I caught up by phone with best-selling author David Wallechinsky after he included 1,172 still-secret CIA documents related to JFK’s assassination in his Huffington Post article “11 Secrets Documents the American People Deserve to See.”
“Its been 49 year years, good grief,” Wallechinsky told me. “Who is going to be hurt if you release these documents?”
Wallechinsky, editor of AllGov, a government watchdog site, says he has been interested in the assassination story ever since he heard JFK had been killed while sitting in 11th grade chemistry class in Palisades, California. He says he relied on Rusty Rhodes, a Dallas native, in compiling the JFK assassination entry in “The People’s Almanac,” a best-selling book that Wallechinsky compiled in 1975.
“I don’t think we necessarily know the whole story. Its quite possible that Oswald acted alone,” he said. “The CIA could be covering complete embarassment over its handling of Oswald. Or it could be something worse.”
“Any time you tell me, there’s something I can’t see,” he adds, “I want to see it.”
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