A Student of History

December 23, 2007

FBI Planned Mass ‘Disloyalty’ Arrests in 1950

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 4:21 am

Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had a plan to suspend the rules against illegal detention and arrest up to 12,000 Americans he suspected of being disloyal, according to a newly declassified document.

Hoover sent the White House his plan on July 7, 1950, less than two weeks after the Korean War began. Still, there is no evidence to suggest that President Truman or any subsequent president approved any part of Hoover’s proposal to house suspect Americans in military and federal prisons.

More here from Fox News.



  1. Is that J. Edgar Hoover or Herbert Hoover?

    Comment by J. L. Bell — December 26, 2007 @ 3:43 am | Reply

  2. Herb!

    Comment by John Maass — December 26, 2007 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

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