Joined the US Naval Reserve aged 17, served from 1944-46
Served on the Senate Labour Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa over the corrupt practices of the union, and published The Enemy Within, a book about corruption in organized labour.
Known for his advocacy for the African-American Civil Rights Movement, crusade against organized crime and the mafia, and involvement in U.S. foreign policy related to Cuba and Indonesia
Helped his brother to de-escalate the Berlin Crisis 1961
Pursued a relentless crusade against organised crime and the mafia, sometimes disagreeing on strategy with J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI. Convictions against organized crime figures rose by 800 percent during his term
In 1968, Kennedy campaigned for the presidency and was a leading Democratic candidate, appealing particularly to black, hispanic, and catholic voters. Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, after Kennedy defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, he was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year old Palestinian, and died the following day
He was senior legal advisor to Barack Obama during Obama’s presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama’s vice-presidential selection committee.
Smuggled guns to the Mexican drug cartels
During the Fast and Furious investigation, he became the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of congress
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