Finally, The CIA Admits Covering Up JFK Assassination



Even if you have to wait over 50 years, eventually the truth will out…

Suspicions that the CIA covered up JFK‘s murder have finally been confirmed, according to an explosive Politico report out this week.  Fifty-two years after the President’s death, declassified documents show that the CIA were in communication with alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald before JFK’s murder in 1963, and they were monitoring his mail since 1959.

Not only that but John McCone, who was Chief of the CIA at the time, allegedly hid evidence from the Warren commission, set up by Lyndon Johnson to investigate JFK’s assassination. The spymaster and other senior CIA officials are accused of withholding ‘incendiary’ information from the commission and therefore perverting the course of justice. The CIA has admitted this.

The Politico report is based on evidence given by CIA historian David Robarge. He has claimed the cover-up was intended to keep the commission focused on “what the agency believed at the time was the best truth- that Lee Harvey Oswald, for as yet undetermined motives, had acted alone in killing John Kennedy.” McCone directed the CIA to provide only “passive, reactive and selective” assistance to the Warren commission, meaning the investigation was severely compromised and did not follow up any other leads which may have been crucial in the search for truth.

Robarge also believes that John McCone, who died in 1991, withheld vital information relating to various CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro. The historian points out that these plots may well be linked to JFK‘s assassination – there’s a strong chance his murder was a revenge attack for CIA operations in Cuba-  but McCone’s unwillingness to explore other potentialities outside of prime suspect Lee Harvey Oswald could have resulted in a grave miscarriage of justice.

JFK was America’s youngest ever and most charismatic President, and his death shocked the nation. Alternative murder theories are popular across the States: A 2013 poll found that only 30% of Americans believe Oswald shot JFK, and that he acted alone. 61% believed that others were involved in a conspiracy (see the embedded video to find out why).

David Robarge first published these exclusive claims in a secret internal CIA magazine in 2013. His claims have now been declassified and can be publicly accessed here on the George Washington University’s National Security Archive. Robarge has also written a biography of John McCone, but his book continues to be classified. What else might the historian have uncovered? Here’s hoping that the full truth of what happened in Dealy Plaza on that fateful day will very soon be common knowledge.

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  1. Many falsehoods appear in the video. The time for the shots was more like 11.3 seconds(not 6 seconds). The ammunition of the rifle is the key to understanding that this was military style ammunition rarely used in rifles made for domestic or civilian use and were designed specifically to penetrate bodies. Retrospective studies have cleared up all the mysteries presented as such in this viideo, and have proven once and for all that one man–and one man alone–Lee Oswald–shot and wounded JFK and John Connally, hitting Kennedy twice and Connally once with two bullets, missing with his first shot(Warren Commission said the first shot hit JFK but it got the sequence wrong)–which struck the metal in the traffic light signal, richochted off that, and struck a bystander down Elm Street named James Tague, nicking him in the face. The blood spatter observed by a motorcycle office and secret service men was determined to be completely commensurate with the blood spatter in reconstruction experiments using the Mannligher-Carcano rifle with the same ammunition used and found and placed into evidence on Nov. 22, 1963. The claims that the rifle disassembled couldn’t fit the bag is patently false. No curtain rods ever turned up anywhere and Oswald’s relatively new place where he was living apart from his wife after beating her did not need curtains. Ruby and Oswald apparently met prior to the assassination, with Ruby throwing Oswald out of his nightclub for speaking about Communism(so much for the insinuation these two had a friendly association). The insinuation that the Secret Service was actively involved in a plot is entirely false. The removal of the body from Texas was in fact illegal and should not have been done, but the scene was frantic and emotional as could be. Fears about whether this was an attempt by a foreign power to take over the government were based on the very real Cold War atmosphere at the time, and sensitivity to the Kennedy family at such a time was the main reason this was done. It should not have been done, but not a single piece of evidence on the body from the autopsy or the observations made by doctors at Parkland hospital bely the simple criminal case that was solved and solved accurately that same day. Oswald fleed the scene and shot a police officer who had stopped to question him while he was walking, based on the description put out by eyewitnesses to his crime in Dealey Plaza. That’s why so many police cars descended on the theatre–a shoe store owner saw Oswald duck into the theatre without paying and had the ticket girl call the police. By that time, the police had reasonably known the “cop-killer” was in the theater–and all police in metro areas in particular pay major attention to one of their own being killed. They did not put Oswald with the assassination until later, but both murders were solved in relatively short order–and Oswald and Oswald alone committed them both.
    The story on the CIA knowledge is interesting, and does shore up this part of history for the record. Nevertheless, it does not go one inch toward providing a single bit of proof that there was a conspiracy involved in the JFK Assassination. And in fact, this interesting story, as interesting as it is, fails to do so as well.

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