FYI, folks. Here's a copy of the email I just sent to Mike Lawlor, copying another I sent this afternoon to the Russian Embassy. Enjoy.
-----Original Message-----From: email@example.comTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 5:26 pmSubject: Fwd: Request for guidance on historical records search.FYI, big boy.
Sent: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 5:24 pm
Subject: Request for guidance on historical records search.
8 February 2014
Nikolay V. Pukalov, Head of the Consular Section
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
re: Request for guidance on historical records search.
My name is Mike Vanderboegh. I am, among other things, a citizen journalist who (with my friend David Codrea) broke the story of the Fast and Furious arms scandal on the Internet in December 2010. We were also responsible for linking up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms whistleblowers in that case with the offices of Senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Charles Grassley of Iowa, as well as with Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News. In that and other scandals involving the ATF and the Federal Bureau of Investigation I have developed numerous sources within the federal law enforcement and intelligence agency bureaucracies.
Some of these sources now confirm my suspicions that Michael Lawlor, currently Under Secretary of the State of Connecticut heading the Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division in Hartford was the subject of an investigation by the KGB of the former Soviet Union with a view to making him a Soviet asset in the United States during the Cold War.
While the young Mr. Lawlor was at the University of Connecticut, he participated in language studies in 1977 at Moscow and Leningrad. He then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Soviet Area Studies from the University of London in 1981 at a time when that and other British universities were prime recruiting grounds for KGB "political warfare" assets. He subsequently received a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study economic reform in Hungary in 1982." Shortly afterward, he decided to change course and become, in quick succession, a lawyer, a public prosecutor and then a Democrat Party politician in Connecticut.
As such, he was a prime target for KGB recruitment and my sources indicate that both the FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency believed so as well. Toward the end of law school he applied for a job at the CIA and was turned down.
I am writing you to ask your guidance on what it takes to initiate an historical records search of the KGB archives relevant to those records which are certainly extant on Mr. Lawlor. I and other journalists will be filing Freedom of Information Act requests regarding Mr. Lawlor with both the FBI and the CIA, but we have no experience in seeking records now under the authority of your FSB. Please have one of your subordinates contact me if you can help assist me in any way.
Thank you very much for your kind attention to this matter. I am sending a hard copy of this letter for the record by United States Postal Service. Please forgive the duplication.
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