Marilyn was born on June 1, 1926. She was 36-years-old when she died. J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director was 67 years old when Marilyn died. He was 68-years-old when JFK died.
On May 8, 1964, Lyndon Johnson, then the president, said of Hoover: “Edgar Hoover has been my close personal friend for almost 30 years, and he was my close neighbor for 19 years, . . “ LBJ made those remarks as he announced that he was signing the legislation that gave Hoover an exemption from the federal law which required people to retire at age 70. Hoover would continue to serve as FBI director until 1972.
Hoover was not worried about staying as director when he was 67 or 68 years old. He was immensely popular. Had Kennedy been president at the time when he turned 70 he knew he had the power to be appointed.
The truth of all this is ignored by a vile Boston columnist, a friend and hitman of President Trump, who has tried to throw cold water on the tributes being accorded to RFK on the occasion of his tragic death fifty years ago this coming Wednesday. In the world of Trump only he can be praised.
He wrote about Marilyn: “She had a diary, a drug problem and few prospects. There were rumors of a pregnancy. It was a very big mess. Bobby was in California the night Marilyn died. Many, including the former mayor of L.A., said that RFK was in L.A. that night. Sam Yorty was videotaped for an ABC News special that was supposed to be broadcast in 1985. There were so many loose ends — the LAPD knew what had happened, and so the cop in charge of the investigation soon became director of security for the NFL. J. Edgar Hoover knew what had happened, so that Monday, in Seattle, RFK announced that the director’s job was safe, even after he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.”
We are supposed to believe that RFK got Marilyn pregnant and murdered her which Hoover knew so RFK bribed him by protecting his job. The whole scenario is an out-and-out lie. RFK had no involvement in Marilyn’s death. Carr based on nothing but a desire to destroy a good man’s reputation lies to defame him. Nothing is lower. It’s a gangster trick to lie about people who are dead.
Not content with scurrilous lies about RFK’s involvement in Marilyn’s death, Carr goes on, “Bobby was indisputably a homophobe and an anti-Semite. From Roy Cohn to Bayard Rustin to J. Edgar Hoover, he really despised gays.”
He offers no evidence that RFK was a homophobe. There is no evidence that Hoover was gay. That’s another gangster/Trump talking point. Carr came up with a gangster imagined scenario where an FBI Agent named Paul Rico wanted some gangster murdered because he said Hoover was gay. He also passed on gangster stories that Rico was one of Hoover’s gay partners.
Carr ends: “And now you know the rest of the story you won’t be hearing from Bill Clinton or anybody else this week.”
Obviously you won’t. Others like to stick to the truth.