INVESTIGATIONS: Accusing a Roosevelt

Both the virtues and defects of congressional investigating committees have lately been on display, thanks to Watergate, and last week there was some fresh evidence on the debit side —at least in form. The substance was still obscure. During hearings by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, headed by Senator Henry M. Jackson, Elliott Roosevelt, 63, the second son of President Franklin Roosevelt, was accused of plotting the assassination of Lynden O. Pindling, Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

The charges came from Louis P. Mastriana, a convicted stock swindler and onetime Roosevelt employee, who was testifying during an investigation of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!