The Marc Steiner Show

The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI

J. Edgar HooverMay 19, 2014 – Segment 3

We look at another critical moment in our nation’s history: the first time a journalist received secret government files from outside sources who had stolen them, as we talk with former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger about her new book The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI. In March 1971 Medsger received from anonymous sources copies of files stolen from the Media, PA, FBI office the night of March 8, which revealed that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had, for nearly a half century, distorted the mission of the most powerful law enforcement agency and one of the most venerated institutions in the nation: the FBI.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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