Exclusive: JFK investigator on how CIA stonewalled Congress

Dan Hardway

Dan Hardway

In a new sworn declaration filed in federal court, former JFK investigator Dan Hardway tells the story of how the CIA stonewalled him and other investigators for the House Select Committee of Assassinations in 1978.

Hardway’s first-person account is perhaps the clearest accounts of how the CIA obstructed Congress’s attempt to investigate JFK’s assassination in 1978 since Gaeton Fonzi’s book, The Last Investigation. Hardway adds new detail to the story Fonzi told by detailing the obstructionist tactics of George Joannides that he personally experienced.

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Comment of the week

Willy Whitten – June 25

In reply to John McAdams

“Do you believe the throat wound was an entrance?
If so, what happened to the bullet? Read more

The JFK Facts Online podcast: Brian Latell, Arnaldo M. Fernandez, The Castro Obsession, Ramsay Clark’s panel, Oswald in Japan

Our fifth podcast. This week we discuss:

— Former CIA Latin America specialist Brian Latell’s public call to release all JFK records

— Professor Arnaldo M. Fernandez recommendation and articles

— Secrecy instincts of the National Security State

— The Clark Panel’s contradiction of the Warren Commission and a critical response

— Dr. Gary Aguilar’s presentation to the AARC on Confirmation Bias

— Lee Harvey Oswald in Japan

— Mary Ferrell Chronologies

To download the podcast as an MP3: Click HERE; Place cursor on file; RIGHT click and select “Save Audio As.”

Got a question or a comment? Contact us at editor@jfkfacts.org and we’ll talk about it on the show.

‘The role of certain CIA officers in the events of 1963’

Richard writes about “CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files”

“You’ve done yeoman’s work on this one and a great service to the research community. Those of us who have followed this case for decades owe you a great debt of gratitude in so many ways.”

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Comment of the week

Gerry Simone – June 15

I’ve read your selective info but don’t buy the spin Professor. Read more

Oswald in Japan

A readers asks: “Where can I find resources with more detailed information about Oswald’s time here in Japan? ” Read more

Dallas police chief Jesse Curry and his JFK assassination file

Dallas police chief Jesse Curry was riding in the lead car on November 22, 1963. When the shots rang out he grabbed his radio and told his men to check the area that would become known as “the grassy knoll.”

That’s where Curry thought the fatal shot had come from.

Source: Jesse Currys, JFK Assassination File. Limited Collectors Edition

Analyst to CIA: release all JFK files in 2017

On Friday, I talked about the JFK story with retired CIA analyst  Brian Latell, who had  a clear message for his former employer: release all the JFK files without redactions.

‘Before History Dies’ introduces the JFK story to a new generation

Before History Dies by  Jacob M. Carter 

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Rob Tannenbaum’s ‘spellbinding’ presentation on the HSCA’s thwarted JFK investigation 

We were trying to investigate like we would any other murder case,” Tannenbaum said, but added it was not possible to do so. He cited examples of evidence that disappeared, a CIA agent providing false testimony, and numerous other examples of improprieties which led him to believe that the “search for truth” in the case was going nowhere.

Source: Spellbinding presentation at Mystery Writers fest | KeysNews.com

The JFK Facts Online podcast: Talking to CIA officers and Ronald Reagan’s JFK theory

Our fourth podcast (now downloadable!) about all things JFK in which we talk about:

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Talking JFK on WIOD in Miami

I’ll be talking about my new JFK book with WIOD radio talk show host Fernand Amandi in Miami on Friday morning at 11 am ET.  Want to talk about it? Read more

Inside Brad Melzer’s ‘House Of Secrets’ 

“I used the Nixon and Kennedy names for my characters because they were the best conspiracies of all. The one that was solved and the one we still cannot answer: Watergate and the JFK assassination.”

‘The House Of Secrets’ | Military Press

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Comment of the week

Gerry Campeau – December 28, 2015

Tom S
It’s quite obvious that your news paper story on Col Robert E Jones is cover story to cover up Truth about Col Jones its a charade Read more

Who was that with Oswald (since it wasn’t Ted Cruz’s dad)?

In an incisive piece in Washington Decoded, Tim Brennan contributes some useful details to understanding the photograph that Donald Trump used to falsely and absurdly accuse Ted Cruz’s father of involvement in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Forget about the Trumpian BS, says Brennan, and focus on the known facts.

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