The Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, that office seems to have been in the news a lot of late. On this day in 1924 J. Edgar Hoover was appointed to be the first Director of the F.B.I. and would remain so until his death in 1972. A man who abused power and became so powerful due to his ‘knowing the secrets of everyone” so powerful and dangerous that no president would dare to remove him from office, and yet he seemed to have some secrets of his own. What a scumbaggington and I think it is a disgrace. So much of his ‘heroics’ were lies and deception. All he cared about was keeping and expanding his own power. I can’t believe the FBI building still bears his name. My first promise if elected in 2020 is to remove that criminals name from the building.
One of my favorite Hoover stories. I saw G. Gordon Liddy speak once and told the story- Hoover called one of his top aides in and told him ‘watch the borders”… so the aide didn’t really know of any threat at the Mexican border but they didn’t question The Chief- he sent more agents down to the border. Turns out when Hoover said “Watch the borders” he meant- watch the borders on the reports you turn in. Hoover like to write comments in the margins.