Inside the CIA, one officer’s JFK suspicions turned to Angleton

In recently declassified testimony, veteran CIA officer Joseph Burkhalter Smith talked to congressional investigator Gaeton Fonzi.

“As far as the Kennedy assassination goes, said Smith, “the only thing I can say now and again I’m quoting Colby that there could’ve been operations at Angleton staff was running that he wouldn’t even tell the director.”

(h/t Justice Tyrwhit)

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One comment

  1. thomas tucker says:

    Interesting that he says “many files may have been destroyed.” it would surprise me if they hadn’t been.

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