As Alien Property Custodian,… his role in the Red Scare?

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As Alien Property Custodian, A. Mitchell Palmer played a large role during the period of anti-German, anti-Bolshevik, and anti-radical hysteria. Under the Trading with the Enemy Act and in accordance with legislative amendments, Palmer was given authority to seize and dispose of German owned or controlled property. Can we trace out his role in the Red Scare?