was an active member of the Communist Party.
claimed Bedacht recruited him into the underground.
Bedacht admitted Party membership but denied
Chambers' charge before the grand jury in 1948,
saying he had nothing to do with underground
also said he had had little to do with Chambers
when he met him years before in the office of
the New Masses. He was not indicted for
perjury. Click here to read an excerpted portion
of Bedacht's memoirs.