FBI Releases Thousands of Pages of Documents Surrounding Late Senator Edward Kennedy

The FBI on Monday released more than 2,200 pages of documents on the late Sen.

Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) focusing on the FBI’s relationship with the senator from 1961 to 1985, USA Today reported. The documents are being released following a Freedom of Information Act request by media outlets.

“At no point do these files suggest the FBI investigated Senator Kennedy for a criminal violation or as a security threat,” the FBI said in an introductory statement on its website.

Thousands of pages of files compiled by the FBI about the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy reveal numerous investigations into potential threats against the youngest member of the Kennedy political dynasty, including from the Ku Klux Klan and an alleged Mafia plot to kill all the Kennedy brothers.

The files, released by the bureau today, number more than 2,200 pages and cover the years 1961 to 1985, the period in which President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.