National Affairs: A Flat Contradiction

One of the most memorable things that President Truman did at last week's press conference was to put his foot in Attorney General J. Howard McGrath's mouth.

Two days before Truman's conference, McGrath took the witness chair before the House subcommittee investigating the Internal Revenue Bureau'scandals. He was there because so many of the trails followed by the subcommittee had led to Theron Lamar Caudle. As head of the Justice Department's tax division, Caudle was one of McGrath's top assistants until Harry Truman fired him last month. The committee had gone through Caudle's close social and business relationships with ex-convicts, influence peddlers...

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