LETTER TO J. EDGAR HOOVER FROM ALLEN DULLES RE ATTACHED MEMO ON JOSEPH ALSOP

Created: 3/27/1957

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. C.

Office of the Director

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The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover Director

FederalDepartment of Justice Washington, D. C.

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Subject: Joseph Alsop

Dear Mr. Hoover:

Iemorandum with regard to subject which is self explanatory.

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truly yours.

/s/ Allen Dulles

Allen W. Dulles Director

SEC/RETNLY

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Subject admits that since youth he hasongenitalsought medical advice and was told that there was nothing to be done about it.

During his recent visit to the Soviet Union and while in Moscow, subject states that he was exposed-to-pointed homosexual overtures and in the end committed the incredible "folly of walking into the trap. This trap, subject stated,arefully prepared, professional KGB frame up. After the trap was sprung, subject states that on several occasions, in Moscow and Leningrad, he was subject to long political conversations largely based on his writings. Allusions were made to Lubyanka and the fact that homosexualityrime. According to subject no questions were asked which werelassified nature but he apparently feared that this wasarming up exercise,

subject reports that he signed nothing for the KGB interlocutors despite their efforts in that direction.

states thatafeguard against KGBong account of what had transpired.

he wrote

subject to get out of the USSR.

White some mild efforts were apparently made to delay subject's departure, when the Embassy ordered the tickets for him, he was allowed to leave via Pragueay's delay and was not molested en route to Paris and London or since then and prior to the date of this informaUon, which isThe incidents in the Ussf presumably took place sometime around the latter half of

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