Statement on Reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney
Harry S. Truman's final draft of his statement on the reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney. Truman strongly opposes Milligan's reappointment because he finds him to be morally and professionally unqualified. Specifically, Truman takes issue with Milligan's selection of the petit jury in the 1936 election voter fraud cases where no residents of Jackson County or acquaintances of the same were allowed to take part. Truman comments on this saying, "I say to this Senate, Mr. President, that a Jackson County, Missouri, Democrat has as much chance of a fair trail in the Federal District Court of Western Missouri as a Jew would have in a Hitler Court or a Trotsky follower before Stalin."