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SUBJECT: Briefing of Mr. Helms, DDF/COP on New Case
1. This afternoon'r.
1 saw Mr. Helmsumber of matters. One of them, the new JeacWromrioscow, was the subject of discussion. howed him the
from the Ambassador tc Hugh dimming, the letter and contents of the material received from the new lead, and told him of some of the preliminary traces and informationthe subject regarding his stay in Turkey and views held by some of nis colleagues about him. Also mentioned his selling of jewelry because he needed money and the abortive attemnt toamera.
seemed quite Interested in this new lead. He
asked what we planned to do. sked If he would considertne American Embassyoint of contact with theeplied that it wouldaste of time to negotiate with the Department and the Ambassador, that not only would their response be negative but that many precious weeks would elaoae. In tne meantime, we could seek anotherto theuggested then that we could use> an American citizen, and asked what his views were in regard to
eemtVaeelMW. Mr. Helms responded that in this nartlculart was wortn tne risk using eithnd said if this flanoed, wetandlap from the He gave me latitude into tne subject In any possible way except throughbasay
3- Mr. liaury then proceeded to speculate that this new lead mlgnt indeedrovocation, following fromBtc^,
Before ne nao gotton tooelms stoDned him with a Z, Jn 1 point in the Agency's history, wc cannot affordfollow up such a
Helms then Inquired if we had informeds vet in regard too bo3 to thet SaH wc rbA not, that we had plentyime since ther class
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considerations were such that It might do us some good as an Agency to informf such leads. epliedould
v?omplete package including all the traces on the Illegals. He agreed, but warned me that this should be aone within one month and not in six months. es Sir1'.
x * flms further raised the question as to what should be done about the other Illegals going to other countries and then answered his own question that we should not do anything at this tine. He warned me however aboutickler system on these leads so that appropriate action could be taken at the appropriate tljne. aid this would be done.Original document.