Is someone on the "Commander in Chief" writing staff a history geek?Breaking News
In 1950, Owen Lattimore, an Asia expert and professor at Johns Hopkins University, was among the many people accused by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the Wisconsin Republican, of being Soviet spies. In 1952, Lattimore was indicted on perjury charges, which were later dismissed. On the show, the president's husband told Latimer: "From now on, every conversation you're a part of, every document you read, basically anything that you see or do is classified. Now, I don't know the statutory penalties, but if you reveal anything that you learn here, I expect it's a couple of decades in prison." No one from "Commander in Chief" was available to comment on the coincidental name and parallel story.
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