In response to my post about JFK files that presumptive CIA director John Brennan should release, readers offered two additional suggestions.
Steve proposed the files of David Sanchez Morales, deputy chief of the Miami station in 1963, and someone else (I can’t find their message right now) nominated the files of WIlliam K. Harvey, who created the CIA’s assasination capabilities in 1961.
The CIA has still-secret files on both men.
According to the National Archives online data base, the CIA retains a 123-page operational file on Harvey, whose hatred for the Kennedy’s was not well hidden. This is an important file and it should have made my top five list.
When Harvey’s CIA colleague John Whitten was asked by investigators why Harvey might have told his wife to destroy his papers after his death, he replied, “He was too young to have assassinated McKinley and Lincoln. It could have been anything.”
The CIA also has a 61-page administrative file on Morales, who later boasted that he was involved in JFK’s assassination. While the administrative file will not contain information about Morales’ covert operations, it may contain details that could clarify his travels, responsibilities, and contacts in 1963.