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April 4, 1968: RFK on the death of Martin Luther King

The Assassination & Mrs. Paine 

 

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.

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A CIA officer’s revealing hostility toward JFK

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

Oswald: ‘I work in that building’

OSWALD: “I work in that building…” from Vimeo.

(H/T Jean)

Merry Christmas from the young JFK

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.

JFK smackdown: Roger Stone v. Gerald Posner

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

Who was Dorothy Kilgallen?


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

Is a ‘Coup in Camelot’ a good JFK documentary?

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. “

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Dealey Plaza eyewitness: Mary Moorman

Mary Moorman Breaks Her Silence – Interview from BAAM Videos on Vimeo.

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Violent deaths forced Congress to re-open the JFK investigations


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

Cuba’s JFK story: 638 ways to kill Fidel Castro


What does the Cuban government say about the assassination of President Kennedy, allegedly by a supporter of President Fidel Castro?

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Larry King on Jim Garrison: ‘He’s not a charlatan’


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

National Archives details plans for mass JFK declassification in 2017


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.

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What Hillary Clinton said about releasing JFK records

What’s the most important piece of new JFK assassination evidence?

I nominate a forgotten tape recording that surfaced a couple of years ago. Read more