A report declassified in 2013 is said to have implicated the CIA wasn’t exactly transparent with their knowledge and information supplied to the Warren commission where it concerned the JFK Assassination in 1963.
Any number of conspiracy theories, documentaries, books, films – an entire cottage industry has made it into the collective zeitgeist since that fateful day in Dallas and now, some new evidence have once again breathed life into the case.
John McCone was chief of the CIA then and he along with others are now being accused of withholding ‘incendiary’ information:
Politico Reports that In November 1961, after John F. Kennedy had forced out Dulles following the CIA’s bungled operation to oust Fidel Castro by invading Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. McCone had one overriding mission: restore order at the besieged CIA. Kennedy hoped his management skills might prevent a future debacle, even if the Californian—mostly a stranger to the clubby, blue-blooded world of the men like Dulles who had always run the spy agency—faced a steep learning curve
After JFK’s assassination in Dallas in November 1963, President Lyndon Johnson kept McCone in place at the CIA, and the CIA director became an important witness before the Warren Commission, the panel Johnson created to investigate Kennedy’s murder. McCone pledged full cooperation with the commission, which was led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and testified that the CIA had no evidence to suggest that Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin, was part of any conspiracy, foreign or domestic. In its final report, the commission came to agree with McCone’s depiction of Oswald, a former Marine and self-proclaimed Marxist, as a delusional lone wolf.
Even the CIA is now willing to raise these questions. Half a century after JFK’s death, in a once-secret report written in 2013 by the CIA’s top in-house historian and quietly declassified last fall, the spy agency acknowledges what others were convinced of long ago: that McCone and other senior CIA officials were “complicit” in keeping “incendiary” information from the Warren Commission…
Almost 55 years after the fact, information still is coming to light on the JFK assasination – even I have to admit, this is a biggie..
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