Gayle Jackson Nix sues for her grandfather’s JFK film

The granddaughter of a man who caught the JFK assassination on camera wants $10 million in exchange for the film she says the government has possessed for over 50 years. Read more

A campaign to digitize all the JFK records

There is a ten year strategy to digitize all of the 120 billion pages of government documents in the National Archives by 2024. The scan plan refers to it as “our moon shot“.

Ambitious, but possible. The Archivist, David Ferriero, has to set priorities, and he will listen to public opinion about how to do so.  As the most-used records in the Archives, the JFK records should get top priority. Read more

Is David Talbot right that the CIA killed JFK ?

In Salon, David Talbot writes that JFK was assassinated, 52 years ago today, at the behest of a clique of CIA officers led by a highly-praised operator named Bill Harvey.

Is Talbot right?

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‘There was nothing rogue’ about the CIA’s Bill Harvey

When people ask ‘Who killed Kennedy?’ one plausible answer is William King Harvey, a tough and much-praised CIA officer in 1963. In the most popular video ever on JFK Facts  Harvey’s widow, CG Harvey, says on camera that JFK and Jackie were “scum.”
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‘Americans Are in Shock’

How New Yorkers reacted on the evening of November 22,  1963.

Source: Americans are in shock after JFK is assassinated in 1963 – NY Daily News

How do you solve the JFK assassination?

As I said in at the JFK Lancer conference in Dallas two years ago, the challenge is to: describe the latest evidence accurately; use the internet to mobilize online civil society; press for full disclosure; and insist on accountability. It can be done by 2017.

The curious story of Oswald’s radio

What this Buzzfeed story confirms is a singular fact rarely discussed in the annals of U.S. intelligence: the CIA did not conduct a counterespionage investigation of an accused president assassin.

Police went to the rooming house and seized everything in his room, including the radio. They gave the radio to the FBI, and then it went to NSA.

Source: Oswald’s Radio?

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The 7 JFK files Obama should have asked for

Obama told GQ’s Bill Simmons that the government’s JFK files are “disappointing.”

He just didn’t know which ones to ask for. Obama should tell CIA Director John Brennan he wants to take a peek the agency’s still-secret files on these seven people.

Then he should share. We won’t be disappointed.


Obama asks for the JFK files

Have you ever said, “Give me the JFK-assassination files, I want to read them. Give me all the secret stuff”?

Source: Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview | GQ

6 Washington insiders who suspected a JFK plot

Jackie Kennedy’s private thoughts about Dallas

Defenders of the semi-official theory of JFK’s assassination sometimes suggest that anyone who disagrees is deluded or dishonest. Dale Myers and Gus Russo have dubbed the benighted souls “the conspirati,” a term intended to convey disdain for those allegedly emotionally needy or intellectually incompetent people who doubt the claim that one man killed JFK for no reason.

The problem with this trope, alas, is the facts. There were plenty of astute observers of American power in 1963 who rejected the official theory of a “lone nut” and concluded President Kennedy had been killed by his enemies.

Here are six six U.S. government insiders in 1963 who suspected a JFK was killed by a conspiracy.

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Dealey Plaza relic: JFK license plates sell for $40,000

How the market values tangible reminders of JFk’s death: highly.

Saved from the trash 52 years ago, the number plates from the limo JFK was assassinated in have sold for at auction.

Source: Plates from JFK’s assassination limousine sell for NZ$152,000 at auction |

‘Dissenting’ Dealey Plaza eyewitness to the assassination tells her story again

Pillsworth was one of the closest eyewitnesses to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Source: Eyewitness to JFK assassination tells her story again

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What is going to happen with JFK records in 2017?

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Q. What could the U.S. government still possilbly be hiding in 2015 about the assassination of JFK in 1963.

A: A lot. Politico’s Bryan Bender explains.

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Charles Briggs, retired CIA officer who assisted JFK museum, was accused of deception by a federal judge

Charles Briggs, a retired CIA official who assisted the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas as a researcher and writer, once submitted a “dishonest” sworn affidavit in a high-profile arms smuggling case in Texas, according to a federal judge.
Briggs, who died November 4, served the CIA as a private contractor while assisting in the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas in 1986. The Museum, which commemorates the assassination of President Kennedy, consistently endorses the official theory that one man, alone and unaided, caused Kennedy’s death. The Museum’s exhibits do not depict or make mention of the long-running debate about the causes of JFK’s assassination, and the Museum’s bookstore carries few books by JFK scholars who dispute the official theory.

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CIA man assisted in the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum

Charles Brigss

Charles Briggs, CIA officer and Sixth Floor Museum supporter

His name was Charles Briggs and he served as Executive Director of the Agency, which is the number three position in the agency’s hierarchy. His obituary in the Washington Post states:

A notable contribution was serving as liaison for the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX dedicated to the JFK Assassination.

The CIA’s intervention in the creation of popular culture is not unprecedented — witness its support for the Iowa Writer’s Workshop — but this episode of cultural production is especially intriguing. Read more