Churchill recognized the communists for exactly what they were. FDR (that piece of crap) thought it would be okay to deal with them.
Joseph McCarthy knew exactly the extent of the communist infiltration into our government, particularly the FDR and Truman administrations.
I have always felt that McCarthy had a source feeding him Venona information.
And they still have watchdogs stealing potentially embarassing McCarthy documents right out of the national archives.
Nice to know that at least one person shares my opinion of FDR. sd
McCarthy was a bull in a china shop, and whilst there WERE as now know many communists in high places, McCarthy’s campaign ended up being the best thing the Communists could have hoped for, as his campaign was so blundering that people accused became figures of sympathy and considered innocent just by virtue of being accused.
I doubt he was getting Venona intel.
There were communists in high places, but frankly McCarthy was a fool, and the recent move to make him a sage and hero is ridiculous. His stupidity and blundering HARMED the anticommunist cause, and HELPED communist infiltration of America.
The real American heroes are the men and women of the FBI and other agencies who hunted down and arrested sleepers and spies. Not a blundering idiot from Wisconsin.