If you were one to believe that the JFK assassination was covered up then you were correct. These suspicions that JFK’s murder was covered up by the CIA have been confirmed, according to a report by Politico this week.
Declassified documents, released some 52 years after the President’s death, have shown that the CIA had communication with Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin, before JFK’s murder in 1963. They had been monitoring his mail since 1959.
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The Chief of the CIA at the time, John McCone, allegedly hid evidence from the Warren Commission, which Lyndon Johnson had set up to investigate into JFK’s assassination.
The spymaster, along with other senior CIA officials, were accused of hiding ‘incendiary’ information from the commission. This has altered the course of justice.
David Robarge has stated that the cover-up was intended to focus the commission 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 CIA was directed, by McCone, to provide only “passive, reactive, and selective” assistance to the Warren commission. This means that the investigation was compromised by not following up and other leads which might have been crucial to finding out the truth.
John McCone, which died in 1991, is believed to have withheld vital information relating to various CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.
Robarge also points out that these plots might be linked to JFK’s assassination, as there may be a strong chance that his murder was a revenge attack for the CIA operations in Cuba. McCone’s reluctance to investigate other potentialities outside of the prime suspect, Oswald, could have lead to a miscarriage of justice.
When John F. Kennedy was assassinated it shocked the nation. He was beloved by the people and by far the most charismatic President the nation has had. A poll in 2013 found that 30% of Americans held the belief that Oswald acted alone in the assassination while 61% believed that he was aided in the crime.
Robarge claims that these files have been declassified and can be accessed by the public on the George Washington University’s National Security Archive. A biography of John McCone was written by Robarge but still remains classified.
Could this historian have uncovered more secrets that we are not suppose to know? Until the day comes that we learn the full truth of the JFK assassination we can only speculate that this cover-up might be bigger than we ever could’ve imagined.