The Honorable John Joseph Moakley House of Representatives
Dear Mr. MoakUy:
1 was very pleased Lo teceive your letter ofegarding your view of CSiVa role In tha investigation of the murder of tha Jesuits in El Salvador. Your gracious initiative to put into Its proper perspective the vicioua speculation in The New YptK Times made an extremely favorable impression in the CIA and was especially gratifying to those directly involved with matters concerning El Salvador.
Many CIA personnel, appalled as any civilised parson must be by the murders, have worked long and hard to contribute to bringing all of the Killers to justice snd to improve human rights prsctices by the military of El Salvador. He are accustomed to unfair public invective, but the speculation questioning CIA's integrity regardingeinous crime was especially disheartening. Your rapid and forthright response represents an expression of understanding and support we are seldom privileged to receive. It Is doubly rewarding given your intensive involvaatant and deep commitment to human rights issues in general and to the Jeauit murder caae in particular. Please be aasured of my commitment, as well as the Director of Central Intelligence's, and allow me to reiterate my appreciation for your letter.
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