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Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010430-2 P, A SUBJECT: Staff Meeting Minutes of 28 December 1982 Acting Director McMahon chaired the meeting. ~ t McMahon asked Fitzwater for a status report on results of investigations into incidents of removal of classified material from Agency buildings as discovered during the six last briefcase/package inspections. McMahon, noting that two CIA finance officers have admitted misappropria- tion of Government funds, asked Sporkin to emphasize to DOJ the gravity of these cases and stay on top of them. He emphasized how the Agency traditionally trusts its employees and indicated his willingness if necessary to sacrifice classified information to ensure prosecution by DOJ. F__1 Fitzwater reported that deductions for Medicare will be taken from employees' paychecks beginning with the 6 January disbursement and that pay increases authorized in the December Continuing Resolution will be reflected in paychecks received 20 January. Glerum called attention to the OPM decision that lump-sum accrued leave payments for those employees retiring after 31 December will be taxed for Medicare (1.3 percent). In response to a query from Gates, McMahon stated that at the DCI's request, is correcting facts in a New York Times artic e on CIA which is to appear 9 January and which was furnished to us in advance by the Times. Glerum noted that memos to the Deputy Directors will soon be issued establishing FTE ceilings. 0 Stein called attention to the William Safire article, "You Have No Proof" from the 27 December New York Times attached.) He indicated the probability that SSCI is the source of the informa- tion in the article. McMahon asked Doswell to follow up as appropriate. Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010430-2 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84B00130R000600010430-2 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84B00130R000600010430-2 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84B00130R000600010430-2 NDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1982 ON WAhk1114G - --- ev died, Ital- day before Leonid Brezhn Rognoni ian Interior Minister V irginid received a visit from the C.I.A.'s vice- chief of station ins Rome and a staffer from the U.S. wanted to Committee. The Amer an connection know about th o e e . Pop th Mr. Rognoni explained the shooting lamed that Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman, had been informed a few months before that proof Italy could not afford the cost of keep- ing him in solitary confinement much longer. To Mr. Agca, that meant he By William Safi would be transferred to an ordinary d _-_uld ?romntlY be inner' no an ge; that he en,,, Yp1? -- level C'I.A_MUIX --- the that! a iarrV ?w- Jr liev- ed ,w, from what is 1; ohing th audacious is untie - e middle- thereby say up residence in aL- knowl- vesftgators. ca :? washinaton - *,. rt,w ton in the I~remlm - r c i easily on an Indian passpo !ions being e i gave the o er d poland from Solidarity class hotel, IkK while in oth6T cap- g IF. t n hire, and not a ana ing, the .. ? Then aster who thl that he was able to pass into Bulgaria ued to view with A b t distaste Italian in- tor: the story of the d to kil1 l the the Pope and rt and take gunman was a cola-oiu-1- ------ --- Accoramg to UlaV . ?1,..- - -; - can proPe1 ly i'?"..-- _- lenient fac- t tic or ideologue; CIA representative tomtit- there is the bogg a e The man in ha age facts that the the permission o Such a story m a r . _ __A_A by Mr_ AndroPov. .,:r;,?aev: only a major newsp pe the Bulgarian (ioverauuv... ------ tion. Noouuy ?~???~ -' where uuea a --- -- - whQhired him to kill the Pope.~~ with a fingerprint of Yuri Andropov an come off being broken in the Readers .,What proof do you have?" asked the gun, but it was certain that no such and developed in detail by i ,s inter- mission could be undertaken without NBC,t~a mere television network? the C.I.A. man. f It f the K.G.B., then els establishment le- living quarters or uie D.~s4 --- lomats tnar. use .?a?w- - reluctant C au -b- -- con- _...r,,, ,?i,arrassment. ,_.. ,. dP have to deal with this tarts; and that a rue+y Thus, the i case that caused it to man Anuivi,a~?, -.7 -- communication came out of the Bul- itself pursuing a the chain of circumstance is drawn the too tight we might not be able to trust garian Embassy just before the at- strain relations with a Communist tack on the Pope, similar to the ac- neighbor and profoundly the Soviets on arms control. tivity that took place before an Anieri- new Soviet leader without t o m1e the fear of not being able to bring can general was abducted. support. of the government those We know back d6tente aof circum- The C.I.A. man waved that all o United States. The lackadaisical ads who wish thisawful trail most able to aside. "You have no proof," he said, tide of most of the U.S? press stance would vanish. to the Ital- , throughout the early winter - they do not want to know any conv ian and did his best Government a to high degree of skep- ally after the man who enough; o That is why, after facts are pier ticism from the American Govern- ha at least guilty knowledge the more. picot, lot was elevated to the top t~ st of the in !anted which compel common sense ,What proof do you want?" asked Kremlin -- was seen by alia the crime Mr Rogno along at the Kremlin door, . ni. The presented, evi- evident That the U.S. wanted to lay resented, along with further we will hear the faceless officials dente already p +t,.e investigation shut e tngs to touch complain, ?you have no proof.,, n was ex- t the gunma some more tha Why do we requ petted to reveal, was the best the.. Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84B00130R000600010430-2 ou Have No re this story,) Why are we setting our- selves standards of proof that the Soviet bloc will make impossible to meet? One reason is humanly institution- al: most spooks, after the C.I.A.'s flat rock was flipped over in the post- Watergate era, don't want anybody to think that assassination is part of any nation's "dirty tricks," and so they come to the defense of the K.G.B. in grand le Carre fashion, hinting that the evidence is part of an anti-Andro- pov plot. (An exception is former Di- rector of Central Intelligence at Helms, who was pointing a finger this "classic intelligence operation" from the start.) ther reason has to do with the A