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Cryptonym: MHCHILD

Definition:
A program encompassing a variety of so-called "babysitting" chores.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

1993.08.05.09:05:21:500005: PAGES FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - HOUSE RE HSCA SECURITY INCIDENT

6/28/79, George Lardner, Washington Post: The most sensitive HSCA files were rifled during the summer of 1978 and fingerprints on them were traced to a CIA liaison officer assigned to the committee. The assignment was made pursuant to Project MHCHILD, described as a program encompassing a variety of so-called "babysitting" chores.

Philip Coppens, Killing Kennedy: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination https://books.google.com/books?id=0ixYDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT151&lpg=PT151&dq=mhchild+blahut&source=bl&ots=ISIvySxVCj&sig=EJ3znTygMyqm8OTpIvDADMzlDFM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6vZz9q4jVAhVl0FQKHcUvCE8Q6AEIKDAB#v=onepage&q=mhchild%20blahut&f=false

"Blahut underwent three lie detector tests. At first, Blahut denied that he had done it, which was labeled a lie and the evidence against him was overwhelming anyway. He told a reporter that there was an innocent explanation, even though he declined to disclose it...Asked during the test whether he had acted upon orders, he said no, and flunked again. One of his bosses, Scott Breckenridge of the Inspector General's office, was scheduled to take a lie detector test as well, but didn't and retired soon afterwards...Why did Blahut break into the safe? Researchers found it strange that the break-in took place only one week after Robert J. Groden had said, in a memo to Blakey, that the autopsy photos could be fake. Blahut was part of a CIA operation codenamed MH/CHILD. Interestingly, the Watergate burglars Howard Hunt-James McCord-Frank Sturgis were part of a CIA-operation codenamed MH/BABY. Blahut's former boss was, in fact, James McCord. Whatever Blahut tried to do is still a mystery, but it is safe to assume curiosity had nothing to do with it.

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Bill Simpich

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