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Suspicious JFK deaths: CIA colleague suspected Bill Harvey in mobster murder

John Whitten, a top CIA official in 1963, had suspicions about a colleague.

One of the suspicious deaths of JFK assassination witnesses recounted in Richard Belzer’s best-seller “Hit List” is the murder of Sam Giancana, a Mafiia boss. Giancana was shot to death in his home in suburban Chicago on June 19, 1975, apparently by someone whom he admitted to his house. Giancana was scheduled to testify to the House Select Committee on Assassinations about his knowledge of events leading the death of President Kennedy.

Defenders of the official story deride Belzer’s thesis but suspicions that JFK witnesses faced retribution reached high into the CIA. In 1978, one veteran of the clandestine service testified under oath that he thought another CIA official might have been the killer of Giancana.

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Two more JFK files for Brennan’s review

In response to my post about JFK files that presumptive CIA director John Brennan should release, readers offered two additional suggestions.

Steve proposed the files of David Sanchez Morales, deputy chief of the Miami station in 1963, and someone else (I can’t find their message right now) nominated the files of WIlliam K. Harvey, who created the CIA’s assasination capabilities in 1961.

The CIA has still-secret files on both men. Read more