Pseudonym: Mulroney, Michael
11/20/75, Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders Interim Report: Page 37: ..."SUMMARY: Michael Mulroney, a senior CIA officer in the Directorate of Plans, testified that in October 1960 he had been asked by Richard Bissell to go to the Congo to carry out the assassination of Lumumba. Mulroney said that he refused to participate in an assassination operation, but proceeded to the Congo to attempt to draw Lumumba away from the protective custody of the U.N. guard and place him in the hands of Congolese authorities. (Mulroney, 6/9/75, pp. 11-14). Shortly after Mulroney's arrival in the Congo, he was joined by QJ/WIN, a CIA agent with a criminal background. (1)...It is unlikely that Mulroney was actually involved in implementing the assassination assignment..." Page 38: ..."At the time, Mulroney was the Deputy Chief of an extraordinarily secret unit within the Directorate of Plans (Mulroney, 6/9/75, p.8)...Mulroney said it was 'inconceivable that Bissell would direct such a mission without the personal permission of Allen Dulles': I assumed that he had authority from Mr. Dulles in such an important issue, but it was not discussed (with me), nor did he purport to have higher authority to do it. (Mulroney, 9/9/75, pp. 15, 44)...Mulroney then met promptly with Scheider and testified that he was 'sure that Mr. Bissell had called Scheider and told him I was coming over' to his office. Scheider told Mulroney 'that there were four or five lethal means of disposing of Lumumba. One of the methods was a virus and the others included poison.' Mulroney said that Scheider 'didn't even hint that he had been in the Congo and that he had transported any lethal agent to the Congo.' (Mulroney, 6/9/75, pp. 12-13; 9/11/75, pp. 7-7A)..."
12/15/75, Letter from W.E. Colby, Director to Frank Church, Chairman of the Church Committee: Page 3: ..."Names to be deleted from SSC Report: ...Justin O'Donnell (to show as Michael J. Mulroney) Lumumba..."
08/03/98, ARRB Memorandum from Ronald G. Haron to Church Committee File: Subject: Status of Church Committee Transcripts: Page 12: ..."Mulroney, Michael J. (Senior CIA Official in the Directorate of Plans), 6/9/75 testimony, 9/9/75 testimony, 9/11/75 testimony, and 11/7/75 affidavit (all cited in the Foreign Assassination Report Congo but not released)..."