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June 20, 1973
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-Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352D 40RANDUM FOR: 11 A'S etNig 00315 (DATE) FORM NO. 101 REPLACES FORM 10- 101 1 AUG 54 WHICH NAY BE USED. (47) Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352 -Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352D IN 11111 � US iNLY ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET `118JECT: (Optional) FROM: EXTENSION NO. DATE (b)(3) Deputy Chief, WH Division 20 June 1973 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) . (A/ f( V AN ion (b)(3) . 4 DDO Zi j N 1973 � 1 ) D . IG (b)( 4. Executive Secretary, CIA Management Commi ei tee (..7 � Return to 0/IG -, 7. .e,u.ic.---.: to� 8. � 10. 11. � 12. 13. � 14. 00316 FORM 3-62 610 USEED174IEMUS SECRET Ei CONFIDENTIAL r�-i INTERNAL USE ONLY Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352 __E] UNCLASSIFIED -Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352D, IDD/o3355 I -CE CR RT-- 20 June 1973 MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD SUBJECT: John Dean Allegations to Newsweek Magazine 1. Mr. William Jorden, the Latin American referent on Dr. Kissinger's Staff, called today in reference to State cable No. 112189, dated 11 June (attached). He said that he had specific reference to paragraph 2 of that cable and would like to have "everything and anything we know" on that subject in the Agency. 2. The undersigned indicated to Mr. Jorden that he had checked out the allegation that some low level White House officials had considered assassinating Torrijos when the story first appeared in Newsweek anc.lddespite checking outside WE Division also, could find no-one in the Agency who could recollect or find anything relating to such a plan on the part of any portion of U.S. officialdom. I told him that I felt sure that nothing of this nature had come to WE Division's attention because for the period in question I had been Deputy Chief of WH Division and had heard nothing about any such plan. Mr. Jorden asked if the Agency knew anything about Howard Hunt having had a team in Mexico "before the mission was aborted" and I indicated that as far as I knew, the Agency had no infor- mation on Hunt being in Mexico on such a mission. I also indicated, however, they could have been and the Agency might well not know it simply because he could have used an alias and he is an American citizen, which is outside the Agency's province and really the FBI's business. I suggested that it might be best if he checked the FBI on that particular angle. Subsequently I checked with Mr. William V. roe. the IG. and recently returned COS 'SECRET- (b)(b)(3) (b)(3) (b)(3) � Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352 00317 -Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352.D and both indicated that they had not run across any information concerning this latter allegation of Hunt and a team in Mexico on a mission related to Panama. 3. It was apparent that Mr. Jorden was under some pressure to refute these allegations and was casting about in all directions to make as certain of his ground as he possibly could before he tried to do so.' Deputy Chief Wes-tern Hemisphere Division Attachment: As Stated Above Distribution: 1 - IG via DDO 1 - Chief, COG 1 - Chief, WHD 2 Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352 00318 pproved for Release: 2017/01/18 C014303527, I ,t2Nrr I . � 1 14 re4:4.!--a__Olt_.3..;.:245_/......".,_JI10_>22/, 10 . ! 3-06383-1. PAGE 01-01 - TORl11.J:26.7. JUN 7 RuEAIIB UUUUU ZOC STATE iZ Rur:SVA RULPALJ RuEHC 1.2189 1621422' R uUUUU ZZH 1113122 JUN 73 SECSTATE WASHDC � RuESVA/AmEmBASSY PANAmAsImm-EDIATE 2592 o f"VALJ/PANcANAL IMMEDIATE LPAL JUSSoUTHcom IMMEDIATE CLAS' STATE 112189 O. 11652: N/A� GS: PFOR, PN BJECT:ALLEGATIONS M JOHN DEAN 40 NEwSWEEK MAGAzi THE FOLLOWING IS EXCERPTED FROM A FRONT PAGE ARTICLE ON TODAY'S NEW yORK TImES W9ICH REPORTS ON ALLEGATIONS DE BY JOHN DEAN TO NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE. � ",SOME utOw-LEVELII WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS CONSIDERED AS- ssINATING PANAMA'S RULER OmAR TCRRIJoS, BECAUSE THEY SPEcTED THE INVOLVEMENT OF HIGH PANAMANIAN AUTHORITIES 1;0IN TRAFFIC AND BECAUSE THEY FELT THE GoVERNmENT HAD, TN uNcoOpERATIVE ABOUT RENEGOTIATING THE PANAmA CANAL. :ATy. E. HOWARD HUNT, JR., A LEADER OF THE WATERGATE .-GLARSI HAD A TEAM IN MEXICO "BEFORE THE MISSION WAS oRTED," NEwSwEEK SAID." .RUSH . . DEICUMENt AS REFERRED 111..fpr. \ 0319 Approved for Release: 2017/01/18 C01430352