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  1. Introduction.
  2. Oswald's request to see the FBI while in custody at the New Orleans police station.
  3. Allegations that Oswald was an informant for the FBI.
  4. The evidence and allegations about Oswald's connection to the FBI.
  5. Walter claims that he had witnessed both a security and an informant file on Oswald.
  6. Alba's claims that an FBI agent checked out a green Studebaker from his garage.
  7. The claim made by Attorney General Waggoner Carr that Oswald was a paid informant.
  8. Conclusion.

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. [...]

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