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    LEADING DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONGRESSMEN HAVE BEEN DEMANDING THE RESIGNATION O J. EDGAR HOOVER, THE 76-YEAR-OLD?

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    LEADING DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONGRESSMEN HAVE BEEN DEMANDING THE RESIGNATION O J. EDGAR HOOVER, THE 76-YEAR-OLD DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. THE DEMANDS FOLLOW WIDESPREAD ALLEGATIONS OF POLITICAL "SNOOPING" ON THE PART OF THE FBI. MANY LEADING POLITICAL FIGURES HAVE ACCUSED THE BUREAU OF TAPPING TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS THEY MAINTAIN MANY BUREAU INVESTIGATIONS ARE A BREACH OF PERSONAL PRIVACY.

    VICE-PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW, SPEAKING AT A CONVENTION IN NEW ORLEANS ON MONDAY (26 APRIL). HIT OUT AGAINST RECENT CRITICISM OF THE FBI AND ITS DIRECTOR SAYING "IT GIBES OFF AN UNPLEASANT POLITICAL ODOUR." HE SAID THAT ANY ATTEMPTS TO DISCREDIT J. EDGAR HOOVER BECAUSE OF AGE WERE PLOYS TO FAVOUR THE RADICAL LEFT. VICE-PRESIDENT AGNEW SPECIFICALLY CRITICISED DEMOCRATIC SENATORS GEORGE McGOVERN AND EDMUND MUSKIE FOR THEIR APPEALS FOR HOOVER'S RESIGNATION.

    IN NEW YORK CITY, SENATOR EDMUND MUSKIE, CURRENT FAVOURITE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION NEXT YEAR, WAS ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE VICE-PRESIDENT'S SPEECH. "WELL, THIS IS A TYPICAL AGNEW LIE," HE SAID. MUSKIE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HOOVER HAD REACHED THE AGE WHEN HE SHOULD RETIRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NRC9JE3TFZR16BZ24R8E36PD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NRC9JE3TFZR16BZ24R8E36PD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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