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How to Get the CIA’s Attention: Threaten a JFK Assassination Reveal

In of this series, we told how Richard Case Nagell, a man who knew Lee Harvey Oswald and had apparent connections to intelligence, mysteriously walked into a bank, shot two holes into a wall, and awaited arrest — months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here, in Part 2, we pick up after he is released from US prison and decides to travel to East Germany — all the while under the close watch of the CIA.

How to Avoid Being Linked to the JFK Assassination: Get Yourself Locked Up

On September 20, 1963, two months before President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, a highly decorated Army veteran named Richard Case Nagell walked into a bank in El Paso, fired two shots into a wall from a revolver, and went outside to await arrest. There was speculation, even by the officer who put him in handcuffs, that for some reason he wanted to be locked up. Nagell was charged with attempted bank robbery. Only later would he indicate to the FBI that he feared being implicated in an “inimical act” — one that involved accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

Breaking: National Archives Releases Yet Another 3,500+ JFK Files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) today released its of records that may in some way relate to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The agency’s states that this latest cache includes 3,539 documents.

Memo to CBS on George W. Bush: Dan Rather Got It (Mostly) Right

Anyone who has worked at a television network has loads of stories about pieces that were spiked or totally suppressed because the corporation went into damage-control mode.

Anatomy of a CIA Assassination: How it Went Down

Was Mary Pinchot Meyer killed in an intricate, CIA-conducted operation like something out of the old television show, Mission Impossible?Did Meyer, who was President John F. Kennedy’s mistress, know too much about his assassination, and about the organization she believed was involved?

National Archives Releases 10,000+ More JFK Files

The National Archives and Records Administration has just released 10,744 new JFK assassination files from the FBI.From a NARA press release:All of the documents released today are from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Of the documents released today, 8,336 documents are released in their entirety and 2,408 are released with limited redactions. Also, this is the first release for 144 of the documents.

The JFK Files: New Light on Oswald and Mexico City

Those with a stake in avoiding the truth about John F. Kennedy’s assassination want you to believe Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone nut. If you won’t accept that, they have a fallback position: “It’s even worse. He was working for the commies.”That “alternative” scenario revolves around a purported Oswald trip to Mexico City in the months before Kennedy’s death, when he allegedly visited Soviet and Cuban missions, met with a handler and sought his escape path to his beloved USSR.There’s just one problem with this narrative.

National Archives Releases 13,000+ JFK Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) just released the largest number of JFK assassination files it has released thus far this year — 13,213 mostly CIA files — but then introduced a frustrating wrinkle, raising doubts about the coherence of the process and about their intent.NARA’s press office released the with the files:The majority of the documents released today were released previously in redacted form.

The CIA Flips Off America

The following is an article about an open letter Dan Hardway sent to his senator. Hardway worked as an investigator on the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in the late 1970s, and is a noted expert on the JFK assassination. He calls on all people interested in transparency to reject an all-encompassing government secrecy that threatens our very liberty and democracy. — WhoWhatWhy Staff

National Archives Releases 676 JFK Files

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released 676 additional JFK assassination records today. It appears that 582 were “withheld-in-full,” meaning they have never been seen by the public. From NARA:The majority of the public release today consists of 553 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) records that were previously denied in their entirety. Also included in the release are records from components of the Departments of Justice (18) and Defense (48), the House Select Committee on Assassinations (56), and the National Archives (1).

Trumped: The Mandate, the Media, and New Clues Amid the JFK Document (Un)-Dump

For those of us waiting since passage of the JFK Act of 1992 for release of the last withheld documents on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the news last Thursday was beyond anti-climactic. It was infuriating — and illegal.Given that President Donald Trump seized the opportunity to be in Dallas for a GOP fundraiser, it was also an insult to the memory of Kennedy’s assassination in the same city almost 54 years before.Clearly, elements of the CIA and FBI had done some last-minute arm-twisting.

Exclusive: National Archives Reveal Missing Document Count to WhoWhatWhy

A National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) official has told WhoWhatWhy that approximately 2,800 JFK assassination records remain withheld in full following Thursday’s disappointing release.

Trump Delays JFK Files, Releases Some

As some suspected he would, President Donald Trump has made the decision to delay the full release of remaining classified JFK assassination documents. The White House press office released a statement, which we have reproduced in full, below.

Long-Classified JFK Assassination Records to Be Released Today

The day legions of Americans have been waiting for has finally arrived: Today the National Archives is set to release all remaining classified documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.While the corporate media would have you believe that those questioning the official narrative of what happened in Dallas that day are outside the mainstream, the opposite is true.

Classic Who: GHW Bush and the JFK Assassination

The highly anticipated release of long-withheld US government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is. In anticipation, the media has devoted more attention to this history-altering political murder than at any time since the hoopla surrounding Oliver Stone’s 1991 film “JFK.”

Kennedy Assassination: Evidence Seen by JFK’s Doctor Suppressed

The highly anticipated release of long-withheld US government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is .

Navy Doctor: Bullet Found in JFK’s Limousine, and Never Reported

Today, a majority of Americans assume the government lied to us about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New evidence seems to prove they are right.This is the story of a bullet — a spent, misshapen, but otherwise intact, bullet — that James Young, a Navy doctor, said was found late at night, on the floor, in the back of Kennedy’s limousine.  He inspected it himself.The bullet was found by two chief petty officers who, during the autopsy, were sent to retrieve any skull fragments they could find in the limousine. They came back with three pieces of bone, and the bullet.

JFK Had Ordered Full Withdrawal from Vietnam: Solid Evidence

The Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary series on Vietnam, currently airing on PBS, skates very lightly over one of the war&;s most contentious questions: Did John F. Kennedy intend to pursue the fight or to pull out?The second program alludes almost in passing to a withdrawal plan in 1962, conditioned on a then-optimistic assessment of how the war was going.

A Decade After Massacre, Blackwater Founder Buddies Up with President

It all started with a single gunshot from a Blackwater Security Company guard. A young man who was driving with his mother to pick up his dad from work was killed. His foot wedged against the accelerator causing his car to roll towards a Blackwater vehicle.

The Murder of John Kennedy’s Mistress, Part 1

On October 12, 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, a Washington socialite, went for her usual jog along the Potomac River in a fairly deserted section of Washington DC and, for no apparent reason, she was shot twice at close range. She was neither raped nor robbed.A witness, who heard screaming and shots ran to an embankment overlooking the scene, arrived in time to see a black man standing over Meyer’s body.

Politico’s Challenge to JFK Orthodoxy That Isn’t

Webster’s dictionary defines disinformation as: “false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.” For a fascinating example of disinformation, mainstream-media style, consider this story in Politico Magazine,

2017 JFK Document Release Shows Former Intelligence Analyst Got It Right

For decades, those investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been eagerly anticipating the release of previously withheld documents scheduled for later this year, October 26. One major question that remains is whether President Donald Trump will use his authority to further keep these documents from the public eye.(1)   Fifty-four years is long enough.

Dallas Mayor During JFK Assassination Was CIA Asset

Here is the first major revelation from the historic release of previously withheld government records on the JFK Assassination: the mayor of Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was killed in that city was a CIA asset.

Watergate and the Downing of Nixon, Part 5

As prior Watergate excerpts from Family of Secrets have shown, there is every reason to distrust the accepted story of this seminal event. In fact, Watergate teaches us to be much more skeptical of what we are told by the establishment — the government, academia, big media. Turns out that self-interest, conformity, and suppression of alarming insight are more common than even the most cynical of us may suspect.

Watergate and the Downing of Nixon, Part 4

Over the years, we have been told, ad nauseum, that Richard Nixon was the ultimate culprit in Watergate. And Watergate has come to represent the ultimate in presidential overreach and perfidy.Yet, no one has been able to explain the real purpose of the burglary with any certainty, or why the burglars committed such rookie errors, leading to their discovery and arrest — and, eventually, to Nixon’s downfall.In fact, it is important to recall that there were two break-ins: a successful one to plant eavesdropping equipment, and a bungled one to remove that equipment.

A Bad Blueprint: Intelligence Agencies Coopting Private Enterprise

Earlier this week, on how top Trump administration officials have asked Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, and billionaire Stephen Feinberg, who owns military contractor DynCorp, to come up

George H.W. Bush Is 93 Today

Happy Birthday, Poppy Bush! For us, the Bush family, and particularly George H.W. “Poppy” Bush, has been, in a way, a gift. We have learned more about elites in America, about the secret history of covert operations, about the fragile balance between money and democracy — just from studying this clan.

Watergate and the Downing of Nixon, Part 3

We are running this series because people are looking to Watergate as a guide from another time, when nother president was on the ropes. And we are running it because, as is often the case, the media did not truly investigate what went on, or why. They, along with many historians, continue to perpetuate basic falsehoods about what transpired during that epic scandal, while ignoring what Nixon actually did and said, as well as evidence suggesting that far different factors may have been behind his impeachment.

How the FBI Got Tsarnaev’s Friend to Turn on Him

The evidence suggests the FBI went to extraordinary lengths to set up one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev&;s best friends, to ensure his help in convicting the accused Boston Marathon bomber.Stephen Silva, who testified against Tsarnaev, was released on December 22, 2015, and is now a free man after being sentenced to time served:17 months.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 6

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, the United States lost more than its president. It lost its innocence. The subsequent investigations into the young president’s killing raised more questions than they answered — and caused Americans to lose faith in their government. Indeed, for many people in the US and across the world, the assassination marked the point at which their fundamental perceptions changed.Just after the Warren Commission released its report on the assassination, the level of public trust in government was at 77 percent.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 5

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, the United States lost more than its president. It lost its innocence. The subsequent investigations into the young president’s killing raised more questions than they answered — and caused Americans to lose faith in their government. Indeed, for many people in the US and across the world, the assassination marked the point at which their fundamental perceptions changed.Just after the Warren Commission released its report on the assassination, the level of public trust in government was at 77 percent.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 4

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, the United States lost more than its president. It lost its innocence. The subsequent investigations into the young president’s killing raised more questions than they answered — and caused Americans to lose faith in their government. Indeed, for many people in the US and across the world, the assassination marked the point at which their fundamental perceptions changed.Just after the Warren Commission released its report on the assassination, the level of public trust in government was at 77 percent.

The Mystery of the Constant Flow of JFK Disinformation

For more than half a century, the combined American thought establishment (media, publishing, film, academia, and the like) have been cranking out a steady stream of books, articles, films, plays and more that present a completely false picture of what the assassination of John F.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 3

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, the United States lost more than its president. It lost its innocence. The subsequent investigations into the young president’s killing raised more questions than they answered — and caused Americans to lose faith in their government. Indeed, for many people in the US and across the world, the assassination marked the point at which their fundamental perceptions changed.Just after the Warren Commission released its report on the assassination, the level of public trust in government was at 77 percent.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 2

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, the United States lost more than its president. It lost its innocence. The subsequent investigations into the young president’s killing raised more questions than they answered — and caused Americans to lose faith in their government. Indeed, for many people in the US and across the world, the assassination marked the point at which their fundamental perceptions changed.Just after the Warren Commission released its report on the assassination, the level of public trust in government was at 77 percent.

The CIA, Mafia, Mexico — and Oswald, Part 1

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, the United States lost more than its president. It lost its innocence. The subsequent investigations into the young president’s killing raised more questions than they answered — and caused Americans to lose faith in their government. Indeed, for many people in the US and across the world, the assassination marked the point at which their fundamental perceptions changed.Just after the Warren Commission released its report on the assassination, the level of public trust in government was at 77 percent.

PoppyLeaks, Part 5

With the end of the old Communist system, it seemed that free speech and a diversity of voices would flourish behind the former Iron Curtain. That certainly hasn’t happened in Russia.Even more troubling, though, is how the corporate media in the United States repeatedly fails to uncover and report the truth about recent American history.Consider the latest development: the embarrassingly transparent cover-up of George H.W.

PoppyLeaks, Part 4

With the end of the old Communist system, it seemed that free speech and a diversity of voices would flourish behind the former Iron Curtain. That certainly hasn’t happened in Russia.Even more troubling, though, is how the corporate media in the United States repeatedly fails to uncover and report the truth about recent American history.Consider the latest development: the embarrassingly transparent cover-up of George H.W.