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What is the CIA is still hiding about JFK’s assassination?

A lot more than you might think. And we who and what these missing JFK files concern:

“Top 5 JFK Files Brennan Should Make Public” (JFK Facts, Feb. 5, 2013)

“Two More JFK Files for Brennan’s Review.” (JFK Facts, Feb 12, 2013)

“Why I sued the CIA for JFK Records”  (JFK Facts, February 23, 2013)

“Court upholds ‘public benefit’ of disclosure about CIA officer in JFK story” (JFK Facts, June 19, 2013)

 

Top 5 JFK files Brennan should make public

John Brennan

Will he keep JFK secrets?

As confirmation hearings for John Brennan as the new director of the CIA get underway this week, the Senate and the public face basic issues of trust and transparency. How does the director of a necessarily secretive multi-billion-dollar agency retain public trust and maintain accountability within the democratically elected government?

One way is to come clean on the JFK story, especially the role of top CIA officials in the JFK story. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is an important symbolic test of the CIA’s credibility. A poll taken in 2003 found 34 percent of respondents held the agency responsible for JFK’s death.

There’s no “smoking gun” proof of a JFK conspiracy, but there is a pattern of suspicious activity on the part of some senior CIA operatives that has never been clarified. As Robert F. Kennedy Jr, recently said in Dallas, even his father Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy privately feared “rogue CIA” operatives were involved in his brother’s assassination.

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John Brennan and the CIA’s last JFK secrets

John Brennan

Will he keep JFK secrets?

Unless the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency changes course, the CIA is going to face a season of cynicism and suspicion next November when the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy approaches and the public learns that the agency is withholding from public view more than 1,100 documents related to JFK’s assassination.

What will John Brennan do? That’s a fair question for President Obama’s nominee for CIA director at his upcoming confirmation hearings where issues of transparency and accountability are likely to dominate.  Read more