Serial 1763

0 290240Z JAN 79
FM FBI WASHINGTON FIELD (89-570) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) ROUTINE
FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) ROUTINE (SF VIA FBIHQ)
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re three San Francisco teletypes to Bureau, January 26, 1979.

Colonel [William] Cowan, AFIP, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. (WDC), was contacted AM of January 29, 1979, regarding the contents of the first San Francisco teletype. Cowan indicated that Ronnie Dennis had been tentatively identified and dental records and x-rays would be of assistance.

After receipt of the third teletype, it was confirmed by Washington Field that the Identification Division had furnished by hand delivered letter the dental information regarding Dennis on January 29, 1979. Colonel Cowan was

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recontacted and confirmed receipt of same and said Dennis had been positively identified.

Regarding the second San Francisco teletype concerning House records, contact with Ryan’s House office staff determined that Galen (Joe) Holsinger and Jackie Spier [Speier] have both resigned from the staff and are in California running for the vacant House seat of Ryan. Joe Holsinger made available to Washington Field on December 8, 1978, the records of Congressman Ryan regarding the PT (refer to Washington Field teletypes of December 5, 1978 and December 8, 1978). These records have been shipped to the San Francisco Division by airtel from Washington Field dated January 29, 1979. Holsinger indicated that the only thing he removed from Ryan’s briefcase, upon delivery to him by Jim Schollaert, was a sum of money. The interviewing agent had no knowledge of releases signed by PT defectors, and did not specifically ask about them. Jim Schollaert stated he received the briefcase from Dick Dwyer at Georgetown and delivered it to Joe

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Holsinger in San Francisco and did not open the briefcase (refer to Washington Field teletype December 7, 1978). Holsinger said he did not observe a tape recorder in the briefcase.

Jim Schollaert, HIRC [House International Relations Committee], advised January 29, 1979, there are 37 members on the full committee and suggested proceeding by contacting the chairman of the full committee and of the subcommittee on protection of citizen’s rights abroad of which Ryan was a member. Also contact the San Francisco Bay Area representatives and representatives of Los Angeles and Ukiah, California. It is noted [6 lines deleted].

Copies of passport files, USDS, will be sent in one shipment upon completion of checks being made by the

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Passport Office, USDS.

FBIHQ advised January 26, 1979, that ATF has requested a copy of the passport applications obtained by Washington Field. FBIHQ advised ATF to contact the San Francisco Division to obtain a copy. As a limited number of copies have been made by Washington Field, FBIHQ advised the company made for Headquarters could be sent to the San Francisco Division to be furnished to ATF if deemed appropriate. Washington Field anticipates that all passport files will be obtained in approximately two weeks.

Arrangements made to interview Richard McCoy, USDS, on Wednesday, January 31, 1979.

Armed and dangerous, suicidal tendencies.

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Originally posted on August 3rd, 2020.

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