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Author Topic: Was Bagley's "Helper," Russia-Born George Kisevalter, a KGB Mole?  (Read 143 times)

Offline Thomas Graves

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Was George Kisevalter a mole, or just a really, really gullible and un-observant CIA "handler"?

Even his biographer, Clarence Ashley, and David Wise, the author of Molehunt, suggest that he may have been the former.

(to be continued ...)

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Offline Thomas Graves

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Re: Was Bagley's "Helper," Russia-Born George Kisevalter, a KGB Mole?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 08:50:08 PM »
It's interesting that "useful idiot" (or worse) Tom Mangold quotes Kissevalter so often in his propagandistic book, Cold Warrior.

Kisevalter had such a distinctive way of speaking, even when Mangold doesn't name him I know he's where many of the quotes came from.

That and the fact that Kisevalter contradicted Tennent H. Bagley to an such a large degree, and that's evidently what Mangold was looking for.

--  MWT   ;)

It's also interesting to note that Tennent H. Bagley wrote in his book Spy Wars that he frequently found himself cringing when (ostensibly) gregarious, (ostensibly) garrulous, (ostensibly) self-promoting Kisevalter would volunteer classified information to "walk-in" (false) defector Nosenko during their five meetings in June of 1962 in Geneva ...

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« Last Edit: February 21, 2020, 03:36:14 AM by Thomas Graves »

 

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