’

‘We will do NO press on this’ – CIA emails on Claire Danes’ first visit to Langley

Published January 20th 2017

Newly-available emails show that when Claire Danes first visited CIA headquarters, she did so in very low-key fashion after a friendly CIA agent got her in. This confirms that the Agency have been involved in the production of Homeland since the first season, and shows how even their liaisons with the entertainment industry are sometimes done very quietly. In this piece I recap Danes’ first trip to Langley and identify the agent who took her there, who has since joined the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jack Valenti’s FBI File (Part I)

Published March 8th 2016

Jack Valenti was present at the JFK assassination and became a close aide to Lyndon Johnson before being made head of the Motion Picture Association of America. Valenti’s lengthy FBI file – which I will be writing on in several parts – details his White House career, investigations into both his mob ties and allegations of sexual perversion, some hints towards his CIA connections as well as some of his nearly 40 years at the MPAA. It also includes an investigation into items going missing from his luggage in an LA airport and a rumour that he arranged for a young woman to have an abortion of LBJ’s lovechild.

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