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The Suspicious Assassination of JFK

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JFK assassination files: The most interesting findings

The federal government released 2,800 long-secret documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this week. President Trump blocked the release of some other documents due to what the White House called potential national security concerns. University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato is an expert on JFK's assassination and authored the 2013 book The Kennedy Half-Century. He joins CBS This Morning: Saturday from Virginia to discuss the most interesting new information in the files.

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The JFK Assassination - What Really Happened?

What do we know about the JFK assassination? What information is still being hidden about this crime? Was it all a conspiracy against the president?

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JFK Assassination Anniversary | Larry Sabato on the JFK Conspiracies

Author and historian Larry Sabato, whose new book The Kennedy Half-Century explores JFK's life and presidency, discusses why the public remains convinced of an assassination conspiracy and what information could put those suspicions to rest.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Tapes, Recorded After JFK Assassination, Reveal Intimate Secrets

Candid revelations heard in tapes recorded decades ago by the iconic first lady. For more information, click here:
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OSCAR WINNER:Best CinematographyBest EditingJFK is Oliver Stone’s 1991 powerful and controversial film about the shots heard round the world and the mystery surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and remains one of the most provocative movies of our time. Aside from its box-office success, critical acclaim and awards, it played a major role in the national debate leading to passage of the 1992 Assassination Materials Disclosure Act. Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of two, JFK chronicles New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the Kennedy assassination. It explores all the assassination theories that have raised the nation's persistent questions, doubts and suspicions for 50 years.50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION INCLUDES: - JFK: Director's Cut on Blu-ray: Includes Commentary by Director Oliver Stone, Feature-Length Documentary Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy, Deleted/Extended Scenes and an Alternate Ending. - PT 109 for the first time on DVD: A profile of courage, hope and survival, PT-109 is an action-packed, detailed retelling of young John F. Kennedy’s heroic wartime exploits as the skipper of a PT boat caught in the line of fire. - JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later: This inspiring new documentary recounts the historic moments, accomplishments and challenges of his presidency during an era of change. - John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Days of Drums is the remastered 1964 documentary that captures the spirit and vitality of John F. Kennedy’s presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as footage of his swearing in and inaugural address.

The Conspiracy to Silence a JFK Assassination Theorist

Robert Groden has been issued 82 tickets by the city of Dallas and arrested twice. His offense? Running a table in Dealey Plaza on weekends offering passerbys an interpretation of the JFK assassination that conflicts with what Groden calls the official fiction.

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Groden's attorney, Brad Kizzia, uncovered emails between the Dallas City Council and an institution called the Sixth Floor Museum that references how to deal with the vendor problem in Dealey Plaza. Kizzia's assumption is that the Sixth Floor Museum, an institution dedicated to telling the official story of the JFK asssassination, saw Groden as a nuissance and was conspiring with the city drive him out.

Groden filed a federal lawsuit on the grounds that the city and the Sixth Floor Museum were trying to suppress his First Amendment rights. Last month, after six years of litigation, Groden settled with the city and the Sixth Floor Museum for $47,500.

I feel it's important that people know the truth, says Groden, who served as chief photographic consultant for the House Select Committee on Assassinations. (He was also the first person to get a copy of the famous Zapruder film, a home movie that captures the events of that day.)

John Kennedy was our president, he died for what he believed in, Groden says. And I felt we had no right to turn our back on his memory. We can't bring him back. It's too late for Justice in this case, but it's never too late for the truth.

Edited by Mark McDaniel. Cameras by Alexis Garcia, Zach Weissmueller, and McDaniel. Graphics by Meredith Bragg.

JFK at 50 - Illustrated Lecture by Dallas City Archivist - 11.7.13

On November 7, 2013, guest speaker John Slate, Dallas City Archivist, presented an illustrated lecture titled JFK at 50: The John F. Kennedy / Dallas Police Department Collection in the Dallas Municipal Archives. Transferred to the Dallas Archives in 1989, the Kennedy Collection contains more than 11,400 documents and photographs, including homicide reports, affidavits, witness statements, fingerprint cards, mug shots, newspaper clippings and correspondence. See photos of this event on TSLAC's Flickr page (

TSLAC presented this lecture in connection with Texas Investigates: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B. Connally, an exhibit free and open to the public until February 14, 2014 in the lobby of our Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin. View photos of the exhibit on our Flickr page ( and preview the exhibit contents on our website (

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's Deep State

Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the deep state for his impeachment. But what is the American deep state and does it really exist?

In this episode Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Rohde speaks to Elizabeth Rubin about his new book In Deep based on dozens of interviews with career CIA operatives and FBI agents to understand whether America's government institutions are protecting or abusing the public’s trust.

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Secret MLK document included in JFK file release

A newly released batch of documents about John F. Kennedy's assassination included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a harshly negative light.

The Lumumba Assassination and CIA Accountability

Stephan Weissman discusses the controversy that has swirled over alleged U.S. Government responsibility for the assassination of the former Belgian Congo's democratically elected Prime Minister.
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The JFK Assassination Fifty Years Later: What We Know Now

University of Georgia Professor of Law Emeritus Donald E. Wilkes Jr spoke about his thoughts on the assassination of President Kennedy to a crowd at the Athens-Clarke County Library on November 21, 2013,

This program was made possible by a leadership grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services called Reflecting, Sharing, Learning awarded to the Athens Regional Library System and Lyndon House Arts Center.

Historian: No Bombshells In JFK Papers

(27 Oct 2017) President Donald Trump has blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others.
The documents approved for release and made public late Thursday capture the frantic days after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination, during which federal agents madly chased after tips, however thin, juggled rumors and sifted through leads worldwide.
They include cables, notes and reports stamped Secret that reveal the suspicions of the era — around Cubans and Communists.
They cast a wide net over varied activities of the Kennedy administration, such as its covert efforts to upend Fidel Castro's government in Cuba.
For historians, it's a chance to answer lingering questions, put some unfounded conspiracy theories to rest, perhaps give life to other theories.
Despite having months to prepare for disclosures that have been set on the calendar for 25 years, Trump's decision came down to a last-minute debate with intelligence agencies — a tussle the president then prolonged by calling for still more review.
The delay sparked a round of finger-pointing among agencies and complaints that Trump should have released all records.
In the meantime, experts like Boston College Professor Patrick Maney have begun poring through a mountain of minutiae and countless loose threads in search of significant revelations.
Maney says he doesn't see any bombshells, but said I'm surprise again that the government has suppressed it for this long time and all that does is to fuel conspiracy theories.
The collection includes more than 3,100 records — comprising hundreds of thousands of pages — that have never been seen by the public. About 30,000 documents were released previously — with redactions.
Whatever details are released, they're not expected to give a definitive answer to a question that still lingers for some: Whether anyone other than Oswald was involved in the assassination.
The Warren Commission in 1964 concluded that Oswald had been the lone gunman, and another congressional probe in 1979 found no evidence to support the theory that the CIA had been involved. But other interpretations, some more creative than others, have persisted.


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Historian: No Bombshells In JFK Papers

(27 Oct 2017) President Donald Trump has blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others.
The documents approved for release and made public late Thursday capture the frantic days after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination, during which federal agents madly chased after tips, however thin, juggled rumors and sifted through leads worldwide.
They include cables, notes and reports stamped Secret that reveal the suspicions of the era — around Cubans and Communists.
They cast a wide net over varied activities of the Kennedy administration, such as its covert efforts to upend Fidel Castro's government in Cuba.
For historians, it's a chance to answer lingering questions, put some unfounded conspiracy theories to rest, perhaps give life to other theories.
Despite having months to prepare for disclosures that have been set on the calendar for 25 years, Trump's decision came down to a last-minute debate with intelligence agencies — a tussle the president then prolonged by calling for still more review.
The delay sparked a round of finger-pointing among agencies and complaints that Trump should have released all records.
In the meantime, experts like Boston College Professor Patrick Maney have begun poring through a mountain of minutiae and countless loose threads in search of significant revelations.
Maney says he doesn't see any bombshells, but said I'm surprise again that the government has suppressed it for this long time and all that does is to fuel conspiracy theories.
The collection includes more than 3,100 records — comprising hundreds of thousands of pages — that have never been seen by the public. About 30,000 documents were released previously — with redactions.
Whatever details are released, they're not expected to give a definitive answer to a question that still lingers for some: Whether anyone other than Oswald was involved in the assassination.
The Warren Commission in 1964 concluded that Oswald had been the lone gunman, and another congressional probe in 1979 found no evidence to support the theory that the CIA had been involved. But other interpretations, some more creative than others, have persisted.


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Trump doubles down on JFK assassination-Cruz dad link

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump responds to comments he made about Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi.

Historian: No Bombshells In JFK Papers

(27 Oct 2017) President Donald Trump has blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others.
The documents approved for release and made public late Thursday capture the frantic days after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination, during which federal agents madly chased after tips, however thin, juggled rumors and sifted through leads worldwide.
They include cables, notes and reports stamped Secret that reveal the suspicions of the era — around Cubans and Communists.
They cast a wide net over varied activities of the Kennedy administration, such as its covert efforts to upend Fidel Castro's government in Cuba.
For historians, it's a chance to answer lingering questions, put some unfounded conspiracy theories to rest, perhaps give life to other theories.
Despite having months to prepare for disclosures that have been set on the calendar for 25 years, Trump's decision came down to a last-minute debate with intelligence agencies — a tussle the president then prolonged by calling for still more review.
The delay sparked a round of finger-pointing among agencies and complaints that Trump should have released all records.
In the meantime, experts like Boston College Professor Patrick Maney have begun poring through a mountain of minutiae and countless loose threads in search of significant revelations.
Maney says he doesn't see any bombshells, but said I'm surprise again that the government has suppressed it for this long time and all that does is to fuel conspiracy theories.
The collection includes more than 3,100 records — comprising hundreds of thousands of pages — that have never been seen by the public. About 30,000 documents were released previously — with redactions.
Whatever details are released, they're not expected to give a definitive answer to a question that still lingers for some: Whether anyone other than Oswald was involved in the assassination.
The Warren Commission in 1964 concluded that Oswald had been the lone gunman, and another congressional probe in 1979 found no evidence to support the theory that the CIA had been involved. But other interpretations, some more creative than others, have persisted.


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Interview With Mark Lane And Joe Tonahill, David Ferrie Death

Interview with Mark Lane.
Washington D.C. 02/11/1964. Attorney Mark Lane discusses the inconsistencies of the case against Lee Harvey Oswald. He uses the example of a change in the testimony of Marina Oswald as evidence of a classic example of brainwashing. Source - a0003018.
Interview with Mark Lane.
France. 23/02/1967. In an interview attorney and author Mark Lane is asked about the significance of the investigation being led into the assassination of President Kennedy by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison. Lane says that the investigation may be the most significant event, in terms of an investigation, since the assassination took place. The rest of us, evidently, are a bit more curious than the [Warren] Commission was. He adds that he is willing to share all the information that he and his team have gathered over the previous three years with the Garrison investigation. Source - a0038322
David Ferrie Death.
Louisiana. 22/02/1967. Shots of David Ferrie's home, with reporters and police milling around outside, taken the day after his body was discovered. Ferrie had been called as a witness for the Garrison investigation shortly before his death which many people have considered to be suspicious. Source - a00038267.


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A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Presidency

Tom Brokaw kicks off our 2011 forum series celebrating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s Presidency. Author of The Greatest Generation and BOOM!: Voices of the Sixties, Mr. Brokaw reflects on how JFK’s Presidency shaped and influenced the culture of the 1960s with broadcast journalist Jane Pauley.

Revisiting JFK assassination conspiracy theories | Bill Black & Ted Miller

00:53 Bill and Ted’s (excellent) disclaimer: “We are not conspiracy theorists!”
06:19 Ted’s brief stint as a conspiracy-curious teenager
16:51 Did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone?
29:54 How a botched autopsy bred alt-narratives about JFK’s death
37:46 Bill: The world of JFK assassination theories has a left and right wing
48:45 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson’s shifting legacies

William R. Black (Rice University, wrblack.com) and Edward Miller (Northeastern University, Nut Country)

Recorded on January 26, 2018

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Rajiv Gandhi's Assassination - A JFK Type Conspiracy?

The assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a tragic event, but even more tragic is the fact that the complete conspiracy behind his killing is yet to be unraveled and some critical pieces of leads continue to remain unexplored in spite of their relevance to the case.

It is important to place these facts before the nation at a time when demands are being made to commute the death sentence of the three persons convicted in the case, Murugan, Santhan, and Perarivalan.

Many may be unaware of these facts and it is our duty to refresh the memory of the nation, especially the media, on the dozens of unanswered questions relating to the Rajiv assassination case that beg for an answer.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which investigated the case conveniently swept these uncomfortable questions under the carpet so that it could proceed with its preconceived line of investigation confining the investigation to those who believed in the Tamil or Dravidian cause.

Before we go into these questions, it is relevant to point out that the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), which had been established to probe the 'larger conspiracy' in the assassination, is yet to file its report.

Let's now look at those 'unanswered questions'. You could study them closely and decide whether these questions merit a reinvestigation into the case.

Questions relating to Rajiv's visit to Sriperumbudur


1. Rajiv began his election campaign from Delhi and reached Chennai through Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Yet the question remains as to why Rajiv would agree to attend the Sriperumbudur meeting which was not in the agenda of Tamil Nadu Congress Party?

2. While other senior leaders in the state Congress like Vazhapadi Ramamurthy and G K Moopanaar showed no interest in bringing Rajiv for propaganda in Sriperumbudur, what made Mrs.Maragadham Chandrasekar to travel to Delhi to invite him? Did she fall prey to a larger conspiracy, unknowingly?

3. Rajiv's security officer O P Sagar was with him during his campaigning in Bhubaneswar (Orissa) and Vishakapattinam (Andhra Pradesh). Why didn't he accompany him to Chennai?

4. In Vizag, Rajiv had to turn back to his Circuit House due to a technical snag in his flight. Rajiv returned to the flight after receiving the news through the then Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Vijaya Baskara Reddy that the problem had been fixed. Rajiv took the flight without Sagar. So what circumstances led an experienced officer like Sagar to miss the flight?

5. Rajiv reached Chennai without his security officer. P C Gupta, the officer who took charge of his security in Chennai, could not receive the pistol from Sagar as the latter did not arrive in the flight. As a result, Gupta traveled along with Rajiv without the pistol.

6. The strangest part though is the manner in which some Congress leaders and their family members cleared all the security hurdles and led the assassins and their aides gain such close proximity with Rajiv. (In fact, Dhanu was only at arm's reach when the bomb exploded).

7. Congress leader Maragadham Chandrasekar was at Sriperumbudur. Her daughter Latha Priyakumar was also present at the venue with her husband Magendiran. Her son Lalith Chandrasekar had brought his wife Vinothini to the meeting. Given the fact that Vinothini is the daughter of a Sinhalese, why was she never interrogated? Isn't it true that Rajiv had become unpopular among many Sinhalese for sending the IPKF?

8. A senior Congress leader, Vazhappadi Ramamurthy, who accompanied Rajiv to the stage in two other street-corner meetings just preceding the Sriperumbudur meeting, kept a safe distance from Rajiv in this meeting alone. Why was that so?

9. Many innocent civilians and security personnel died alongside Rajiv, but it is too strange to observe that not even a single Congress worker died or even had a minor injury in this incident. Doesn't it arouse suspicion? (to be contd..)

Thirumurugan Gandhi is a human rights activist and organiser of May 17 Movement in Chennai.

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The Untold Truth Of Robert F. Kennedy's Missing Granddaughter

History hasn't been kind to the Kennedy family. From the assassinations of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy and U.S Senator Robert F. Kennedy, to the plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, this cursed American dynasty has endured its undue share of tragedy. And on Friday, April 3rd, the Kennedy family braced for more loss as Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, the 40-year-old granddaughter of RFK, and her 8-year-old son Gideon were presumed dead after their canoe tipped off the coast of Herring Bay, Maryland

According to her family, the public health and human rights lawyer was playing kickball with her son when one of them kicked the ball into the water. The two apparently hopped into their canoe to retrieve the ball, but as husband David McKean wrote on Facebook, his wife and son, quote, somehow got pushed by wind or tide into the open bay.

While the Maryland Coast Guard ultimately transitioned from rescue to recovery, the team has since called off their search. David added,

It has been more than 24 hours, and the chances they have survived are impossibly small. It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away.

Since this announcement, the Kennedys have received an outpouring of public love and support as friends and family members remember Maeve and Gideon.

While authorities have yet to recover Maeve's body or the body of her son Gideon, her family revealed that the accident happened near the family's home outside Annapolis, where they were self-quarantined amid the coronavirus pandemic. Maeve's husband and father of the couple's two other children, 7-year-old Gabriella and 2-year-old Toby, posted details of his wife and son's disappearance on Facebook shortly after the news made headlines.

We were self-quarantining in an empty house owned by Maeve's mother on the Chesapeake Bay, hoping to give our kids more space than we have at home in DC to run around. The cove is protected, with much calmer wind and water than in the greater Chesapeake. They got into a canoe, intending simply to retrieve the ball, and somehow got pushed by wind or tide into the open bay. About 30 minutes later they were spotted by an onlooker from land, who saw them far out from shore, and called the police. After that last sighting, they were not seen again.

Per David's post, the Coast Guard recovered the canoe miles away on Thursday evening after it had capsized.

Although Maryland's Coast Guard searched for Maeve and Gideon along the Chesapeake Bay coast for more than 24 hours, the lead commander announced that his team suspended its efforts on Friday night. Commander Matthew Fine said,

This was a difficult case, and even more difficult to make the decision to suspend the search. Our crews and partners did everything they could to find them. We've kept the family informed at every step during the search, and our thoughts are with them tonight.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maeve's mother and former Maryland Lieutenant Governor, released a statement, which read, in part,

My heart is crushed, yet we shall try to summon the grace of God and what strength we have to honor the hope, energy, and passion that Maeve and Gideon set forth into the world. My family thanks all for the outpouring of love and prayers as we grieve and try to bear this devastating loss.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan confirmed the mother and child had not yet been found, adding that he had reached out to Maeve's mother.

As citizens continue to shelter-in-place amid COVID-19, Maeve's family came together to share their grief via social media. Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Maeve's cousin, posted on Twitter,

We love you Maeve. We love you Gideon. Our family has lost two of the brightest lights. Grateful for the prayers. Hold your loved ones tight.

Maeve's cousin Kick Kennedy wrote on Instagram,

Maeve was a sister to me growing up. I cannot imagine my childhood, or my adulthood without her. She will live in a special place in my heart forever, brightened by Gideon's sweet smile.

But David McKean's Facebook post about the loss of his best friend and soulmate remains the most heartbreaking of all. He wrote,

Being in her presence somehow allowed you to be a better version of yourself. She was the brightest light I have ever known.

We wish the Kennedy family nothing but light and love during this time of unexpected tragedy.

#MaeveKennedyTownsendMcKean #GideonMcKean #TheKennedyFamily

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