National Affairs: The Bogus Letter

In addition to refocusing the basic issue in the Army's case against McCarthy (see above), last week's testimony brought out an even more important conflict: McCarthy v. the U.S. Constitution.

With appropriate rumblings and trumpet sounds, McCarthy produced a carbon copy of what he said was a 2¼-page "letter" sent and signed by the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover to Army intelligence on Jan. 26, 1951, warning against a number of subversives employed by the Army Signal Corps. McCarthy's point was that this letter was in the Army files when Stevens took office (on Feb....

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