National Affairs: The President's Week, Mar. 10, 1941

Last week the President:

> Expressed his views on wiretapping. Massachusetts' Thomas Eliot asked his opinion on a pending bill which would permit any Government agent to engage in wiretapping; the President wrote back that it went "entirely too far." He would have the wires tapped only by the Justice Department, and only in kidnapping cases and "against those persons . . . who today are engaged in espionage or sabotage against the United States."

> Denied that Ambassador John Winant was carrying peace proposals to Great Britain, outraged isolationists...

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