May 22, 1963F.B.I. interoffice memo from Courtney Evans to Al Belmont discussing the Saturday Evening Post article on Joseph Valachi that is being written by Peter Maas. "The foregoing clearly indicates that the Department is motivated strictly by political considerations. While they have apparently yielded to our view that Valachi should not be interviewed by the magazine writer, they are, nevertheless, exploiting this whole situation for their own benefit. "Under the circumstances, we should not get involved, but you will be advised of any further information we can develop as to Departmental action." Handwritten:"I concur. I never saw so much skulduggery, the sanctity of Department files, including Bureau reports is a thing of the past." "H" (for Hoover)