RYMUR Serial 2555
Nov 14, 1980 • 0056 • State-Georgetown • 303499

(Editor’s notes: The name in this serial who is deleted is FBI Special Agent Donald Hale, whose name appears more than 25 times in RYMUR serials. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type. The FBI still withholds one word from its serial, denoted below in green type.

(This is a cable from the files of the State Department that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.)

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[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 140056Z NOV 80
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
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E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CGEN, CARR, GY (LAYTON, LAWRENCE [Laurence])
SUBJ: (LAYTON, LAWRENCE)
RE: GEORGETOWN 5459

1. Dept has conferred with FBI Special Agent [Hale] in the matter of escort for Layton. Neither [Hale] nor any other FBI official will be going to Georgetown to accompany Layton. US Marshals will according to [Hale] only accompany Layton, i.e. he will not be in their custody. However, [Hale] assures dept. that the marshals will watch Layton’s movements very carefully.

2. [Hale] advises that US Marshals have no problem getting to Georgetown in time.

3. [Hale] intends to call Georgetown with respect to ticket Embassy is holding since it is actually [word deleted]

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cir. [Hale] advises that there will be no problem with respect to tickets or expenses as the US marshals are bringing cirs with them. [Hale] does not wish Embassy to use ticket referred to in Georgetown 5449. Please keep dept informed in progress of this matter.

Muskie [Edmund Muskie, U.S. Secretary of State]

Originally posted on November 14th, 2020.

Last modified on July 28th, 2022.
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