Help wanted: crowdsourcing JFK

Help!

I have to prepare a declaration this week for Morley v. CIA — my tedious but necessary lawsuit seeking disclosure of certain CIA records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

I’ve written most of the statement but I need to add more facts. Perhaps JFK Facts readers can help.

The issue before Judge Leon is whether the documents uncovered by this litigation have been of “public benefit.”

In June, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that disclosure information about JFK’s assassination was of “public benefit.”

In a prior ruling, Judge Leon had said the litigation had uncovered nothing new of substance. As he result, he ruled that the government did not have to pay my legal fees which, after 10 years of litigation, now run to $400,000.

Now Judge Leon has to respond to the appellate court’s orders. He must decide if the CIA owes me money for having pointed out information in the public interest that they tried to hide.

So I need to document my claim that the litigation has uncovered information of public benefit.

One of my strongest arguments is the August 18 story by Associated Press reporter David Porter, “Five decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed,”

The story traced the history of my lawsuit for the files of the late George Joannides, a CIA officer in the middle of the story, and reported comments from a wide variety of sources, including the CIA.

This story was picked up by 27 leading news outlets around the United States and Canada.

In my declaration, I would like to cite online comments of people who read the story on these sites in Huffington Post or the Daily Mail (or wherever) and said they found the Joannides story valuable or important or of benefit to them.

If you want to help ensure JFK transparency, send me a quote from supportive commenters, along with the name of the commenter. You can email me here. Put the name of the publication you are citing in the subject line.

Ideally I would get one quote from every source, if possible. Thanks.

Here’s where the story appeared.

1) The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/5-decades-later-some-jfk-assassination-files-still-sealed-researchers-demand-transparency/2013/08/17/d4a27154-075e-11e3-bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html

2) WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas.
http://www.wfaa.com/jfk/Five-decades-later-some-JFK-assassination-files-still-sealed-220068041.html

3) Pittsburgh Tribune Review
http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/4549872-74/cia-joannides-conspiracy#axzz2exokV8S0

4) Daily Mail (U.K.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396284/Researchers-believe-thousands-Kennedy-assassination-files-shed-light-CIA-Oswald-connection.html

5) St. Paul Pioneer Press
http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_23883822/5-decades-later-some-jfk-probe-files-still

6) The Intelligence News
http://www.theintelligencenews.com/2013/08/17/trove-of-jfk-assassination-probe-files-still-sealed-5-decades-later/

7) LewRockwell.com
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/no_author/why-are-the-jfk-assassination-files-still-secret/

8) The Vancouver Sun http://www.vancouversun.com/news/decades+later+some+assassination+files+still+sealed/8802405/story.html

9) Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/17/jfk-files_n_3773282.html

10) The Bend (Oregon) Bulletin: http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20130819/NEWS0107/130819990/

11) San Jose Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-living/ci_23884302/5-decades-later-some-jfk-probe-files-still

12) Regina Leader-Post (Canada)
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/assassination+papers+still+secret/8805194/story.htm

13) Alliance (Ohio) Review
http://www.the-review.com/editors%20pick/2013/08/19/five-decades-later-some-jfk-probe-files-still-sealed

14) Dallas Morning News
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/jfk50/explore/20130818-5-decades-later-some-jfk-probe-files-still-sealed.ece

15) Tacoma (Washington) News-Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/18/2736828/50-years-later-some-jfk-files.html

16) Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado)
http://www.chieftain.com/home/1760982-120/cia-assassination-files-joannides

17) The Baton Rouge Advocate
http://theadvocate.com/home/6779541-125/researchers-want-access-to-some

18) Monterey Herald (California) http://www.montereyherald.com/localnews/ci_23886389/fight-still-release-jfk-files

19) Fort Worth Star-Telegram http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/17/5088955/5-decades-later-some-jfk-files.html

20) San Angelo Standard Times (Texas)
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2013/aug/17/still-sealed-after-50-years/

21) Website of KHOU in Houston, Texas
http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news?fId=220068041&fPath=/news/local/&fDomain=10247

22) Newser.com
http://www.newser.com/article/da8805r80/5-decades-later-some-jfk-assassination-files-still-sealed-researchers-demand-transparency.html

23) Web site of Channel 11, CBS Dallas Fort-Worth http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/08/17/jfk-probe-files-still-sealed-50-years-later/

24) Burlington Free Press (Vermont) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/viewart/20130817/NEWS04/308170022/50-years-later-some-JFK-assassination-files-still-sealed

25) Redding Record Searchlight (California) http://www.redding.com/news/2013/aug/17/five-decades-later-some-jfk-iinvestigation-files-s/

26) KOMO News Seattle Washington
http://www.komonews.com/news/national/5-decades-later-many-JFK-probe-files-still-sealed-220048341.html

27) Lubbock Online (Texas)
http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2013-08-17/5-decades-later-some-jfk-probe-files-still-sealed#.UjXCQWRATns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 comments

  1. Joe says:

    George Will just wrote a column about the CIA and excessive government secrecy around the Bay of Pigs. If the Washington establishment types demand more answers we just might get some.

    • Phil Gurholt says:

      George Will was a strong proponent of the crazed lone assassin theory in the early 1990s on This Week with David Brinkley. He likened the movie JFK with a “Web of lies.”

  2. The leads of Joannides……. lead to somewhere.

  3. Terry says:

    Where can the George Will article be found?

  4. George Simmons says:

    I have sent an email to Mr Morley, and I would urge others to do the same. He deserves our support.

    We need to know why neither the Warren Commission or the HSCA were advised of the CIA’s sponsorship of the DRE.
    We need to know why George Joannides was put forward as a CIA liasion to the HSCA without his involvement with the DRE being disclosed to them.
    These documents may reveal the answers to these questions.

    Mr Morleys litigation is undoubtebly of public benefit, and he should not have to pay his legal fees.

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