On January 22, 1976. retired CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton testified in secret session with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities, otherwise known as the Church Committee.
Angleton’s testimony, scheduled to be released in October of this year, could not be more important to JFK assassination scholarship.
As I will demonstrate in my forthcoming biography, The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton, the legendary CIA counterintelligence chief obstructed justice and committed perjury when faced with questions about the JFK’s assassination
As I wrote in The Intercept last year, the CIA remains incredibly secretive about even the smallest details of his notorious career. Whether the CIA releases his January 1976 testimony is a key test of the agency’s willingness to comply with the JFK Records Act.
Last year, JFK Facts also published for the first time Angleton’s closed-door testimony to the House Select Committee on Assassinations in June 1978.
Do you know a good Angleton story? Let’s hear it.