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How the CIA abets Trump’s JFK conspiracy mongering

The assassination of JFK  is a meme that has eclipsed the historical event. Donald Trump’s contention that Ted Cruz’s father was somehow involved in the death of the liberal president not only endures but flourishes online and redounds to the benefit of its authors. Why?

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JFK hoaxer vouches for Trump’s JFK hoax

Why did Donald Trump, the mentally challenged Republican presidential nominee, revive his discredited hoax that Ted Cruz’s father associated with accused presidential assassin Lee Oswald?

Maybe because Judyth Baker, an unfortunate woman who pretends she was Oswald’s girlfriend in 1963, told him the story was true. Baker is peddling her hoax on Facebook to support Trump’s hoax.

He is as delusional as she is, and he might become the powerful man in the world. It would be sad if it wasn’t sickening.

 

 

 

What Trump’s JFK theories reveal about the candidate

TrumpLee Harvey Oswald alone and unaided killed President Kennedy, according to Donald Trump–but Ted Cruz’s dad helped him do it.

In other words, Trump has no fixed opinion on who killed the 35th president of the United States. He is conspiratorial but he is not a conspiracy theorist. He says whatever serves his purposes in the moment, which is not to say his views are unimportant.

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JFK Facts podcast: 28 pages on 9/11, another Dallas nightmare, and more…

Our 7th podcast. This week we discuss:

    • What declassified 9/11 pages and withheld JFK records share in common
    • The pernicious function of secrecy
    • A new Dallas nightmare
    • Full government disclosure and the question of meaning in the JFK story
    • Digging into the present by exposing the past
    • Professor Joan Mellen’s 13 September publication date for her new book on LBJ and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas, Faustian Bargains
    • The Kennedy Tapes, Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Averting ‘The Final Failure’ and The Week the World Stood Still by former John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Historian, Sheldon M. Stern
    • One Hell of a Gamble by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali

 

To download the podcast as an MP3: Click HERE; Place cursor on file; RIGHT click and select “Save Audio As.”

Got a question or a comment? Contact us at editor@jfkfacts.org and we’ll talk about it on the show.

Retired CIA analyst advises Langley: release all JFK files in 2017

On Friday, I talked about the JFK story with retired CIA analyst  Brian Latell, who had  a clear message for his former employer: release all the JFK files without redactions.

Would it make any difference if we knew who killed JFK?

Pablo asks a good question:

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Dallas shooting kills five police officers

Dallas shootingsThe country’s legacy of gun violence on terrible display.

The shootings, only a few blocks from Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, transformed an emotional but peaceful rally into a scene of carnage and chaos, and they injected a volatile new dimension into the anguished debate over racial disparities in American criminal justice.

Source: Dallas Sniper Shooting Leaves 5 Police Officers Dead; Suspect Is Killed – The New York Times

Why I’m taking JFK to the Supreme Court

According to an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court filed this week in Washington, the language of the Freedom of Information Act is clear:

The court may assess against the United States reasonable attorney’s fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred in any case under this section in which the complainant has substantially prevailed.

The Obama Justice Department doesn’t want to admit it but, in Morley v. CIA, yours truly substantially prevailed. Will the Supreme Court be interested?

It’s a long shot, but I try to think like Steph Curry; sometimes a long shot is worth taking.

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Exclusive: JFK investigator on how CIA stonewalled Congress

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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JFK Facts podcast: CIA analyst Brian Latell’s call for release of all JFK records

Our fifth podcast. This week we discuss:

— Former CIA Latin America specialist Brian Latell’s public call to release all JFK records

— Professor Arnaldo M. Fernandez recommendation and articles

— Secrecy instincts of the National Security State

— The Clark Panel’s contradiction of the Warren Commission and a critical response

— Dr. Gary Aguilar’s presentation to the AARC on Confirmation Bias

— Lee Harvey Oswald in Japan

— Mary Ferrell Chronologies

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Got a question or a comment? Contact us at editor@jfkfacts.org and we’ll talk about it on the show.

‘The role of certain CIA officers in the events of 1963’

Richard writes about “CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files”

“You’ve done yeoman’s work on this one and a great service to the research community. Those of us who have followed this case for decades owe you a great debt of gratitude in so many ways.”

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Rob Tannenbaum’s ‘spellbinding’ presentation on the HSCA’s thwarted JFK investigation 

We were trying to investigate like we would any other murder case,” Tannenbaum said, but added it was not possible to do so. He cited examples of evidence that disappeared, a CIA agent providing false testimony, and numerous other examples of improprieties which led him to believe that the “search for truth” in the case was going nowhere.

Source: Spellbinding presentation at Mystery Writers fest | KeysNews.com

Talking JFK on WIOD in Miami

I’ll be talking about my new JFK book with WIOD radio talk show host Fernand Amandi in Miami on Friday morning at 11 am ET.  Want to talk about it? Read more

Tragedy preempts history

Needless to say, my previously announced appearance on WIOD Radio in Miami has been postponed because of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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