Second paragraph of letter:
As you know, during the first few hours of the accident, some FAA personel made
a preliminary assessment that recorded ATC radar data showed primary radar hits
that indicated the track of a high speed target that approached and merged with TWA
800. One of your staff called our office about 0930 on July 8, 1996, to advise us
of the preliminary assessment of the radar data by FAA personel, suggesting that a
missile may have hit TWA 800. This preliminary assessment was also passed to other
government officials, including White House officials.