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Politico photo gallery on the still-secret Kennedy files 

The JFK Records Act of 1992 ordered that all of the files related to the federal inquiry into John F. Kennedy’s assassination be made public in 25 years. As the October 2017 deadline nears, POLITICO takes a look at what the files might tell us -– if we actually get to see them.

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Why Marina Oswald could sue the FBI for illegal surveillance

Marina and Lee Oswald

Marina and Lee Oswald in 1962, with infant daughter June

Question: Why isn’t the FBI spying on Marina Oswald better known?

Answer:  Because much governmental effort has gone into making sure that it is not better known.

Why? Maybe because Marina Oswald and her children–alive and living in Texas–have solid grounds for a lawsuit.

Before my research, I knew vaguely about a 1975 New York Times report on how the FBI admitted tapping and bugging Marina’s conversations.  “Electronic surveillance,” the Times reported, was “based upon written approval of the Attorney General of the United States. The Government contended then that in national security cases, court approval was not required“. Read more

Why the last of the JFK files in the National Archives could embarrass the CIA 

National ArchivesBryan Bender of Politico digs deeper into the story of the 3,600 still-secret JFK files held by the National Archives, reporting that the withheld material includes records from the FBI and the National Security Agency. And he see  indications that some federal agencies will continue to seek postponement of the records’ release past their scheduled release date of October 2017.

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Former CIA analyst Brian Latell: ‘Cuban intelligence officers were complicit in Kennedy’s death’

Former CIA analyst Brian Latell says Cuban government officials were complicit in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I have posted my take on Latell’s claims.

Here is how he made his case to me. The interview was conducted by email. I have deleted three questions for which Latell said he had no independent knowledge. Otherwise, Latell’s comments have not been edited.

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As Washington and Havana parley, a former CIA analyst raises JFK questions

The CIA has credible information implicating seven Cuban government officials in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 that it has never made public, according to Brian Latell, a retired agency analyst.

Brian Latell

Brian Latell, former CIA analyst

“The Kennedy assassination should be added to the agenda for official Cuban-American negotiations,” Latell recently told JFK Facts. A retired CIA employee who served as the agency’s National Intelligence Officer for Cuba from 1990 to 1994, Latell  first made the allegations in his 2013 book, Castro’s Secrets. He elaborated on his views in an email interview.

Latell’s allegations come at a turning point in U.S.-Cuba relations.

 

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The (national security) state we’re in

“The CIA gets what it wants,” Obama bluntly told his aides.

Natalie Portman to play Jacqueline Kennedy 

Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy

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Natalie Portman has signed on to play the former first lady in a new film titled Jackie, reports Variety.

Jackie talks about the days when Jackie Kennedy becomes an icon but has lost everything,” an insider involved in the production told the trade publication.

via Natalie Portman to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie | TIME

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Dallas police to Groden: ‘Grassy knoll’ banner must go

The latest antics of the Dallas police, courtesy of the Dallas ObserverDallas Wants JFK Conspiracy Theorist to Remove “Grassy Knoll” Sign.

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How much JFK assassination information is still secret?

Air Force One

A lot.

The JFK Facts report on Tuesday that the National Archives retains approximately 3,600 documents related to JFK’s assassination that have never been made public is the most specific accounting of still-secret JFK records yet.

Yet it is far from complete.

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Almost 3,600 JFK records at National Archives sealed until 2017

National ArchivesThe U.S. government retains approximately 3,600 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that have never been made public, according to the latest count of the National Archives.

Martha Murphy, a National Archives official, told a public forum in Washington on April 10, that only .01 percent of the JFK Assassination Records Collection at the Archives has not been made public. In a follow-up email with JFK Facts. Murphy acknowledged that she had misplaced the decimal point. The actual figure is 1.1 percent, she said. Read more

A JFK Facts debate about the CIA: Shenon v. Morrow

CIA JFK Phil Shenon

Phil Shenon

On one side you have Phil Shenon, a former New York Times reporter and author of the book, A Cruel and Shocking Act. In an exclusive Q& A interview with JFK Facts earlier this year, Shenon pointed a finger at Cuba.

In response, Robert Morrow, a well-informed JFK author, aruges that JFK’s right-wing enemies in his own government were responsible for the murder in Dallas.

Who’s argument do you find more credible?

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The Cold War against Cuba changed America

Jacob Hornberger on how the CIA’s war on how the Cold War Against Cuba Changed Us. Read more

9 things you may not know about the Warren Commission

From the History Channel: 9 Things You May Not Know About the Warren Commission.

Despite the dumb conspiracy theories, Jade Helm 15 deserves scrutiny

Jade Helm

The logo of the military training exercise that has some people exercised.

A U.S. Special Operation Command (SOCOM) military training exercise in seven southwestern states has triggered an outburst of right-wing conspiracy-mongering about “everything from a ploy to confiscate Americans’ guns to an excuse to abduct political dissidents.” 

While these fears may be unfounded, even laughable, more people paying close attention to the Jade Helm 15 exercise is a good thing.

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‘Natchez Burning’ author Greg Iles discusses the JFK subplot of his new book.

The best-selling author tells the Christian Science Monitor how he weaves the JFK story into his new novel  ‘The Bone Tree,’ while trying to hew to historical fact.

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