Nov 9, 78 • State-Georgetown • 284988

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ORIGIN ARA-10
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 L-01 SCS-01 H-03 SS-15 NSCE-00 SSO-00 /031 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/CAR:J GRIFFITH:KC
APPROVED BY ARA:BRANDON GROVE
L/ARA:T FORTUNE
SCS:R BELT (SUBS)
L/CA:R HENDERSON (INF0)
H:J BULLOCK
H: NEFF (INFO)
M: GINSBERG (INFO)
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O 090144Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: CODEL RYAN
REFS: (A) GEORGETOWN 3637 (B) STATE 281974 (C) GEORGETOWN 3919

1. CONGRESSMAN RYAN ACCEPTS WITH PLEASURE AMBASSADOR’S INVITATION TO STAY AT RESIDENCE. SCHEDULE FOR CODEL IN REF B IS NOW CONFIRMED, EXCEPT SMEETAN NOT COMING. (JACKIE SPEIER, RYAN’S LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL, IS COMING, BUT UNLIKE RYAN AND SCOLLAERT [Schollaert], IS TRAVELLING AT OWN EXPENSE.)

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2. DEPARTMENT HAS GIVEN COPY OF REF C TO CODEL AND UNDERSTANDS CODEL HAS DISCUSSED CONDITIONS IN PARA 4 WITH PEOPLE’S TEMPLE (PT) LAWYER MARK LANE. LANE CANNOT BE PRESENT FOR CODEL VISIT. SINCE RYAN’S SCHEDULE IS TIGHT, HE CANNOT CHANGE VISIT DATES, AND WILL TRAVEL TO GEORGETOWN FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH EMBASSY AND GOG OFFICIALS, EVEN IF CODEL CANNOT VISIT JONESTOWN AND PT. EMBASSY REQUESTED SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS WITH APPROPRIATE GOG AND EMBASSY OFFICIALS.

3. IN EVENT CODEL IS ABLE VISIT JONESTOWN AND PT, CODEL IS AUTHORIZED TO CHARTER AN AIRPLANE AND MAKE WHATEVER LAND TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS ARE NECESSARY. EMBASSY SHOULD RESERVE AIRPLANE AND NECESSARY LAND TRANSPORTATION, IF ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.

4. AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION LEGAL ADVISER’S OFFICE SAYS ITS UNABLE TO SEND LAWYER WITH CODEL BECAUSE OF HEAVY WORK LOAD AND SERIOUS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. HOWEVER, JACKIE SPEIER AND JAMES SCOLLAERT ARE TO BE THOROUGHLY BRIEFED BY L AND SCS NOVEMBER 9 ON EMBASSY RESPONSIBILITIES, LIMITATIONS UNDER THE PRIVACY ACT, AND INTERNATIONAL COMITY WITH RESPECT TO PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZENS. DEPT. WILL CABLE EMBASSY FULL REPORT OF BRIEFING.

5. SEPTEL WILL ALSO FOLLOW WITH FUNDING AUTHORIZATION.

VANCE

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Originally posted on February 11th, 2020.

Last modified on December 30th, 2020.
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