Experts

Will Trump release all of the JFK files tomorrow?

Jesse Walker, author of United States of Paranoia, hedges his bets:

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What will Trump do about the JFK files this week?

Gerald Posner, author of Case Closed, is optimistic.  Read more

Is Trump going to release the JFK files?

Joan Mellen, professor and historian at Temple University, doubts it:

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Do you think Trump will free the JFK files next week?

Nate Jones, author and director of the FOIA Project of the non-profit National Security Archive, has a succinct answer:

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Will Trump release the JFK files next week?

Larry Sabato, University of Virginia professor and author of The Kennedy Half Century, thinks not. Read more

Will Trump release the JFK files a week from today?

Peter Dale Scott, author of Dallas ’63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House, is skeptical: Read more

Will President Trump release all the JFK files on April 26?

Stuart Wexler, high school teacher and author of “Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr.,” doubts the president will free the files. Read more

A comment on Angleton and Oswald

David Lifton, author of Best Evidence, writes:

“Jeff: I think you’ve framed the question too narrowly….. Read more

Oswald and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee

A note from Professor David Kaiser, diplomatic historian and author of a fine JFK book, The Road to Dallas.

Kaiser’s account of Lee Oswald’s activism on behalf of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans is key to understanding the JFK story.

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State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald (plus Alec Baldwin)

The courtroom drama that never had a chance to occur will now be held live…hosted by the South Texas College of Law, featuring stellar legal talent and world-renowned J.F.K. assassination experts.

It happens Nov. 16-17.  Fans of history and courtroom drama will be treated to an insightful and entertaining mock trial, in which a Harris County judge, prosecutors, and defense attorneys try the landmark case: State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald using 21st century techniques in front of Harris County jurors.

And Alec Baldwin–the Alec Baldwin–will speak at the reception about “Why the JFK Assassination Remains Important.” I don’t know about you but I’m going.

Register here.

 

 

Anthony Summers reflects on covering the JFK story

Summers was amazed when doing his documentary for BBC’s “Panorama” in the late 1970s that many of his interview subjects had never been spoken to before. “All of the media of that time, not least the New York Times, had completely failed to really quarry into the story.  They simply had not done it,” he said. “They concentrated on the great tapestry of the assassination and the Kennedy era.”

Source: On the trail of the assassin(s) — Irish Echo

A beginners guide to the gunfire in Dealey Plaza

The JFK assassination story can be confusing. There are a vast array of conflicting theories, many of them bogus, stupid, preposterous, or baseless (like the one voiced by the man who will be president). Others are more plausible.

Even on the narrowest of factual questions–where did the first shot hit?–readers have to choose between Max Holland’s theory, Pat Speer’s rebuttal, or Dale Myer’s attack. And that’s just in the past month.

Readers who are new to the JFK assassination story (and those who aren’t) may want a dispassionate presentation of the evidence about the fatal gunfire before they decide what they think. If so, read on.
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Mark Shaw on Dorothy Kilgallen’s JFK investigation

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

I was intrigued by advance notice of Mark Shaw’s new book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, both because its subject, pioneering journalist Dorothy Kilgallen, and the medi credentials of author Mark Shaw.

Shaw describes himself as a former criminal defense lawyer, legal analyst for USA Today, ESPN, and CNN, and the author of 25 books. I  sent Shaw some questions and he responded thusly:

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Dale Myers v. Max Holland on the first shot

In JFK Files: Holland’s Magic Bullet, Dale Myers critiques Max Holland’s recent writing on the first gunshot fired President Kennedy’s motorcade. Holland has argued that the first shot grazed the arm of a lamp post and missed the motorcade, hit a curb and injured bystander James Tague.

In characteristically sharp language, Meyers finds Holland’s version wanting in evidence and logic. Myers argues for the Warren Commission’s version of the gunfire.

JFK Facts contributor Pat Speer responded to Holland’s theory last week.

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JFK authors and investigators call for full JFK disclosure in 2017

This open letter was delivered to the Obama White House last week. We will post the response as soon as we get one.

In an open letter to the White House, a diverse group of JFK authors and investigators are calling on the president’s lawyer to endorse complete declassification of thousands of pages of still-secret government records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Source: Featured Letter on 2017 Records

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