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FOIA Reveals the File That the FBI Built on J. Edgar Hoover Critic

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After then presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy promised, if elected, to fire J. Edgar Hoover as FBI director, the agency took sufficient interest in McCarthy to open up and build a 500 page file. The Associated Press, which obtained the file through a Freedom of Information Act request, said the file included clippings and memos on McCarthy’s comments about Hoover, including letters from agents writing letters of glowing support for the director. (10/29/07)