0 2801352Z NOV 78
FM MEMPHIS (89-110) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE
RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO
Re Bureau tel calls to Memphis Nov. 28, 1978.
The following information is set forth in response to a story that attorney Mark Lane has apparently released concerning his interview with ASAC Richard H. Blay, SA [name deleted], and Secret Service agent [name deleted] on Nov. 25, 1978;
During the course of the interview, following Lane’s description of the four stage plan developed by the Peoples Temple, SA [name deleted] of the Secret Service asked Lane if a list of public officials to be killed existed, to Lane’s knowledge. Lane advised he had not seen such a list and did not know if one existed. [name deleted] then asked Lane if he knew of a list of the individuals who planned to carry out assassinations of
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public officials and Lane advised he had not seen such a list but again reiterated that if his client was granted immunity he felt certain that his client could furnish additional information concerning such matters. [name deleted] then read over a list of individuals who are allegedly members of the “hit squad” and Lane again indicated his client could furnish information concerning these individuals. [name deleted] indicated to Lane that the reason the Secret Service was involved in this matter was that they are concerned for the safety of the individuals they are assigned to protect and were especially concerned in view of the mid term Democratic convention to be held in Memphis beginning Dec. 8, 1978. Lane indicated he could understand [name deleted] concern but made no further comment concerning the mid term convention.
SA [name deleted] was contacted this date and he advised he has prepared a memorandum concerning his recollection of the interview and his memorandum reflects the information set forth above coincides with his memorandum.
About set forth for information.