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Launch date > 10 July 2002

Purpose > The Memory Hole exists to preserve and spread material that is in danger of being lost, is hard to find, or is not widely known. 

This includes:

• Government files

• Corporate memos

• Court documents (incl. lawsuits and transcripts)

• Police reports and eyewitness statements

• Congressional testimony

• Reports (governmental and non-governmental)

• Maps, patents, Web pages

• Photographs, video, and sound recordings

• News articles

• Books (and portions of books)

The emphasis is on material that exposes things that we’re not supposed to know (or that we’re supposed to forget).

Funding > The Memory Hole is funded entirely out of Russ’ own shallow pockets, including the money that readers like you graciously tuck into those pockets. It contains no e-commerce, subscriber areas, or ads (except for the obvious self-promotion of those books written or edited by Russ). It does not receive funding from foundations.


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May 12, 2019
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Internal NRA documents originally leaked here: ftp://67.190.79.35/sda1/nra2019documents1-clean/ For more info: https://www.thedailybeast.com/leaked-documents-nra-racked-up-dollar24-million-in-legal-bills-3?ref=home
Topics: NRA, National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, Oliver North
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Jan 2, 2019 US Strategic Command
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USSTRATCOM tweeted this video on December 31, 2018, then deleted it due to backlash.
Topics: Strategic Command, USSTRATCOM, deletions, tweets
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Nov 14, 2018
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Northern Virginia's proposal for Amazon HQ2.
Topics: Amazon, HQ2, Virginia, NOVA
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EPA release of documents re: Volkswagen emissions rigging. FOIA request (EPA-HQ-2015-011001) filed by Joel Schectman of Reuters, September 30, 2015: " We are requesting all correspondence, including but not limited to emails, documents, and files between Volkswagen and the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, as well as the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) regarding emissions from VW’s light duty diesel vehicles from 2009 until present."
Topics: Volkswagen, EPA, emissions, FOIA
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EPA release of documents re: Volkswagen emissions rigging. FOIA request (EPA-HQ-2015-011001) filed by Jeff Plungis of Bloomberg News, September 22, 2015: "Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552 et seq.("FOIA"), I request access to and copies of e-mails and documents sent between the Environmental Protection Agency and employees, executives or directors at Volkswagen AG regarding a technology that turns off emission controls in diesel-equipped VW Beetle,...
Topics: Volkswagen, EPA, emissions, FOIA
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Oct 8, 2018
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Oct 8, 2018
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Oct 8, 2018
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Oct 8, 2018
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Oct 8, 2018
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Oct 8, 2018
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Jul 19, 2018
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Larry Kudlow, initial financial disclosure via AltGov2
Topics: Larry Kudlow, economic advisor, National Economic Council. White House, Trump
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Jul 19, 2018
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John Bolton, initial financial disclosure from AltGov2
Topics: John Bolton, National Security Advisor, White House, Trump
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Jun 28, 2018 FBI
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FOIA request for FBI's file on Kushner Companies rejected under exemption b7A (pending or prospective law enforcement proceedings). From a request by AltGov2
Topics: FBI, Jared Kushner, Kushner Companies
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Jun 18, 2018
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First-person cellphone video of Border Patrol running down Paulo Remes, a member of the Tohono O'odham tribe in Arizona, then driving away. Posted to Facebook by his neighbor: https://www.facebook.com/MissSalcidoXIII/videos/10155575421518030/ News article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/06/16/disturbing-video-shows-border-patrol-strike-tribe-member-with-suv-drive-away/
Topics: CBP, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Tohono O'odham, Native Americans, rez
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Jun 7, 2018 Dept of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
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From the Dept of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy: "The first-ever database inventory of oil and natural gas infrastructure information from the top hydrocarbon-producing and consuming countries in the world is now available online. The database was born from a massive information acquisition, evaluation, and resource integration project led by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). NETL has now released the database on the Laboratory’s Energy Data...
Topics: oil, gas, infrastructure, wells, pipelines, transparency, Department of Energy
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May 26, 2018
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CBP complaints released to ACLU www.aclusandiego.org/civil-rights-civil-liberties/
Topics: CBP, Border Patrol, Homeland Security, abuse
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May 26, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 19 Dec 2017. Photos labeled "SBD K-12 Summit" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos
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May 26, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 19 Dec 2017. Photos labeled "Fed Marshal Luncheon" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, US Marshals Service
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May 26, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 18 Dec 2017. Photos labeled "SBD Baltimore Commencement" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos
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May 26, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 14 Dec 2017. Photos labeled "SBD Higher Ed Summit" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos
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May 26, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Dec 2017. Photos labeled "Cristorey Policy" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos
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May 26, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 07 Nov 2017. Photos labeled "SBD National Blue Ribbon Schools" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos
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May 26, 2018
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"Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have obtained a presentation prepared by an Israel-based private intelligence firm that outlines ways in which Donald Trump’s 2016 election was helped by fake news and fake social-media accounts, according to people familiar with the presentation and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal." www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-intelligence-firms-election-meddling-analysis-comes-under-muellers-scrutiny-1527288767
Topics: Trump, Psy-Group, 2016 election, Israel, social media
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Videos from Facebook livestream by Marta Martinez: www.facebook.com/marta.v.martinez.3 Taken in the immediate aftermath of Border Patrol fatally shooting Claudia Patricia Gómez González of Guatemala in Rio Bravo TX, 23 May 2018. Background Info: www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/us/texas-border-patrol-shooting/index.html
Topics: Border Patrol, immigration
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May 24, 2018 University of Oxford
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Oxford 2018 Annual Admissions Statistical Report Original: www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/Oxford%202018%20Annual%20Admissions%20Report.pdf
Topics: Oxford, race, class, education
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May 24, 2018
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Police officer reports for the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct 1, 2017.  For further info and all of these files as one big PDF, see:   www.altgov2.org/las-vegas-shooting-statements
Topics: Las Vegas shooting, Mandalay shooting, Stephen Paddock
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May 23, 2018 Department of Education
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Official photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, 15 Nov 2017. Photos labeled "SBD Corpus Christi" by Education Dept. Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos
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May 22, 2018
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Witness statements for the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct 1, 2017. For further info and all of these files as one big PDF, see: www.altgov2.org/las-vegas-shooting-statements
Topics: Las Vegas shooting, Mandalay shooting, Stephen Paddock
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Senate Judiciary Committee: Materials from Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Trump Tower Meeting Released May 16, 2018 A mirror of the files originally posted here: www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/releases/materials-from-inquiry-into-circumstances-surrounding-trump-tower-meeting
Topics: Trump, Russia, Senate Judiciary Committee
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Released via FOIA and posted by the Department of the Interior here: www.doi.gov/foia/os/other-records
Topic: Department of the Interior
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Released via FOIA and posted by the Department of the Interior here: www.doi.gov/foia/os/other-records
Topic: Department of the Interior
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May 15, 2018
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Gina Haspel's opening statement, questionnaire, and answers to questions (pre-hearing and post-hearing) from her Senate hearing to become CIA Director. Files originally posted here: www.intelligence.senate.gov/hearings/open-hearing-nomination-gina-haspel-be-director-central-intelligence-agency
Topics: CIA, Gina Haspel, torture, waterboarding, Senate Select Committe on Intelligence
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May 12, 2018
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Ads on Facebook bought by Russian operatives, January-August 2017(ads for June were not included in the release). See: www.altgov2.org/russian-fb-ads
Topics: Facebook, Russia, 2016 election
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May 12, 2018
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Ads on Facebook bought by Russian operatives, 2016. See: www.altgov2.org/russian-fb-ads
Topics: Facebook, Russia, 2016 election
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May 12, 2018
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Ads on Facebook bought by Russian operatives, June-Dec 2015. See: www.altgov2.org/russian-fb-ads
Topics: Facebook, Russia, 2016 election
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18,000-page FOIA release to Sierra Club from EPA regarding Scott Pruitt's schedule and external communications. This is a mirror of the documents posted here: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28139d100 NY Times article about the documents: www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/climate/epa-pruitt-emails-secrecy.html " But a new cache of emails offer a detailed look inside the agency’s aggressive efforts to conceal his activities as a public servant....
Topics: EPA, Scott Pruitt, Sierra Club, FOIA, secrecy, corporations
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Photos of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at National Blue Ribbon Schools event, Nov 7, 2017.  Released via a FOIA request from  AltGov2
Topics: Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, National Blue Ribbon Schools
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See: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/trump-foundation-docs
Topics: Trump, Trump Foundation
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Filing in the lawsuit YIANNOPOULOS, MILO vs. SIMON & SCHUSTER, INC. Manuscript of Dangerous with edits and comments from editor Mitchell Ivers.
Topics: Milo Yiannopoulos, Simon and Schuster, Dangerous, lawsuit
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Dec 9, 2017
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Jeff Sessions Q&A with Justice Dept interns, summer 2017. Video obtained via FOIA by ABC News. Article: abcnews.go.com/Politics/guarded-sessions-spars-interns-internal-doj-video/story?id=51623744
Topics: Jeff Sessions, Justice Department
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Nov 28, 2017 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Back-up of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's consumer complaint database (Excel/CSV and JSON formats) as of Nov 27, 2017 Originals located here: www.consumerfinance.gov/data-research/consumer-complaints
Topics: CFPB, complaints, banks, student loans, insurance, credit cards, collection agencies
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Nov 24, 2017
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No longer available on the APHIS website
Topics: Monsanto, wheat, GMO, APHIS
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Nov 4, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
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Mirror of the files here: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/cve-grants-awarded Mirrored by AltGov2
Topics: Homeland Security, Countering Violent Extremism
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Oct 10, 2017
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Motion to dismiss all notions of transparency and accountability in CREW v Trump . Posted by AltGov2  and The Memory Hole 2
Topics: Trump, secrecy, covering up, destroying records, non-accountability
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Oct 5, 2017 ICE
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A mirror of the documents (currently missing) from the "proactive disclosure" page of ICE's FOIA site: https://www.ice.gov/foia/proactive
Topics: ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS, Department of Homeland Security, FOIA
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Sep 12, 2017 US Air Force
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Transfer photos of US war dead at Dover Air Force Base, April 2009 to August 2017. Mirrored from the Air Force Mortuary website here: www.mortuary.af.mil/News/Photos/?igcategory=Dignified%20transfer More info at AltGov2
Topics: Iraq, Afghanistan, military, fatalities, coffins, transfer, Air Force, Dover
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Aug 28, 2017
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A mirror of the Exxon documents obtained by Inside Climate News and posted here: https://insideclimatenews.org/search_documents?topic=All&project=41124&keywords=
Topics: Exxon, ExxonMobil, oil, pollution, climate change, global warming
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A mirror of the documents posted here: https://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat_archive.html OSHA-reported fatalities and catastrophes involving workers on the job, from May 2009 to April 2017.
Topics: OSHA, Department of Labor, worker safety, worker deaths
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Aug 27, 2017
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A mirror of the internal documents (1977-1989) about climate change and pollution that Exxon uploaded here: http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/shareholder-archive/supporting-materials
Topics: Exxon, climate change, global warming, fossil fuels, emissions, CO2
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Posted by The Memory Hole 2: See:  www.thememoryhole2.org/castile
Topics: Castile, Yanez, police, shooting
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Jun 29, 2017
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