Maybe we have mirror image attitudes here. As the “critics” did not merely think they were trying to solve a crime, but rather were in a battle for the soul of America (which had become corrupt) . . .
. . . maybe some of the people in security agencies thought they were fighting for the soul of America, which had become besmirched by the corruption of conspiratorial thinking.
In other words, maybe people on both sides invested the issue with a huge moral significance, and therefore acted in ways that no sober citizens or unbiased investigators should have.
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MARQUETTE STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF DR. JOHN McADAMS
He was informed on his positions and presented them well.