Witness - Chapter 13 The Hiss Case II Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 The Hiss Case II Summary and Analysis

Chambers is at the beginning of a one hundred day ordeal with the Hiss case. He decides to appear on Meet the Press. Hiss had threatened to sue Chambers if he repeated his charge that Hiss is a Communist outside of the hearings. Chambers takes his son to the studio for the Meet the Press show, where he states that Alger Hiss was a Communist and may still be one. In the weeks after the show, their peaceful farm is flooded with the press. Also during this period, J. Peters is facing deportation. Immigration does not want Chambers to testify against Peters, which intensifies Chambers' belief in a cover-up.

Alger Hiss sues Chambers for libel. At the same time, Chambers receives a subpoena from the Grand Jury of the Southern District of New...

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