The bulk of the cost is related to Clines’ file, which the FBI told Best was 31,250 pages long. The FBI said it would size it down to 63 CDs for a fee of $940, according to MuckRock, the website facilitating the fundraising for Best.
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On another page, Best describes Shackley as “one of the most decorated CIA officers,” going on to note that his “work included being station chief in Miami, during the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as the Cuban Project (also known as Operation Mongoose), which he directed.”
“Shackley is perhaps best known for his involvement in CIA ‘black ops,’” the bio adds.