ACCESSION NUMBER:228432 FILE ID:NN-403 DATE:05/21/92 TITLE:JUSTICE DEPT. REBUTS TIME MAGAZINE'S PAN AM 103 ARTICLE (05/21/92) TEXT:*92052103.NNX time mag. exerpts: doj's mueller on pan am 103/mcj *NNX403 05/21/92 JUSTICE DEPT. REBUTS TIME MAGAZINE'S PAN AM 103 ARTICLE (Text: Excerpts of Mueller's letter to editor) (220) Washington -- The May 25 issue of Time Magazine carried excerpts of Assistant Attorney General Robert Mueller's letter to the editor about the magazine's recent cover story on Pan Am 103. Following is the text of those excerpts as they appeared in Time: (BEGIN EXCERPTS) "In the untold story of Pan Am 103 (Cover Stories, April 27), Time concocts a bizarre theory that the pending federal indictment of two Libyan intelligence officials is a ploy to reward Syria rather than a legitimate charge based on evidence that will stand up in court. Your story impugns the integrity of a legion of dedicated law enforcement officials who have painstakingly pursued this investigation on both sides of the Atlantic. "Time's assertion that the Justice Department deliberately overlooked important evidence is false. Our investigation continues. We follow the facts wherever they lead. If others are found to have been involved they also will be indicted -- no matter who they are or to whom they owe allegiance. (Signed) Robert S. Mueller III Assistant Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Washington." (END EXCERPTS) NNNN .