Meanwhile, a "Mr. Zagorski" at State reported that the Haitian desk expressed "extreme displeasure that anyone in the United States government should be in official contact with Charles. The desk man considered Charles to be close to the Duvalier government, to be involved in several shady financial dealings, and, in general, to be an undesirable character". Charles was referred to in later years as Duvalier's "bagman", even though he saw a little time in prison in 1967 under the Duvalier regime.
Another memo expresses de Mohrenschildt displaying a "Casimir painting with Duvalier slogans" while talking up the regime to his guests during one of his Haitian house parties. De Mohrenschildt was playing at least a a double game in Haiti. It may have even been a triple game. Czajkowski reported that Matlack thought the US should continue to "play ball with Charles" because if Duvalier could be removed, a cousin of Charles was in position to take over power.
Haiti is just twenty miles away from Cuban shores, and provided an ideal staging area for any invasion of Cuba. Incidentally, the waters adjacent to Haiti and Cuba have long been considered to be a great spot to drill for oil - for the last fifty years, this region has remained undeveloped.
On May 7, 1963, Matlack and Czajkowski had the opportunity to meet with George de Mohrenschildt, his wife Jeanne, and Charles. Charles was unexpectedly called away by a "Mr. Green", thanks to some machinations by Czajkowski. The debriefing specialists Matlack and Czajkowski now had the de Mohrenschildts all to themselves - which provided them an opportunity to finish any small talk about George's time in Texas and their time with a certain family of Soviet defectors.
In Part 9: In New Orleans, the anti-Castro forces help Oswald create his legend as a Fair Play for Cuba organizer.
A tip of the hat to many people, especially the recent work on de Mohrenschildt by Russ Baker.
organized and directed the debriefings of tens of thousands of people
during her lifetime, with a particular emphasis on refugees from Hungary
and Cuba: Press Release, U.S.
Army Fort Huachuca, "Human Intelligence Training Joint Center for
Excellence Dedicates New Training Facility", 5/4/10.
In the sixties, the value of her work had
risen even higher, and her section was reorganized into the "Exploitation
Section": William Kelly, report on Peter Dale Scott's presentation on Colonel Frank M. Brandstetter", 11/29/10.
JMWAVE officer Tony Sforza
described a building near an airport where debriefing reports would be typed,
processed, and provided to the intelligence agency of Cuban exiles known as the "AMOTs": Deposition of Alfred Sarno (Tony Sforza), 6/25/75, pp. 18-20, NARA Record Number: 157-10005-10250.
David Morales was ideally suited to help lead the work of the Caribbean Action Center, as he was the #2 man at JMWAVE: See Request
for Personnel Action, appointment of "Stanley Zamka" (pseudo of David
Morales) as "DCOS" (deputy chief of station), 8/11/61, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 44 / HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 44 /
NARA Record Number: 104-10121-10249.
top secret clearances, Matlack joined the Interagency Defector Committee in the mid-50s
and served for many years: Card with dates of clearances for Dorothe Matlack. HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 44 /
NARA Record Number: 104-10121-10013.
in the IDC were State, DIA, Army, Navy, Air Force, FBI and the CIA: Memo from IDC Chairman Thomas Bland to the IDC
membership, 1/24/63, HSCA
Segregated CIA Collection (microfilm - reel 8: Golitsyn - Hernandez) / NARA Record
She had worked with Tony Czajkowski of
the CIA's Domestic Contacts Division off and on over the years: Cards with Matlack's CIA contacts: HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 44 /
NARA Record Number: 1993.07.21.10:09:22:810620.
Czajkowski wrote an article
in 1959 entitled "Techniques of Domestic Intelligence Collection." It's a good discussion about how to get
information from people such as Oswald or de Mohrenschildt: Czajkowski's article is chapter 6 in H. Bradford
Westerfield's Inside CIA's Private World ,
A quick summary of the article: Lara Shohet, "Intelligence, Academia, and
Industry". See footnote 2.
See this internet article based on Czajkowski's
work: Maryann Karinch, "How to Collect
Information Like A Spy".
In 1953, Matlack was assigned to be a "liaison on defector matters and aliens of interest": Memo from Liaison Control Officer to Chief, Alien Division, 3/3/53, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 44 / NARA Record Number: 1993.07.21.10:09:22:810620.