Committee staff consulted close to two dozen medical authorities and devoted one session of hearings to related testimony. Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Please verify you're not a robot by clicking the box. Some of these tragedies we know about; others remain forever hidden because obituaries typically omitted the cause of death in such cases. FBI interest in Hay continued, but this was unrelated to his Mattachine activities. These figures were highly speculative but dramatic and widely reported by the press. Find sources: John J.
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The attorney Roy Cohn served as general counsel on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations during Senator Joseph McCarthy 's tenure as chairman and assisted Hoover during the s investigations of Communists  and was generally known to be a closeted homosexual. Topics Film The Observer. University of Georgia Press. Theoharis speculated that Clyde Tolsonwho became an assistant director to Hoover in his mid 40s, was a homosexual lover to Hoover and became his primary heir until his death.
Because to convict people in court, you have to [reveal] your evidence, [but] when you're doing secret intelligence operations, you just have to sabotage and subvert them and steal their secrets — you don't have to produce evidence capable of discovery by the other side.