Saw Doris Kearns Goodwin on C-SPAN discussing her book about FDR. She said that FDR had a adulterous relationship with Lucy Mercer for 2-3 years. In fact Mercer was with FDR when he died. Anyway during the war to end all wars FDR was the assistant Secretary of the Navy just like cousin Teddy had been. While visiting the UK, FDR received a number of love letters from Lucy.
So here is Franklin cheating on Eleanor with her own social secretary and what does FDR do? He saves Juicy Lucy’s letters and brings them back across the pond. Not only that but having packed them in his suitcase Franklin now lets Eleanor unpack them only to learn that her husband was boinking the help. But Doris maintains that Franklin’s intent was not to leave his wife because he loved her. If that’s the case than FDR has strange way of showing it.
And that is all I’m going to say about that!