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J. Edgar Hoover Delivered Order to Ignore Democrat After His Critical Comments


J. Edgar Hoover/fbi photo

Steve Neavling

J. Edgar Hoover wasn’t known for messing around.

When U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks criticized the FBI director during a background interview for a potential judicial nominee in 1958, Hoover laid down the law – his version of it.

“He is to be ignored,” Hoover wrote of the Texas Democrat in a June 1958 memo, the Huffington Post wrote [2].

FBI files shows that agents believe Brooks may have gone to a communist meeting in 1943 and favored inter-racial relationships.