New footage of Jack Ruby surfaces

It’s from 1960, as D magazine explains.


Why did Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald? Here’s what a friend said.

Correcting some mistakes in the Weekly Standard

In response to Max Holland’s piece on the new JFK files in the Weekly Standard, I sent the following letter: Read more

My JFK debate with CIA historian David Robarge

“ If Angleton was using Oswald for the limited purpose of helping him conduct the molehunt….

The long running debate over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has moved into a new phase. In a piece for the Washington Decoded blog, the chief historian of the CIA, David Robarge, has joined the discussion of the causes of the assassination with JFK researchers. Along the way, he acknowledges what I reported in The Ghost: counterintelligence chief James Angleton used Lee Harvey Oswald for intelligence purposes before November 22, 1963.

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Art inspired by the CIA and JFK: ‘GEORGE JOAN NIDES 1’

GEORGE JOAN NIDES

GEORGE JOAN NIDES 1 by David X. Levine (colored pencil, collage, graphite on paper) 2015.

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The Spybrary reviews ‘The Ghost’

The Spybrary podcast, which covers espionage fact and fiction, notes that the facts of James Angleton’s CIA empire far exceed how his career is depicted in spy fictions like William F. Buckley’s novel Spy Time and Robert DeNiro’s movie, The Good Shepherd.

“Whatever you think you know about Angleton, I guarantee there’s something in THE GHOST that will surprise you.”

Canadian TV on what we know now about Angleton and JFK

CIA conceals files on wiretapped newsman who broke a big JFK story

Paul Scott

Paul Scott, investigative reporter (Credit: Jim Scott)

In this Washington Post piece, Jim Scott tells the story of how the CIA wiretapped his father, news reporter Paul Scott, for decades. In the 1960s, Paul Scott and his partner Robert Allen wrote a syndicated column on Washington politics that was driven, not by punditry, but by investigations.

One reason Scott was targeted: his JFK reporting.

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Talking about THE GHOST in Boston

I’ll be talking at Boston University on Monday evening, December 4, about CIA spymaster James Angleton, founding father of the Deep State. The event is free and open to the public.

I’ll sketch what the new JFK files tell us about Angleton’s role in the events of 1963. I’ll bring to life one of the most powerful unelected officials ever to serve in the U.S. government. And I’ll sell you a book if you want to know more.

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Espionage in the gay milieu of mid-20th century Washington

Kim Philby

Kim Philby in 1955.

From my new piece in the U.K. Telegraph, a look at the gay milieu of Washington as the Cold War spy games played out:

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Top 3 questions I get on book tour

1) Was Angleton the mole? 2) Who killed JFK? 3) What’s the deal with Trump & the Deep State? I’m talking about all this, plus the Mossad and MKULTRA. In other words, I’m talking about THE GHOST, today Saturday Dec. 2 at 3;30 PM, at Politics & Prose,5015 Connecticut Ave NW in Washington

‘I’m a patsy’: The George de Mohrenschildt story

I am a Patsy! – The Lost Tapes of George De Mohrenschildt from E2 Films on Vimeo.

From Truthstream, a caustic appraisal of JFK files coverage

Truthstream captures the rote quality of much of the recent media coverage of the JFK file release.  Read more

Angleton and the surveillance of Oswald

Last Sunday I talked about THE GHOST with Peter Slen, host of CSPAN’s Book TV program. Read more

‘Angleton controlled the Oswald file as part of the mole hunt’

My conversation with Sharon Weinberger, editor of Foreign Policy.

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Spies, Lies and the Murder of a President

Top 5 JFK files that the CIA is still hiding

The government’s release of long-secret JFK assassination records is generating headlines and hype worldwide. But the truth is the majority of the JFK files that were supposed to be released last month remain secret—and may forever if the CIA has its way. Read more