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Why a Trump blogger quotes JFK

From Lew Rockwell Bloga reminder that JFK knew how to talk like a hawk.

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How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers 

From Mark Hertsgaard: How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | The Guardian

A look at what happenedwhen one man tried to “work within the system” at the National Security Agency. Read more

MIT Historian suing the CIA for transparency on Nelson Mandela

MIT Historian Suing the CIA for Transparency on Nelson Mandela.

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Should JFK records stay secret after 2017?

If the United States could survive the release of the Snowden documents, it can withstand the release of the JFK assassination records.

Source: Continued Secrecy in the JFK Assassination? – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Coming June 10: my ebook on JFK and the CIA

CIA & JFKI’m pleased to announce the publication of my first ebook, CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, on June 10.

I wanted to let JFK Facts readers know first because you have inspired me to keep after this subject. The clash of ideas that takes place on this site is a reminder that there are lots (and lots) of people who care about the JFK story and care about getting it right.

Jacob Hornberger, the publisher and I, chose to publish the book on the June 10, 2016 to coincide with President Kennedy speech at American University on June 10, 1963, in which JFK articulated a “strategy for peace.” JFK’s refusal to invade Cuba, his restraint in Vietnam, his determination to ratify a nuclear test ban strategy were all expressions of this strategy. And this strategy earned him enemies in the CIA.

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RIP: Stephen Roy, respected JFK scholar

Mr. Roy was the executive director of the Whitman-Hanson Community Access Television Studio for many years. Steve was an accomplished musician. He specialized in researching the JFK assassination and his contributions were recognized in over 13 books.

Source: Stephen Roy Obituary – Weymouth, MA | The Enterprise

Hardway declaration: how CIA stonewalled our JFK investigation

Dan Hardway

Dan Hardway

In a new sworn declaration filed in federal court, former JFK investigator Dan Hardway tells the story of how the CIA stonewalled him and other investigators for the House Select Committee of Assassinations in 1978.

Hardway’s first-person account is perhaps the clearest accounts of how the CIA obstructed Congress’s attempt to investigate JFK’s assassination in 1978 since Gaeton Fonzi’s book, The Last Investigation. Hardway adds new detail to the story Fonzi told by detailing the obstructionist tactics of George Joannides that he personally experienced.

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More missing JFK records: the vanishing Church Committee files

Frank Church

Sen. Frank Church

Rex Bradford has illuminates another batch of still-secret JFK records: the files of the Senate committee that conducted the most comprehensive review of U.S. intelligence operations ever.

If you want to understand, the ongoing JFK coverup, you will want to read Bradford’s deep dive on the Missing Church Committee transcripts. It is a useful antidote to the comforting illusion that “the government can’t keep a secret.”

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The best of Mark Lane, JFK author

Russ writes:

“Rush to Judgment, the book, bravely informed Americans about the many questions surrounding the president’s murder and the subsequent “investigation.”

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CIA man admits: we  sent ‘dangerous’ Mandela to jail 

This story has long generated official CIA denials that sounded flimsy. With this story from The Times & The Sunday Times in London, those denials are now defunct. The CIA betrayed the leader of South African independence to the apartheid regime in 1962.
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 Mark Lane’s legacy: right to counsel

one of the many travesties of the Commission was that Oswald was not granted counsel throughout the ten-month legal procedure.

Source: The Death of Mark Lane – CTKA

Mark Lane, leading critic of the Warren Commission, dies at 89

Mark Lane, famed Civil Rights attorney and author of the best-selling book, “Rush to Judgment,” which detailed the facts of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died late last night at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the age of 89.

Source: Mark Lane (February 24, 1927 – May 11, 2016)

Agencies hint they may try to block JFK declassification in 2017

I missed Lauren Harper’s useful update on UNREDACTED about  the National Archives plans for JFK declassification in 2017.

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Hillary Clinton’s weak pledge on JFK records


When Hillary Clinton was asked about JFK assassination records in the 2008 campaign, she advocated full disclosure but Read more

5 JFK theories of U.S. presidents

Donald Trump isn’t the first.

While the front-running candidate’s fact-free claim that Ted Cruz’s father once associated with accused assassin Lee Oswald, has provoked criticism, at least five previous inhabitants of the Oval Office have expressed strong opinions related to the Kennedy assassination story. Read more