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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IV - Page 300« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Robert Carswell)

Mr. Carswell.
The Secretary of the Treasury spoke with the Speaker, and agents were assigned to him. I am not qualified to say exactly the number of agents or the duties they perform but in general they provide protection comparable to that previously provided to the Vice President.
Mr. Dulles.
And Mr. Rowley could furnish us any detail the Commission might want?

Testimony of Robert Inman Bouck Resumed

Mr. Carswell.
Yes, I would suggest that Chief Rowley is the proper person to furnish that information.
Robert Inman Bouck
Mr. Stern.
I would like to turn now, Mr. Bouck, to the sources of information for PRS on potentially dangerous individuals.
Would you describe the various sources you rely upon?
Mr. Bouck.
Yes. If I might refer to this exhibit that is 760 which would be page 4 of that, the second memorandum. I believe the front of that lists the sources. No. 1 is mail, packages, telephone calls, received at the White House, the President's home, on trips, and so forth, these are screened, and so forth, in PRS and evaluated and if they meet certain prescribed criteria they are retained by PRS and become a source of information.
Unwelcome visitors to the White House or anywhere else the President may be is another source. Information received----
Mr. Dulles.
What page are you on?
Mr. Bouck.
That is the page.
Mr. Dulles.
The first page?
Mr. Bouck.
Yes, I am reading from the second paragraph or rather the tabulation.
Mr. Dulles.
Yes, I find it.
Mr. Bouck.
Certain information comes directly to us or is developed by us, item 3. Item 4, reports from other Government agencies, and officials. Item 5, reports from police departments, State and local sources, and then we get a certain amount of phone calls, letters and information that come directly to us from the public.
Mr. Stern.
We may get some notion of the volume of the information you receive from this document, which is entitled "Protective Research Cases, November 1961 through November 1963," which would be Exhibit 762. Do you recognize that, Mr. Bouck?
Mr. Bouck.
I do, I prepared this document.
Mr. Stern.
May it be admitted?
Mr. Mccloy.
It may be admitted.
(The document referred to, previously marked as Commission Exhibit No. 762, for identification, was received in evidence.)
Mr. Stern.
Turning to the first page in the summary of Exhibit 762, Mr. Bouck, you have taken the Protective Research cases from November 1961 to November 1963, which involve residents of the State of Texas, and these were how many cases?
Mr. Bouck.
Mr. Stern.
And you have broken them down by the source of the information in four categories which are----
Mr. Bouck.
Letters or phone calls; detected by the Secret Service; reported by Federal agencies; reported by local authorities.
Mr. Stern.
Then towards the bottom of that page you have given gross figures during the same 2-year period of the nationwide activity. Would you state what the nationwide caseload was?
Mr. Bouck.
Yes. The cases we received nationwide and did not investigate because they didn't meet the criteria for investigation were 7,337. The cases we received and investigated were 1,372.
During the same period on these cases we arrested 167 people and 91 investigations were unproductive. They did not solve the cases.
Mr. Stern.
You stated that the volume of information received has been
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