JFK recordsdata: Lee Harvey had ‘no hyperlinks’ with CIA newly released documents reveal
Newly released recordsdata about John F Kennedy’s assassination dismiss theories that shooter Lee Harvey Oswald was linked to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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 the murderer had been utilized by the company or related with it in “any conceivable way.”
It stated the search got here up empty, including there was additionally no indication that another US company had used Oswald as a supply or for recruitment.
It was released, alongside with one other 676 authorities documents associated to the November 1963 assassination, by The National Archives.
It is the third public launch to date this yr. Under regulation, all of the documents had been to be disclosed to the general public final week.
Another CIA message despatched two days after Kennedy was killed stated an “important question” that remained unsolved was Oswald’s journey to Mexico City shortly earlier than he fatally shot the President.
Officials had been making an attempt to find out the aim of The CIA was making an attempt to find out if Oswald had visited the Soviet embassy to acquire a visa so he may escape after the assassination.
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated it interviewed Oswald upon his return, the CIA has persistently denied having executed so.
The message stated 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 assassinating the president.”
Oswald defected to the Soviet Union in 1959, petitioning for citizenship and later transferring to the town of Minsk earlier than returning to America in 1962.
Another file produced in April the next yr recounted a go to to the CIA by three employees members of the Warren Commission, which was set as much as examine the assassination.
The memo stated the employees members indicated that Thomas Mann, former ambassador to Mexico and then-assistant secretary for inter-American affairs, “nonetheless has the ‘feeling in his guts’ that (Cuban chief Fidel) Castro employed Oswald to kill Kennedy.
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They stated, nevertheless, that the fee has not been in a position 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 assassinated. One part alleges that King was drawn to former member of the Communist Party in America. It notes that two earlier aides had been celebration members and eight others, who helped form King’s group in its early phases, had communist affiliations.
The evaluation stated 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 problem 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 stated King and his group had been “made-to-order” to attain these goals.