As part of the activities surrounding Sunshine Week in Washington, a panel of experts will talk about the official secrecy that still surrounds certain records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 in a briefing on Capitol Hill on Monday March 17.
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OpenTheGovernment.org launches Sunshine Week, Washington’s annual open governrnent policypalooza, with an all-star panel discussion on Friday morning at the Newseum in Washington D.C
The event will bring together reporters and policy-makers to talk about the past and present of the national security state. Its the start of a week of activities in support of opening up the government.
Betty Medsger, author of the recent book about the 1971 break-in to the Media, PA FBI Field Office, will talk about how that event lead to the exposure of the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO program to disrupt liberal and leftist organizations, a precursor scandal to today’s NSA stories
(Why COINTELLPRO still matters, Jan. 7, 2014)
Medsger will be joined by my old friend Spencer Ackerman, whom I hired in 2007 as an ace reporter for the late lamented Washington Independent. Spencer went on to distinguish himself as a passionate and creative national security reporter at Wired and now the Guardian. He always has interesting things to say.
The event start at 9:45 and is open to the public. Reserve your seat now by registering online – or watch via webcast.
A faithful reader writes:
“A select congressional committee launched a vast investigation into issues of historic importance and constitutional scope. The committee necessarily relied on the CIA for crucial information. The committee published a massively documented report. The report is, in part, was critical of the performance of the agency. Subsequently, the committee learned that it had become the target of an intelligence operation by the agency during its investigation.”
“So the burgeoning scandal of the CIA’s operation against the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI )i is beginning to unfold.
Strange but true:
At least two dozen, and perhaps as many as four dozen, of the witnesses to the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963 thought at least one gunshot came from in front of the presidential motorcade, a claim rejected by the Warren Commission and most U.S. news organizations..
Richard Charnin has proposed a statistical proof of a shot from the front.
Another way to think about the matter is to review the eyewitness accounts, especially those of people with crime scene training.
“In short, this was the exact sort of CIA interference in our investigation that we sought to avoid at the outset,” Feinstein said, saying she raised the issue with the White House counsel. Read more
As JFK Facts reported, one of the earliest and most popular JFK websites, the JFK Education Forum, is scheduled to go out of existence.
I filed suit for the records of George Joannides ten years ago, and the case is still not over. The legal bills of my attorney Jim Lesar now run to more that $125,000, and the CIA refuses to pay, even though the Court of Appeals ruled in our favor.
No one is doing this kind of work except for JFK Facts. We need your help to continue.
A previously unknown recording of radio communications to and from Air Force One on November 22,1963, is among the most important new pieces of JFK evidence to emerge in recent years, in my view.
From the Guardian.com, “The Parallax View: a JFK conspiracy film that gets it right.”
No, says Douglas Horne, former analyst for the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB).
He explains why in this piece: The Key to Understanding the JFK Assassination Is Appreciating That There Is “Fraud in the Evidence” – Hubub.
“Up close and personal with David Ferrie” is the kind of original JFK Facts reporting that JFK conspiracy sites and mainstream news organizations simply do not do. If you want more such reporting with new information, photos and facts, donate here.
WCTV in Utica, New York, reported this week that a local man had an insider’s perspective on JFK assassination.
What the station didn’t report is that the so-called JFK expert, Ed Sinker, has been convicted of fraud and that his story cannot be confirmed.
Sinker told the TV reporter that he was an “informal consultant” to the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in the 1970s. Read more
Rick Bauer shared his memories of David Ferrie, a man who has been the object of JFK conspiracy speculation for decades.