FBI Started Tracking late Sen. Paul Wellstone After His Anti-Vietnam Arrest

Late Sen. Paul Wellstone
By Allan Lengel

The FBI first took interest in the late Sen. Paul Wellstone when he was arrested during an anti-Vietnam war protest in 1970, and years later investigated death threats against him as a liberal Democratic senator, according to Minnesota Public Radio, which obtained FBI files under a Freedom of Information request.

MPR reported that Wellstone, who died in a plane crash in 2002, started getting death threats after he unseated incumbent Republican Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, but no one was ever charged. Wellstone opposed the first gulf war.

The FBI also investigated the plane crash in 2002, but found no evidence of criminal activity, MPR reported.

To read more and read the files click here.


Leave a Reply