Assassination

Don Adams RIP: an FBI agent who didn’t buy the official theory

Don Adams, FBI agent

Don Adams, whose career as an FBI agent spanned 22 years, never really bought the official line of his own employer: that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

Adams, who died on June 14 at age 83 in Akron, Ohio, eventually wrote From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle (Trine Day, 2012), in which he argued that “the FBI’s investigation was compromised from the top down, beginning with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.”

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Did the CIA seek to hypnotize an assassin to kill Fidel Castro?

James Angleton

James Angleton, chief of the CIA’s Counterintelligence Staff.

Yes. It was James Angleton’s idea.

In May 1963, deputy director Richard Helms asked Angleton, the legendary chief of the agency’s Counterintelligence Staff,  to assess the problem of Cuba for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Angleton wrote a 16-page working paper, “Cuban Control and Action Capabilities” that was so sensitive it would remain classified for the next 35 years.

Angleton’s conclusions were stark. Castro’s minions were marching into Latin America aided and abetted by their masters in Moscow, he said.

“In both internal and external activities the guiding hand of the Soviet Bloc, particularly the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and Communist China was evident to varying degrees,” Angleton wrote. “Many aspects of the Cuban [security] programs could not have been carried out without external support in terms of funds, experience and expert training.”

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National Declassification Center: We want your opinion (just not about JFK records)

Our government is still ignoring us, even after it asked for our input.

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CNN picked up on JFK’s Facts’ story about the Air Force One tapes


Picking up on a story first reported in JFK Facts, CNN reporter Jake Tapper aired dramatic conversations from the reconstituted Air Force Once tapes from November 22, 1963, capturing the real-time reaction of U.S. government officials as the news spreads that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas.

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What’s the most important piece of new JFK assassination evidence?

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,

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What did George de Mohrenschildt say about Lee Oswald?

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

George de Mohrenschildt was a fascinating character who would fit into a comic but world-weary spy novel by Graham Greene. And he was good friends with Lee Oswald, the man who supposedly killed President Kennedy. De Morhenschildt doubted that his friend was the author of Kennedy’s death. At the end of his life, he was not afraid to say so. Read more

Jackie Kennedy’s ordeal: PTSD before there was PTSD

Barbara Leaming, biographer of Jackie Kennedy, on the First Lady’s  ordeal after her husband was killed by her side. Read more

New book discusses JFK medical evidence

I don’t know who Patrick Harris or what his Ph.D. is in. Has anybody read his book about Medical Evidence in JFK’s Death?

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‘A true sounding of the politics around Kennedy when he was assassinated’


This world exclusive video, first published on JFK Facts in 2014, presents a fascinating interview with CG Harvey, the widow of legendary CIA officer William King Harvey.

A commenter on YouTube writes:

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The Air Force comes clean: UFO’s weren’t extra-terrestial

There’s disappointing news for UFO conspiracy theorists. Read more

That awkward moment

… when you are told you have been charged with killing the president of the United States of America.

What defenders of LBJ gloss over

Lyndon Johnson was a great American for working with Martin Luther King to secure passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act in 1964-65, as depicted in the movie Selma. So say historian David Kaiser and former Cabinet official Joseph Califano. Yet It is no contradiction to note that Johnson could also be a crude and mean SOB, as Philip Nelson reminds us.

Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Nelson writes in OpEdNews:

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Putting aside ‘American exceptionalism,’ JFK proposed cooperation in space

In response to my question on Wednesday, a reader sent this video.  (H/T David)

What can I do to help JFK Facts?

Comment and question from a new JFK Facts reader:

“Fascinating website. Thank you for your important work.I’m a political science graduate and history buff and would like to help any way I can.”

My answer:
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LBJ and ‘Selma’: Who gets it right?

Civil rights legislator

According to historian David Kaiser, writing in TIME,  ”the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson and his role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act [in the movie "Selma"] could hardly be more wrong. And this is important not merely for the sake of fidelity to the past, but because of continuing implications for how we see our racial problems and how they could be solved.”

But, according to author Philip Nelson, Selma gets LBJ dead right. Writing in Op-Ed News, Nelson and  right-wing political consultant Roger Stone assert:

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