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Coulter's Book and Senate Transcripts Prove Feds' Treason

Monday, 23 June 2003 12:00 AM

Much of her research is backed up in the five-volume release to the public, for the first time, of the closed-door hearings by the McCarthy Senate committee 50 years ago. They were made public last month after “Treason” had gone to the printer. Put the book and the hearings together, and you have the damning evidence.

“History” tells us that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., “did not discover a single Communist anywhere.”

“History” in this case lies. Coulter identifies Soviet operatives named by McCarthy. NewsMax.com has reviewed the 80-page McCarthy segment of Coulter’s book and hundreds of pages of the newly disclosed hearings. The record backs up her charges in spades.

Among the Soviet operatives in government jobs who were named by McCarthy, Coulter informs us, were T.A. Bisson, Mary Jane Keeney, Cedric Belfrage, Solomon Adler, Franz Neumann, Leonard Mins, Gustavo Duran and William Remington. From this sample list (the author mentions many others), let us look at a small part of the hearings record.

Leonard Mins had contracted to write manuals for the armed forces. In that pursuit, he handled sensitive material. “Oh, yes, much of it was classified,” he told Sen. McCarthy’s committee. He had also worked for the OSS, the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mins pleaded the Fifth Amendfment when asked if he were a member of the Communist Party, either at the time he was working for the government or at the moment of the hearing; whether he had discussed classified material with a member of the Communist Party or turned any of it over to an espionage agent; whether he had engaged in espionage or illegal Communist activity; whether he had been on the payroll of Soviet military intelligence, either at the time he prepared the pamphlet or when working for the OSS; whether he attended the Lenin School of sabotage and espionage; and whether he believed in the overthrow of the United States by force and violence.

Cedric Belfrage, also mentioned by Coulter, had worked under Army occupation officers. In that capacity, he had been instrumental in setting up newspapers in Germany after World War II. Before the McCarthy committee, he pleaded the Fifth on whether he had been a Communist then or at the time of the hearing; whether he advocated overthrow of the U.S. or British government (he was a British citizen) by force or violence; whether he would fight in the U.S. or British Army if “drafted” to fight Communist aggressors.

Mins even took the Fifth when asked by McCarthy if he had gained his government jobs in part by using as references Federal Power Commission Chairman Leland Olds - the consummate New Dealer - and CBS newsman Quincy Howe.

These are just samples of what the McCarthy committee uncovered. Ann Coulter's “Treason” and the newly released hearing transcripts dash to smithereens “History’s” falsehood that McCarthy did not nail treason within government.

A classic example of historical distortion emerged when the hearings surfaced. A Senate “historian” on May 5 put his own spin on the newly revealed McCarthy hearings before others had a chance to see them.

Associate Senate historian Donald Ritchie, in his “Editor’s Note,” quotes one committee witness, William Marx Mandel (who had taken the Fifth Amendment when asked about his Communist affiliations) as publicly declaring McCarthy “murdered” a prospective witness, Ray Kaplan, an alleged suicide.

Ritchie doesn’t bother to inform researchers that Kaplan was expected to be a friendly committee witness, eager to tell McCarthy of his frustration that some with whom he worked had placed a Voice of America transmitter in such a way as to prevent VOA from reaching the freedom-loving people behind the Iron Curtain, thus rendering it useless.

Nor does this “historian” add that some of Kaplan’s colleagues told McCarthy afterward that they suspected Kaplan’s “suicide” actually resulted from foul play. Nor is Mandel’s credibility questioned, even though behind closed doors he had openly threatened to give the committee a public-relations black eye.

Coulter sums it up: “History is an endless process of liberal brainwashing.”

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