The Spy Case That Made Adam Schiff a Russia Hawk

Posted On: May 26, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

The Spy Case That Made Adam Schiff a Russia Hawk

On September 25, 1984, three officials from the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco departed for San Francisco Airport to meet with their counterparts from Seattle and exchange confidential “pouched” diplomatic materials. This exchange happened every other Tuesday, and each time, the Soviets were tailed by a van full of San Francisco-based FBI counterintelligence officials. Although the FBI knew the Soviets were aware of this surveillance, the Bureau didn't try to conceal it either, according to the Los Angeles Times, which recounted this event from later court testimony. But this Tuesday in 1984 was different. Normally, there were only two Soviet officials meeting the Seattle diplomats at the airport, not three. And in addition to the usual FBI surveillance team, the Bureau had assigned 20 more agents to track the movement of the third man, Aleksander Grishin, an accredited diplomat-and a Soviet intelligence officer. When the Soviet officials entered the airport, with FBI agents watching, Grishin detached...

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