Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Congressman says J. Edgar Hoover was the “opposite of justice,” wants name off FBI headquarters

There are a litany of problems with the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which is why the FBI has spent more than a decade pushing for a new headquarters.

A congressman overseeing the bureau puts the building’s name at the top of the list.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) introduced legislation last week that would strip the name of the agency’s longtime former director from the building. Hoover was among the most famous and powerful federal officials during his 37-year reign atop the FBI, but his aggressive and warrentless surveillance of civil rights leaders has since been well-chronicled.


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