Here’s why: As the CIA’s James Angleton monitored the movements of the ex-defector Lee Oswald in the fall of 1963, Oswald came in contact with the Paines, a family familiar with the CIA milieu.
In this interview, Sam Halpern articulates the widespread hostility in the CIA towards President Kennedy in 1963. When I interviewed Halpern in 1997, I was struck by his insistence on voicing a certain contempt toward JFK and his brother.
In these comments, Halpern acknowledges it was rational for Robert Kennedy to suspect the CIA was complicit in his brother’s murder. “So what?” he says.
HIs tone and body language say it all: JFK had it coming.
A couple of factual corrections. Read more
This 2016 holiday greeting from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library features a card made by John F. Kennedy with his Princeton University classmates Ralph Horton, Jr. and Lem Billings in 1935.
On November 22, Roger Stone, a master of dirty politics (“LBJ did it”) debated Gerald Posner, a persistent defender of the Warren Commission. (“Oswald did it.”).
I don’t find either theory convincing as I explained on Miami talk radio that same day. Read more
In the early 1960s, Dorothy Kilgallen was perhaps the most famous female news reporter in America. She was also an early critic of the Warren Commission report. Then she died, reportedly of a drug overdose. Read more
Vince Palamara writes:
“I know I am biased, as I appear in this program, but I honestly believe this is the very best JFK assassination documentary ever made. Clocking in at 1 hour and 40 minutes, it has a forensic angle to it, as well as some good historical context. “
In 1976, Congress re-opened the investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy after three key witnesses died violent deaths within a year. Read more
What does the Cuban government say about the assassination of President Kennedy, allegedly by a supporter of President Fidel Castro?
In this archive footage, famed CNN personality Larry King talks about how he was an aspiring radio announcer in Miami in the late 60s when he interviewed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, then in the midst of his investigation into JFK’s assassination. Read more
Martha Murphy of the National Archives explains the JFK Records Act and the Archives’ plans for declassifying and releasing long secret assassination-related documents held by the U.S. government in October 2017.
I nominate a forgotten tape recording that surfaced a couple of years ago. Read more