InHoover rose in the Bureau of Investigation to deputy head and, inthe Attorney General made him the acting director. The House Judiciary Committee then demanded that Silberman testify about them. During the s through mids, he seemed to ignore organized crime of the type that ran vice rackets such as drugsprostitutionand extortion. Embassy and revealed everything that had happened, including his history of gay experiences. Archived from the original on 11 June
According to critics, Hoover tended to exaggerate the dangers of these alleged subversives and many times overstepped his bounds in his pursuit of eliminating that perceived threat.
J. Edgar Hoover worked to end the career of a government clerk who had suggested he was gay
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The Autobiography of Roy Cohn. Archived from the original on 29 December You know we would never use it, because you're a friend of ours… We just thought you ought to know the type of stuff that might get around and might be harmful to you… They handed him the folder… Long read it for a few minutes. He built the first federal fingerprint bank, and his Identification Division would eventually offer instant access to the prints of million people. Former officials I interviewed, including three former attorney generals and several former assistant directors of the FBI, were at a loss to explain why Hoover refused to tackle the threat of organised crime.