RFK Jr defends his family’s approval of wiretapping Martin Luther King Jr

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. defended his father’s and uncle’s approval to wiretap the late Martin Luther King Jr., claiming there was “good reason” to monitor him at the time.

Kennedy claimed his uncle, the late former President John F. Kennedy, and his attorney general Robert F. Kennedy had to allow the tapping for political reasons, and he said doing so would prove whether then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s belief that King was a communist was true.

“There was good reason for them doing that at the time,” Kennedy Jr. told Politico on Sunday. “Because Hoover was out to destroy Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement and Hoover said to them that Martin Luther King’s chief was a communist. My father gave permission to Hoover to wiretap them so he could prove that his suspicions
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