David Young, John Paisley, and Osborn Make A List of Targets

On August 9, 1971, Kissinger’s Assistant David Young‘s memo indicates he met with CIA’s John Paisley and OS Director Howard Osborn in which Paisley provided a list of objectives for the Special Investigations Unit.[2] The group’s liaison to the CIA was John Paisley. In recent years Paisley’s involvement has led to speculation the CIA had a far greater hand in the operations of the Plumbers than originally thought at the time. What is known is Paisley was assigned to the CIA’s Office of Security (OS), of which Watergate burglar James McCord was a member.