Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy, Jr. Charges: the CIA Killed JFK

In the nearly sixty years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (JFK), there have been many who pointed an accusing finger at the CIA, alleging that the spy agency was involved in both the murder and the ensuing coverup. Yet documents which were thought would shed some light on this have remained classified.

The discussion has now been reopened by JFK’s nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., with profound implications, for he is raising the issue not merely as a member of the Kennedy family, but as a Democratic Party presidential candidate, and at a moment when trust in the intelligence community is at a low point.

In an interview on WABC radio on May 7, RFK Jr. charged: “There is overwhelming evidence that the CIA was involved in his murder. I think it is beyond a reasonable doubt.” He added that the CIA was involved in the cover-up which followed. A day later, he elaborated on the Hannity Show on Fox News, reporting that the first call his father, Robert F. Kennedy, Sr. — the president’s brother and then-Attorney General of the U.S. — made after being informed of the assassination, was to the CIA. He asked the desk officer, “Did your people do this?” Later, he spoke with CIA Director John McCone, and asked the same question. RFK, Jr. said: “It was my father’s first instinct that the agency had killed his brother.”

Following this revelation, Ray McGovern, a 27-year veteran analyst in the CIA, was interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano, whose Judging Freedom podcast has a large audience. McGovern expressed his anger that all Presidents have been afraid to release the documents on the November 22, 1963 assassination. Napolitano responded that he had asked President Trump why he had not fulfilled his promise to declassify the documents. Trump’s answer: “Judge, if you saw what I have seen [referring to what’s in the documents], you would understand why I could never release those documents.”

In telling this story at the LaRouche Organization’s weekly Manhattan Project meeting on May 13, McGovern said his immediate response was “Who the hell is running this country?”. You don’t have to be a “conspiracy theorist”, he said, to see that the reluctance to release the documents is “a little suspicious”. McGovern then reviewed CIA operations from the 1950s to today, concluding with the fake intelligence used to justify the U.S.-NATO war against Russia in Ukraine, or the failure to stop the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.

My bottom line now, he said, “is that you need to dis-establish the whole Central Intelligence, the whole national intelligence set-up”. He joined with others at the event in saying that the RFK, Jr. statements provide an opening to get to the broader truth about the JFK assassination, which should have been done years ago. Despite attempts by mainstream media to dismiss Kennedy’s Presidential campaign, he has reached 19% in recent polls. This makes it likely that not only will the matter of the JFK assassination become an “issue” in the 2024 presidential election, but the support of coups, assassinations and wars by western intelligence agencies will be a legitimate focus of popular attention.

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