ESPIONAGE: A Spy in the Treasury

The case of the late Harry Dexter White boiled up in the nation's headlines, touching off the sharpest political controversy since the 1952 elections. Attorney General Herbert Brownell, in a Chicago speech last week, revived the charges that White, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and an important policymaker of the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations, was a spy for Russia. Brownell added a new and serious accusation: President Truman had promoted White after the White House had received two written FBI reports saying that White was a spy.

The case was even more...

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