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Fletcher Prouty's Interview with the ARRB, Part Four

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Did Prouty keep the notes from his supposed phone call about army intelligence?

What happened to the notes from that supposed phone call?

Allegation #4: "I have kept the notes I made during that call and shall quote from them here."

[Prouty in Plausible Denial (by Mark Lane), p. XV]

Here is that excerpt from Mark Lane's book:

Here is Prouty's testimony before the ARRB:

Wray: I've seen various places where you've written that you kept notes from that conversation.

Prouty: Yeah. Just telephone --

Wray: Do you still have those, or -- ?

Prouty: Oh, I think they're long gone. You know, every time the phone rings, I take notes. Just like here, I take notes (Indicating notes he has been taking in front of him) But I don't know whether I'd have that stuff or not.

Result or conclusion by ARRB: It was hoped that the notes from this conversation, mentioned in a forward of a 1991 book, might be our best opportunity to add records to the collection. It is unfortunate that the notes appear to have disappeared since that time, and we are unable to add them to the collection.

Update to this allegation

When asked by the ARRB if he had any notes on this, Fletcher said he did not. (See page 6 of the ARRB summary of the interview) Fletcher did have the notes of the call. And Len Osanic has seen them.

This is very interesting. DiEugenio wrote that the conversation was between Prouty and Bill McKinney. As shown in yesterday's post, McKinney said the phone call occurred in 1977 or 1978, and that he called Prouty as a reporter to talk about trains [Prouty was working at that time for Amtrak].

So, if Osanic has seen the notes, well, what do they say? DiEugenio is not saying.

Allegation #5: "It 'knew Dallas was dangerous,' the commander told my associate in explaining why he had decided to offer his services." (Emphasis added.) [Prouty, JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and The Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, page 294]

Here is the excerpt from Prouty's book:

"It is important to note the fact that where [sic] in his writing, Prouty identifies this man as his associate, in his statements to the ARRB, he was a previously unknown man with no verified identification whose name does not appear on any unit roster."

Previous Relevant Posts on Fletcher Prouty

A summary document of his interview with the ARRB

Another summary document from the ARRB about Prouty's allegations and army intelligence.

Prouty had some very unsavory relationships with antisemitic groups.

Was Fletcher Prouty's Trip to Antarctica Unusual?

Regarding Christchurch, New Zealand and The Christchurch Star

Regarding the 112th Intelligence Corps (INTC) Group and/or the 316th INTC Detachment


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Jul 16, 2021

Dunno about your specific criticisms of DiEugenio, but I HAVE FOUND him to provide (e.g., during radio programs) only the "crumbs" of evidence related to the assassiation case, dispensed as though they were the "crown jewels." There are other commentators who provide MUCH more valuable (and insightful) "nuggets" than this "light-weight." Oh, for the record, I've been a medical professional for more than 25 years, and a student of the assassination for more than forty years.

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