Tag Archive for full disclosure

The CREST files: public pressure cracks open the CIA’s vaults

Addicts of espionage and scholars of mayhem will be pleased.

So will advocates of open government and defenders of digital freedom

The CIA’s long restricted CREST database is going to go online, thanks to a lawsuit.

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The house that Angleton built

Angleton home

Boyhood home of James Jesus Angleton.

This is the house on Washington Street in Boise Idaho where James Angleton lived when he was a boy. From such a modest start, Angleton went on to become one of the most powerful men in the U.S. government during the Cold War.

I have just finished writing the first true biography of Angleton, to be published next year by St. Martin’s Press. It is not only the story of the man but of the secret empire he built within the CIA.

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Citizens Against Political Assassinations sets goals for the coming year

Citizens Against Political Assassinations is a new organization with a full disclosure agenda

–Work to get all the  government’s JFK records (no, we don’t have them);

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JFK Facts 2.0: a mission statement

In response to request for ideas about how to improve JFK Facts, Cousin Jack offers a mission statement.

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JFK Facts podcast: 28 pages on 9/11, another Dallas nightmare, and more…

Our 7th podcast. This week we discuss:

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Would it make any difference if we knew who killed JFK?

Pablo asks a good question:

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Hillary Clinton’s weak pledge on JFK records


When Hillary Clinton was asked about JFK assassination records in the 2008 campaign, she advocated full disclosure but Read more

What will we learn about JFK on October 26, 2017?

Why is this date important? Because it’s the 25th anniversary of the passage of the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992. But the significance goes beyond the normal anniversary nostalgia. Here is a section from the JFK Records Act:

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What Thomas Jefferson’s affair with Sally Hemings can tell us about JFK

I have to disagree with my faithful friend who doubts the release of thousands of JFK records in October 2017 will much affect popular understanding of the assassination of President Kennedy. Read more

The implications of latest Morley v. CIA ruling

The latest Morley decision greatly simplifies the test for determining whether a FOIA plaintiff is entitled to receive attorney fees.

Source: MEMORANDUM ON MORLEY CASE OPINION BY COURT OF APPEALS

How JFK researchers changed the culture

From Eilleen:

“I’m rewatching the Duquesne 2013 conference and I wish I could tell all of the panelists about hope, and lack of hope  for the future of JFK assassination research that in some fundamental way you are already won. You changed how the public regards its government.” Read more

Peter Dale Scott: Ask the 2016 candidates to make this JFK pledge

In advance of tonight’s CNN Republican presidential debate, Peter Dale Scott has this question for the candidates:

“How can we best fulfill what we now know to have been the intentions of Robert Kennedy with respect to his brother’s murder?” Read more

Public Interest Declassification Board cites JFK Records Act as a model

In a new study of the U.S. government’s dysfunctional declassification system, the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) cited the JFK Records Act of 1992 as a model for effective release of information that interests the public. That’s why the PIDB should make sure that the CIA declassifies 1,100 assassination-related documents by October 2017, their scheduled release date Read more

Full disclosure is a dangerous thing

CIA employee’s quest to release information ‘destroyed my entire career’ – The Washington Post.

Help a JFK whistleblower today

We know there’s a lot of information about JFK’s assassination that remains classified in CIA files.

We know from ten years of hard experience that the courts defer to the CIA and other national security agencies.

How to free the files? With Operation Secure Drop

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