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Behind the JFK cover story, Oswald under CIA surveillance for 4 years

I talk JFK Facts with Bob McKeown of the CBC’s “Fifth Estate.”

Oliver Stone on the JFK files: ‘Trump got rolled’ by ‘Deep State’ 

Many people have asked me about my reaction to this release, and I’ve gleaned what I can from a very complicated release.

Source: Oliver Stone on Release of JFK Assassination Files: ‘Trump Got Rolled’ by ‘Deep State’ (Guest Blog) – SFGate

Latest Group of JFK Assassination Records Available to the Public National Archives

the National Archives today posted 13,213  records subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act).   The majority of the documents released today were released previously in redacted form.  The versions released today were prepared by agencies prior to October 26, 2017, and were posted to make the latest versions of the documents available as expeditiously as possible

via Latest Group of JFK Assassination Records Available to the Public National Archives

USA Today: CIA started to disavow knowledge of Lee Harvey Oswald within hours of killing

Some of the best reporting on the new JFK files is coming from USA Today.
In today’s story, the national daily notes an essential newsworthy fact revealed in the newly declassified records.

Within hours of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the CIA started to distance itself from any connection to suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, recently released secret records from the National Archives show.

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El Pais on ‘mysteries hidden in the secret JFK assassination files’

Jan Martinez Ahrens’ piece in EL PAÍS, the leading newspaper of Spain (machine translated) shows why foreign coverage of the JFK files release was more realistic and less propagandistic than the U.S. coverage.

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Where to find the smoking gun: in the 30,000 JFK documents that remain secret

After the JFK document dumps of July 24, October 26 and November 3, the most historically significant records related to the assassination of the liberal president remain out of public view.

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New batch of JFK assassination files illuminate CIA’s interest in Oswald

It’s going to take a while to make sense of the November 3 JFK file release, which contains much more significant information than previous releases on July 24 and October 26.

The Washington Post digs in and confirms my point. Pre-assassination communications about the unimportant Lee Oswald went straight to the top of the agency, i.e., to James Angleton. Read more

Timeout on JFK files, as Washington turns to today’s conspiracy allegations

No, President Trump’s release of a handful of secret JFK files last week was not a “distraction” from his troubles with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. The release was something that he was legally required to do, and he actually failed to do it.

But with the indictment of Paul Manafort, all is forgotten, at least about JFK. The Washington press corps and the news cycle has whirled away from the crime of Dallas to more recent lawbreaking.

The JFK files story so far, if anybody is still paying attention, is a study in Washington’s dysfunction: Trump got rolled. The media got played. The JFK coverup continues.  Read more

Mary Ferrell would have chuckled about media coverage of JFK files

Robbyn Swan worked with her husband Anthony Summers on his JFK investigation, Not in Your Lifetime, which remains one of the best books ever written about the Dallas tragedy. Along the way, Swan got to know Mary Ferrell, the Dallas legal secretary who became one of the first and most exacting critics of the Warren Commission.

In a timely Facebook post, Swan

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What the media missed: 90% of JFK files are still secret, 3 days after the legal deadline for disclosure

Liberal news media organization, usually hostile and suspicious of President Trump, have gone easy on his dubious claim that he “lifted the veil” on JFK records. He didn’t As the authoritative Mary Ferrell Foundation states:

Still withheld-in-full records among the 98% of those still withheld include, for example: * Still-withheld Church Committee interview transcripts not included in the 1990s releases, including one with none other than CIA CounterIntelligence chief James Angleton.

Source: What Happened Thursday to the JFK Records? – WhoWhatWhy

About CIA and FBI intransigence on the JFK files

A friend asked Is the CIA and FBI intransigence around JFK records a lost opportunity for moving closer to closure on the Kennedy assassination story?

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Sessions pledges ‘virtually complete disclosure’ of FBI’s JFK files on Monday

The Attorney General spoke with Fox News on Saturday and made a big promise. If what he says is true, this is good news. Unfortunately,  some White House statements on the JFK files, have not been accurate so we’ll have to see what happens.

Here’s what Sessions said.

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HuffPo asks the right JFK questions

This video sticks to facts, avoids theories, asks the right questions: What is new in the files? And what does what is new tell us about the causes of the assassination? Was it a coup to block JFK’s negotiations with Soviets and Cubans?

Panel slams JFK assassination records dump

On CNN coroner Cyril Wecht and historian Douglas Brinkley agree: Panel slams JFK assassination records dump

Judge rebukes Trump’s ‘disappointing’ JFK records release

The backlash continues. Trump’s much ballyhooed release of JFK files is drawing more criticism for being late and incomplete.

“I just don’t think there is anything in these records that require keeping them secret now,” John Tunheim, who from 1992 to 1998 chaired a congressionally established board that reviewed all the files on the assassination, told POLITICO in a telephone interview Friday. He is now a U.S. district judge in Minnesota.

Source: Judge rebukes handling of JFK records – POLITICO
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