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.
At the behest of Miami financier Louis Wolfson, King arranged a dinner with Garrison that included Wolfson, Miami DA Richard Gerstein, and King himself.
Wolfson was deeply interested in Garrison’s JFK investigation. At dinner he offered to quietly provide $25,000 to underwrite it. King, in league with Gerstein, agreed to act as an intermediary to deliver the monthly allotments of $5,000 to Garrison.
(King didn’t quite hold up his end of the bargain, which led to a falling out with Wolfson and the law — a story that eventually involves Richard Nixon.)
King says he heard things at the Garrison dinner — things he says remain unreported — that have “always left me open” on the question of conspiracy in JFK’s murder. For example, Garrison played a tape in which an unnamed pilot said he’d been hired to fly to Dallas on November 22, 1963, to pick up someone who he was to then fly to Mexico. The passenger never appeared at the arranged rendezvous.
And later, when King dropped Garrison off at the Miami airport, Garrison’s parting words to him were: “They’re going to kill Robert Kennedy.”
Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account yet of the JFK records that the CIA is still concealing in 2016 and why they should be made public in October 2017.