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May 29, 1967
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Approved--o-r--Release 2000/08/27: CIA-RD P-75B00380 __ WASH POST 29 May 67 Garrison Abandons the Hypnotizing of Witnesses By George Lardner Jr. Washington Post staff writer New Orleans District At- torney Jim Garrison said yes- terday he no longer relies on hypnosis in questioning wit- nesses in his controversial in- vestigation of President Ken- nedy's assassination. Interviewed on ABC-TV's "Issues and Answers," Gar- rison said he was amazed at suggestions that his office might have used hypnosis and sodium pentothal (so-called truth serum) "to plant ideas" in the minds of witnesses. But he indicated he has abandoned both devices in light of the criticisms. "We no longer bother to objectify (testimony) in the way we started doing," Gar- rison said. The pipe-smoking prosecutor again assailed the Central In- telligence Agency, accusing it ?this time of hiring lawyers "to try and stop" his investigation, "Every lawyer involved in this case, without exception, involved in the attempts to de- rail the investigation, has been connected by us with the Cen- tral Intelligence Agency," Gar- rison said. Garrison also repeated his charges that former CIA em- ployes were involved in the assassination and that they were closely associated with Lee Harvey Oswald. The District Attorney as- serted that Oswald, found by the Warren Commission to have been the President's' lone assassin, was "obviously an in- telligence :employe of the United States Government," al- though "not a CIA agent." Garrison said he has had to "defer any further arrests" in the case, but said more prob- ably would be made before the trial of New Orleans business. man Clay L. Shaw. Garrison I tained that "solid evidence" I Garrison "irresponsible" and has accused Shaw of, conspir-' acy in the assassination. The District Attorney also ridiculed the thought that the offer of money and a job by one of his investigators to an- other witness in the case, Alvin R. l3eaubouef, represent- ed a bribe attempt, as reported by Newsweek Magazine. Garrison charged that News- week "never bothered to find out the truth from us," and noted that the magazine Is owned by The Washington Post, which Garrison labeled "a mouthpiece of the Admin- istration." The prosecutor also main- purportedly linking Jack Ruby I said he had requested the to the alleged assassination I prosecutor's disbarment "to conspiracy was behind a call put an end to any further ex- ploitation" of the assassina- for his disbarment by Sol tion. Dann, one of the late Ruby's lawyers. On Friday, Dann labeled Approved For Release 2000/08/27 : CIA-RDP75B0038OR000800140010-2