National Affairs: I Have Been Accused

All week long the Harry Dexter White scandal burst over the head of Harry Truman. At first the former President reacted as though he had been startled. In a single day, he took two conflicting positions. The first was that he knew nothing about the FBI reports on White, but had fired White as soon as he found out he was disloyal. When Eisenhower's press secretary made public a laudatory letter from Truman accepting White's resignation, the former President took Position No. 2: White was "fired by resignation" (TIME, Nov. 16).

On his return...

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