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Communist, Fascist, and Socialist groups had successfully risen to power in Europe; the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt was concerned that the same groups might successfully challenge the political system in the United States. Roosevelt approached J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director, authorizing him to undertake counterespionage operations to survey organizations and individuals affiliated with Communist, Fascist, and Socialist groups. These operations were done without the authorization of the Justice Department, gradually setting the stage for the FBI to move 33 34 THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION out from under the direct supervision of the attorney general and into a more independent role.

On Pennsylvania Avenue in the J. Edgar Hoover Building. Here During a news conference in May 2002, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, discussed the reorganization of his agency and outlined its priorities in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Protecting the United States from terrorism became the top priority of the FBI. 50 THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION is where the coordination and organization of FBI activities are carried out. The Washington headquarters serves as a central location where information is gathered and distributed to the field offices.

Kelley Director 1973–1978 James B. Adams Acting Director 1978 William H. Webster Director 1978–1987 John Otto Acting Director 1987 William S. Sessions Director 1987–1993 Floyd I. Clarke Acting Director 1993 Louis Freeh Director 1993–2001 Thomas J. Pickard Acting Director 2001 Robert S. Mueller, III Director 2001–present AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY 41 Nixon’s activities led to the Watergate scandal of 1972, and Nixon was ultimately forced to resign to avoid impeachment. As part of the Senate’s and House of Representatives’ investigations into Nixon’s abuse of power, the FBI’s wiretapping of reporters and White House and NSC staff came to light.

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