Sep 13 2004, 9:11 am
From: john.mcad...@marquette.edu (John McAdams)
Date: 13 Sep 2004 16:11:21 GMT
Local: Mon, Sep 13 2004 9:11 am
Subject: Re: Intriguing document from Wim Dankbaar
From an e-mail correspondent familiar with documents from the Warren Commission period:
The identifier "CO-2-34,030" appears in this document as if it were the CIA's file and/or document number.
It is not; it is a Secret Service file number. No authentic CIA document would incorporate the recipient's file number in this fashion.
"CO-2-34,030" was used for the entire Secret Service file on the assassination investigation. Each individual report had a distinct "Control Number."
Therefore, there is no reason to connect this document with the one RIF in the NARA database which has "CO-2-34, 030" in the title field. (There are obvious differences, and that 1978 HSCA-related document is about "JFK ASSASSINATION FILE CO-2-34, 030", not a single document.)
This particular letterhead ("UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Memorandum") was routinely used by for Secret Service submissions to the Warren Commission, and within the Secret Service. It was designed so it could be used by any agency, but I don't recall ever seeing it used by the CIA.
Examples: CE 2966, CE 2668: http://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh26/html/WH_Vol26_0... http://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh26/html/WH_Vol26_0... Reports from CO-2-34,030 with Secret Service control numbers 466 and 702 (CE 2869): http://history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh26/html/WH_Vol26_0...
A claim of authenticity for this document is spherically symmetric nonsense - that is, nonsense any way you look at it.