as Communist Agent with Soviet Contacts
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- An informant said she was “either a communist or one who follows the line of the Communist Party very closely.”
- Abzug paid tribute to attorneys for the Communist Party.
- Surveillance of Abzug’s home revealed that a Soviet official had contacted Abzug, and that arrangements were made for her to meet the USSR delegation to the United Nations.
- A letter to the FBI described Abzug as a member of numerous communist fronts and whose congressional campaign was a “top priority in communist and Soviet diplomatic circles.”
- She was a member of six Communist front groups at the height of the Cold War.
- She supported the Stalin-Hitler pact signed in 1939 when many Communist Party members were leaving the Party. She went along with the Communist Party’s opposition to American support of Britain and France from 1939 until July 22, 1941, when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union.
- In 1948, after the Communists staged a coup and seized control of Czechoslovakia, Abzug went to Prague to attend the Third Congress of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, a Soviet front group.
- She represented the National Lawyers Guild, a front controlled by the Communist Party, USA.
- In 1966, she signed a statement published in the Communist paper, The Daily Worker, opposing investigations of subversive activities by Congressional committees.
- In 1967, she supported resolutions condemning Israel as “an imperialist aggressor.”