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I'd recommend to everyone that they seek out read all of Bill's published works.

Except that his stuff on Helsinki is PURE NONSENSE, as has been demonstrated.

Ray, if you prefer a quote from a Guardian newspaper story to the authors of "Soviet Russia: a Guide Book for Tourists" (1959) which stated it took two weeks to a month to obtain a Soviet Visa, then you may. One of the authors, Dean B Mahin, was also the author of "The Department of State's international visitor program, 1948-1968" while his co-author was also a prolific author on both domestic and foreign policy matters. Both, in short, had many years experience in relevant fields. They KNEW what they were talking about.

But others can judge for themselves who is spouting nonsense:

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Ray, if you prefer a quote from a Guardian newspaper story to the authors of "Soviet Russia: a Guide Book for Tourists" (1959) which stated it took two weeks to a month to obtain a Soviet Visa, then you may.

Greg:

The Guardian was and is a respected newspaper. IMO it is one of the most reliable newspapers in the English language. Not only was this information published in the newspaper, but it was re-published in a book edited by Alistair Cook, who implicitly vouched for its accuracy. Alistair Cook was one of the most respected journalists of his time, as I am sure you are aware:This is from the Guardian newspaper in 1959:

Ten years ago if you asked the Soviet Embassy in London for a tourist visa they would not even bother to answer your letter. To-day they will give you one the same afternoon, with an effusive smile and a shower of pamphlets. ...

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But thanks to your own diligence as a researcher, Greg, we do not have to rely on the Guardian alone. You discovered this:

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he Rotarian - Jun 1961 - Page 29

Vol. 98, No. 6 - 64 pages - Magazine

To get a Soviet visa, tourists are not required to appear in person, and you can have your papers by mail in less than a week. Contrast that with the difficulties people have encountered when they tried to visit the United States. ...

One of the authors, Dean B Mahin, was also the author of "The Department of State's international visitor program, 1948-1968" while his co-author was also a prolific author on both domestic and foreign policy matters. Both, in short, had many years experience in relevant fields. They KNEW what they were talking about.

I do not doubt that these learned gentlemen were right a t the time their book was written, which would have been sometime in 1958, but as with many guidebooks, their take on visa requirements became obsolete soon after publication. As I stated on the thread you kindly linked, The Soviets began welcoming foreign tourists sometime DURING 1959, in conjunction with Kruschev's visit to the United States.

THe main source for the grandiose claim that Helsinki was unique is Richard Helms, a convicted perjurer and a suspect in the assassination of his president.

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Ray, if you prefer a quote from a Guardian newspaper story to the authors of "Soviet Russia: a Guide Book for Tourists" (1959) which stated it took two weeks to a month to obtain a Soviet Visa, then you may.

Greg:

The Guardian was and is a respected newspaper. IMO it is one of the most reliable newspapers in the English language. Not only was this information published in the newspaper, but it was re-published in a book edited by Alistair Cook, who implicitly vouched for its accuracy. Alistair Cook was one of the most respected journalists of his time, as I am sure you are aware:This is from the Guardian newspaper in 1959:

I'm sure Cook implicitly vouched for the accuracy of a lot things that he never bothered doing any fact-checks on first. His main job was in shaping British opinion of the US.

Ten years ago if you asked the Soviet Embassy in London for a tourist visa they would not even bother to answer your letter. To-day they will give you one the same afternoon, with an effusive smile and a shower of pamphlets. ...

http://books.google....a#search_anchor

But thanks to your own diligence as a researcher, Greg, we do not have to rely on the Guardian alone. You discovered this:

I have no dog to bite in this story, J Ray. But the fact is, the Rotarian story was published in 1961, and there is no question that things had relaxed by then.

The Rotarian - Jun 1961 - Page 29

Vol. 98, No. 6 - 64 pages - Magazine

To get a Soviet visa, tourists are not required to appear in person, and you can have your papers by mail in less than a week. Contrast that with the difficulties people have encountered when they tried to visit the United States. ...

One of the authors, Dean B Mahin, was also the author of "The Department of State's international visitor program, 1948-1968" while his co-author was also a prolific author on both domestic and foreign policy matters. Both, in short, had many years experience in relevant fields. They KNEW what they were talking about.

I do not doubt that these learned gentlemen were right a t the time their book was written, which would have been sometime in 1958, but as with many guidebooks, their take on visa requirements became obsolete soon after publication. As I stated on the thread you kindly linked, The Soviets began welcoming foreign tourists sometime DURING 1959, in conjunction with Kruschev's visit to the United States.

The absurd lengths you go to... in your world, there is no logical reason to even publish guide books because they are obsolete by the time they hit the streets! Besides which, IRRC, your previous argument was that things had relaxed one or two years PRIOR to 1959.

THe main source for the grandiose claim that Helsinki was unique is Richard Helms, a convicted perjurer and a suspect in the assassination of his president.

This has been debunked already. No one I am aware of has cited Richard Helms on this – if for no other reason than that he never made any claim that would support a "quicky" visa.

You should now retract this bald-faced lie that Bill cited Helms.

And if Alistair Cook and The Guardian were all you crack them up to be, where are the articles setting the Warren Commission straight on this and the any of the hundreds of other issues involved in the case?

"Vietnam, I fear, is the price of the Kennedy inaugural." Alistair Cook, The Guardian, March 24, 1968.

"Propaganda, I fear, is what one gets for the price of the Guardian." Greg Parker, The Education Forum, March 13, 2011

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Was Cook pro LBJ by any chance?

Unfortunately he was. He fell into LBJ's CREDIBILITY GAP, just like the rest of his profession at the time.

But I am still waiting for a SCINTILLA of evidence from anyone, besides your PERJURING HERO HELMS, that Helsinki was unique.

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Has to be dementia. You couldn't be having these memory lapses otherwise, surely.

Gregory, You know that I am your fond uncle, and I love you dearly. I know that you love me too, even though we do not always agree.

It is true that my memory is not what it used to be, but please refresh me. As I understand, the claim that Helsinki was unique relies on the testimony of the CONVICTED PERJURER, Richard Helms.

If you have another RELIABLE SOURCE, I am all ears.

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THE JFK CASE: The Twelve Who Built The Oswald Legend (Part 6: White Russians Keep An Eye On Oswald In Dallas)

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Oswald Legend Maker #9 – George DeMohrenschildt -

By Bill Simpich

Bill Simpich is a civil rights attorney and an antiwar activist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Read all eight of Bill Simpich's series of articles on the JFK assassination. http://www.opednews....uthor41722.html

After Oswald returned home from the USSR, George de Mohrenschildt became Legend Maker #9

The Dallas-Fort Worth community of Soviet and Eastern European emigres - referred to as "White Russians" - took Oswald and his family under their wing upon their arrival from the USSR in May 1962. Consider the importance of White Russian defectors as spies. A re-defector like Lee Harvey Oswald was even more exotic.Theability of a defector to report what is happening behind enemy lines is the ultimate counterintelligence prize.

The White Russian community settled on using George deMohrenschildt as Oswald's mentor, one of the few liberals in the community who enjoyed spending time with the man. This chapter will focus on deMohrenschildt's intelligence connections with Radio Free Europe, key RFE officials Allen Dulles and Cord Meyer, and CI chief James Angleton.

Max Clark, an attorney and former industrial security supervisor at General Dynamics, was a mentor for de Mohrenschildt and this community. Clark was part of a network of security personnel that put the squeeze on the Kennedy Administration that year to get General Dynamics' TFX project in Fort Worth approved over their Boeing competitors At the time, this deal to churn out the F-111 fighters was one of the largest military contracts in history.

The White Russian community harbored an undergroundanti-Soviet movement known as the NTS.

The Dallas White Russian community was tightly aligned withan anti-Soviet movement known by its Russian initials of "NTS"(National Alliance of Russian Solidarists). NTS was founded in 1930 by "second generation" White Russian emigres. At that time, most of them were living in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Yugoslaviais where Mr. and Mrs. Igor Voshinin met and married in early 1940 - they moved to Dallas, were active in NTS, and knew Oswald. During this era, "Solidarism" was a quasi-fascist ideology that saw corporations as an ideal and Benito Mussolini as a model of leadership.

In the 1940s, NTS was thoroughly enmeshed with Hitler's war effort. After Germany attacked the USSR during World War II, NTS was allowed to set up a Berlin headquarters and encouraged to proselytize in Soviet territories under German control among both POWs and civilians. When the tides of war shifted, NTS swung back into alliance with the Americans.

After World War II, the CIA included NTS within the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organization. Radio Free Europe focused on the East European Soviet satellites, while Radio Liberty focused on the USSR itself. A House report described Radio Free Europe and Radio Free Liberty as "thebest known CIA proprietaries". These were pet projects of International Organizations chief Cord Meyer, who headed these radios from 1954 to 1971. Meyer consulted directly and frequently to CIA director AllenDulles before making any controversial decisions. As described earlier in this series, CI chief Jim Angleton and Cord Meyer were the best of friends. Meyer described Angleton as his hero. They were also Legend Makers #1 and #2 for Lee Harvey Oswald, as they had very special relationships with the people who either befriended or studied Oswald.

After meeting with Meyer, Radio Liberty decreed that anyone adhering to NTS' "organizational discipline" would not be allowed to work at RL. NTS infiltrated and dominated groups that challenged its supremacy. NTS members tried to sabotage the installations and intimidate the exile staffs. Meyer saw it as part of his responsibility to "try to provide the radio with the counter-intelligence protection against this continuing intimidation...it was a never ending task".

During the 1950s, the famed anti-war Yale chaplain William Sloane Coffin (the inspiration for the Rev. Scott Sloan in Doonesbury) joined the CIA. Coffin worked with the NTS to smuggle their spies into the USSR by parachute in a program known as REDSOX. Most of them were killed. Coffin looked back on the experience: "It was a fundamentally bad idea...we were quite naive about the use of American power."

At its peak, NTS had about 100,000 members and itsheadquarters near Berlin in Frankfurt.In 1958,Soviet consul Gregoriy Golub confided that it was"a great step in his career" when he was successful in halting NTS'campaign of writing harassing letters to the Soviet personnel in Helsinki.

William Blum, the author of Killing Hope, says that CIA decided that the NTS provided the best analysis about the Soviet Union, and became their main financial backer: "From North Africa to Scandinavia, the CIA network confronted Soviet seamen, tourists, officials, athletes, even Soviet soldiers in East Germany, to present them with the Truth as seen by the "Free World,"as well as to pry information from them, to induce them to defect, or to recruit them as spies." By 1963, the State Department was helping NTS send broadcasts to Soviet troops in far-flung places such as the Dominican Republic. Although the NTS' power waned over time, the Soviet Communist Party admitted its fear of the NTS and other groups working with Western security agencies as late as 1990.

The intelligence background of George deMohrenschildt and his role in the Dallas-Fort Worth White Russian community

The CIA-funded NTS network greeted the Oswald family upon their arrival to Fort Worth. Lee Oswald, however, was a little bit too weird for this community to embrace. It took another outsider - the eccentric baron George de Mohrenschildt -- to bring Lee towards the fold as Legend Maker #9.

De Mohrenschildt's father was Russian, of German and Swedish descent, and was a marshal of nobility of the Minsk province. Similarly, his Russian mother was of Polish and Hungarian descent. The Bolsheviks ran the family off their Russian home, and they were forced to move to Poland and consolidate their land holdings. One story is that de Mohrenschildt's father was killed by the Bolsheviks; another story is that his father was arrested but escaped. De Mohrenschildt observed that "most of the colony in Dallas is more emotionally involved in Russian affairs then we are, because they are closer to them. All of them have been relatively recently in Soviet Russia -while my wife has never been in Soviet Russia in her whole life, and I was 5 or6 when I left it. So to me it does not mean very much."

De Mohrenschildt had an extremely deep background with the intelligence community, going back for more than twenty years. His handler appears to have been Thomas Schreyer, identified as"the acting chief" of the Cord Meyer's International Organizations Division back in 1956. This means that Schreyer worked very closely with Cord Meyer. In April1963, the Domestic Operations Division asked for traces on de Mohrenschildt, with Schreyer's name provided as the source for any follow-up.

The CIA admitted before the assassinationthat de Mohrenschildt was "of interest" to them. CIA Dallas resident agent J.Walton Moore stayed in touch with de Mohrenschildt, which will be discussed later in this series. Covert action chief Richard Helms acknowledged that de Mohrenschildt and his wife provided useful foreign intelligence in 1957. Hisbrother Dimitri von Mohrenschildt, described by the CIA as being "employed in a confidential capacity by the U.S.government," is said to have been one of the founders of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. A lengthy CIA-created list entitled "Companies and People Known to be Associated with deMohrenschildt" includes only one political group: "Dallas Committee Radio Free Europe."_DeMohenschildt's wife in Philadelphia, Phyllis Washington, also worked for RadioFree Europe in the early fifties.

The Radio Free Europe connection is an important link between Cord Meyer and George de Mohrenschildt. George couldn't get OSS credentials during World War II because of security disapproval. He was subjected to five separate investigations by intelligence during the 1940s and 50s. Officers like Meyer and Schreyer, however, understood the nature of his relationship with people such as the Jacqueline Bouvier family and the White Russian community. A CIA memo notes that George knew the families of the Kennedys and the Oswalds better than anyone else.

One of George's contacts exposes his hidden CIA connections. In 1954, a young oil lawyer named Herbert Itkin wrangled a meeting in Philadelphia with Allen Dulles, the first chief of Radio Free Europe and future CIA chief. Dullesset him up with a meeting with de Mohrenschildt, who told Itkin he was"from that man in Philadelphia" and that his name was Philip Harbin. William Gaudet verified at an HSCA deposition that he knew George under his alias as Philip Harbin. De Mohrenschildt's beloved and soon-to-be new wife, Jeanne,was from Harbin, China. Angleton testified that Dulles was a very close friend of his own family. Angleton had both an Itkin file and a "Mike/Portio/Haiti" file (Itkin's code name was Portio). Itkin claimed he met "Harbin"in 1954, while CIA general counsel Larry Houston claimed that he could not find any Itkin files prior to 1964 after thousands of hours of search. This was probably because Angleton's personal Itkin and Portio files were kept apart fromthe CIA records system, and were only discovered after Angleton was fired in1974. All indications are that de Mohrenschildt was provided to Dulles by Angleton.

Working under the Harbin alias, deMohrenschildt worked with Itkin in oil matters as a nonpaid, voluntary agent between 1954 to 1960, before Itkin moved on to work with another agent. Itkin's skills enabled US Attorney Bob Morgenthau to win convictions against New York political boss Carmine DeSapio and city commissioner James Marcus. Morgenthau's office described Itkin as "probably the most important informer the FBI ever had outside the espionage field. He never lied to us. His information was always accurate."

By May 1963, Itkin became the attorney for the Haitian government-in-exile. CIA documents show that Itkin's handler in 1963 was Mario Brod, who was recruited in Italy by James Angleton during World War II and had operational involvements in Haiti. Before his brother was killed, Bobby Kennedy himself was relying onmob tips from Itkin. In 1966, Itkin was reportedly researching underhis code name "Portio," while Angleton held onto his private"Mike/Portio/Haiti" file. In 1968, CIRA (CI research and analysis chief) Ray Rocca sworethat the "CI Staff definitely never was in contact" with Itkin.By 1971, CIRA's bird-dog investigator Paul Hartman was asking to review Itkin's CIA file, no doubt to educate himself on some fine points.

De Mohrenschildt's relationship with the NTS in Dallas

De Mohrenschildt knew all about NTS, telling the Warren Commission about "This group of Russian refugees (who) called themselves Solidarists. And Mr. and Mrs. Voshinin in Dallas belonged to that group and tried to make me join it. Not being interested, I refused, but I read some of their publications. And it is apro-American group of Russian refugees who have an economic doctrine of their own. And they seem to have some people working in the Soviet Union for them, and all that sort of thing. It is a pretty well-known political party that - their headquarters is in Germany."

The NTS was very active in Dallas. When the group's leader was interviewed in New Yorkin 1957 by the FBI, the two Dallas people he knew were oil man Paul Raigorodsky and NTS activist Igor Voshinin. Raigorodsky, known as the "Czar" of the White Russian community, was the head of the Office of Petroleum Coordination for War for two years during the forties. Igor Voshinin and his wife Natalie lived in the New York City area between 1947-1955, and then moved to Dallas. When Mrs. Voshinin was interviewed by the FBI on Dec. 10, 1963, less than three weeks after the Kennedy assassination, she made it clear just how serious the Solidarist movement was in the Dallas area:

"She and her husband are members of NTS - Russian Solidarists, which she stated is known as the National Union of Working People, which organization has a representative in Washington D.C. She stated this organization exists in the form of an underground movement in Russia and also has groups in the rest of the world; that its objectives include the abolishing of Communism and the establishment of private enterprise."

Jenner was careful not to ask her any questions about theNTS at the Warren Commission hearing. But the irrepressible Natalie Voshininstill managed to flip the script. When Jenner was probing for communistic connections by de Mohrenschildt, she exclaimed that "George repeatedly hinted that he was performing some services for the State Department, you know,of the United States, yes. And under those circumstances, you just don't feel like asking any questions". Jenner quickly changed the subject.

De Mohrenschildt once made a presentation at a lecture hall about General Vlasov's Russian POWs that fought on the side of the Germans atthe end of World War II, discussed at the beginning of this chapter. Just to shock his Jewish friends at the club, de Mohrenschildt quipped "I came to the conclusion that Himmler wasn't a bad boy at all". Raigorodsky agreed that de Mohrenschildt was a"prankster". De Mohrenschildt settled down as a member of a political grouping that is virtually extinct - a liberal Republican. He said that Kennedy was the first Democrat he would ever vote for. Both De Mohrenschildt and Oswald were attracted by the union of opposites.

Look at de Mohrenschildt's musings about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev: "He is gone now, God bless his Bible-quoting soul andhis earthy personality." On the plight of the poor, George brought up his bond with LeeOswald: "I am from New Orleans,as a kid I met refugees from all these banana republics. No better sourceof information. In this way, Lee and I were non-conformist, even revolutionaries...A younger man, I was career and money mad, a hustler...But Lee was the same since his childhood, which made him such a beautiful and worthwhile person to me."

As an aristocratic liberal from a mixed ethnic background,de Mohrenschildt was an outsider in the White Russian community. DeMohrenschildt turned to George Bouhe for guidance in how to get things done. Bouhe was an old-school kind of guy - born in Leningrad when it was still St. Petersburgand a bit of an aristocrat himself.

Bouhe was an accountant for one of the local oil barons and served as a patriarch in the community. Bouhe testified that Paul Raigorodsky was the 'godfather' of the group, while he himself did the organization work.

Bouhe formed the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Parish, one of the two Russian Orthodox parishes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 1963. Also known as the "Bouhe group," they met in individual homes with a priest from Houston visiting every five or six weeks and had services in Church Slavonic, an old Slavic language that is different from modern Russian language. De Mohrenschildt was part of St. Nicholas' choir when married to his Philadelphia wife. The other church, St. Seraphim's, was located at 4203 Newton Street in Dallas, where Igor Voshinin attended and services were in English. Voshinin didn't like Bouhe because he was very publicly in everyone's business, saying things like "Well, you know, I forget things - so I keep a file on everybody."

De Mohrenschildt's attorney Max Clark had an intelligence background, doubling as an industrial security supervisor at General Dynamics.

When the White Russian community heard about Oswald, theysought out Max Clark's opinion as how they should respond to Oswald. DeMohrenschildt considered Clark to be his lawyer.

De Mohrenschildt testified that he thought Clarkwas connected with the FBI in some way. Clark referred to his interviewing agent Earle Haley as "Earl," and told the Warren Commission that he was familiar with Haley and the FBI from working with them when he worked security at General Dynamics.

"Everyone was discussing that as to whether or not they should (associate with Oswald) especially when he first came back and all of them asked me and I said, "In my mind he is a defector and you know whathe is..."

Clark was an industrial security supervisor at the Convair wing of General Dynamics and well-versed in the ways of intelligence. In 1951, Convair had landed the Air Force contract for the first funded ICBM study contract. Max's wife, Gali Clark, was an excellent Russian speaker sought out by Oswald to help his family get situated after their return from the USSR. Her name was in Oswald's address book.

Max Clark had a close relationship to General Dynamics supervisor I. B. Hale

Three years earlier in 1959, Max Clark had received a CIA "covert security approval" in "Project ROCK"during the same time period that then-foreign intelligence chief Bill Harvey of Staff D worked on the U-2 related Project ROCK.

A covert security clearance with the CIAgives the CIA officer the right to share classified information with a civilian. A CSC is telling evidence of strong interactions between the subject and the CIA, whether the subject is witting or unwitting.

Max Clark's file states that he "worked closely" with I. B. Hale, a former FBI agent who was the chief of industrial security at General Dynamics. I. B. Hale had been married to Virginia Hale, who got Oswaldhis sheet metal worker job at Leslie Whiting during July 1962. When interviewed after the assassination, Virginia Hale said that she remembered Oswald "quite well".

The Hale family was involved with blackmailing the Kennedy Administration in the TFX scandal

During this time, the Hale family was involved in a brazen campaign of extortion designed to force the Kennedy Administration into approving General Dynamics as the prime contractor to build the TFX bomber at their Fort Worth plant.This plane is now better known as the F-111. At the time, this 7 billion dollar contract was the largest military contract in history.

Two weeks after I.B.'s wife Virginia got Oswald a job, theirsons led a break-in at Judith Campbell's house. Campbell was the girlfriend of not only John F. Kennedy, but also Mafia chieftains Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli.

Attempted blackmail around the TFXcontract would appear to be the motive. Two months later, in October 1962,General Dynamics won the 7 billion dollar contract over the heavily favored Boeing. Thiscontroversial decision dogged the Kennedy Administration from that day.

In Part 7: Some fancy Cuban dance steps by the CIA,de Mohrenschildt, and Army Intelligence

Endnotes:

NTS was founded in 1930 by "second generation"White Russian emigres. At that time, most of them were living in Yugoslaviaand Bulgaria: Kevin Coogan, Dreamer of the Day, (Autonomedia: Brooklyn, 1999), p. 572.

Yugoslavia is where Mr. and Mrs. Igor Voshinin met andmarried in early 1940 - Dallas emigres, active in NTS, and knew Oswald: Testimony of Mrs. Igor Voshinin, 3/26/64. Warren Commission Hearings, Volume8, p. 427.

After Germany attacked the USSR during World War II, NTS was allowed to set up a Berlin headquarters: Arch Puddington, Broadcasting Freedom: The ColdWar Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2000), p.160.

After World War II, the CIA included NTS and its journal Possev (Seed) within the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organization: Coogan, Dreamer of the Day, p. 573.

A report by the House Select Committee onAssassinations described Radio Free Europe and Radio Free Liberty as "the bestknown CIA proprietaries": Narration by G. Robert Blakey,Chief Counsel, HSCA Appendix Volumes/ HSCA Report, Volume IV, p. 3.

Cord Meyer was the division chief in charge of Radio Free Europe and RadioLiberty from 1954 until 1971: Puddington, p. 24.

After meeting with Meyer, Radio Liberty decreed that anyoneadhering to NTS' "organizational discipline" would not be allowed to work at RL, because of NTS' history of infiltrating organizations anddominating them: Puddington, p. 162.

NTS had itsheadquarters near Berlin in Frankfurt: Memorandum by Thomas A. Parrott to the SpecialGroup, 4/26/63, p. 3, Miscellaneous CIA Series / NARA Record Number:104-10306-10024.

Meyer saw it as part of his responsibility to "try toprovide the radio with the counter-intelligence protection against thiscontinuing intimidation"...: Cord Meyer, Facing Reality,pp. 120-121.

Coffin looked back on the experience: "It was afundamentally bad idea...we were quite naïve about the use of American power."Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes (New York,Doubleday: 2007), p. 47.

Soviet consul Golub confides that it was "a great step inhis career" when he was successful in halting NTS...: Memo from CIA'sHelsinki Chief of Station to Chief, Western Europe, 1/24/58.The CIAnetwork confronted Soviet seamen, tourists, officials, athletes, even Sovietsoldiers in East Germany...to induce them to defect, or to recruit them asspies:William Blum, Killing Hope, p. 116-118.On August 5, Marilyn Monroedied in Brentwood, an affluent LA suburb, with a Kennedy phone number near herbed.There are many well-known stories tying her with close relationships withboth JFK and RFK. The next day, August 6, JFK mistress Judith Campbell twicecalled the White House. A note in the White House log shows that Kennedy was inconference, with the scrawled addition "no."Knowing of these relationships, the Hoover FBI had created astake-out across the street from Campbell'shome.While Special Agent William Carter was on duty, he saw two young men intheir 20s come to Campbell'sapartment. Campbell was not home,and the FBI later verified that she was elsewhere. One of the perpetrators wentinside the apartment, while the other one stood as lookout on the balcony. AgentCarter obtained the license plate numbers for the car, which matched Hale'scar. The FBI agent concluded that the perpetrators were Hale's sons basedon their age (early 20s) and their physical description.The perpetrators leftafter about 15 minutes without taking anything. It is reasonable to assumethat they had planted a listening bug. The reason for the stakeout is right inthe FBI report:The FBI had heard the stories that Judith Campbell was thegirlfriend of Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli, and JFK.The FBI wanted no partof this case and declined to take any further action after running out a fewleads.

By 1963, the NTS was broadcasting to Soviet troops in far-flungplaces such as the Dominican Republic: Memo by Thomas Parrott to the 303Committee Group, 4/26/63,Miscellaneous CIA Series / NARA Record Number:104-10306-10024.J

In 1990, the Communist Party within the Soviet Union admittedits fear of the NTS and other groups working with Western security agencies inpreparation for the collapse of the Soviet government: JPRS Report - SovietUnion Political Affairs,1/9/90, pp. 16-17.

DeMohrenschildt's father was Russian, of German and Swedish descent, and was amarshal of nobility of the Minsk province...: Warren Commission testimony of George deMohrenschildt, Volume 9, pages 168-169.

The Bolsheviks ran the family off their Russian home, and theywere forced to move to Poland and consolidate their land holdings: NancyWertz, "George de Mohrenschildt, Who Are You?",The Fourth Decade, Volume 5, Issue 5, July 1998.

One story is that de Mohrenschildt's father was killed by theBolsheviks: Statement of Igor Pantoroff, an NYC portraitartist, who knew de Mohrenschildt since the early 40s. See report of SAJames Morrissey, 2/28/64,p. 18, Reel 5, Folder M -- George de Mohrenschildt, NARARecord Number: 1994.04.25.14:02:25:940005.

Another story is that his father was arrested, but escaped: Statementof Igor Voshinin. See memo of SA James K. Fresney, 3/12/64, Reel 5, Folder M -- George deMohrenschildt, NARA Record Number:1994.04.25.14:02:25:940005.

De Mohrenschildt observed that "most of the colony inDallas is more emotionally involved in Russian affairs then we are...So to meit does not mean very much." Warren Commission Hearings,Testimony of George de Mohrenschildt, Volume 9, p. 266.

De Mohrenschildt had an extremely deep background with theintelligence community, going back for more than twenty years: A goodsource on his background is Nancy Wertz, "George de Mohrenschildt, Who AreYou?", Fourth Decade, Volume 5, No. 5, p. 8, July 1998.

His handler appears to have been Thomas Schreyer,identified as "the acting chief" of the IO Division back in1956...: 7/6/56 memo from Thomas Schreyer to DCI, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 14 /NARA RecordNumber: 1993.07.14.17:33:14:000480.

Schreyer also signed the Fitness Reports during the sixties erafor E. Howard Hunt, who was a key contact for the Cuban exiles: 12/20/73 memo by DDO, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 37 / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10105-10233.

It is curious Hunt advanced so far in the agency, as he wasdescribed as "unstable" to CIAsecurity officer Robert Bannerman as early as 1949.

In April 1963, C. Frank Stone at the Domestic OperationsDivision asked for traces on de Mohrenschildt. Background information wasprovided, and Schreyer's name was provided as the source for any follow-up: 5/9/63, Response to Requestfor Traces by REDACTED.Russ Holmes Work File /NARARecord Number: 104-10436-10014.

TheCIA admitted before the assassination that de Mohrenschildt was "ofinterest" to them: Memo by Richard Helms to WarrenCommission counsel J. Lee Rankin, 6/3/64, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 62 / NARA RecordNumber: 1993.08.06.15:03:12:400028.

CIA Director Richard Helms complimented de Mohrenschildt for providing valuable foreign intelligence in 1957: Id.

His brother Dimitri von Mohrenschildt, described by the CIA asbeing "employed in a confidential capacity by the U.S.government": Memo, "#775 Subject was Investigated by Federal Agencies", p.2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 41 / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10112-10454.

He is said to have been one of the founders of Radio FreeEurope and Radio Liberty: All Experts website: http://en.allexperts...hrenschildt.htm . Also see Joseph Trento, The Secret History of the CIA.

This CIA bio of George states that "Dimitri is stated tobe employed in a confidential capacity by the U.S.Government." Memo, "#775 Subject was Investigated by Federal Agencies", p. 2,HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 41 / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10112-10454.

Records indicate that Dimitri was approved to work with the OSSand that he provided intelligence services for the CIA in the 1950s: Biographic information on George De Mohrenschildt, 12/21/67, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 41 / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10112-10442.

Here's a 1968 CIA document looking at using Dimitri at thatlate date as a source: 11/1/68,Interoffice Memorandum, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (microfilm - reel 5: Conte - DeMohrenschildt) / NARA Record Number: 104-10244-10132.

A lengthy CIA-created list entitled "Companies and PeopleKnown to be Associated with De Mohrenschildt" includes only one politicalgroup: "Dallas Committee Radio Free Europe.": See title page and p. 5, Reel 5, Folder M, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (microfilm - reel 5: Conte - DeMohrenschildt) / NARA Record Number:1994.04.25.14:02:25:940005.

ACIA memo notes a New York Times article and a de Mohrenschildt quote indicatingthat George knew the families of the Kennedys and the Oswalds better thananyone else: Office of Security background information onGeorge de Mohrenschildt, 4/28/75, p. 2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 34 / NARA RecordNumber: 1993.07.20.11:12:53:400530.

Georgecouldn't get OSS credentials during World War II because of security disapproval: Memo from M.D. Stevens to Chief/ResearchBranch/SRS/OS, 12/30/63, p. 2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 47 / NARA RecordNumber: 1993.07.31.08:46:41:900046.

He was subjected to five separate investigations byintelligence during the 40s and 50s: Memo, "#775 Subject wasInvestigated by Federal Agencies", p. 2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 41 / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10112-10454.

One of the recruitments of de Mohrenschildt exposes his rootsin Pennsylvania from back in the day with his Quaker wife Phyllis Hamilton: See the passport information in Russ Holmes Work File / NARARecord Number: 104-10431-10041.

On Phyllis Washington's employment at Radio Free Europe: Seememo from M.D. Stevens to Chief/Research Branch/SRS/OS,12/30/63, p. 2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 47 / NARA RecordNumber:

On Dulles setting up Itkin's meeting with "PhilipHarbin" in 1954: See Memorandum for the Record by CIAcounsel Lawrence Houston, 11/20/68,p. 2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 38 / NARA RecordNumber: 1993.07.20.16:58:46:960340 .

CIA chief Allen Dulleswas the first chief of Radio Free Europe after World War II: Puddington,p. 25.

William Gaudet verified at an HSCA deposition that he knew De Mohrenschildt underhis alias as Philip Harbin: Gaudet's 6/15/78 deposition is at the National Archives,JFK Document 010347.

Nancy Wertz discusses Gaudet's claim that de Mohrenschildt was"Philip Harbin" in her article, "William Gaudet -- MakeRoom for the Man at the Front of the Line", Kennedy AssassinationChronicles, Volume 5, Issue 2.

DeMohrenschildt's beloved and soon-to-be new wife, Jeanne, was from Harbin,China: FBI memo, 2/28/64, p. 69, Reel 5, Folder M -- George deMohrenschildt, NARA Record Number:1994.04.25.14:02:25:940005.

Angleton testified that Dulles was a very close friend of hisfamily: Deposition of James Angleton, p. 31, Church Committee Boxed Files / NARARecord Number: 157-10014-10003.

LawrenceHouston said in a 3/20/70 Memorandum for the Record that "everything wecould determine after thousands of hours of research was that the first contactwith Mr. Itkin was in 1962": HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 38 /NARA RecordNumber: 104-10106-10434.

There was a 1974 discovery of an Itkin file and a"MIKE/PORTIO/HAITI" file in Angelton's possession, just two files ofmany that Angleton kept out of the CIA records: Memo from DavidH. Blee, Chief, CI Staff, to Chief, Information Management Group,11/29/79, Miscellaneous CIA Series / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10303-10000

Itkin's Story of His Work for the CIA: As related bynotes, by Warren Donovan, 1/17/68, NARA Record Number:104-10107-10116; for a broader overview, see Time Magazine, 10/17/69;and how he got his CIA code name "Portio" and more inthe New York Times, 12/15/69.

Itkin brought down Carmine DeSapio and city commissioner JamesMarcus: Martin Arnold, "Marcus, DeSapio Trophies for ShadowWorker Itkin", New YorkTimes, 1/2/70, NARARecord Number: 1993.07.24.08:41:29:500310

During May of 1963, Itkin became the attorney for the Haitiangovernment-in-exile, and filed papers with the State Department to register asthe group's foreign agent: Memo from C/WH/7/CI to Chief, WH/FI,Subject: Herbert Itkin, 9/19/68, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 38 / NARA RecordNumber: 1993.07.20.16:58:46:960340

Itkin's handler in 1963 was Mario Brod, who was recruited in Italy by James Angleton during World WarII and had operational involvements in Haiti: Notes re memo from Jerrold B. Brown for InspectorGeneral, "Possible Questionable Activity", 7/1/75, pp. 1-2, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (staff notes) /NARARecord Number: 180-10143-10196.

Before his brother was killed, Bobby Kennedy himself was relying onmob tips from Itkin : Memo from Jerrold B. Brown forInspector General, "Possible Questionable Activity", 7/1/75, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 43/ NARA Record Number:104-10119-10002. , 7HSCASegregated CIA Collection, Box 43 / NARARecord Number: 104-10119-10002.

In 1966, Itkin was reportedly researching the case of theSovi et spy George Blake, under his code name "Portio," whileAngleton held onto his private "Mike/Portio/Haiti" file: "Noteson People", New York Times, 2/23/72 HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 43 / NARA Record Number:1993.07.24.08:41:29:500310.

"Mike" at the CIA got the articleabout"Itkin/Portio" anonymously in the mail, according to Ray Rocca: Note by DC/CI Ray Rocca on Routing and Record Sheet, 2/29/72, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 38 / NARA RecordNumber: 104-10106-10341.

Angleton held onto his private "Mike/Portio/Haiti"file: The Mike/Portio/Haiti file was held in Angleton's officeand not integrated with CIA documents. Memo from David H. Blee, Chief, CI Staff, 3/29/79, Miscellaneous CIA Series /NARARecord Number: 104-10303-10000.

By 1971, Paul Hartman from CIRA was asking to review Itkin'sCIA file, no doubt to educate himself on some fine points: 6/4/71 request by Paul Hartman for Itkin'ssecurity file, NARA Record Number:1993.07.24.08:41:29:500310.

Thisgroup of Russian refugees called themselves Solidarists: Warren Commission testimony of George DeMohrenschildt, Vol. 9, p. 267.

When the group's leader was interviewed in New York in 1957 bythe FBI, the Dallaspeople he knew of that were active at that time wereIgor Voshinin and oil man Paul Raigorodsky: Memo by SA PaulGarrity, New York, to Director, FBI, 10/21/57, FBI - HSCA Subject Files, Q - R/ FBI - HSCA Subject File: Paul M. Raigorodsky / NARARecord Number: 124-90123-10010.

Raigorodsky, known as the "Czar", served as the chiefof the Petroleum Coordinator for War during two years in the forties: 9/16/52 memo by St. LouisFBI. FBI - HSCA Subject File: Paul M. Raigorodsky /NARARecord Number: 124-90123-10089.

Igor Voshinin and his wife Natalie lived in the New York Cityarea between 1947-1955, when they moved to Dallas: Testimonyof Igor Voshinin, Warren Commission Hearings, Vol. 8, p. 450.

The NTS - Russian Solidarists...exists in the form of anunderground movement in Russia and also has groups in the rest of the world:FBIinterview by SA Kenneth B. Jackson with Mrs. Igor Voshinin, 12/10/63, Dallas, Texas;Oswald 201 File, Vol 16/, CD 205, Part 1.

George repeatedly hinted that he was performing some servicesfor the State Department...Mrs. Igor (Natalie) Voshinin, WarrenCommission Hearings. 8, p. 442, 3/26/64.

DeMohrenschildt made a presentation at a lecture hall about General Vlasov's Russianarmy that fought on the side of the Germans: Testimony of IgorVoshinin, Warren Commission Hearings, Volume 8, page 468.

Raigorodskyagreed that de Mohrenschildt was a "prankster": Testimony of Paul Raigorodsky, 3/31/64,Warren Commission Hearings, Vol. 9, p. 20. When asked if de Mohrenschildt was a "provocativepersonality", Natalie Voshinin said "definitely". Id., Vol.8, p. 443.

Hesaid that Kennedy was the first Democrat he would ever vote for: Georgede Mohrenschildt, manuscript of I'm a Patsy! I'm a Patsy! HSCA Report,Volume 12, p. 225.

Lookat de Mohrenschildt's musings about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev: "He is gone now, God bless his Bible-quoting soul and his earthypersonality": George de Mohrenschildt, I'm aPatsy!, p. 204.

On the plight of the poor, George brought up his bond with LeeOswald: George de Mohrenschildt, I'm a Patsy!, p. 187.

Bouhetestified that Paul Raigorodsky was the'godfather' of the group, while hehimself did the organization work: Warren CommissionHearings, Testimony of George Bouhe, Vol. 8, p. 358.

GeorgeBouhe formed the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Parish, one of the two RussianOrthodox parishes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 1963: FBI interview by James Hosty of Igor Voshinin,12/12/63, Commission Document 205 - FBI Report of 23 Dec 1963 re: Oswald,p. 593.Testimony of George Bouhe, WarrenCommission Hearings, Vol. 8, p. 357.

The "Bouhe group" met in individual homes with apriest from Houston visiting every five or six weeks and had services in ChurchSlavonic, an old Slavic language: Mrs. Igor Voshinin, Vol. 8,p. 430, 3/26/64.

De Mohrenschildt was part of St. Nicholas' choir when marriedto a Philadelphi woman from the prominent Sharples family: Warren Commission Hearings, Testimony of Igor Voshinin,. Vol.. 8, p. 455.

The other church, St. Seraphim's, was located at 4203 NewtonStreet in Dallas,where Igor Voshinin attended and services were in English: FBIinterview by James Hosty of Igor Voshinin, 12/12/63, Commission Document 205 - FBI Report of 23 Dec 1963 re: Oswald,p. 593.

Bouhewas in everyone's business, saying things like: "Well, you know, Iforget things - so I keep a file on everybody." : WarrenCommission Hearings, Testimony of Igor Voshinin, Volume 8, p. 454.

DeMohrenschildt considered Clark to be his lawyer: Interview by NormanE. Warner, First Secretary of the American Embassy in Haiti,of George DeMohrnschildt, 12/4/63

Clarkreferred to his interviewing agent Earle Haley as "Earl": Testimony of Max Clark, Warren Commission Hearings, Volume 8, pp. 349, 352.

Everyonewas discussing whether or not they should (associate with Oswald): Testimonyof Max Clark, Warren Commission Hearings, Volume 8, p. 351.

Back in 1951, Convair had also won the Air Force contractfor the first funded ICBM study contract: George MichaelEvica, A Certain Arrogance, (Xlibris, 2006), p. 205.

Her name was in Oswald's address book: See theOffice of Security memo, with Max Clark'sbio and OSI file: RIF# 104-10419-10316, pp.1-5.

Clark received a "covert security approval" by theCIA in April 1959 for use in what was referred to as "Project ROCK": RIF# 104-10419-10316.

William Harvey was part of Project ROCK during this timeperiod: HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 42/ RIF# 104-10106-10581.

Also see M. D. Stevens memo to file, 1/30/64, "Lee HarveyOswald/Address Book", HSCA Segregated CIACollection, Box 47, NARARecord Number: 104-10132-10011. Re the U-2 (Aquatone) tie-in withProject ROCK.

Max Clark worked closely with I.B. Hale, the chief ofindustrial security at General Dynamics: HSCA Segregated CIACollection, Box 40; NARARecord Number: 1993.08.02.10:25:15:250060; Office of SecurityFile on Clark, Max Edward.

I. B. Hale had been married to Virginia Hale, who got Oswaldhis sheet metal worker job at Leslie Whiting during July 1962...she rememberedOswald "quite well": Interview by SA EarleHaley and SA Robley D. Madland with Virginia Hale, Warren Commission Hearings,Volume 23, p. 694, Exhibit 1891.

At the time, the 7 billion dollar contract for the TFXwas the largest military contract in history: Peter Dale Scott,in The Dallas Conspiracy, Chapter 3.

The next day, August 6, JFK mistress Judith Campbell twicecalled the White House: Anthony Summers, Official andConfidential, (G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York, 1993), p. 301.

On I.B. (Insall Bailey) Hale's role with the break-in at homeof Judith Campbell, girlfriend of both JFK and gangster Sam Giancana: Report of SA William R. Carter, 8/8/62, FBI - HSCA Subject File: John Roselli/NARARecord Number: 124-10220-10433. Carter was interviewed by Sy Hersh in TheDark Side of Camelot.

Controversy over the decision to award the contract to GeneralDynamics: George C. Wilson, "Twining's Book Backs",Washington Post, 9/18/66.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THEJFK CASE: The Twelve Who Built The Oswald Legend (Part 6: White Russians KeepAn Eye On Oswald In Dallas)

(2 comments) Part 6 in the continuing series of Oswald and the twelve legendmakers that either befriended him or watched over him prior to theassassination. In this chapter, Oswald has returned to the USAand is monitored by a right-wing organization of Soviet and Eastern Europeanemigres with close ties to Cord Meyer's International Organizations wing of theCIA, as well as to the emigre-friendly RadioFree Europe.

Monday, December 27, 2010

THEJFK CASE: THE TWELVE WHO BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part 5: The Double Dangle)

(2 comments) Lee Oswald and Robert Webster were "dangles",brought together by the FBI and the CIA toentice the Soviets. Robert Webster defected to the USSRto learn more about the Soviet defense program. Radar operator Oswald defectedto learn what the Soviets knew about the U-2. Descriptions of the two men weresubtly altered for use in "molehunt" exercises designed to look forleaks and capture spies who repeated these descriptions.

Monday, December 6, 2010

THEJFK CASE: THE TWELVE WHO BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part 3: Counterintelligencegoes molehunting with Oswald's file)

(1 comments) Third in the series. This chapter focuses on how Lee HarveyOswald threatened to reveal military secrets to the Soviets about the U-2, andhow UScounterintelligence used his file as a "marked card" to capturesupposed Communist spies who were trying to infiltrate the CIA.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

THEJFK CASE: THE TWELVE WHO BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part 4: When the U-2 GoesDown, Oswald is Ready to Return)

(1 comments) This chapter reveals the story behind the 1960 U-2 incident.A renegade NSA agent, Jack Dunlap, tipped off the Soviets about flights overthe USSR...whichled to the Soviets shooting down the U-2. Oswald's boss at the radio/TV factoryin Minsk, Don Alejandro Ziger, wasostensibly an alienated White Russian. Oswald used to work on the U-2. Thelegend is that Ziger tipped Oswald that his work was done and he should gohome.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

THEJFK CASE: THE TWELVE THAT BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part 2: An Instant Visa GetsThe Marine Into Moscow)

(1 comments) Second in a series that discusses the twelve people thatcreated the Oswald legend. Here: Oswald's experience with the U-2 while in theMarines, how Oswald managed to cadge an instant visa from the Soviets to enterthe USSR, howAmerican officials protected Oswald after he told them he would give radarsecrets to the Soviet Union. And what was therelationship between Oswald and defector Robert Webster? They could be twins.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

THEJFK CASE: THE TWELVE WHO BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part One: Mother, Meyer, andthe Spotters)

This is the first in a series of essays explaining the background of the twelvehandlers of Lee Harvey Oswald during the last four years of his life. It is agripping story of espionage, based on documents in the National Archives. Askthe House Oversight Committee to release both the JFK files and the MLKfiles. UShistory should not be wrapped in mystery. Many of the key issues have alreadybeen resolved.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

TheJFK Case; the Office that Spied on its Own Spies

Documents reveal that the CIA used LeeHarvey Oswald's visa requests for espionage purposes in shadowboxing with theSoviets before the JFK assassination. During Sunshine Week March 14-20, takeaction to free the JFK files and other files as well. Informants can beinterviewed or released from their oaths while they are still alive. The HouseOversight Committee can do the right thing and open the vaults.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

THEJFK CASE: WHAT INFORMANTS ARE STILL OUT THERE?

(6 comments) There are many questions about the JFK assassination that caneasily be answered - but only by eyewitnesses who aren't going to be alive formuch longer.

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....One of George's contacts exposes his hidden CIA connections. In 1954, a youngoil lawyer named Herbert Itkin wrangled a meeting in Philadelphia with Allen Dulles, the first chief of Radio FreeEurope and future CIA chief. Dullesset him up with a meeting with de Mohrenschildt,who told Itkin he was"from that man in Philadelphia" and that hisname was Philip Harbin. William Gaudet verified at an HSCA depositionthat he knew George under his alias as Philip Harbin. De Mohrenschildt'sbeloved and soon-to-be new wife, Jeanne,was from Harbin, China. Angleton testified that Dulles was a very closefriend of his own family. Angleton had both an Itkin file and a"Mike/Portio/Haiti" file (Itkin's code name was Portio). Itkinclaimed he met "Harbin" in 1954, while CIA general counsel Larry Houstonclaimed that he could not find any Itkin files prior to 1964 after thousands ofhours of search. This was probably because Angleton's personal Itkin and Portio files were keptapart fromthe CIA records system, and were only discovered after Angleton wasfired in1974. All indications are that de Mohrenschildt was provided toDulles by Angleton.

Working under the Harbin alias, deMohrenschildt worked with Itkin in oilmatters as a nonpaid, voluntary agent between 1954 to 1960, before Itkin movedon to work with another agent. Itkin's skills enabled US Attorney BobMorgenthau to win convictions against New York political boss Carmine DeSapio and city commissionerJames Marcus. Morgenthau's office described Itkin as "probably the mostimportant informer the FBI ever had outside the espionage field. He never liedto us. His information was always accurate."

By May 1963, Itkin became the attorney for the Haitian government-in-exile. CIAdocuments show that Itkin's handler in 1963 was Mario Brod, who was recruitedin Italy by James Angleton during World War II and hadoperational involvements in Haiti. Before his brother was killed, Bobby Kennedy himself wasrelying onmob tips from Itkin. In 1966, Itkin was reportedlyresearching under his code name "Portio," while Angleton held ontohis private "Mike/Portio/Haiti" file. In 1968, CIRA (CI research and analysis chief) Ray Roccasworethat the "CI Staff definitely never was in contact" with Itkin.By1971, CIRA's bird-dog investigator Paul Hartman was asking to review Itkin'sCIA file, no doubt to educate himself on some fine points.

Kelly notes:

Herbert Itkin

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Nobody loves an informer. But in fighting organized crime, the Government needs professional informers to provide courtroom testimony; most other witnesses are reluctant to give it because it is axiomatic that in certain cases a short memory means a longer life. That is why federal prosecutors have cherished an obscure buthighly talkative New York labor lawyer named Herbert Itkin. Currently, Itkin is creating a crisis for the law enforcers.

Until 1967, Itkin was an FBI and Justice Department informer, operating among Mafia families. He surfaced two years ago to testify in the successful prosecution of a graft case in...

USA vs. Corallo, et al. :http://ftp.resource....2686-32689.html

Simpich: De Mohrenschildt had an extremely deep background with the intelligencecommunity, going back for more than twenty years. His handler appears to havebeen Thomas Schreyer, identified as "the acting chief" of the CordMeyer's International Organizations Division back in 1956. This meansthat Schreyer worked very closely with Cord Meyer.

In April1963, the Domestic Operations Division askedfor traces on de Mohrenschildt, with Schreyer's name provided as the source for any follow-up.

Kelly Notes:

THOMAS PIERCE SCHREYER Age 98, died on January 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by hisloving wife of 64 years, Amy Bishton-ABotfield Schreyer. He is survived by three nephews and five nieces: Amy B. Bainbridge, Rita Schreyer Wagner, HenryT. Schreyer, Jr., Thomas P. Schreyer, Susanne Q. Brown, Jeremiah Q. Schreyer,Jeanne Schreyer Duggan and Carol Schreyer.

Tom was born on October 4, 1912 in Mahoney City, PA. He was a graduate of West Catholic High School and St. Joseph University, both in Philadelphia, PA. He subsequently attended Jefferson University Medical College and Temple University School of Law. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Law and was admitted to the Bar of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia.

In 1942, Tom/he was commissioned as an ensign in the Unitedstates Navy and served during WorldWar II. He had achieved the rank of lieutenant commander prior to his discharge in 1946. He served as a political attachŽ to the American Embassies in Paris, France and Rome, Italy. He was later employed by the Department of State as a Senior Intelligence Officer until his retirement.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 PM, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 13591 ProsperityFarms Rd., Palm Beach Gardens,FL. Private Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park with the US Navy conducting Military Honors. For directions & online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.Taylor & Modeen Funeral HomeFamily Owned & Operated(561) 744-2030,Jupiter, FL To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituariess

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I've bumped this up because there are two or three other threads going about George DeMohrenschildt where people are discussing him and accusing him of being part of the conspiracy and I don't believe they have read Bill Simpich's latest article - which is the state of the research of what we know about him now, after having read the US government records - and not just the news clips and records from decades ago, which are important, but must be put in context of what we know now and not just then.

Simpich writes:

....One of George's contacts exposes his hidden CIA connections. In 1954, a youngoil lawyer named Herbert Itkin wrangled a meeting in Philadelphia with Allen Dulles, the first chief of Radio Free Europe and future CIA chief. Dullesset him up with a meeting with de Mohrenschildt,who told Itkin he was"from that man in Philadelphia" and that hisname was Philip Harbin. William Gaudet verified at an HSCA depositionthat he knew George under his alias as Philip Harbin. De Mohrenschildt'sbeloved and soon-to-be new wife, Jeanne,was from Harbin, China. Angleton testified that Dulles was a very closefriend of his own family. Angleton had both an Itkin file and a"Mike/Portio/Haiti" file (Itkin's code name was Portio). Itkinclaimed he met "Harbin" in 1954, while CIA general counsel Larry Houstonclaimed that he could not find any Itkin files prior to 1964 after thousands ofhours of search. This was probably because Angleton's personal Itkin and Portio files were keptapart fromthe CIA records system, and were only discovered after Angleton wasfired in1974. All indications are that de Mohrenschildt was provided toDulles by Angleton.

Working under the Harbin alias, deMohrenschildt worked with Itkin in oilmatters as a nonpaid, voluntary agent between 1954 to 1960, before Itkin movedon to work with another agent. Itkin's skills enabled US Attorney BobMorgenthau to win convictions against New York political boss Carmine DeSapio and city commissionerJames Marcus. Morgenthau's office described Itkin as "probably the mostimportant informer the FBI ever had outside the espionage field. He never liedto us. His information was always accurate."

By May 1963, Itkin became the attorney for the Haitian government-in-exile. CIAdocuments show that Itkin's handler in 1963 was Mario Brod, who was recruitedin Italy by James Angleton during World War II and hadoperational involvements in Haiti. Before his brother was killed, Bobby Kennedy himself wasrelying onmob tips from Itkin. In 1966, Itkin was reportedlyresearching under his code name "Portio," while Angleton held ontohis private "Mike/Portio/Haiti" file. In 1968, CIRA (CI research and analysis chief) Ray Roccasworethat the "CI Staff definitely never was in contact" with Itkin.By1971, CIRA's bird-dog investigator Paul Hartman was asking to review Itkin'sCIA file, no doubt to educate himself on some fine points.

Kelly notes:

Herbert Itkin

http://www.time.com/...,840223,00.html

Nobody loves an informer. But in fighting organized crime, the Government needs professional informers to provide courtroom testimony; most other witnesses are reluctant to give it because it is axiomatic that in certain cases a short memory means a longer life. That is why federal prosecutors have cherished an obscure buthighly talkative New York labor lawyer named Herbert Itkin. Currently, Itkin is creating a crisis for the law enforcers.

Until 1967, Itkin was an FBI and Justice Department informer, operating among Mafia families. He surfaced two years ago to testify in the successful prosecution of a graft case in...

USA vs. Corallo, et al. :http://ftp.resource....2686-32689.html

Simpich: De Mohrenschildt had an extremely deep background with the intelligencecommunity, going back for more than twenty years. His handler appears to havebeen Thomas Schreyer, identified as "the acting chief" of the CordMeyer's International Organizations Division back in 1956. This meansthat Schreyer worked very closely with Cord Meyer.

In April1963, the Domestic Operations Division askedfor traces on de Mohrenschildt, with Schreyer's name provided as the source for any follow-up.

Kelly Notes:

THOMAS PIERCE SCHREYER Age 98, died on January 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by hisloving wife of 64 years, Amy Bishton-ABotfield Schreyer. He is survived by three nephews and five nieces: Amy B. Bainbridge, Rita Schreyer Wagner, HenryT. Schreyer, Jr., Thomas P. Schreyer, Susanne Q. Brown, Jeremiah Q. Schreyer,Jeanne Schreyer Duggan and Carol Schreyer.

Tom was born on October 4, 1912 in Mahoney City, PA. He was a graduate of West Catholic High School and St. Joseph University, both in Philadelphia, PA. He subsequently attended Jefferson University Medical College and Temple University School of Law. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Law and was admitted to the Bar of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia.

In 1942, Tom/he was commissioned as an ensign in the Unitedstates Navy and served during WorldWar II. He had achieved the rank of lieutenant commander prior to his discharge in 1946. He served as a political attachŽ to the American Embassies in Paris, France and Rome, Italy. He was later employed by the Department of State as a Senior Intelligence Officer until his retirement.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 PM, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 13591 ProsperityFarms Rd., Palm Beach Gardens,FL. Private Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park with the US Navy conducting Military Honors. For directions & online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.Taylor & Modeen Funeral HomeFamily Owned & Operated(561) 744-2030,Jupiter, FL To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituariess

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When it comes to working the Oswald legend, there's no one quite like Ann Goodpasture, thestation case officer at the CIA's Mexico City station in 1963. Although she received the highest rating as outstanding in her fitnessreport, she made several supposed mistakes that would humiliate a rookie. Let me offer a brief hypothesis of how Goodpasture used the Oswald file in a clever maneuver designed to see who had impersonated Oswald in a telephone call in Mexico City two months before the JFK assassination.

Goodpasture had good reason to believe that there might have been enemy spy in her immediate circles. I believe that Goodpasture used a photo of a KGB operative to create a pretense that the Mexico City station believed that that this KGB Mystery Man might be Lee Oswald. Her objective was to kick off an operation designed to figure out who was trying to penetrate the CIA's wiretap operations in Mexico City. Oswald had twelve prominent legend makers who used him in various ways as an intelligence asset during the last years of his life. Goodpasture was legend maker #11 - she used Oswald's biography for her own purposes. What she wound up doing was causing even more confusion over who Oswald really was. She may have had an idea, however, who was trying to penetrate the CIA's wiretap operations.

I will stick my neck out and say that I believe that someone impersonated Oswald in a phone call precisely to convince the Mexico City and CIA HQ to conduct a molehunt to find the impersonator.

I'll take this hypothesis further and say that the paper trail created by the molehunters was an effective way to blackmail the CIA and the FBI from conducting an effective investigation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

To me, the best way to analyze the JFK assassination is to focus on the cover-up. If you understand Goodpasture, you understand why the cover-up had to happen.

A little background on Goodpasture, Oswald, and Sylvia Duran

During the sixties, Ann Goodpasture was the chief aide to Mexico City station chief Win Scott. Starting in August 1963, she picked up new tapes and simultaneously delivered new ones to a new agent in Mexico City, a Soviet analyst named Bill Bright. Bright was with the counter-espionage unit that reviewed Oswald when his file was used in a molehunt during May 1960. (See Part 3 of this series.) Bright's role is intriguing, still being studied, and will be addressed later on in this article.

She would review the summary of the transcripts from the LIENVOY wiretap operation on the Communist embassies at about 8 am every morning after the taps were picked up and transcribed. She would process the take between 8-9 am, and have any items of unusual significance on Scott's desk by nine . [ii] Transcripts on the Cuban and Soviet wiretaps arrived every day. [iii]

Goodpasture also played a key role in the more old-fashioned - but more secure, as we shall see - LIFEAT wiretap operation. During 1963, LIFEAT tapped individual locations rather than relying on the centralized telephone exchange like LIENVOY. She would also disseminate the take from the three cameras trained on the Soviet embassy compound. [iv] No one at the station knew the wiretaps and hidden cameras as well as Goodpasture.

When an American calling himself Lee Oswald appeared in Mexico City on Friday, September 27, he bounced between the Soviet and Cuban consulates in an effort to get himself an instant visa to visit these countries. I'm going to put on ice for the moment whether this man was actually Lee Oswald - what I'm concerned about is the phone calls he made to the consulates, not the personal visits to the consulates.

In June 1963, Oswald applied and received a new passport. His wife Marina was pregnant. She wanted to return to the Soviet Union and spend time with her family while the baby was an infant. Oswald wanted to go with her.

However, the Oswalds had been unable to get the Soviets to issue them a visa for almost a year. Their previous negotiations had all been with the Soviet consulate in Washington, DC. Now Lee was trying his hand in Mexico City. It's hard to believe that he would have gone to the USSR without her. Their second child was due in a few weeks. Lee was a devoted father.

The smart way to get a Cuban visa was to make prior arrangements with the American Communist party or the Cuban Communist party prior to arrival in Mexico City. Oswald had done none of those things, even though he had written a number of letters to various American Communist officials.

Oswald's effort in shuttle diplomacy between the Soviet and Cuban consulates did him no good. All sides pretty much agree that he visited the Cuban consulate three times and the Soviet consulate once on Friday the 27th. He told the Cubans he got the visa OK from the Soviets, and told the Soviets that he already had a Cuban visa. Cuban consulate secretary Sylvia Duran talked to the Soviets, and both sides determined that Oswald was lying.

By the end of the day, Oswald had struck out at both consulates. Oswald made one final pitch to the Soviets at about 10 am on Saturday the 28th, which also ended in failure. [v] The conversations between the Soviet and Cuban consulates about what to do with this unprepared man were all picked up on tape. Mexico City chief Win Scott wanted to know if this man could be identified.

Oswald was identified, and quickly. Shortly after Oswald left the Soviet consulate on Saturday the 28th, a call came in from the Cuban consulate to the Soviet consulate. Goodpasture reported that "Oswald came to the attention of the listening post operators from a tap on the Soviet line".

The initial caller on the line identified herself as the Cuban consul's secretary, a young Mexican woman named Sylvia Duran. She told the Soviets that she was with a man had a question. She then put a man on the phone, and insisted in speaking in what was described as "broken Russian". It was reported that two individuals who heard the tapes reported that the man was also speaking "broken English". The linguistically challenged man told the Soviet officer that he had a contact number that he wanted to pass on to the Soviets. The Soviet officer told the man to come on over.

Three days later, the man called again, inquiring about the status of his visa that had been the purpose of his call on Saturday the 28th. He said his name was Lee Oswald.

The CIA's translators reported that they received tapes of the Oswald phone calls right after they were made. After JFK was killed, these translators were left strictly alone.

The CIA's translators, the husband-and-wife team of Boris and Anna Tarasoff, listened to these tapes. Boris focused on Russian voices; Anna focused on English and Spanish voices. Boris reported that both of these tapes were rushed over to them right after the phone calls were made.

Boris' testimony is consistent with the general procedure, which was to get tapes from the Soviet compound to the translator and pick them up all on the same day. Boris was very clear that the voices on the September 28 tape and the October 1 tape were the same man. Both the wiretap monitors and Tarasoff were trained to memorize the voices of the individuals who worked at the embassy compounds. When Tarasoff told Bill Bright that these tapes were of the same man who identified himself as Oswald, Bright got very excited.

On November 23, the day after JFK was killed, Goodpasture reported to HQ that Boris Tarasoff (also known as "Feinglass") was the man who had translated and matched up these calls. No one asked Boris or Anna any questions about these phone calls for thirteen years after the assassination -- not until the assassination probe was reopened. The Tarasoffs held invaluable information about Oswald and his contacts. Why in the world wouldn't the officials want to interview the Tarasoffs?

Edited by William Kelly
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Is there a non highlighted version I cannot read the yellow on white

Was this on a black background at first.

Black on white is fine !

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