There are some important reports found in Soviet archives, after the collapse of the communist dictatorship, that provide an interesting insight into the character of the senior Senator from Massachusetts. One of the documents, a KGB report to their bosses in the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, revealed that "In 1978, American Sen. Edward Kennedy requested the assistance of the KGB to establish a relationship" between the Soviet apparatus and a firm owned by former Senator John Tunney. -Herbert Romerstein
Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.
Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Character, AntiAmerican, Communism
The document is a May 14, 1983 memo from KGB head Victor Chebrikov to his boss, the odious Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov, designated with the highest classification. It concerns a confidential offer to the Soviet leadership by Senator Kennedy. The target: President Ronald Reagan. -Paul Kengor
Editorial, Liberal, Character, AntiAmerican, Communism
Kennedy asked for a meeting with Andropov for the purpose of "arming himself with the Soviet leader's explanations of arms control policy so he can use them later for more convincing speeches in the U.S." He also offered to help get Soviet views on the major U.S. networks and suggested inviting "Elton Rule, ABC chairman of the board, or observers Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters to Moscow." -Herbert Romerstein
Democrat, Liberal, AntiAmerican, Communism
But Kennedy’s private outreach to the KGB Soviet intelligence agency in attempts to undermine first President Jimmy Carter then President Ronald Reagan say as much as Chappaquiddick did about the man who appeared to have no moral restraints whatsoever on his personal pursuit of raw political power. Documents found in Soviet archives after the fall of the Iron Curtain revealed a great deal about the character of Ted Kennedy. -Connie Hair
Editorial, AntiAmerican, Communism
After being questioned by the FBI, Duggan leapt from a window. Of course, given the people he was doing business with, he may have been pushed. After Duggan's death, Murrow, along with the rest of the howling establishment, angrily denounced the idea that Duggan could possibly have been disloyal to America. Well, now we know the truth. Decrypted Soviet cables and mountains of documents from Soviet archives prove beyond doubt that Lawrence Duggan was one of Stalin's most important spies. "McCarthyism" didn't kill him; his guilt did. -Ann Coulter
Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (September 28, 1915 – June 19, 1953) and Julius Rosenberg (May 12, 1918 – June 19, 1953) were American communists who were executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage. The charges related to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in United States history.
Liberal, Character, Science, AntiAmerican, Communism
They unearthed and published a document written by Lavrenti Beriya, Stalin’s chief spy and head of the Soviet nuclear program. The document identifies Oppenheimer as an “unlisted agent” of the Communist Party of the USA and praises Oppenheimer’s cooperation in providing Soviet spies access to U.S. atomic secrets.
Yale University Press released ''The Secret World of American Communism,'' which proves the Soviet Union funded the American effort, maintained covert activities, and used the CPUSA to steal nuclear secrets. The book also details how some prominent Americans and journalists aided the Communist espionage effort.