WASHINGTON – Newly launched authorities paperwork relating to John F. Kennedy’s badbadination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was related to the CIA have been “totally unfounded.”
A 1975 CIA memo says an intensive search of company data in and out of doors the United States was performed to find out whether or not Oswald had been utilized by the company or related with it in “any conceivable way.”
The memo mentioned the search got here up empty. The memo additionally mentioned there was additionally no indication that some other U.S. company used Oswald as a supply or for recruitment.
The National Archives launched one other 676 authorities paperwork badociated to the badbadination on Friday — the third public launch to date this yr. Under legislation, all of the paperwork have been to be disclosed to the general public final week.
Most of the most recent launch contains 553 data from the CIA that beforehand have been withheld of their entirety. There are also data from the Justice and Defense departments, the House Select Committee on Assbadinations and the National Archives.
University of Virginia historian Larry Sabato complained that lots of the paperwork within the newest launch have been nonetheless closely redacted. He tweeted a few 144-page document, titled “Material Reviewed at CIA headquarters by House Select Committee on Assbadinations staff members,” that had writing on solely a handful of pages.
President Donald Trump has ordered the discharge of all data badociated to the badbadination, and they’re anticipated to be made public on a rolling foundation through the subsequent three to 4 weeks. He additionally directed companies to take one other have a look at redactions and withhold info solely within the rarest of circumstances.
One document confirmed how U.S. officers scrambled after the badbadination to spherical up details about Oswald’s journey to Mexico City weeks earlier. Officials puzzled whether or not Oswald had been making an attempt to get visas on the Soviet and Cuban embbadies in Mexico City in an effort to “make a quick escape after badbadinating the president.”
A CIA message despatched Nov. 24, 1963 — two days after Kennedy was killed — mentioned an “important question” that remained unsolved was whether or not Oswald had been planning to journey straight away or return to the U.S. and go away later.
The message mentioned that though it appeared Oswald “was then thinking only about a peaceful change of residence to the Soviet Union, it is also possible that he was getting documented to make a quick escape after badbadinating the president.”
Another document dated April 11, 1964, recounted a go to to the CIA by three employees members of the Warren Commission, which was set as much as examine the badbadination.
The memo mentioned the employees members indicated that Thomas Mann, former ambbadador to Mexico and then-badistant secretary for inter-American affairs, “still has the ‘feeling in his guts’ that (Cuban leader Fidel) Castro hired Oswald to kill Kennedy. They said, however, that the commission has not been able to get any proof of that.”
Also within the newest launch was a 20-page FBI evaluation of civil rights chief Martin Luther King Jr. dated March 12, 1968 — a month earlier than he was badbadinated on April four, 1968. One part alleges that King was drawn to former members of the Communist Party in America. It notes that two earlier aides have been occasion members and eight others, who helped form King’s group in its early phases, had communist affiliations.
The evaluation mentioned that within the early 1960s, the Communist Party was making an attempt to get a black labor coalition to additional its objectives within the United States. It referenced a May 1961 subject of a communist newspaper that acknowledged, “Communists will do their utmost to strengthen and unite the Negro movement and ring it to the backing of the working people.”
The FBI mentioned King and his group have been “made-to-order” to attain these goals.
The FBI’s surveillance of King is well-known and the evaluation contains a number of pages about his badual life. One doc mentioned a black minister who attended a workshop to coach ministers in February 1968 in Miami “expressed his disgust with the behind-the-scene drinking, fornication and homobaduality that went on at the conference.”
“Throughout the ensuing years and until this date, King has continued to carry on his badual aberrations secretly while holding himself out to public view as a moral leader of religious conviction,” the FBI report mentioned.
Durkin Richer reported from Boston.