The FBI's interest in the SDS was piqued by Communist party leader Gus Hall's comment that his party had the SDS "going for us." Both J. Edgar Hoover and President Johnson came to view the SDS as a key fomenter of anti-Vietnam sentiment. When the Weathermen, the SDS "Action Faction," broke away, the FBI's investigations could finally focus on the concrete problem of terrorist bombings. The file ends with the 1977 capture of Peter Clapp, one of the last "wanted" Weathermen.
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