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Correcting some mistakes in the Weekly Standard

In response to Max Holland’s piece on the new JFK files in the Weekly Standard, I sent the following letter: Read more

Art inspired by the CIA and JFK: ‘GEORGE JOAN NIDES 1’

GEORGE JOAN NIDES

GEORGE JOAN NIDES 1 by David X. Levine (colored pencil, collage, graphite on paper) 2015.

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CIA conceals files on wiretapped newsman who broke a big JFK story

Paul Scott

Paul Scott, investigative reporter (Credit: Jim Scott)

In this Washington Post piece, Jim Scott tells the story of how the CIA wiretapped his father, news reporter Paul Scott, for decades. In the 1960s, Paul Scott and his partner Robert Allen wrote a syndicated column on Washington politics that was driven, not by punditry, but by investigations.

One reason Scott was targeted: his JFK reporting.

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Talking about THE GHOST in Boston

I’ll be talking at Boston University on Monday evening, December 4, about CIA spymaster James Angleton, founding father of the Deep State. The event is free and open to the public.

I’ll sketch what the new JFK files tell us about Angleton’s role in the events of 1963. I’ll bring to life one of the most powerful unelected officials ever to serve in the U.S. government. And I’ll sell you a book if you want to know more.

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Espionage in the gay milieu of mid-20th century Washington

Kim Philby

Kim Philby in 1955.

From my new piece in the U.K. Telegraph, a look at the gay milieu of Washington as the Cold War spy games played out:

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USA Today (almost) tells the story of George de Mohrenschildt

George De Mohrenschildt

George de Mohrenschildt, Oswald’s friend.

As I said the other day, perhaps the best news coverage of the new JFK files comes from USA Today. But it could be better.

In this October 27 dispatch, Ray Locker uses the new JFK files to lay out the incredible story of George de Mohrenschildt. He was a geologist, a bon vivant, and a CIA informant who just happened–quite coincidentally, perhaps–to befriend a young man named Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in the fall of 1962.

The only problem with Locker’s account is that it ends with de Mohrenschildt’s untimely death in 1977. Locker could have, and should have, reported the rest of the story.

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The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel

FrJames Angletonom a review in Mondoweiss

“Angleton was was a leading architect of America’s strategic relationship with Israel that endures and dominates the region to this day,” Jefferson Morley writes in The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton.  More than any other man, the longtime chief of U.S. counterintelligence made possible Israel’s shift “from an embattled settler state into a strategic ally  of the world’s greatest superpower.”

Source: The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel

The untold story of the JFK files: The CIA is not complying with the law

Attorney and former JFK investigator Dan Hardway explains:

There has been no explanation, let alone a presidential certification, that the massive redactions in these “released in full” documents meet any of the mandatory exemptions that allow withholding.  No identifiable harm is specified.  No rationale is given as to why the secrets protected outweigh the public interest in disclosure.  These files are not in compliance with the law no matter what the main stream media says.

via THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY FLIPS OFF AMERICA

Secret JFK files shed new light on CIA monitoring and manipulation of Oswald

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Morley responds to CIA historian David Robarge

In a great compliment to me, personally and professionally, CIA historian David Robarge has attacked my new biography of James Angleton, THE GHOST. Read more

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

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

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

What Trump and the CIA are still concealing: The George Joannides files

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CIA’s spy hunters learned Oswald was in Dallas in November 1963

An excerpt from THE GHOST in the Daily Beast.

On or around Monday, Nov. 2, 1959, the CIA’s counterintelligence office—run by the fabled spy hunter James Angleton—first learned of a man named Lee Harvey Oswald.

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