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  • Reagan appeared as a "friendly witness" in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, led . [I don't have a direct source, so no cite or year.]

    This would not have been out of character. As a staunch anti-communist and the president of the Screen Actors Guild (1947-1952, 1959-1960) it would have been unusual for him not to appear before the Committee.

    • Reagan was an FBI informant as well while he was president of the SAG. See this [quickchange.com] - it was confirmed by the White House in 1985.
      • What seems to be lost in this is that while Reagan did tell the FBI what he knew about communist activities, he refused to name names.

        It sounds to me like he did an excellent thing, in an excellent way. Communism was a serious threat, and like all serious threats, our government overreacted to it. Reagan did what was right to help protect against the threat, and had the courage and discernment to not cross the line into what was wrong.