Tuesday, November 22, 2016

JFK authors, investigators call for release of all classified assassination files

A law passed in 1992 mandates that all secret JFK assassination records must be fully declassified by 26 October 2017 but it also gives authority to the president to postpone the release of any or all indefinitely.

November 18, 2016
Jeff Morley

A diverse group of JFK authors and investigators have called on the Obama and Trump administrations to order the CIA and other federal agencies to declassify all secret JFK files in their entirely by October 2017.

 The JFK records will pose an early test of the open government policies of Donald Trump. The president-elect has espoused the baseless and debunked conspiracy theory that the father of Senator Ted Cruz was somehow involved in JFK’s assassination.

 As the JFK authors and investigators told Obama White House Counsel Neil Eggleston:

"After 53 years, continued JFK secrecy would provoke unnecessary suspicion and flout Congress’s clear preference for full disclosure within 25 years. And it would deny the American people access to portions of our history."  

The signatories include:

 –former JFK investigators G. Robert Blakey, former counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations; HSCA investigators Dan Hardway and Ed Lopez; and Howard Willens, assistant counsel to the Warren Commission.

 –best-selling JFK authors David Talbot, Anthony Summers, Larry Sabato and Gerald Posner; 

–Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, former CIA Cuba analyst Brian Latell, and film director Oliver Stone.

 What’s in the files?

 Most researchers believe it is unlikely that the last JFK files contain any kind of proverbial “smoking gun” proof of a conspiracy. Based on what is known about these records from the JFK records data base, they will shed new light on many JFK-related issues including:

 –U.S. assassination operations run by senior CIA officers, Bill Harvey and David Phillips, who were known for their disdain of JFK’s policies;

 –the monitoring of Lee Harvey Oswald between 1959 and 1963 by counterintelligence chief James Angleton as well as Angleton’s still-secret testimony to the Church Committee which investigated the CIA abuses of power.

Heavily redacted passages from FBI investigation of the handling of Oswald’s return to the United States in1962-63.

 –At least twenty six documents generated by the Church Committee.

[Click Here for Open Letter on JFK Records] 

 [Click here to download the JFK Records letter] 

 What happens in 2017?

 For more information about JFK developments in 2016-2017, visit the 2017 JFK Web site.

Also see, from CNN: www.cnn.com/2013/11/16/us/jfk-assassination-conspiracy-theories-debunked/

Video: JFK – The Chilling Truth

President John F.Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.  In this video, best-selling author and historian Jim Marrs explains how this long ago tragic event can help us understand what's going wrong with our country today.


  1. Why does no one ever talk about the Springfield, Vermont link to the assassination? What is the blog administrator trying to hide?

    1. A Teletext to the Secret Service:

      United States Department of Justice
      Federal Bureau of Investigation

      Boston, Massachusetts
      October 12, 1966

      OCTOBER 12. 1966

      The following anonymous letter, directed to
      the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston, Mass.,"
      under Springfield, Vt., postmark date of Oct, 7, 1966,
      was received by the Boston Office of the FBI:


      Two men who work at the
      same plant as I, have, for the past
      6 months, been making remarks against
      President Johnson, such as 'They hope
      he gets shot,’ They believe he
      arranged Pres. Kennedy's Assassination,
      and one, who is a member of the Nat'l
      Guard, said if he ever got the chance,
      he would shoot him.

      This man is constantly
      complaining about this country,
      and says Russia is a much bettor
      place to live.

      Please check on these
      two before our Vice President's

      Thank you - I do not reveal
      my name, I have to work
      with these two.

      This document contains neither recommendations
      nor conclusions of the FBI, It is the property of the
      FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are
      not to be distributed outside your agency.

  2. Oh, come on! Everybody knows that space aliens hired bigfoot to kill Kennedy! (My neighbors dog told me so.)


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