Joseph V. Reed service of subpoena on [illegible]
I had the occasion to encounter and [sic]
individual who raised your name immediately after being served with a
subpoena. He did it in such a way as to lead a reasonable person to
believe he had influence w/you. The man's remarks were both
inappropriate and improper.
His name was Joseph Verner Reed.
I'm calling to let you know this for 2 reasons:
used your name while lashing out at lawful legal process
have to [illegible]. I am not going to be his whipping boy because he
can't manipulate the system.
We have been attempting to interview Reed for close
to 5 months. Numerous telephone calls were placed to him. He failed to
answer any of them. I conservatively place the number over 10.
Last Tuesday, while I was in NY, I was asked by our
associate counsel to attempt another contact. I was told by Reed's adm.
ass't he would have no personal contact w/ the "October Surprise"
Congressional Task Force. The ass't provided a series of reasons which
the "October Surprise" atty's considered invalid. I was specifically
instructed to serve a subpoena on him, but not do it @ the U.N.
I served him on Wednesday evening when he came home
from work. He was surprised and absolutely livid at being served at
home. His response could best be characterized as lashing out.
Text of Penich's Notes on Reed's subsequent deposition:
Joseph V. Reed
deposition via telephone (able to hear answers but
not questions). [Reed] read statement into the record which will
be taken and made a part of the deposition.
Under Sec. – Public Affairs
Chief of Protocol for USA
U.N. Positions [?]
Ambassador to Morocco Autumn 1981
Chase Manhattan Bank 1963-1981
VP & ass't to Chairman David Rockefeller
Friendship from childhood w/ ____
acquaintanceship with Mr. Casey for years
Shah died in 1979
The Chairman of the bank of which he was affiliated
assisted the Shah in his relocation in 1979
Visited Shah in Bahamas & Mexico
Shah appeared to be in serious decline in Mexico
(lots of squinting, eye brow raising and straining
in facial expressions)
unable to answer questions which apparently called
for info in the possession of Rockefeller, Kissinger, & [illegible]
"you would have to ask them"
rec'd t/c from Reagan in spring of 1981 re. Morocco
had no conversation with Casey re. nomination of
amb. to Morocco.
Recalls no contact w/ Casey in 1980.
Confirmed by Senate 1981
Went to Langley while Casey was Director but did so
to brief appropriate people in charge of the Morocco desk
Would have stopped to see Casey to pay respect
Cogan was a senior official @ CIA responsible for
Morocco at the time
does not specifically know what "October Surprise"