J. Edgar Hoover palled around with a suspected commie spy


Michael from Muckrock sez, "Few American officials could even come close to the legendary paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover, but that didn't stop the notorious FBI chief from striking up a close friendship with Samuel Dickstein, House Committee on Un-American Activities founder, Supreme Court Justice -- and suspected Russian spy."

The eighty-two page collection of documents, spanning the years between 1930 and 1954, when Dickstein died, consists largely of type-written letters between Dickstein and J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI’s first director, with whom Dickstein played a twenty-four year long game of phone tag.

FBI files on Congressman Dickstein show close relationship between Hoover and the alleged spy