Late U.S. Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy ‘rented out a Chilean brothel for the entire night’, claimed FBI files
Late U.S. senator Ted Kennedy has been accused of renting an entire Chilean brothel and seeking meetings with communists who had left-wing views.
The information came to light after a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch – the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption – who put pressure on the FBI to release the material.
Their file on the late senator, who died from brain cancer in August 2009, was released but contained a large amount of blacked out information – until now.
The statements previously withheld include accusations that during a tour of several Latin American countries he ‘made arrangements to “rent” a brothel for an entire night, allegedly inviting one of the Embassy’s chauffeurs to participate in the night’s activities’.
In each country he visited he was also said to have ‘insisted on interviewing “the angry young men” of the country as well as Communists who had extreme left-wing views’.
When he was in Mexico, it is said that his request to have certain left-wingers – one of whom was later linked with a Soviet spy ring – was refused as he was warned not to associate himself with such people.
The trip, in December 1961, was taken when he was the Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County.
Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died, having served 47 years, following in the footsteps of older brothers President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who were both assassinated.
Judicial Watch argued with the FBI for more than six months to have the full version released, arguing that the blackouts were baseless.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said: ‘The FBI’s reluctance to follow the law and release this material shows that it, too, is not above politics.
‘Our tough fight with the Obama administration shows that it was not keen on letting the American people know that Ted Kennedy, one of Obama’s leftist politician heroes, liked to hang out with communists and prostitutes.
‘We will continue to investigate why the FBI improperly chose to keep this information secret.’
Judicial Watch’s motives for insisting on the release of the document are unclear, though Mr Fitton has indicated that he thinks American citizens are unaware that Kennedy, a known liberal, might have met with other liberals on his foreign travels.
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