Calling all JFK researchers

The National Archives servers are crashing, making it very difficult to download the new JFK assassination files from the NARA site.

If you have succeeded in downloading any of the zipped files, please send a copy of the entire batch to editor@jfkfacts.org.

I am getting calls from the national news organizations and would like to respond knowledgably.
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How can I access the new JFK files?

Tim asks:

How exactly can I start downloading these files and reading them? Are the files themselves online for us to download and read without payng and ordering them from the National Archives?

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National Archives starts releasing long-secret JFK assassination records 

The National Archives has begun the long-awaited release of JFK Assassination Records.

I will start writing about these records as soon as I have reviewed them. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.  You can download the documents now. Please send me anything you think is his historically significant or interesting, whether or not it directly relates to JFK’s assassination.

What’s in these documents? I summarize what is know in a recent article for Newsweek: “Donald Trump and the Kennedy Assassination: America’s Most Powerful Conspiracy Theorist Will Decide Fate of Secret JFK Trove.”

Federal judge John Tunheim calls for full JFK disclosure in 2017

AARC-CAPA NPC part 1 from R Benson Film, llc on Vimeo.

Did defector Yuri Nosenko fool the CIA?

Peter Savodnik, writing about the Russians and the Trumps on the Vanity Fair web site, says yes.

In my upcoming Angleton biography, I review the case and come to the opposite conclusion: Pete Bagley (and Jim Angleton) were wrong: Nosenko was a bona fide defector.

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 JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 5

Arnaldo Fernandez on the History Channel’s misguided, and now disappeared, JFK series.

After mixing Oswald with the anti-Castro and CIA-backed paramilitaries of Alpha 66 in a weird pot made of “special intent to kill President Kennedy soup”, Baer keeps on blighting a big-budget TV show by ignoring the body of the evidence, writes Arnaldo Fernandez.  With an insert by Milicent Cranor on the History Channel’s version of the “jet effect”.

Source: Kennedys And King – JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 5

 JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 6

In this final installment of his review of the History Channel series, Arnaldo Fernandez concludes: “With Castro as vantage point instead of the CIA, Baer was not tracking Oswald to articulate a true picture of the past, but to drive the historical truth away.”

Source: Kennedys And King – JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 6

In Allen Dulles’ papers, an analysis of the Nix Film 

Source: Allen W. Dulles Papers at Princeton University–Series 4: Warren Commission Files — Nix Film Analysis (h/t)

Orville Nix and the film he took of JFK’s assassination

A man with a story people didn’t want to hear–or see.

Orville’s granddaughter, Gayle Jackson Nix, is suing for the return of the original Nix film.

‘If he was my lawyer I would fire him.”

In response to Vincent Salandria’s talk on the alleged role of Ruth Paine in the assassination, Ed writes:

“I listened to all 39 minutes of Vince Salandria’s speech. If he was my lawyer I would fire him.” Read more

How (and why) the CIA watched Oswald in Mexico City

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Angleton and the attack on the USS Liberty

On the 50th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty on June  8,1967, people wonder how could the United States let the deaths of 34 servicemen go unpunished.

“The next day, the CIA produced its first analysis, which exonerated the Israelis. The paper concluded, erroneously, that there was ‘little doubt that the Israelis failed to identify the Liberty as a U.S. ship before or during the attack.” The Liberty “could easily have been mistaken” for El Quesir,” the memo asserted, a claim that the U.S. Navy would soon repudiate. The report was ‘compiled from all available sources,’ probably by [James] Angleton, the Israeli desk officer.”

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Angleton, Cuba, and the assassination of JFK

The GhostOn June 3, I gave an hour-long talk on James Angleton, Cuba, and the assassination of JFK in Dulles, Virginia.

Angleton was the chief of CIA counterintelligence from 1954 to 1974. He was key power broker in Cold War America

The talk, delivered at the Future of Freedom Foundation’s conference on “The National Security State and JFK,” will be broadcast on CSPAN on Sunday July 9 at noon Eastern Time.

Tune in for a true tale of the Deep State.

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Joan Mellen on the USS Liberty attack

Joan Mellen sends word she is writing a book about the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. I recently posted about James Angleton’s role in the incident. Read more