THE CONGRESS: The Bohlen Case

The first stages of the fight against Charles E. Bohlen's confirmation as Ambassador to Russia were based on Bohlen's political background. New Hampshire's Styles Bridges, Wisconsin's Joe McCarthy and Nevada's Pat McCarran said that they were against Bohlen because he was part & parcel of the Roosevelt-Truman-Acheson foreign policy. Last week the battleground suddenly shifted from policy to what Joe McCarthy called "security."

The new objections to Bohlen were not made public. Georgia's Democratic Senator Walter F. George, defending Bohlen, said that the charges were based on an FBI investigation of Bohlen which included an anonymous letter, rumors, and hearsay reports...

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