John F. Kennedy
British newspaper received mystery call minutes before JFK assassination
A memo to the director of FBI revealed that a call was made to the senior reporter at the Cambridge News at 6.05pm on the day Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.
The document, from deputy director James Angleton, said: “The British Security Service (MI-5) has reported that at 1805GMT on 22 November an anonymous telephone call was made in Cambridge, England, to the senior reporter of the Cambridge News.
“The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up.”
Assassination Document Shows Communication Between Lee Harvey Oswald and American Communist Leaders
( Breitbart ) The November 26, 1963, memo notes a letter from Oswald to Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, an Industrial Workers of the World activist and founder of the American Civil Liberties Union who served a prison stint in the 1950s for violating the Smith Act with nearly two dozen other Communists. Flynn, a familiar figure to anyone familiar with the history of the American Left, died in the Soviet Union 10 months after the assassination.
The meeting between FBI agents and Gus Hall, longtime leader of the CPUSA, and two of his lieutenants, Arnold Jonson, convicted in 1953 along with Flynn of violating the Smith Act, and Irving Potash, who, like Oswald once emigrated to live in a Communist nation, took place in room 707 of the famed Chelsea Hotel, a New York City haunt favored by Mark Twain, Brendan Behan, Jack Kerouac, and other authors and where Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen fifteen years after Oswald killed the president.
At the Chelsea, the brash leaders exhibited fear in the wake of the murder of the president of the United States by one of their fellow Communists.
The memo notes of Johnson and Potash that “both were in an excited state” upon arriving at the meeting. “Hall stated he would not visit CPUSA headquarters this present week for ‘security reasons,’” the document reveals. “He stated further that he felt there will be an ultra right attack against the [Communist Party] in view of the alleged involvement of Lee Harvey Oswald with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee
From a JFK File: The first bullet entered the president’s throat below the adams apple clearly showing that TWO PERSONS WERE INVOLVED IN THE FIRST SHOT BEING FIRED FROM THE BRIDGE across the park way in front of the car.
- Trump: “I have no choice — today — but to accept those redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our nation’s security”
( Fox News ) The White House released 2,800 classified files related to former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Thursday, but said it would temporarily keep some “sensitive” records under wraps.
A senior administration official told reporters some sensitive documents are being held for 180 days due to concerns from some intelligence agencies. Those documents, an official said, are being reviewed by the agencies to determine whether they actually affect national security.
“I have no choice — today — but to accept those redactions rather than allow potentially irreversible harm to our nation’s security,” the president wrote in a memo released by the White House on Thursday evening ahead of the release.
The president said he is ordering agencies to review “each and every one of those redactions” over the next 180 days.
“At the end of that period, I will order the public disclosure of any information that the agencies cannot demonstrate meets the statutory standard for continued postponement of disclosure,” Trump wrote.
Under the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, the government is required to release the final batch of files on the assassination, which happened in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. These secret files have long fueled rumors and speculation that gunman Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t the only person involved in Kennedy’s murder.
( Daily Mail ) President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he will unseal tens of thousands never-before-seen documents on the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.
A number officials at various security agencies, however, are urging the President not to release some of the papers, which are being held by the National Archives and Records Administration, according to The Washington Post.
‘Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,’ Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
Scholars have been speculating for weeks whether Trump would release the documents related to Kennedy’s death.
Pending the President’s possible interjection, the National Archives will release the files on October 26
The CIA and FBI, whose records make up the bulk of the batch, won’t say whether they’ve appealed to the Republican president to keep them under wraps.
Trump’s tweet appears as though he’s leaning towards a complete release of the documents, but The Post reported that he may stop short of fully disclosing all the information if the security establishment provides good cause.
The still-secret papers include more than 3,000 that have never been seen by the public and more than 30,000 that have been released previously, but with redactions.