You can’t get much closer to the truth (?) than you will today because by this time next week we will have reached the conclusion of the conspiracy theory, COUP D”ETAT. Over the past several months, week by week, inch by convoluted inch the theory has taken us on a path leading to the highest offices in the land. Haven’t you been amazed at the array of characters and players in this unfolding tale. Gangsters, CIA, Mafia, FBI, politicians, actresses, dictators and the list goes on….This week’s title: The Untouchable and I don’ t mean Elliot Ness! Who was the most untouchable of all – J. Edgar Hoover.
J. Edgar Hoover hated the Kennedys and refused to cooperate with them in their crackdown on organized crime, because, in his opinion, organized crime didn’t exist. Yet he spent his vacations gambling at Delmar racetrack and relaxing at the Del Charro motel, notorious hangouts for top-level mobsters (and both owned by his pals, the Texas Murchisons), and he often met privately with Mafia “Prime Minister” Frank Costello. It has been alleged that Hoover had a secret hit squad of mob assassins recruited with Costello’s help. The day after Kennedy died, the FBI taped gangster Chuckie Inglese telling his boss, Sam Giancano, “two months from now the FBI will be like it was five years ago. They won’t be around no more.”
Hoover’s power resided in the confidential files. During the Warren Commission Investigation, for instance, he collected derogatory materials on Commission members and their staff. He also investigated the sex lives of prominent people, especially homosexuals, but ironically, it is rumored that Hoover’s own alleged homosexuality may have subjected him to blackmail by gangster, Meyer Lansky.
Private corporations, government, and the media were infiltrated with ex-FBI agents who, while no longer on the payroll, remained loyal to Hoover. This may shed light on the true role of ex-FBI agents like Guy Bannister, William Harvey, Robert Maheu, Jim Garrison, and Secret Service Chief James Rowley. The true nature of FBI links to Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby have never been revealed, but there certainly were ties between the FBI and both men, and by controlling the investigation, Hoover was in a position to obscure the trail of the assassins.
- “Naomi Watts Joins ‘J. Edgar’” and related posts (deadline.com)