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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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The Espionage Trial: Arm Wrestling with a Tigar

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Amb. Quinn describes the trial of Humphrey and Truong that is held in the federal court house in Alexandria, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The two spies are well represented, including by one particularly aggressive and effective lawyer named Michael Tigar. Amb. Quinn was on the witness stand for six hours, including cross-examination by Tigar, who endeavors to discredit his testimony. Recalling instruction from his Logic course he took at Loras College, Amb. Quinn is able to deflect Tigar’s persistent thrusts. After four hours of being grilled by Tigar, Amb. Quinn notices him begin to wilt, signaling that he, Amb. Quinn, has prevailed in this case of intellectual arm wrestling. He has effectively convicted the two spies of espionage.

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