Something I just have to add, which delves a bit more into the background of theKennedys political dealings and their involvement with the mob. Of course, this is whereMarilyn Monroe comes in:
Bugging of a Goddess, the Marilyn Monroe tapes
By John William Tuohy
Bernard Spindel was a legend in the twilight world of wire tapping. The military hadtaught Spindel his trade, and afterwards he worked briefly as a wiretap expert for the New York City Anti-Crime Committee, and testified before Congress as an expert.He also worked for the Trujillo government in the Dominican Republic, and when themoney was better, for the anti-Trujillo forces who wanted him to jam radar facilitiesalong a small strip of coastline long enough for them to fly weapons in. Spindel did his job and had himself placed on Trujillo's hit list as a result.Then, in 1953, he came to Jimmy Hoffa's attention, and the Teamsters hired Spindel tomake sure their phones weren't tapped. It turns out they were tapped. Not only were theytapped, including a pay phone in the lobby, Spindel discovered that they weregovernment taps and that someone on the Teamsters' payroll was a Justice Departmentmole. Whoever it was, they had told the Feds that Hoffa was shaking down themembership for kickbacks.Hoffa had Spindel plant tiny microphones, which were legal at the time, inside the officesof several suspects and had him install anti-bugging devices throughout the entire property as well. Lastly, Hoffa had him equip most of his upper staff with pocket-sizedmicrophones called Minifons, so they could record negotiations with management, a precaution, should the government ever accuse them of high pressure or illegal activitiesduring a strike.Bobby Kennedy, who had what can only be called an obsession to put Hoffa in jail, later had his Justice Department lawyers determine that arming his people with Minifons wasconspiracy to ensure loyalty.In 1959, Robert Kennedy, who was then with the McClellan committee, sent his staff investigator, James Kelly to Spindel's home. Spindel had known Kelly when Kelly was a New York City narcotics detective. Kelly invited Spindel to drive into Manhattan andmeet with Kennedy, which he did.Spindel ended up driving Kennedy and Kelly to the airport to catch a plane back toWashington. But, unknown to them, Spindel recorded the conversation in the car andcaught Kennedy saying thathe was eager to get Hoffa on "something, anything."Then he asked Spindel to testify against Hoffa. When Spindel refused, Kennedy asked,"Well then, what do you want to make that happen, what do you want to testify?"