Joseph Cannon asks:
“Why didn’t Nixon burn the tapes in his possession? Because he knew that he didn’t have the only copies. Strong evidence suggests that those recordings were held by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton.”
Phil Shenon asks a good question in POLITICO Magazine but John Newman has the most authoritative answer in his new highly recommended book, Countdown to Darkness.JFK scholars are awaiting the release of documents about June Cobb, a little-known CIA operative working in Cuba and Mexico around the time of the president’s assassination.
Pakula had Goldman’s script in hand. But the obsessive filmmaker desperately wanted more detail and color about key events as well as a complete change of tone in the screenplay. So in February 1975, he sat down with Woodward (then 32 years old) and Bernstein (then 31) for the first of several sessions, taping their recollections for reference.
Robin writes to take issue with my recent post on James Angleton and the resignation of British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1974.
“Greetings from the UK. I co-wrote a book about “The Wilson plots’: Smear: Wilson and the Secret State. Of course we dealt with the Angleton fantasies about Harold Wilson. A number of points needed to be noted. Read more
To recap the JFK mystery of the year: The last four episodes of “JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald” a six-part History Channel documentary series on the JFK assassination were not shown in the United States as scheduled.
What gives? Barbara did some investigating Read more
JFK’s assassination never goes away as a factor in American politics.
“There is a theory that Kennedy’s assassination was set up by the United States special services,” the Russian leader noted in his interview with Megyn Kelly. “If this theory is correct, and one cannot rule it out, thus what can be easier in today’s situation, given the entire technical capabilities available to special services than to organize some kind of attacks in an appropriate manner while alluding to Russia in the process.”
If you can’t attend the Future of Freedom Foundation’s conference on The National Security State & JFK in northern Virginia this Saturday, you can watch it on TV. CSPAN has confirmed that they will broadcast the proceedings.
Dave writes from Canada with the latest intelligence on Episode 5 of the mysteriously cancelled TV show, “JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald.”
Unlike Jared Kushner JFK and RFK didn’t use secret contacts with Russian officials to avoid U.S. law enforcement. He used them to advance his strategy of peace.