In this world-exclusive video, JFK Facts presents a fascinating interview with C.G. Harvey, the widow of legendary CIA officer William King Harvey.
Filmed at an Indianapolis senior citizens home in 1999 by Scott and Andy Alderton, C.G. Harvey’s comments provide a unique first-hand testimony about how Harvey viewed President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. C.G. Harvey expresses disdain for Robert F. Kennedy and describes her warm friendship with Johnny Roselli, a leading organized crime figure of that era.
The interview was recorded with C.G. Harvey’s permission.
The footage was provided to JFK Facts by the Aldertons and is used with their permission. It was edited by JFK Facts editor Jefferson Morley.
Who was Bill Harvey?
Harvey was one of the big men of CIA in its earliest days. A former FBI agent, he was the agency’s first chief of counterintelligence. He ran the CIA’s Berlin base in the 1950s. In 1960 Harvey was put in charge of ZR-RIFLE, the agency’s assassination program. Robert Kennedy forced the CIA to transfer him to Rome in 1963. Harvey died in 1976.
In the two years following Harvey’s death, some investigators on the House Select Committee on Assassinations regarded him as a prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy, because of his harsh criticism of JFK’s Cuba policy and the role of Bobby Kennedy in it. Although no proof that Harvey was involved in JFK assassination has ever surfaced, his hostility to the Kennedys bordered on insubordination, as this video shows.
Hundreds of pages of Harvey’s still-secret operations files are due to be released in October 2017.
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