JFK files: The pivotal points about a 1963 assassination

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President Kennedy was shot passed in Dallas on 22 Nov 1963

Thousands of before personal papers relating to a assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963 have been expelled by a US government.

As people inspect all 2,800 files, here are a many engaging points so far. NB many files enclose unverified tender intelligence.

FBI endangered about swindling theories

In a memo created a day Oswald was killed, FBI executive J Edgar Hoover voiced regard about a widespread of swindling theories.

“The thing we am endangered about is carrying something expelled so that we can remonstrate a open that Oswald is a genuine assassin,” he said.

Oswald spoke to a KGB officer

A memo from a CIA, formed on an intercepted phone call, suggests Oswald spoke with a KGB officer during a Russian embassy in Mexico City.

It says that on 28 Sep 1963 he spoke with Valeriy Vladimirovich Kostikov, an “identified KGB officer” who worked for a dialect “responsible for harm and assassination”.

Oswald after called a embassy and, in “broken Russian”, asked if there was “anything new concerning a telegram to Washington”.

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FBI warned military to strengthen a killer

Lee Harvey Oswald, who shot and killed President Kennedy, was fast arrested and charged. But dual days after Oswald was shot passed in a groundwork of a Dallas military dialect by Jack Ruby, a internal nightclub owner.

But could some-more have been finished to strengthen him?

One memo reveals a FBI had warned Dallas military of a genocide threat finished opposite Oswald.

FBI executive J Edgar Hoover said: “We during once told a arch of military and he positive us Oswald would be given sufficient protection. However, this was not done.”

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Kennedy’s genocide disturbed a USSR

The thought of a leaderless United States did not interest to some Soviet officials.

They “were aroused that though leadership, some insane ubiquitous in a United States competence launch a barb during a Soviet Union”, according to one memo.

It also says a Soviets were “convinced a assassination was not a help of one man” though rather a “carefully designed debate in that several people played a part”.

Private detectives attempted to view on Kennedy

An FBI memo from before Kennedy was inaugurated boss describes attempts by a private investigator to view on a afterwards senator.

It says a “high labelled Hollywood call girl” told FBI agents that private investigator Fred Otash had contacted her to ask about Senator Kennedy’s impasse in “sex parties”.

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The private investigator also suggested equipping a lady with “a recording device” to take down any “indiscreet statements” from Senator Kennedy.

She refused, and pronounced she was unknowingly of any “indiscretions”.

British paper perceived an unknown call

One memo describes how a British internal newspaper, a Cambridge News, perceived an unknown call about “some large news” in a US, usually 25 mins before a assassination.

“The tourist pronounced usually that a Cambridge News contributor should call a American embassy in London for some large news and afterwards hung up”, it says.

A duplicate of a memo was expelled by a National Archives in a US in July, though had left unreported.

Was a US boss in a Ku Klux Klan?

An FBI news alleges that President Lyndon B Johnson, who took bureau after President Kennedy was killed, might have been a member of a KKK.

An adviser pronounced a white supremacist organisation had “documented proof that President Johnson was before a member of a Klan in Texas during a early days of his domestic career”.

However, no explanation was provided.

Fond memories of Lee Harvey Oswald

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