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Cryptonym: WUBRINY-1

Definition:
John Train, a member of the investment firm of Train, Cabot and Associates, New York (which may have been WUSALINE).
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10070-10076: CONTACT REPORT WUBRINY HAITIAN OPERATIONS

4/26/63: Memo by C. Frank Stone: WUBRINY-1 reported that Clemard Charles brought George de Mohrenschildt to his WUSALINE office. deM wanted to explore Haiti's resources and start a seisal plantation, as well as a number of business interests in the country.

104-10164-10110: CHARLES, CLEMARD JOSEPH.

4/30/63: Contact Report - WUBRINY - Haitian Operation, written by C. Frank Stone, III, Chief, DO/COEO: "WUBRINY said that he believed that the meeting that is to be held between Mr. Charles and WUBRINY-1 plus an unnamed party would involved a Mr. Tardieu.

104-10164-10088: CONTACT REPORT: PROJECTS IN GREECE, MARTINIQUE, AND HAITI

5/9/63, Contact Report by Chief,, DOCO C. Frank Stone: "WUBRINY-1 said that REDACTED is briefed him in (illegible) on the difficulties that apparently have built regarding WUBRINY-4's suspicions and that he plans to have RECKREY devote himself to this soonest...WUBRINY-1 suggested that it might be useful to send him to Greece in conjunction with the Mohawk tire recap plant."

104-10436-10014: CONTACT REPORT: A MEETING WAS HELD IN THE LIBRARY OF THE KNICKERBOCKER

5/15/63 Contact Report by Chief, DO/COEO C. Frank Stone re George de Mohrenschildt: "A meeting was held in Suite 417-8 of the Sheraton-East Hotel, New York City, from 1030 hours till 1720 hours. Present were WUBRINY-1, WUBRINY-2, and the undersigned (C. Frank Stone). I told WUBRINY-1 that we had completed rather exhaustive traces on (de Mohrenschildt) and had obtained a large amount of derogatory information...he had written to the State Department regarding the manuscript of his trip through Mexico with the strong implication that this manuscript would be sent to Russia and that it contained derogatory information regarding the USA. In the letter he had offered to edit out objectionable parts, but WUBRINY-1 was quick to pick up the fact that he probably would like to sell the manuscript as a form of blackmail or obtain other concessions for the editing job." (at p. 7): A 5/9/63 memo to Stone by Anna Panor describes George's brother: "Dimitri von Mohrenschildt, born 11 April 1902 in St. Petersburg, USSR, (is) an editor, an educator, a lecturer, and an author in Russian history and Slavic culture, and one who holds doctorate degrees from Yale and Columbia Universities."

104-10310-10271: MEMORANDUM:MESSRS. GEORGE BUSH AND THOMAS J. DEVINE

WUBRINY-1 granted covert security approval on 6/12/63. Personal friend and unofficial foreign policy advisor to George HW Bush. "Subject's current role in Project WUBRINY is limited to being a cleared and witting contact in the investment banking firm which houses and manages the proprietary corporation WUSALINE." 1/30/68 memo by DO/CO Gale Allen.

104-10310-10271: MEMORANDUM:MESSRS. GEORGE BUSH AND THOMAS J. DEVINE

1964: "Thomas J. Devine was a former CIA staffer and, later, oil-wildcatting associate with Mr. Bush. Their joint activities culminated in the establishment of Zapata Oil which they eventually sold. After the sale of Zapata Oil, Mr. Bush went into politics, and Mr. Devine became a member of the investment firm of Train, Cabot and Associates, New York." 1975 memo from the Chief, Cover and Commercial Staff. (Paragraph) Also see p. 3, a Gale Allen memo that says that Devine's "current role in Project WUBRINY is limited to being a cleared and witting contact in the investment banking firm which houses and manages the proprietary corporation WUSALINE."

104-10218-10009: [RESTRICTED]

9/27/66 cable: "Edward G. Tichborn (note: the pseudonym of Henry Lopez), a long time DYVOUR/Mexico contact agent for political action operations has recently been transferred from Mexico City and assigned to the New York City office of his new cover organization WUSALINE which is a DO (Directorate of Operations) proprietary and a subsidiary of WUSALIFY. Tichborn will accompany WUBRINY-1, the witting head of WUSALINE, on a business orientation trip to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico City 3-10 October." At p. 75, WUSALINE is further identified as a "DODS proprietary". According to this file, Tichborn and WUBRINY-1 have the common background of: 1. Harvard Law School. (Comment: Henry Lopez went to Harvard Law School. John P. C. Train did not, but he did earn his BA and MBA at Harvard, and his father went to Harvard Law School, so this is not an egregious error. Thomas J. Devine went to MIT.) 2. Experience publishing intellectual magazine. (Comment: Lopez published the Dialogos/LIREAM magazine in Mexico City for the CIA, a magazine that was aimed at an intellectual audience (page 91); Train was, rather famously, a founder and managing editor of The Paris Review in the 1950s.) 3. Kennedy campaign activities. (Comment: Lopez had been active in Democratic Party politics in Southern California and undoubtedly supported JFK for president in 1960. Devine clearly doesn't fit the description, as he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1960 and therefore can be ruled out as a campaigner for JFK.)

104-10218-10009: [RESTRICTED]

6/21/67 from DOCO to Chief, DO, re Operational Survey in Spain by Tichborn: "Tichborn's mission is to identify operational targets, primarily in the business community but not excluding those in the military establishment, the Government, and the church, including Opus Dei. Identification is desired of elements, particularly in the business community, who have political influence now and who could be more important after Franco's death...WUBRINY-1 will meet Tichborn on 28 June and make appropriate introductions. At page 16: "The transfer of Tichborn from an exclusive WHD status under UOACE (Note: a Mexican-based project) to a wider-ranging assignment under WHBRINY makes him available for DDP-wide use."

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