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Resource ID: #18803
Subject: Espionage
Source: Los Angeles Times
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Date: July 29, 2001

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A joint investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Los Angeles Times reveals that Robert Philip Hanssen, a confessed spy for the Soviet Union in the 1980s, headed up a domestic spying program for the FBI during that same decade."The role -- and historical irony -- of confessed traitor Hanssen has not been reported before..." The Times and CIR broke the story with the help of 2,815 pages of "formerly classified documents recently obtained under a federal Freedom of Information Act request submitted nearly 15 years ago."

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