Nation: What Burned Bobby

Blazing mad, New York's freshman Democratic Senator Bobby Kennedy demanded a hearing before his colleagues. Cried he to a judiciary subcommittee investigating invasions of privacy by federal agencies: "There was an implication across the country that I had acted improperly, and I resent it."

What burned Bobby was a charge that as Attorney General he had tried to plant in LIFE magazine a derogatory story about Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa at a time when Hoffa was under federal indictment for mail fraud.

The Memo. The charge came about in a curious way. The committee...

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