The United States intelligence community is comprised of people who live their lives according to a code of conduct and the orders they receive from superior members of their hierarchical family. Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation work closely with the United States government in cases of national security. Having knowledge about Oswald pertaining to soviet intelligence and other communist ties, the FBI considered Oswald a possible threat to national security. Suspecting Oswald as a soviet spy or communist defector, the FBI maintained close contact with Lee Harvey up until November 22, 1963. Whether it is conducting interviews, exchanging envelopes, or discrediting claims of Oswald as an FBI informant, the Bureau conducted their actions to keep tabs on Oswald and determine his allegiance. Many of these contacts between Oswald and the FBI have been scrutinized and questioned by many.
[...] After thorough investigation of Alba's claim, they discovered that no FBI agent had checked out a car from Alba's garage during the whole year of 1963. The HSCA questioned Alba's story after this fact, and resolved that he was of “doubtful reliability” (HSCA 194). Alba's claims that an FBI agent checked out a green Studebaker from his garage are called into skepticism by the HSCA and Posner. From the known information about Alba and his recollection of the story, it doesn't seem too farfetched at all to have issued a car to a man involved somehow with the FBI. [...]
[...] In 1961, after Oswald arrived in the Soviet Union, the FBI Office in New Orleans reviewed his Navy file and found, agent who handled the case then had been—John Quigley.” (280) A report by Agent Quigley released in 1977 describes how a police intelligence officer contacted him the day of Oswald's arrest and, “said that Oswald was desirous of seeing an agent and supplying to him information with regard to his activities with the FPCC in New Orleans.” (280) Agent Quigley met with Oswald in privacy to discuss this “information” about the FPCC for over an hour-and-a-half, a peculiarly long time to discuss the Dallas stationed FPCC while in New Orleans. [...]
[...] At the least, Alba's claims illustrate how Oswald was taking part in suspicious dealings with some unknown group or organization. The HSCA denounced Alba's allegations, having no record of any FBI agents checking out a car during the entire year. This claim by the HSCA only lessens the possibility that Oswald was working with the Bureau, it doesn't exclude the possibility altogether. Besides, why should the word of an often corrupt committee be taken over the word of a man with no thirst for public attention or apparent reason to fabricate these stories? [...]
[...] Another of the many witnesses to testify to seeing Oswald having relations with the FBI was American citizen Adrian Alba. Alba managed a garage next door to Oswald who worked at the William Reily Coffee Company. During this time, Alba was under “contract to look after several unmarked cars belonging to the Secret Service and the (Summers 283). One day in the early summer of 1963, Alba recalls a man whom he thought to be a federal agent from Washington visit the garage. [...]
[...] One of the most publicized accounts of an FBI relationship with Oswald came from a former FBI security clerk at the Bureau's New Orleans office, William Walter. Walter claims that he documents—before the assassination—indicating that Oswald was a Bureau informant” (Summers 281). This claim by Walter, supposedly happened on the same day Quigley was called to the New Orleans Police Department to interrogate Oswald in prison. Walter's claim that he personally seen an informant file on Oswald” (Hunt 134) while seeking local records of Oswald, shows allegations that there is hard proof to prove Oswald was an informant of the FBI. [...]
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