Letter from Scientologist to Congressman Bilirakis (May 10, 1985)

FBI File No.: 62-116151-71
May 10, 1985
Congressman Bilirakis
1100 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Fla. 33515
Dear Mr. Bilirakis:
A certain matter has come to my attention which I think is important enough to bring to your attention. There is a very real threat to the constitutional rights of every American citizen, including yourself. Specifically there are internal intelligence operations being conducted right now by the IRS and the FBI with cooperation from certain Department of Justice terminals.
For a fact, the New York Times recently reported harassment by the FBI and IRS of various citizens and groups involved in Central American activities. Outright allegations have surfaced that federal undercover agents are engaging in COINTELPRO which are the exact same operations that the FBI engaged in and said it stopped in 1971.
Another fact is that the Church of Scientology has released video tapes made during an undercover sting operation. The subject of the video tape is how a former Church employee, who is now a government agent, is planning, as part of a multi-agency plan, to disrupt the Church of Scientology internally and then oust current Church management, replacing them with persons under the control of the government agents involved. This is the truth, and when you see the tapes you will believe it too.
For the above reason I request that you support a call for hearings into government domestic intelligence operations. You and I cannot afford to sit back and have our constitutional rights taken away from us. Also, I request that you write the IRS and the FBI demanding an explanation of the cases above and a full accounting of their domestic intelligence activities including their actions in present time.
I believe in American rights and I believe you do also. Please let me know what you are going to do in this matter.
Respectfully,
[name redacted]
cc: Paula Hawkins, Wash., D.C., Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senate

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