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Salinger, Fbi Agents Hold ‘Cordial Meeting’

Thu., Nov. 14, 1996

After FBI agents met with Pierre Salinger in Paris and New York City to discuss his allegations that friendly fire brought down TWA Flight 800, bureau officials said the meetings confirmed what they had said from the outset - that the former White House aide and retired journalist had no information that hadn’t been long since explored and dismissed.

Nevertheless, Salinger checked out of his New York City hotel Wednesday saying he was still convinced that he had important evidence that a U.S. missile downed the plane.

“Agents had a cordial meeting with Mr. Salinger, and the only substantial material he had was the Internet messages and the photograph he showed in Paris, both of which have already been discounted weeks ago,” said Joseph Valiquette, an FBI spokesman, of the meeting with FBI and Secret Service agents Tuesday night in Manhattan. “Mr Salinger did not have any new information.”

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