S. Wishing to avoid returning to the United States and possibly having to testify before Congress Field traveled to Prague hoping to be hired as a lecturer at the Charles University. By introducing the Baltimore documents Chambers admitted he had previously lied opening both Hiss and himself to perjury charges.
When Chambers repeated his claim on nationwide radio Hiss filed a defamation lawsuit against him. A federal grand jury indicted Hiss on two counts of perjury; Chambers admitted to the same offense but as a cooperating government witness was never charged. Until we have full access the Hiss controversy will continue to be debated.