Tag Archive for Oswald

‘I’m a patsy’: The George de Mohrenschildt story

I am a Patsy! – The Lost Tapes of George De Mohrenschildt from E2 Films on Vimeo.

Angleton and the surveillance of Oswald

Last Sunday I talked about THE GHOST with Peter Slen, host of CSPAN’s Book TV program. Read more

‘Angleton controlled the Oswald file as part of the mole hunt’

My conversation with Sharon Weinberger, editor of Foreign Policy.

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Spies, Lies and the Murder of a President

Behind the JFK cover story, Oswald under CIA surveillance for 4 years

I talk JFK Facts with Bob McKeown of the CBC’s “Fifth Estate.”

New light on Oswald and Mexico City  

WhoWhatWhy has the good news about the new JFK files. It’s confusing but… Read more

Morley responds to CIA historian David Robarge

In a great compliment to me, personally and professionally, CIA historian David Robarge has attacked my new biography of James Angleton, THE GHOST. Read more

Where to find a JFK smoking gun: in the coming FBI files

Reporters ask me, “Is there a smoking gun in the new JFK files?”

I used to say “No.” But after reading the CIA’s latest releases, I have changed my mind.

Now I say, “Yes, there is at least one potential smoking gun in the new JFK files, and it may soon come into public view.”

As I explained to the Washington Post: Read more

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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HuffPo asks the right JFK questions

This video sticks to facts, avoids theories, asks the right questions: What is new in the files? And what does what is new tell us about the causes of the assassination? Was it a coup to block JFK’s negotiations with Soviets and Cubans?

9 things you should know about the JFK file release

In my latest piece for AlterNet, I say the most significant story in the new JFK files will be details of the CIA’s pre-assassination monitoring of Oswald.

And, if, contra Posner, Trump approves CIA and FBI requests to withhold some records, the JFK files Trump keeps secret will be more important than the ones he releases.

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New book reveals secrets about Boise-born spy James Angleton 

As Morley makes clear, Oswald had been of “intense” interest to the agency, and Angleton had control of the growing file on him. The most charitable explanation for Angleton’s actions is that he was hoping to catch one of those moles who, he was convinced, had infiltrated the agency.

Source: New Book Reveals Secrets About Boise-Born Spy James Angleton | Lit | Boise Weekly

Angleton and the Deep State: a conversation

I recently spoke with David Murrell of the Washingtonian magazine about THE GHOST and the relevance of the James Angleton story today. He also asked about JFK and I replied like this:

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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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Anthony Summers digs deeper on Orest Pena

Orest Pena

Orest Pena, JFK witness (H/T Vasilios)

A faithful reader adds to what is known about Orest Pena, the New Orleans bar owner whose testimony to Congress in 1978 remains secret. The reader quotes from Anthony Summers’ useful reporting in his book, Not  in Your Lifetime. 

“There was the claim of Orest Pena, a New Orleans bar owner who in 1963 himself supplied occasional information to FBI agent Warren De Brueys. Pena was to say he had seen Oswald with Agent De Brueys on “numerous occasions” and that De Brueys threatened him physically before his Warren Commission appearance, warning him to keep quiet.

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