passed on relevant intelligence to F.O. for their enquiry, even though:
–Sir Vernon Kell, founder and Director General of MI5, told US intelligence he knew of Wostwag’s
financial tie-up with
the Soviet Security Services back in 1929.
–Mueller’s 34 year dossier from 1917 was active at the time in 1935.
–If they had, then their conclusions may well
have been different…
As it was, the F.O armed only with Marxist Cockburn’s allegations of a Japanese-German
pact, weren’t even
on the ‘scent’ of any Soviet complicity…