Testimony III

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "United States Department of Justice."

  2. Date: March 26, 1947
    Speaker/Author: J. Edgar Hoover
    Audience: The Committee on Un-American Activities
    Content: Discussing the FBI's duty to fight Communism, and the methods by which Communism is infiltrating American society. Following the initial statement is the transcript of a question and answer session between HUAC and Hoover.
     
  3. "Mr. President: I begin by making a charge." (3 copies, 1 with a handwritten note: "Flynn 8", and 2 without.)

  4. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Flynn (?)
    Audience: The United States Senate
    Content: Supporting Senator McCarthy against the proposed censure. Charging the Gillette-Hennings Committee with fraud, perjury, and misuse of investigative power in their dealings with McCarthy and with Senator Benton. Warning against the very real threat that Communism poses to the American way of life.
     
  5. "The Senate of the United States is meeting in extraordinary session." (2 copies, 1 with a handwritten note: "Morris 5", and 1 without)

  6. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Morris (?)
    Audience: The United States Senate
    Content: Supporting Senator McCarthy against the proposed censure. Charging the censure hearings to be illegal, in that the committee investigating McCarthy is an invalid committee that grossly overstepped its bounds, and in that the hearings themselves are being held by a different congress than the one that was in session during McCarthy's alleged misconduct. Charging that the President of the United States is hindering the right of the Legislative branch to investigate, and by doing so is leading his country toward becoming a fascist dictatorship.
     
  7. "Mr. President: There is, in the act of passing judgment." (2 copies, 1 with a handwritten note: "Carl Hen 6" (?), and one without.)

  8. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Carl Hen (?)
    Audience: The United States Senate
    Content: Supporting Senator McCarthy against the proposed censure. Charging that the charges against McCarthy have not been adequately considered, and that the preliminary hearings were overly brief and biased.
     
  9. "Mr. President: It is unfortunate, and may well be tragic." (2 copies, 1 with a handwritten note: "Clement 7", and 1 without.)

  10. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Clement (?)
    Audience: The United States Senate
    Content: Supporting Senator McCarthy against the proposed censure. Summarizing McCarthy's accomplishments since he entered the Senate. Defending McCarthy's often attacked "methods" by stating that hundreds of Communists would have slipped through the cracks if McCarthy had been gentler in his investigation and prosecution.


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