CIA conceals files on wiretapped newsman who broke a big JFK story

Paul Scott

Paul Scott, investigative reporter (Credit: Jim Scott)

In this Washington Post piece, Jim Scott tells the story of how the CIA wiretapped his father, news reporter Paul Scott, for decades. In the 1960s, Paul Scott and his partner Robert Allen wrote a syndicated column on Washington politics that was driven, not by punditry, but by investigations.

One reason Scott was targeted: his JFK reporting.

In March 1967, Allen and Scott published a sensational item in their column. The then-secret records of the Warren Commission, held by the National Archives, contained a State Department cable about suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald dated October 11, 1963.

The scoop was a threat to the CIA’s cover story about Oswald.The cable first reported by Paul Scott is a verbatim copy of the CIA cable that Jim Angleton’s staff sent to Mexico City the day before, on October 10.

In early 1967, the agency was still claiming, falsely, that its personnel knew little about Oswald’s visit to Mexico City in October 1963. When Warren Commission staffers asked in March 1964 for copies of the cable traffic concerning Oswald, Angleton said he preferred to “wait out” the Commission.

The Agency was also mobiilzing against the investigation of New Orleans District Attorny Jim Garrison. Leading publications such Life and Look, two of the country’s most popular magazines, were calling for reopening the JFK investigation.

When Mexico City station chief Win Scott (no relation) read the Allen-Scott report he immediately cabled Langley. He warned against declassification of the cable saying it would open the CIA and State Department to “criticism” over “poor security.”

CIA Worries

The October 10, 1963, is a key piece of JFK evidence. It confirms the CIA’s intense interest in Oswald six weeks before JFK was killed. Jane Roman, a trusted career liaison officer who helped draft the cable, told me in a tape-recorded interview that the cable indicated a “keen interest in Oswald held on a need to know basis.”

Ten days after reading Paul Scott’s reporting, Win Scott was hospitalized with something resembling a heart attack. It might have been a coincidence. It might have been stress generated by the realization that he and his colleagues in Langley had much to hide when it came to JFK’s murder, and that an inquisitive reporter was getting closer to the truth.

A Son’s Mission

Now, fifty years later, the CIA doesn’t want Jim Scott (or you) to know the story of the impact of his father’s reporting. It would harm “national security.”

“People like me don’t have legal backgrounds and are unlikely to sue the government,” Scott writes. “The agencies probably bank on folks becoming frustrated with the time-consuming process and simply stopping their pursuit. I am not giving up any time soon.”





One comment

  1. Frank from Detroit says:

    Thank you for the heads-up on this important article, Mr. Morley. CIA officers were monitoring Oswald weeks before the assassination. We need to know “Why?”

    Democracy requires a free press and Military Industrial Complex demands secrecy. I’ll go with what Allen Dulles put in stone at Langley:

    “And Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free” – John 8:32

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In seeking to expand the range of informed debate about the events of 1963 and its aftermath, welcomes comments that are factual, engaging, and civil. more

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

weight loss: percentage weight loss calculator what is the sleeve weight loss surgery mitchell modell weight loss quick boost quick weight loss pneumonia weight loss tonsillectomy in adults weight loss chicken only diet weight loss medi weight loss fort worth 5 day weight loss meal plan natureal diet pills are tomatoes good for weight loss how does topamax cause weight loss magnesium sulfate weight loss dr axe weight loss diet weight loss surgery for diabetics diet for fast weight loss free french wine for weight loss vita mix recipes for weight loss almonds good for weight loss diet pills with amphetamine in them body weight percentage loss appetite suppressant without stimulant weight loss clinic joliet il diet pills for belly fat only jorie weight loss center pills rumor wilson weight loss fluid pills and weight loss best post workout foods for weight loss oprah winfrey weight loss pills germaine diet pills quick diet pills how to get weight loss pills yellow diet pills with ephedra amphetamine weight loss pills for sale royal slim diet pills best fat burning pills omni diet pills vitamin b12 for weight loss plegine diet pills apple vinegar weight loss drink diet pills that are fda approved diet pills that reduce appetite xenadrine results diet pills suppressant definition modern slim diet pills hypothyroid diet pills two new diet pills approved by fda alec baldwin weight loss what diet pills do doctors recommend top 10 over the counter diet pills cranberry juice diet for weight loss alli pills reviews

exam: SelfTestEngine 9L0-508 Prep Guide Latest Version PDF&VCE, Offer 3308 Exam Collection On Sale, SelfTestEngine 646-578 Test Pdf With Low Price, Reliable and Professional 650-179 Vce Download On Sale, Most Popular FC0-U11 Exam Questions , Easily To Pass CT0-101 Questions And Answers Pdf With The Knowledge And Skills, Buy Discount HP0-096 Vce Software with PDF and VCE Engine, 100% Pass Rate HC-035-825-ENU Simulation Questions Online Shop, 100% Success Rate 000-664 Material Pdf Will Be More Popular, Offer P2090-076 Study Guide Book Guaranteed Success, Buy Latest 000-617 Actual Questions For Download, Testking M2010-665 Exam Test Questions For Each Candidate, We Have 00M-670 Test Dump With The Knowledge And Skills, The Best M30-200 Certification With Low Price, Ucertify 70-285 Exam UP To 50% Off, Offer 070-448 Practice Is Updated Daily, Sale Best 070-516 Pdf For Download, New Release MB2-632 Ebook Covers All Key Points, Sale 1T6-521 Braindump Pdf For Download, Sale Latest Release 920-136 Exam Dump with PDF and VCE Engine, Discount 920-544 Practice Exam On Store, 100% Pass Guarantee 1Z0-599 Study Guide For Each Candidate, Testking 1Z0-219 Certification Exam Is The Best Material, Free 1Z1-095 Test Software Covers All Key Points, Most Popular HP2-Z29 Braindump Will Be More Popular, Most Accurate 1z0-336 Exam Paper Are Based On The Real Exam,

male enhancement: pill info lobito meaning otc adderall cvs average erection what is vidalista levitra directions how to use a cock pump ss increase how to thicken penis man sex man making cocks cum my penis is hard penis size after weight loss gnc vitaminas reasons for small penis average penis size by race making your penis grow why does the tip of my penis hurt natural penis growth pills you make my dick hard surgery for a bigger penis liquid male enhancement products does penis stretcher work does masturbation increase penis size best multivitamin bodybuilding cialis vs viagra vs levitra improve testosterone level increase girth size l carnitine amazon penis pumping websites drug alternatives penis growth cream hardon helper review grow my penis young erections big dicks small teen erectile tissue function erection photos medium dick jack rabbit pills uncut penis sex does working out increase libido rock hard reviews new masturbation what is sexual health what does a big penis look like cellucor zma reviews what is average dick size how to increase seminal fluid best way to have sex in car male enhancement pills in kuwait what is viagra made of

cbd oil: charlottes web cbd review cbd brain function cannabis cbd vs hemp cbd social cbd drops how to get cbd oil diamond cbd vape additive natural cbd can i give my cat cbd oil cbd oil extraction miracle zen pills is diamond cbd legit the body shop sydney cbd cbd oil for foot pain meriton brisbane cbd vital leaf high quality cbd oil grapefruit color of cbd oil cbd doctors near me cbd oil elixinol cbd vape oil health benefits military cbd oil can cbd oil cause depression cbd oil by cv sciences watch kid cannabis cbd olathe cbd kush cbd arrests in florida sydney cbd shuttle bus map effects of cbd on fetus why am i always cold cbd stores in pa short for whatever thc free cbd products cbd oil tumor shrinkage another word for counteract oxidative carboxylation treet meaning native cbd oil spray can weed cause insomnia natures way cbd oil cbd oil and iron deficiency cbd oil and buspirone diabetes cbd oil smoke shop laguna hills difference between phytocannabinoid hemp oil and cbd cbd oil sarasota fl best cbd oil in los angeles hemp oil for shingles cbd oil fox valley define mononuclear cbd oil 6 mg where to buy cbd hemp oil

vape: what is in vape juice best vape tricks vape ingredients uwell crown tank review best wattage bluegrass vape i mini vape free vape pen sample free shipping voopoo alpha zip mini vape mats riptide vape ipv d2 vape voopoo drag time out mac best website to buy vape mods eufaula vapor studio city vape shake and vape vape mods custom uwell crown mismanufactured coil vape rush voopoo too black resin water vapor formula dual rda box mods johnsons baby soothing vapor bath for migraines mxjo 18650 3000mah review vapor steam cleaner for auto detailing smok big baby beast vaporizers ecig suorin air not working ecig charlston vape pen preheat ecig cigalike battery cases vape pen blinks 3 times flavors of vape juice voopoo unlock nktr vape juice arizona vaping laws vape juice pussy flavor rtv vape brownstreaks in vape juice yocan pandon e cigarette viva kita gx 350 smok best pod mod starter vape mods cotton candy e liquid vape glass globe uwell crown problems is vaping better than cigs cuboid uwell crown smok al85 firmware update download custom paint voopoo drag alpine vape pen instructions