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When assassination became a fetid GOP punchline

In remarks that would have once been considered shocking, Senator Richard Burr joked about the assassination of Hillary Clinton. Then he said his comments were “inappropriate.” Imagine his kind words when someone is dead.

In 1963, fliers accusing President John F. Kennedy of “betraying the Constitution” and declaring he was “Wanted for Treason” were distributed in Dallas days before his fateful trip. In times of uncontained political discontent, it is reckless to toss more fuel onto an inferno.

Source: GOP “jokes” speak of bullets, not ballots – The Boston Globe

Present at the cover-up: how a CIA man stonewalled Congress


In this video for Black Ops Radio, Dan Hardway, a former investigator for the House Select Committee, talks about the HSCA’s investigation in 1978 and how the CIA obstructed it.

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National Archives creates a team to review JFK records for 2017 release

In a recent email to researcher Bill Kelly, Martha Wagner Murphy, chief of the Special Access and FOIA Staff at the National Archives at College Park, disclosed some welcome news.

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Decades later, three former JFK investigators sue the CIA

Ed Lopez, former JFK investigator, has some questions

 

“It was time to fight one last time to ascertain what happened to JFK and to our investigation into his assassination,” [Ed] Lopez, who is now the chief counsel for a school district in Rochester, N.Y., said in an interview.

He is joined in the effort by two other former investigators, researcher Dan Hardway and G. Robert Blakey, the panel’s staff director.

via Decades later, seeking to shed light on CIA’s conduct in congressional inquiry of JFK assassination – The Boston Globe.

Does Reddit have to be stupid about history?

That’s the question raised by a Boston Globe column on JFK conspiracy trolls. My answer on Medium.

Skeptics gather 50 years after Warren Commission

“Now anybody, anywhere can get access to the original record of the assassination, or most of it,” Morley said. “That has never been true over the past 50 years and it’s only started to be true recently. It’s only going to become more true as time passes.”

via Skeptics gather 50 years after Warren Commission report about JFK assassination – Nation – The Boston Globe.

Why Obama’s declassification campaign faltered

From the invaluable Bryan Bender at the The Boston Globe: “Some experts contend that the only way to ensure public access is for the president to give broader declassification powers to the National Archives.”

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CIA’s ‘inaccurate representations’ blocked release of key JFK files, investigators say

Two members of an independent civilian review panel that oversaw the release of the government’s JFK assassination files say the CIA misled them about the records of deceased undercover officer George Joannides.

In a piece for the Boston Herald, Judge John Tunheim, former chair of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) and Thomas Samoluk, former deputy director of the ARRB, said this: Read more

Citing CIA ‘treachery,’ federal judge calls for release of secret JFK files.

In yesterday’s Boston Globe, Bryan Bender reported that Judge John Tunheim, former chair of a civilian review panel in charge of declassifying the government’s JFK assassination records, has called on the CIA to release all of its files on the late George Joannides, a deceased CIA officer involved in the events of 1963 and its confused investigatory aftermath.  Read more