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The Intelligence Community Flips Off America

This from my friend Dan Hardway, West Virginia litigator and former congressional investigator, who knows what to look for in the new JFK files.

While I doubt the existence of a “smoking gun,” the circumstantial evidence we might look for in the delayed files could show a correlation between Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities in New Orleans and Mexico City in the late summer and fall of 1963 and CIA covert operations that were occurring at that time.

Source: THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY FLIPS OFF AMERICA

New batch of JFK assassination files illuminate CIA’s interest in Oswald

It’s going to take a while to make sense of the November 3 JFK file release, which contains much more significant information than previous releases on July 24 and October 26.

The Washington Post digs in and confirms my point. Pre-assassination communications about the unimportant Lee Oswald went straight to the top of the agency, i.e., to James Angleton. Read more

Top CIA official was told Oswald contacted KGB officer in Mexico City, new JFK file shows

An obscure code name jumped out at me from a key new document in the latest JFK files to be made public by President Trump and the CIA on Friday. Read more

Bowing to public opinion, the CIA releases more JFK files

Good news: The CIA has released another batch of JFK assassination-related records, according to the New York Times.

In the face of criticism from a federal judge and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the CIA has released 676 new documents related to the murder of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

As always, I’m looking for any files on my top 5 JFK suspects: James Angleton, Bill Harvey, David Phillips, Ann Goodpasture, and George Joannides.  And anything on CIA operations in Mexico City and New Orleans.

If you find something interesting, drop me a line.

Source: Secret C.I.A. Documents May Shed New Light on J.F.K. Killing – The New York Times

 iCONECT offers searchable database of new JFK files

This is a public service that will aid JFK research:

As a public service iCONECT is making a public web-based fully searchable archive of publicly available JFK documents. The documents have been downloaded from National Archives and are now available for search, sort, browse, organize and print on a NO-CHARGE basis

Source: Request Access to the JFK Files in iCONECT XERA

Trumped: the mandate, the media, and the new clues in the JFK document (un)-Dump

Dick Russell sums up the political realities shaping the limited release of JFK records last week and what will happen next.

Clearly, elements of the CIA and FBI had done some last-minute arm-twisting. As night fell, Trump penned a memo saying: “I have no choice — today — but to accept [their] redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our nation’s security.”

Source: Trumped: The Mandate, the Media, and New Clues Amid the JFK Document (Un)-Dump – WhoWhatWhy

Beyond the JFK headlines, the deeper story

I recently appeared with Carlos Harrison, co-author of Antonio Veciana’s revelatory memoir Trained to Kill, on Teresa Rodriguez’s Stories Beyond the Headlines on Apple Podcasts.

We had a good talk about what is–and is not–in the new JFK files.  Listen.

The JFK files and the problem of trust 

On the very limited JFK file release last week, The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Frank notes that “secrecy itself shares the blame for fomenting so many conspiracy theories and Read more

Search the new JFK files yourself

The Mary Ferrell Foundation does what the U.S. media organizations and the U.S. government apparently cannot: creates a searchable database of 58 new JFK files that have never been made public before. (h/t Rex)

Source: Formerly withheld-in-full documents released on October 26, 2017

‘What we learned last week was the assassination of JFK remains a sensitive issue at the top of the U.S. government’

I was on the air Sunday night with the excellent Bruce Dumont. He is host of the “Beyond The Beltway” syndicated radio show, hosted by the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. I say he’s excellent because of his concise statement that the issue here is the rule of law. Listen.

Timeout on JFK files, as Washington turns to today’s conspiracy allegations

No, President Trump’s release of a handful of secret JFK files last week was not a “distraction” from his troubles with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. The release was something that he was legally required to do, and he actually failed to do it.

But with the indictment of Paul Manafort, all is forgotten, at least about JFK. The Washington press corps and the news cycle has whirled away from the crime of Dallas to more recent lawbreaking.

The JFK files story so far, if anybody is still paying attention, is a study in Washington’s dysfunction: Trump got rolled. The media got played. The JFK coverup continues.  Read more

Sen. Grassley: ‘CIA WANTS FURTHER COVERUP’

After the credulous media coverage of the JFK file release/coverup yesterday, the backlash continues, now from senior Republican senator, Chuck Grassley of Iowa: Read more

Mary Ferrell would have chuckled about media coverage of JFK files

Robbyn Swan worked with her husband Anthony Summers on his JFK investigation, Not in Your Lifetime, which remains one of the best books ever written about the Dallas tragedy. Along the way, Swan got to know Mary Ferrell, the Dallas legal secretary who became one of the first and most exacting critics of the Warren Commission.

In a timely Facebook post, Swan

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What the media missed: 90% of JFK files are still secret, 3 days after the legal deadline for disclosure

Liberal news media organization, usually hostile and suspicious of President Trump, have gone easy on his dubious claim that he “lifted the veil” on JFK records. He didn’t As the authoritative Mary Ferrell Foundation states:

Still withheld-in-full records among the 98% of those still withheld include, for example: * Still-withheld Church Committee interview transcripts not included in the 1990s releases, including one with none other than CIA CounterIntelligence chief James Angleton.

Source: What Happened Thursday to the JFK Records? – WhoWhatWhy

About CIA and FBI intransigence on the JFK files

A friend asked Is the CIA and FBI intransigence around JFK records a lost opportunity for moving closer to closure on the Kennedy assassination story?

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