FOIA Request to CIA, re the McCarthy Saga
U. S. Central Intelligence
ATTN: Freedom of Information Manager
Washington, DC 20505
FROM: Larry W. Bryant
August 8, 2004
While certain CIA officials continue to deny the public full access to any government records pertaining
to the CIA-created "Project Cherry," there remains at least one victim of that rogue operation who is continuing to seek full
vindication and justice as to the "Cherry"-related crimes of omission/commission perpetrated against not just him but also
against one or more citizens of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
I refer of course to one former U. S. Army captain John Joseph
McCarthy, Jr., who clandestinely had been trained by, and operated as a trainer within, "Project Cherry's" central mission:
the fielding of assassination teams throughout key regions of Vietnam-war-era Southeast Asia. For details on his involvement
in, and eventual victimization by, that mission, please visit the Internet web site of:http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/hall/Mac.html
With Mr. McCarthy's proxy (i.e., the enclosed copy of his Notice of Authorization), I hereby submit this letter as
a formal, written freedom-of-information/Privacy Act request that you send me a copy of all CIA-generated and CIA-received
records pertaining to Mr. McCarthy's military career, his CIA-directed activities, his associated communications, his post-"Cherry"
litigation history, and his CIA-managed "case file."
Since I make this request as an independent writer focusing on
actual and/or potential whistleblower-derived evidence exposing official wrongdoing at the highest levels of government, and
since such exposure would significantly educate the general public as to all related government activities/policies/programs,
I hereby request that you waive all records-search fees incident to your fulfilling this request.
By snail-mail, I'm
sending to you a signed printout of this e-formatted letter.
LARRY W. BRYANT
Copies furnished to:
Mark S. Zaid, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
Chairman, U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Ambassador to the United States