INVESTIGATIONS: The Abuse That I Took

Faced with a Republican-backed move to bobtail the Army-McCarthy hearings, Committee Chairman Karl Mundt sighed over the prospect of continuing with "this miserable business." But Mundt reluctantly cast the deciding vote against the motion when Army Secretary Robert Stevens said curtailment would be unfair. The decision to go on with public hearings cleared the way for an important witness: Army Counselor John Adams, who had acted as the Army's liaison man with the McCarthy investigating subcommittee.

Adams' voice was low, often inaudible to committee members, but his words were precise and devastating...

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