TRIALS: Change of Scene & Situation

When he sat before the cameras on Capitol Hill (TIME. Feb. 14 et seq.),False Witness Harvey Matusow appeared to enjoy his role. He babbled about his stringless Yo-Yo. eagerly called himself a liar, and caused consternation among Congressmen, who thought he should be jailed for perjury. The legal problem: Could the Government, in prosecution for perjury, clearly establish specific Matusow lies, as distinguished from his occasional truths? Last week, for Harvey Matusow, both the scene and the situation changed.

Witt's End. Matusow went to El Paso to testify that he had lied when he helped to convict Clinton Jencks,...

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