The John Lennon FBI files

initial release
after court decision

The informer's report written by Julie Maynard about her trip to New york in Narch, 1972 concludes with one crucial piece of information: Lennon sent a "message" that he would come to the demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in Miami "if they are peaceful."

The FBI told the courts and the public they had been conducting a legitimate criminal investigation of Lennon because they had information that he intended to partcipate in violent, diruptive demonstrations in Miami. The FBI went all the way to the Supreme Court to prevent this document from being released to the public. It undermines the entire pretext of the FBI's investigation of Lennon.

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