Nation: Webster's Test

He disciplines six agents

Ever since the glory days of J. Edgar Hoover, running the FBI has been the ruination of most directors' reputations. Hoover himself was demythologized after his death in 1972 by revelations of the racist, tyrannical and even lawless way in which he managed the bureau. Richard Nixon's appointee, ex-Navy Captain L. Patrick Gray, meekly let himself be used in the Watergate coverup. Clarence Kelley, the tough cop who had headed the Kansas City, Mo., police department, allowed himself to be hobbled by the Hoover clique of high-level bureaucrats at FBI...

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