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Author Topic: Info Pete Bagley Imparted to Edward Jay Epstein About Nosenko In 1977 ...  (Read 389 times)

Online Thomas Graves

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Despite a few minor errors in Epstein's recounting -- e.g. the fact that the U.S. diplomat escorted Nosenko to the safehouse in Geneva and briefly introduced him to Bagley before the first meeting, and the fact that (probable mole) George Kisevalter wasn't there until the second meeting, etc. -- based on a close reading of Bagley's Spy Wars, the basics of Epstein's diary entries are absolutely spot on.

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/diary/bagley.htm

I personally would like to know why Angleton didn't inform Epstein about Nosenko's "walking in" to the CIA in Geneva in June, 1962, but only about his "defection" to the U.S. nine weeks after the assassination of JFK. 

Can't we read anything sinister into this?

(I'm sure James "Jumbo Duh" DiEugenio at the so-called Education Forum, or Jefferson "Intellectually Dishonest" Morley could.)

-- MWT  ;)

PS  The "44 questions" Epstein and Bagley refer to in Epstein's article are the forty-four detailed questions Bagley, with help from true-defector Pyotr Deriabin, drew up for the FBI to ask Nosenko about KGB's relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald in the USSR, but which highly territorial, highly vindictive, and highly fooled-by-triple-agent-Kulak/"Fedora" John Edgar Hoover ... gasp ... refused to ask the false defector.

Fwiw, the questions are listed near the end of Epstein's 1977 book Legend.

Cheers!
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