|Name||Edward W. Spannaus|
Leesburg, Virginia , United States
|| 00, 1943
|Contributor||The Sunset Provision|
Jul 28, 2009 12:45pm
|Info||Spannaus was born in 1943 in Seattle, Washington. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1965, and an M.S. from Columbia University in 1967. During the summer of 1964, he was one of the young Americans who went to the South taking an active part in the Civil Rights movement in the Mississippi Summer Project. In 1966-68 period, he was a tenant organizer and researched the looting practices of real estate owners in New York City. He now lives in Lovettsville, VA with his wife Nancy. |
He met Mr. LaRouche in the mid-1960s, and was one of the founding members of the political-philosophical organization associated with the LaRouche political movement, the National Caucus of Labor Committees. During the 1980s, he twice served as campaign treasurer for LaRouche's Presidential bids (1984 and 1988). He was also the Executive Director of the Constitutional Defense Fund from 1984-1989. From 1989-91, he was a political prisoner, having been targetted, along with LaRouche and others, in a political frame-up directed from the highest levels of the Bush-directed "secret government."
Edward Spannaus has been on the editorial board of Executive Intelligence Review magazine since its founding in 1974, and has been its Law Editor since 1981. He has written on the American history of law from Leibniz to John Marshall, and has covered leading developments in American law in this century. He has written numerous articles on the FBI and the Justice Department. More generally, he has written hundreds of articles, over the years, on constitutional law, law enforcement, economics, intelligence and foreign policy matters. These include many articles on Whitewater, special prosecutors, and the British targetting of President Clinton.
Other areas of Spannaus's expertise include judicial corruption and prosecutorial misconduct (Abscam/Brilab to the LaRouche case), and international arms trafficking, particularly the operations run into and out of Iran 1979-86--the "October Surprise"--and the so-called "Iran-Contra" affair. Spannaus is the author of numerous EIR Special Reports on these topics, e.g., in February 1992 he authored "Treason in Washington: New Evidence on the `October Surprise,'" and in September 1996 he co-directed an investigative team which produced a report titled "Would a President Bob Dole Prosecute Drug Super-kingpin George Bush?" proving that it was Bush's "secret government" intelligence apparatus operating out of the White House--and not the CIA--which was behind the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s.