Hirschorn, Michael W. "Newly Released Documents Provide Rare Look at How FBI Monitors Students and Professors." Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 Feb. 1988, A1, A13.
Documents recently made public show the reach of the FBI's five-year (1981-1985), nationwide investigation into the activities of the Committee in Support of the People of El Salvador (CISPES) and other anti-Reagan Administration groups. The effort involved extensive surveillance of campus affiliates of CISPES and other left-leaning groups at a minimum of 18 colleges and universities.
Mills, Mike. "FBI Chief Laments 'Mistakes' in CISPES Probe." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 17 Sep. 1988, 2575.
On 14 September 1988, FBI Director Sessions told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that he was suspending several FBI employees for "inadequacies" surrounding the Bureau's investigation of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) and affiliated groups. Sessions "denied that the investigation was politically motivated or engineered by the White House." He argued that decisions concerning the investigation did not come from the Director's office (then held by William Webster).