National Affairs: HAMPERED

THE key question put to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover came from Maryland's Republican Senator John Butler.

Butler: What opportunity did the FBI have after Mr. White's transfer to the Monetary Fund to observe his activities?

Hoover: . . . We continued our surveillance and investigation of Mr. White through 1946 and at times in 1947 and 1948, but I must point out that while he was a member of the United States Monetary Commission, the premises of that commission are extraterritorial, and the FBI does not have any right to follow any employee or any person on to the property of that...

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