History Dept. Yes, the CIA Director Was Part of the JFK Assassination Cover-Up

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Hey, it’s only 50 years later. No biggie.

What really happened with the JFK assassination will likely remain a mystery but new information has come to light which may offer historians a few more leads to pursue.

The whole thing is just so weird, particularly the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby days after Oswald shot the president.

The ongoing lesson here I guess is that it is always wise to take the “official” version of events with a grain of salt.

(From Politico)

But did McCone come close to perjury all those decades ago? Did the onetime Washington outsider in fact hide agency secrets that might still rewrite the history of the assassination? 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.

According to the report by CIA historian David Robarge, McCone, who died in 1991, was at the heart of a “benign cover-up” at the spy agency, 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.” The most important information that McCone withheld from the commission in its 1964 investigation, the report found, was the existence, for years, of CIA plots to assassinate Castro, some of which put the CIA in cahoots with the Mafia. Without this information, the commission never even knew to ask the question of whether Oswald had accomplices in Cuba or elsewhere who wanted Kennedy dead in retaliation for the Castro plots.

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