rebuttal witness for the prosecution, Roulhac
lived with the Catlett family for some time
was Hiss's maid) and testified that he did not
see a typewriter at their home until about three
months after he moved in. That would have placed
the typewriter there in April 1938. His testimony
buttressed the prosecution's contention that
the Hisses had their Woodstock typewriter during
the period the documents were allegedly typed.
to FBI documents released in 1975, Roulhac told
the FBI he was not certain when he first saw
the typewriter, and that it might have been
in the Catletts' possession before he moved
into their home. He also said the typewriter
was a small portable, one that did not resemble
the large Woodstock office machine.
testified that he had been in the federal court
building three or four times, to meet with FBI
representatives before the trial. According
to a memorandum written by prosecutor Thomas
Murphy that was part of the 1970s FOIA
releases, Roulhac had met with the prosecutor
almost every day for a month before the trial.