Post by claviger
The FBI knew about LHO. They knew who he was and that he got into a
fracas handing out Hands Off Cuba propaganda. They knew he was arrested by
the NOPD and fined. I would expect they were aware of his TV and Radio
interviews. The FBI learned he moved to the Dallas area. Based on FBI
standard procedure they notified the Dallas office that LHO was now in
their region. At that point his file was transferred to Dallas. I would
think a copy of this information was sent to FBI headquarters. This would
be logical SOP.
So LHO now has a police record in NO and the FBI is aware of this fact.
While in NO he applies for a visa to Cuba but is not approved. If LHO is
on a watch list would the State Department notify the FBI of this request?
Was there an automatic notice to the FBI or CIA ?
LHO decides to try his luck in Mexico City. He shows up on CIA
surveillance entering the Cuban Embassy. Next he makes a visit to the
Soviet embassy. He is turned down by both, but does the CIA know that?
They might know about the Cuba rejection based on CIA inside connections,
who might confirm the Soviets turned him down too.
LHO now has a job in Dallas. A local FBI agent makes two visits to the
Paine residence to interview Marina. In an interview on Nov 1 the FBI is
informed LHO has a job with the TSBD. When the Dallas parade is announced
does the FBI automatically notify all relevant Federal agencies and
specifically USSS based on NTK and SOP?
Question: Did the FBI notify the Secret Service about this former
defector as a matter of protocol between all Federal Agencies?
I would think ONI would have an ongoing file of LHO too.
Hosty said no and that he wasn't required to do so.
From "Assignment Oswald": "My only obligation for the security of the
president's trip was to report to the Secret Service anyone who had made a
threat against the president or vice-president. In fact, just the day
before, I had hand-delivered a report on one possible threat. I had picked
up information from a source that a local Klan member had remarked that
his group would have a "little reception" for Kennedy when he visited
Dallas. I wrote up this information in a one page report, including a
physical description of the Klan member, and attached his photograph to
the report. I walked the few blocks over to the Secret Service's office in
the U.S. Courthouse and handed the report to one of their agents. I later
learned that the Secret Service briefly interviewed the man, but took no
action to detain him or monitor his whereabouts on Friday during the
Right before this he wrote this: "Reading the Times Herald that evening
[on Thursday 11/21], I noted a front page diagram of the parade route
Kennedy would take at noon the next day through downtown Dallas. I
examined it casually, only interested in where I could position myself so
that I could catch a glimpse of the president. At no time during my
examination of the diagram was I interested in determing whehtr or not any
of my case subject might be located along the motorcade route. It had been
beaten into me, by both the Secret Service and the FBI, that this was not
of my concern."
If Hosty is right then the FBI - i.e., him - had no obligation to inform
the SS about Oswald.