Tag Archive for CIA

El Pais on ‘mysteries hidden in the secret JFK assassination files’

Jan Martinez Ahrens’ piece in EL PAÍS, the leading newspaper of Spain (machine translated) shows why foreign coverage of the JFK files release was more realistic and less propagandistic than the U.S. coverage.

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Where to find the smoking gun: in the 30,000 JFK documents that remain secret

After the JFK document dumps of July 24, October 26 and November 3, the most historically significant records related to the assassination of the liberal president remain out of public view.

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The Intelligence Community Flips Off America

This from my friend Dan Hardway, West Virginia litigator and former congressional investigator, who knows what to look for in the new JFK files.

While I doubt the existence of a “smoking gun,” the circumstantial evidence we might look for in the delayed files could show a correlation between Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities in New Orleans and Mexico City in the late summer and fall of 1963 and CIA covert operations that were occurring at that time.

Source: THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY FLIPS OFF AMERICA

Trumped: the mandate, the media, and the new clues in the JFK document (un)-Dump

Dick Russell sums up the political realities shaping the limited release of JFK records last week and what will happen next.

Clearly, elements of the CIA and FBI had done some last-minute arm-twisting. As night fell, Trump penned a memo saying: “I have no choice — today — but to accept [their] redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our nation’s security.”

Source: Trumped: The Mandate, the Media, and New Clues Amid the JFK Document (Un)-Dump – WhoWhatWhy

Sen. Grassley: ‘CIA WANTS FURTHER COVERUP’

After the credulous media coverage of the JFK file release/coverup yesterday, the backlash continues, now from senior Republican senator, Chuck Grassley of Iowa: Read more

About CIA and FBI intransigence on the JFK files

A friend asked Is the CIA and FBI intransigence around JFK records a lost opportunity for moving closer to closure on the Kennedy assassination story?

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CIA’s spy hunters learned Oswald was in Dallas in November 1963

An excerpt from THE GHOST in the Daily Beast.

On or around Monday, Nov. 2, 1959, the CIA’s counterintelligence office—run by the fabled spy hunter James Angleton—first learned of a man named Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Angleton: ‘complex webs of subterfuge and deception’

From Booklist Online

“Serving up a suitably intriguing profile of this quintessential spy, journalist Morley’s (Snow-Storm in August, 2012) mosaic-like biography painstakingly pieces together the complex webs of subterfuge and deception Angleton created during his storied career.”

Source: Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton, by Jefferson Morley | Booklist Online

Orrder THE GHOST here.

Was JFK’s lover Mary Meyer killed by the CIA?

One popular conspiracy theory holds that JFK’s lover Mary Meyer was murdered in October 1964 because she “knew too much.”

I don’t believe it, for reasons Nina Burleigh, Meyer’s biographer, explains very well in this piece for People magazine.

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On Angleton, Oswald and the CIA

I recently spoke with S.T. Patrick on the Midnight Writer News podcast, about the CIA during the Kennedy era, with particular emphasis on the role of James Angleton in the events leading up to the assassination. Read more

‘Exceptional reporting. Exceptional writing’

MDG writes about my post, “4 CIA Lies” critiquing Politico’s flawed JFK coverage.

Exceptional reporting. Exceptional writing. Thank you for your dedication to seeking justice in this case. We have been waiting a long time to read what you wrote. The facts have led us here

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How Shenon and Sabato came to Fake News in JFK’s Murder

After more than fifty years and zero quantum of proof since the JFK assassination, Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato insist on the out-worn hypothesis “Castro sorta done it” while reporting how the CIA came to doubt the official story.

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JFK investigators file suit for CIA records on themselves

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Washington, D.C. federal court, Hardway, Lopez and Blakey say they filed a Freedom of Information Act request in May, requesting “201 files” or “soft files” on themselves.201s are a set of documents held by the U.S government on members of the government or military. The file usually contains information describing a person’s military and civilian education history, and can also include personal details like home records or records of awards the person has received.

Source: JFK Researchers Demand CIA Records on Themselves

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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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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