COMINFILCommunist Infiltration (FBI surveillance project)
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At times, Hoover regarded the NAACP with exceptional tolerance, but this did not last, especially after 1941, when the FBI created a COMINFIL (communist infiltration) case to investigate discrimination suits against the Navy by 15 Afro-American mess-hall attendants.
The COMINFIL (Communist Infiltration) program of the cold war added organizations suspected of communist influence and covered practically the entire spectrum of the social reform and labor movements in the country.
opened up a special COMINFIL file on The New York Times in the 1950s, with the help of confidential informants on the staff, and cultivated a cozy relationship with a top publishing executive of the newspaper.