Finally, The CIA Admits Covering Up JFK Assassination

cialogoBy Sophie McAdam

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 Dealey Plaza on that fateful day will very soon be common knowledge.

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  • Cypher

    Great article but it makes no mention of JFK’s war stance and quiet plans to withdraw troops from Vietnam, which I think led to his assignation.

  • Richard Dihlman

    Wow another smokescreen on the Kennedy Assination . Open windows , the Presidents car was the lead car, when the shots were fired that guy riding shot gun was supposed to protect the president with his life; he just sat there like a bump on a log.all of these things point out that the secret service was involved big time.

  • No Bull Nonofit

    Who but the gulible believe anything any western politician or governmental employee in power says?

  • Dalton

    The CIA…..murdering for money…..of course………notice how mainslime media is not mentioning that ISIS is the CIA – Russia has said so and the other governments in the area – like IRAQ & Afghanistan now want Russia rid them of these murdering, raping, psychopaths that make up the CIA..we should all realize that it is entirely likely that Obama (a CIA creation), will have a third war and suicide all of us rather than let people know the truth……..Russia – Putin – they are truth tellers…our government – lying sack of shlt….
    Would be nice to have it revealed to the public all of the CIA nefarious, destructive actions…like heroin trafficking, also it has largely been reported that CIA is actually based in Switzerland and reports to the Rothschild’s …near the top of the Luciferian chain…………CIA isn’t referred to as the HEART OF DARKNESS without good cause….

  • ignasi

    Running very fast to achieve justice the perpetrators of the assassination accomplices.

  • UncleB

    U.S.A. is a Front for at least four if not five “behind the scenes’ groups that actually hold huge powers there. They often quibble, almost like spoiled children it seems. One faction is clearly Zionist, another The Feds, another the MIC, and more, possibly Collusion of Corporatists since the Nixon Shock of 1971, a strong gangster faction? Even Putin laughs in Obama the mouthpiece’s face on international issues? Republican Senate constipates progress, and the former U.S.A. falls on its own petard in this 21’s century, addicted to oil, piston engined cars and jet engines and nearly all her oil is gone now . . .
    What is really wrong with the U.S.A.? Here is one good example:

    Solar Cell Tariff

    Did you know that American citizens pay huge “tariffs” on Chinese solar panels (200+%) because: American industrialists found it cheaper to bribe (lobbyists) government officials to impose “so-called’ dumping tariffs than to do as the Chinese have done: Invest heavily in totally automating their factories, streamlining their production systems, spending on research for faster, cheaper, better, SMARTer ways to compete on world markets, spend money on scientists to make more efficient product.

    With this kind of “situation’ possible U.S.a. can only fall to Third World status.

  • kevin goslant

    Castro didn`t kill Kennedy. S force, the group that was formed to kill Castro, killed Kennedy, after
    Kennedy nixed the operation to kill Castro.
    Daniel Sheehan first exposed the plot.

  • Deb Alpern

    H.W. Bush was involved with the J.F.K murder.

  • Larua

    than why
    the h*ll don’t they tell the truth, it was the Pathological narcissistic insane bush’s, and
    Johnson and the freaking pathological banking mobsters, come on CIA, fess up you a&&hats.,

  • Mark Wrede

    Recently I have added a collection of 8-mm films of the John Kennedy Assassination, including the unspliced version of the original Zapruder film, plus a few related films, made available on DVD by Robert Groden to my library. Much as I admire his efforts to bring to light that information he has presented, I find that there is a missing facet from all scenarios with which I am familiar of this great national tragedy. Having discovered on-line a good, clear scan of the Zapruder film, I am at last able to obtain images and frame counts to support my presentation, and consider first the events presented by Abraham Zapruder in the original, unspliced film.
    When the film begins, an anticipatory crowd only one person deep lines the curb along Elm Street as the presidential limousine rounds the curve in front of the Texas School Book Depository. Kennedy appears acknowledging and waving to the public on his right, but this row of people is not waving, cheering or clapping and the President, somewhat sheepishly perhaps, lowers his hand. Someone in the crowd catches his attention, and the President resumes waving, then looks back over his right shoulder. He looks forward again, holding his hand in the air. Suddenly Zapruder loses framing on the vehicle, but it is restored just before the President is lost to view passing behind the Stimmons Freeway sign.
    As the limousine emerges from behind the sign, Kennedy’s hands have nearly reached his throat and he is saying something. Governor Connally is looking towards his left and as he turns toward his right, just looking behind, he is hit in his right shoulder and pushed down by the force into his seat. President Kennedy has blacked out and Jackie is holding him upright trying to see what is happening to him. It is to be noted that there is an open umbrella as the limousine emerges from behind the freeway sign. Seconds later as he moves past the position nearest the camera, the president is shot in the right temple, throwing his head sharply to his left.
    It should be pointed out that the speed of bullets at just over Mach 1 is such that a bullet from any angle would pass completely through the field of view of the camera in 1/40th to 1/30th of the time required to expose a single frame of the film, which took a little under 1/18 of a second. Thus there is no possibility of a visible time lapse effect for the passing of any bullet. These factors combine to rule out the scenario presented by the Warren Commission where a single bullet is held to be responsible for all wounds in both men except for the shot to Kennedy’s right temple. The shot to JFK’s throat and that to Connally’s shoulder cannot come from the same bullet because the time dynamic shown by the original Zapruder film makes that interpretation categorically impossible.
    It is apparent under the circumstances that the reason visual framing was temporarily lost on the limousine at frame 190 was that Mr. Zapruder flinched when startled by the opening of gunfire. Human reaction time to such cues has been calculated at about 1/5 of a second. The 8-mm film recorded at 18.3 frames per second, so the gunshot would have been fired three frames before the visual framing is lost, frame 187. In this frame, JFK is looking over his right shoulder and has just given his final wave before unresponsive spectators alongside the curb. In frame 188 he finishes his look to the right. In frame 189, JFK turns somewhat towards the front and begins to draw his hand inside.
    Initial medical evidence noted by doctors at Parkland Memorial Hospital gives the dimension of Kennedy’s circular throat wound as a mere three to five millimeters across, consistent with a piercing wound of entrance. The wound was utilized as an initial opening for an incision to insert a tracheotomy tube, adding a slit through the small opening. The size of the opening and the timing of the shot suggest that it did not come from a rifle, but from a .38 caliber handgun fired from the crowd a few feet to Zapruder’s left.
    Circumstantial evidence of this in the Zapruder film may be inferred from the fact that the President did not exhibit any impact effect from this shot, unlike Connally’s reaction to the shot which struck him. Victims of handgun shootings often feel nothing at first and are unaware that they have been shot. Indeed, according to Governor Connally’s testimony, what JFK was saying as he raised his hands to his throat was “My God, I’ve been hit,” which would be consistent with a scenario in which he had seen the gun fired at him, but was not aware that the bullet had found its mark until a half-second or more later as he felt blood begin to pour from the wound.
    The Warren Commision’s view of the Zapruder film was substantially different, of course. Clinging with unreasonable stubbornness to their theory of Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin, they enlisted the help of the FBI to determine when during the course of the film there would have been a shot available from the perspective of the purported sniper’s nest. They found that tree branches obscured the view for much of the distance and although there could have been a shot at frame 186, the brief glimpse offered between the leaves made it implausibly difficult. It was concluded that from the assassin’s vantage point, no shot could have come before frame 210, when JFK cannot be seen behind the freeway sign. By frame 225, however, when the President emerges into view again, he is reacting to a shot in his throat and he has nearly concluded the gesture of reaching for his throat. The 15 frames interceding constitute just five-sixths second of time for the assassin to aim and fire, for JFK to realize what has happened, and to begin his reaction gesture.
    Another film documents Kennedy’s fateful arrival onto Elm Avenue from a near reverse-angle position to that of Zapruder. As the motorcade approached the front of the Texas School Book Depository, 13-year-old Tina Towner stepped off the curb and filmed the presidential limousine until, by her own account, the sound of the first gunfire. This film shows what JFK would have been looking at as he looked back over his right shoulder. Her pan tracks with the motorcade from the front of the Dal-Tex Building until the near end of the collonade, from the far end of which Zapruder begins filming a couple of seconds after the opening of her film and continues for several more seconds after her film ends.
    In her film the people lining the curb are positioned in a virtual phalanx, shoulder to shoulder, before another man positioned farther back under the shade of trees. He appears to be standing on an embankment and wears an unbuttoned dark suit and fedora and seems to turn his head slightly following the motorcade. A few frames later the camera pans across another smaller man who seems to be talking and turning his head, perhaps following the motorcade.
    Because there is no fill lighting to reveal detail and a high rate of motion to a low resolution film, I cannot determine with certainty whether the man fires a pistol or indeed makes any motion at all. The figure is very nearly in silhouette, except for his white shirt revealing that his coat is completely open, which could indicate the presence of a shoulder holster. More detailed examination of the face made by mounting frames of the film atop one another reveals that the man is wearing sunglasses. Critical moments of potential action are obstructed from view by the figure of a motorcycle policeman passing in the foreground.
    Establishing correspondence in time between this film and the Zapruder film is hindered by the fact that JFK’s head is turned away as the turn is made onto Elm Street. Because she left off filming the motorcade when the first shot[s] were fired, the end of her film would therefore correspond to Zapruder frame 190. I feel that this man under the trees would have made the best possible subject to begin any investigation into the JFK assassination as a physical scenario. It does not fill me with confidence that this possibility has been consistently overlooked by investigators and most especially by the initial investigators on the Warren Commission. That the Commission itself assigned no panel to investigate the particular question of who shot JFK was a logical criticism noted by Bertrand Russell at the time.
    Because the President was looking off to his right at the time that Zapruder’s timing evidence indicates the bullet was fired, any bullet coming through his back would not have continued in the direction of Governor Connally had it emerged from his throat, but would have continued into the people standing along Elm Street. Nevertheless the President had no other ventral wounds save that to the throat, so the bullet in his back, no matter where it is placed by the autopsy “evidence” that seems to vary from one source to another, could not have passed through JFK’s body.
    No attempt to dissect the wound to document this or any other path of travel through Kennedy’s body was made by the official autopsy, so the use of this theory by the Warren Commission and its defenders is merely speculative. Important evidence regarding the bullet fragments in the wrist and thigh of then-Governor John Connally renders the single bullet scenario impossible. The bullet presented in evidence is complete, save for a small nick taken for analysis. The report states: “The weight of the whole bullet prior to firing was approximately 160-161 grains and that of the recovered bullet was 158.6 grains.” The maximum loss of mass of the bullet would be a mere 2.4 grains.
    Yet this bullet is supposed to have deposited fragments in the wrist and thigh of the collateral victim, as well as other fragments in the vehicle. The report states: “One fragment, found on the seat beside the driver, weighed 44.6 grains and consisted of the nose portion of a bullet. The other fragment, found along the right side of the front seat, weighed 21.0 grains and consisted of the base portion of a bullet.” These two fragments alone constituted 65.6 grains, indicating at least one other bullet. This contradiction leads inescapably to the conclusion that the bullet in JFK’s throat, the bullet in his back, and the bullet which passed through Connally were three separate shots, and not the single shot proposed by the Warren Commission Report.
    The wound in the governor’s thigh is also remarkable for another reason in that the fragments lodged deep inside were not related to the tangential wound just below the skin. As the report stated, “The surgeons who attended the Governor concluded that the thigh wound was not caused by the small fragment in the thigh but resulted from the impact of a larger missile.” This reading of the matter seems to imply that the governor just happened to have some odd bullet fragments in his leg, but that they did not come from the shooting whereas the superficial puncture wound they noted was a result of the shooting. It is plain, however, that if the wounds are unrelated, it must be the fragments that resulted from the shooting and not the puncture wound. This latter wound serves only to validate an assumption of provenance to the bullet presented in evidence, which has no association with the shooting otherwise. Inclusion of that bullet, however, is vital to the case against Oswald because the fact that it had been fired from the Manlicher-Carcano rifle is the only physical evidence linking him to the actual events of the shooting.
    Removing the crucial evidence of Zapruder’s flinch from the print of the film given in exhibit to Jim Garrison’s trial of Clay Shaw, Time-Life tampered with evidence presented to a jury as a matter of historical record. Claiming the splices were made because of unspecified “damage,” the subpoenaed evidence would certainly qualify as deliberate and perhaps even malicious perjury on the part of the Time-Life corporation. The outcome of presenting the tampered evidence was to promote the illusion of the hypothecated single shot passing through two bodies, focusing attention away from the throat shot fired by the man under the trees. For the Garrison investigation it moved the focus onto the head shot and its concomitant alternative explanation of the elusive gunman on the grassy knoll, where all counter-theory and investigation has been focused ever since.
    A gunman on the grassy knoll may not have been filmed or photographed by anyone in the crowd. A gunman under the trees, however, may well have been photographed before and after the event (as he may indeed have been filmed by Tina Towner) which would have proved a weak link in the conspiratorial chain of events. The man with the umbrella could also become a weak link as he would likely have been accomplice to the conspiracy, was certainly photographed by the crowd, and has never been credibly identified. Establishing the identities of these two persons would be a sine qua non of any attempt to expose the truth concerning the Kennedy assassination.
    Other crucial evidence was also removed, however. While the limousine was parked in the Parkland Memorial Hospital parking lot, Secret Service agents, presumably under the orders of their superiors, wiped away blood stains on the trunk panel and in the interior, destroying the splatter patterning crucial to determining direction and sequence of gunfire. In the absence of the then-unknown Zapruder film, these bloodstains would have been the only evidence to determine the sequence of events in the shooting. The absence of such evidence, together with the absence of the crucial forensic dissection, in fact compelled the Warren Commission to conclude that it was unable to determine a sequence of shots, reporting: “The wide range of possibilities and the existence of conflicting testimony, when coupled with the impossibility of scientific verification, precludes a conclusive finding by the Commission as to which shot missed.” The “impossibility of scientific verification” arose only because of the assumption of the lone gunman, and the failure to arrive at a definitive sequence of events shows a clear lack of regard for scientific precision in the matter.

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