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Title: 180-10113-10119 Author: n/a Pages: 11 Agency: HSCA RIF#: 180-10113-10119 Subjects: HUNT, E.

HOWARD; MEXICO CITY; CIA Source: AARC

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08/05/77 7 MEMORANDUM HUNT E HOWARD MEXICO CITY UNCLASSIFIED 256 REFERRED 08/12/93 CIA 77-4 Box 77

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MEMORANDUM 8/5/77 TO FROM RE JH KK PMO CIA Station in Mexico City 062362

Attached connected Lee Harvey

find with

list the

of CIA visit

individuals station in

known Mexico

to City

have during

been

Oswald's

This

information session who in had been City

has

been

gleaned of of

mainly David Cuban

from

the ex-CIA for from the staff

executive agent CIA

testimony in charge Other

Phillips Affairs comes

Mexico with intercept

information Boris Tarasoff CIA station

interviews with the

a witness unit of

formerly

the

It

has

been in the the visit fact

suggested CIA activities of that Lee the as

that

E in

Howard Mexico Oswald

Hunt City Many Chief

may and

have

been

involved with cite

specifically

Harvey CIA

critics never that would the Station been Hunt

Station for This from

has

identified possibly conflict Chief was

publicly .held with named that

a basis

speculation however that

position

information Winston

Phillips now deceased

Scott

This

does

not

preclude

the

possibility

that

Hunt

held

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another was not shown

position photographs nor

at

the of

station E Howard

but

Tarasoff Hunt which name from he could CIA-Mexico City

identify

did

he

recognize

the

I will the CIA

also station

be

forwarding as best presently I

an can

organizational make it out

chart with the

of

information

known

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A review of notes indicates Phillips which our witness Organization Personnel David

taken from interviews with that are a several there about may be questioned

in

& Personnel Mexico City

Station

Phillips In 1963 for the responsible Embassy

was in charge of Cuban affairs Phillips CIA in Mexico As such he was City for the of the Cuban monitoring 1961

He was in Mexico from City September to early Tom Hazlett 1965 succeeding He originally CIA in 1950 comes from Ft Worth and

joined

the

He recalls the Oswald as an intercept tape t4tween the Soviet and Cuban head 03 embassies.E I of Russian affairs at Mexico Station would City have been for information primarily responsible derived from this intercept was never Phillips was staffed mainly His immediate answered to Winston superior Winston in by the unit intercept Mexican nationals wasL. 03 3 but which

he

Scott

Scott Station for Chief the Mexico CIA Station City for in Supervisor practice although Phillips Chief of Station would have deputy normally to whom Phillips was to report the person Scott and a authority Scott as to intercept Scott around was known his for strong personality was the whether was is now 1972 almost photographic He did like not to

in 1963 the been

memory delegate

determination final who made person an in over information coming or to Washington to be forwarded deceased His name of a heart He died was not previously

not

attack known publicly

03 Deputy Phillips White visit [.03-2

in Mexico Scott under Station Chief City Allen it sure whether was not 03 jor wast of Oswald's time at the office who held this it was that but he feels positive fairly

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CITY

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(cont d) reported Phillips next man up the Phillips Washington believes area

to Scott hierarchy he is

even

thoughC and lives

0 33was in the

retired

Allen

White SucceededLO3Jas worked under

him

Stattion Deputy a time for he is retired

Chief

Phillips in

believes Phillips the Washington Joe Picolo CIA officer

and

resides

area

under

Phillips

Robert

Shaw CIA officer Eventually in Mexico

under Shaw City

Philips and Phillips had the "whole assignment

Two CIA operatives to Shaw reported one worked area Phillips area and C 03 Phillip of the of the He would involved quarters 03 the visit CIA believed is still

working One worked in the] og Shaw with 4is living the CIA

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senior named him as the of telephone interception Cuban offices Embassy's have been responsible unit in the intercept came for to the CIA from at 3 or 4 years 03 the the

man in charge conversations

for "dozen outside CIA

or so head

FBI time

and of

had the

with been Oswald

Phillips Ann

believes[

,is

still

in

Mexico

today

Goodpasture mentions Phillips for transporting unit to CIA offices

as the her person the from the tapes and back again

responsible intercept or tapes Russian the back transcripts

back she brought is whether It unclear from conversations of the transcripts she brought that It Embassy appears

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Goodpasture (cont'd) in Spanish ie translations were unit the when was Spanish language that were in Russian were brought in all likelihood quarters (From that the Russian translator it'appears was based in the where CIA Embassy the Goodpasture transported tapes suitcases She was notified if tape Phillips residing C Also believes in Dallas that Goodpasture Texas

at the intercept The tapes back to CIA head Phillips testimony for the CIA were.) headquarters and in transcripts was interesting or is retired and

done

not

assi~hed

to

Phillips O 3

replacing presently of the CIA

Joe works

Picolo in the

Phillips Washington George

believed headquarters

Misco (phonetic) was somewhat Although Phillips with to he was respect Misco Misco was the Russian translator that his office was most likely rather than the Soviet intercept Phillips at the claims time of was that Misco Oswald's visit

about facts shakey able to tell us that for the CIA and in CIA headquarters unit outside not in Mexico City

03 :3 CIA officer affairs CIA station [0'3lworked [

and

in charge as such

of was

the for assignment Phillips counterpart 03 worked Caracas

Russian at

with

J with

on

this

assignment when

0 3 0 spa were all they

Jiater assigned

to

Phillips Venezuela

03 have been L it would maintained that Phillips where the inforation to decide responsibility was to go and whether contained in the Oswald intercept Win for the should be any reason intercept kept ultimate would have Scott responsibility though Phillips today Clark did no know of the L 033 whereabouts

Anderson FBI agent Local receive petinent

in Mexico information

City from

who would the CIA

routinely

at the American was Legal Attache title Embassy His as "Legat in the He is identified Church only report in Mexico '.$I official he was the Since ranking highest was under his direction there the FBI investigation

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Anderson (cont'd) Anderson worked with in 1965 Republic He is Texas presently retired

Phillips and

in

the

Dominican

residing

in

San

Antonio

Desmond Fitzgerald Chief of CIA who originally

in operations recommended

Washington Phillips

to

CIA headquarters the Mexico City

job

is mentioned in the as Church (Fitzgerald report one of the CIA agents involved with plots against Catro's life The Church names him as "the report senior CIA officer with for charged responsibility Cuban a meeting affairs. He had with AMLASH on October 1963 a policy for 29 discussion informing AMLASH that the was prepared U.S to provide support for a Cuban after a real had uprising only coup been effected.) Fitzgerald E 03 0308 a Affairs desk assisting to the reports prepare would them sign worked with him in the headquarters him at Soviet work She would and he etc is now deceased

from another staff She had previously resigned the but was hired at CIA again employee position or Russian on apart-time for her basis knowledge matters and her in Soviet experience Benjamin Pepper under .Worked Concerned affairs with such

"3 related to matters other affairs as Eastern European Soviet

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From other information sources namely through own investigation we are also aware of by our involved with CIA Mexico Station in 1963 City Mr

garnered others

and Mrs Boris Tarasoff As one of the CIA's husband-and.wife the teams had the of translating and Tarasoff's job transcribing conversations in the Russian in language going and out of the Soviet Embassy by telephone were They experts aids as newspaper informations about determine geographic whose conversations The Taraso and transc the specif memory Tarasoff Tarasoff agency ffs were ription ics have in voice identification using and other miscellaneous clippings different individuals to help etc about origins persons were being tapped directly of the become such

involed in the translation Oswald conversation although dim in Mr Tarasoff's

s ucceeded w as abo ut

George

Misko any investigative

never questioned by the conversations Oswald

Boris Tarasoff the conversation was most thought bet een Kanstaninov and Oswald and did not likely involve knew no one or Yatskov Tarasoff Koetikov name of Kostin by the in Guadalajara Mexico resides Tarasoff presently William Bright as CIA "contact between Identified by Tarasoff It is not clear the statio and translators the Ta asoff in the station or in a separate whether was that he was but it intercepts appears g unit outside the station probably interested seemed Bright especially Soviet and the call between Oswald identified and Oswald intercepted L 03 as Identified by Tarasoff station at Mexico the City to November 1963 1963 03 ] the at the second when was Embassy

photographic from least

expert September

MEXICO

CITY

CIA

ORGANIZATION

The CIA Station was housed at the able to identify several CIA positio the descriptions May I suggest framework as"a o possible picture chart for 1963 September-October WASHINGTON CHIEF OF OPERATIONS SPECIAL AFFAIRS (Desmond Fitzgerald) STATION (Winston Overall for CIA Mexico CHIEF Scott)

responsibility activities

DEPUTY TION CHIEF 03 1 Eater Allen White

04 or u Picolo assisted Phi ips replaced 03 by J Rober Shaw oversaw Cuban operatives CUBAN EMBASSY Joe CUBAN AFFAIRS (David Phillips REPORTS OFFICER & ASSISTANT

CONTACT Ann Goodpasture 03 (photo

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