Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kelley Lynch's Email To CIA Re: Leonard Cohen, Bay Of Pigs, Phil Spector & Her FOIA Request

From: Kelley Lynch <kelley.lynch.2010@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM
Subject: Leonard Cohen - Bay of Pigs
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Hello CIA,

I am reviewing Leonard Cohen's version of events related to Bay of Pigs, Yom Kippur War, and Phil Spector.  In this interview with Pico Iyer, Cohen provides more details about his Bay of Pigs incident.  Evidently, Cohen was wearing Canadian Army shorts while envisioning himself as the first member of the invading force which I assume would be CIA or the military.  How does CIA think Cohen understood the impending invasion?  According to this interview, Cohen found himself surrounded by 16 soldiers which would imply that he was surrounded and arrested by Castro's forces who assumed he was part of the upcoming invasion.  This story sounds, and this is putting it mildly, absolutely absurd.  I think I need CIA information on when CIA believes Castro would have first known about the invasion.  Also, it would be helpful to know what CIA believes would have happened if Castro's soldiers discovered the first invader.

The other incident in this email relates to Leonard Cohen's testimony regarding Phil Spector and a gun.  I have not heard back from Alan Jackson.  I think Alan Jackson, and all other prosecutors in the Phil Spector matter, should be forced to explain why their version of the Cohen gun story is contradicted by Cohen's testimony (given under oath) during my alleged trial.  Streeter is the individual that elicited this testimony.  As my lawyers advised the jury at the end - we had no idea why there was all this testimony about Phil Spector, DA Steve Cooley, prosecutor Alan Jackson, and Leonard Cohen's version of the gun incident.  One thing is for certain, David Mamet was publicly stating (in advance of his film) that he felt Phil Spector was railroaded.  Extremely intelligent man.  It probably helped having Cohen on the stand testifying about Spector and a gun since Judge Fidler didn't permit it during the Spector trial.  And do keep in mind that at the time of my alleged trial, Alan Jackson and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich were running for District Attorney.  I have a copy of the ballot where Alan Jackson uses Phil Spector to run for District Attorney.  This was evidently very important to the DA because they hadn't nailed a celebrity since Fatty Arbuckle.

Do you think Leonard Cohen is a pathological liar?

All the best,

Cohen gets to talking of Cuba, and the time, just after the revolution, when he was walking along the beach in his Canadian Army khaki shorts with his camping knife, imagining himself the only North American on the island, and got arrested as the first member of an invading force.

"So anyway, there I was, on the beach in Varadero, speculating on my destiny, when suddenly I found myself surrounded by 16 soldiers with guns. They arrested me, and the only words I knew at the time were 'Amistad de pueblo.' So I kept saying, 'Amigo! Amistad de pueblo!' and finally they started greeting me. And they gave me a necklace of shells and a necklace of bullets and everything was great."
Then, suddenly, he stops. "What time is it?"

I tell him and he says, "I shouldn't be talking about my adventures when we're about to listen to a wonderful teisho." And Leonard Cohen disappears into the black-robed disciple again, and into a reverent silence.


PD:  Now, I want to talk to you about what you mean by threatened.  You actually -- you were telling us about Phil Spector.  You were testifying about talking to the LAPD.  Cohen:  Yes, Sir.
PD:  And you talked to the LAPD with your attorney, correct?  Cohen:  With an attorney present, yes, Sir.  PD:  And that’s when you asked that – or your attorney – someone asked that Ms. Lynch leave?  Cohen:  The attorney asked that Ms. Lynch leave.  PD:  So when Ms. Lynch left, you started talking about an interview or story about Phil Spector, correct?  Cohen:  Correct.  PD:  And how he would oftentimes have guns when you were producing an album, correct?  He would have guns in the studio when he was producing an album with you?  Cohen:  That’s correct.  PD:  And, in fact, one time you told the detective that, quote – Well, before I go there, was Mr. Spector -- was he drunk at the time when he had these guns?  Cohen:  I don’t remember, Sir.  PD:  Was he hostile at the time?  Cohen:  Not to me.  PD:  Okay.  But he actually put a gun to your head?  Is that correct?  Cohen:  That’s correct.  PD:  It was a revolver?  Cohen:   No, it wasn’t a revolver.  It was an automatic.  PD:  But you weren’t actually -- you didn’t feel threatened when he put a gun to your head?  Cohen:  No, Sir.  RT 308-309

Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector Gun Incident (used by Phil Spector prosecutors)
This version is directly contradicted by Cohen's above testimony (given under oath)

10 11 12 13 - Los Angeles Superior Court 

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