(TheConservativeNews.org) – The nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, and son of assassinated presidential aspirant Robert F. Kennedy, is praising Tucker Carlson for a report on his Fox News show in which a source who had access to still-sealed government documents regarding the JFK assassination said the Central Intelligence Agency played a role in the 1963 slaying.
After Tucker Carlson’s broadcast Thursday Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., tweeted: “The most courageous newscast in 60 years. The CIA’s murder of my uncle was a successful coup d’état from which our democracy has never recovered. @TuckerCarlson.”
As Carlson noted, the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, passed by Congress and signed into law, stipulated that all documents regarding the killing of the 35th president of the United States must be made public by 2017. That’s 54 years after he was shot and killed in Dallas.
Due to intense pressure from Mike Pompeo, then the director of the CIA, thousands of pages remained withheld. Five years later, different administration, same results: The Biden White House blocked the documents from being released.
The release of over 13,000 documents related to the assassination doesn’t get us much closer to a solid answer to that question than we were before. But RFK Jr.’s certainty on this matter doesn’t come out of nowhere. The basic fact that all the records still aren’t publicly available is suspicious in itself.
The new document drop means that 97% of the JFK assassination material has now been released. But what about the other three percent?
“That would be thousands of pages of documents after nearly 60 years, after the death of every single person involved. But we still can’t see them,” Carlson said. “Clearly, it’s not to protect any person. They’re all dead. It’s to protect an institution. But why?”
Instead, Carlson alleged, it was to protect an institution, at least according to the source they talked to.
“We spoke to someone who had access to these still hidden CIA documents, a person who was deeply familiar with what they contained,” Carlson said. “We asked this person directly, ‘Did the CIA have a hand in the murder of John F. Kennedy, an American President?’ And here’s the reply we received verbatim. Quote, ‘The answer is yes. I believe they were involved. It’s a whole different country from what we thought it was. It’s all fake.’
“It’s hard to imagine a more jarring response than that,” Carlson continued. “Again, this is not a ‘conspiracy theorist’ that we spoke to. Not even close. This is someone with direct knowledge of the information that once again is being withheld from the American public. And the answer we received was unequivocal. Yes, the CIA was involved in the assassination of the president.”
“Now, some people will not be surprised to hear that, they suspected it all along. But no matter how you feel about it or what you thought about the Kennedy assassination, pause to consider what this means.”
“It means that within the U.S. government, there are forces wholly beyond democratic control,” Carlson said. “These forces are more powerful than the elected officials that supposedly oversee them. These forces can affect election outcomes. They can even hide their complicity in the murder of an American president. In other words, they can do pretty much anything they want.”
“They constitute a government within a government mocking, by their very existence, the idea of democracy. As cynical as we have become after 30 years of watching government officials ignore the voters who employ them, we were shocked to learn this. It’s not acceptable.”
The Mary Ferrell Foundation’s vice president, Jefferson Morley, whom NBC News describes as “an expert on the assassination and the CIA,” remarked, “It’s high time that the government got its act together and obeyed the spirit and the letter of the law,” referring to Bill Clinton’s order that all the JFK assassination documents be released by Oct. 26, 2017. “This is about our history and our right to know it.” RFK Jr. commented when the Mary Ferrell Foundation suit was filed, “It was a momentous crime, a crime against American democracy. And the American people have the right to know. The law requires the records be released. It’s bizarre. It’s been almost 60 years since my uncle’s death. What are they hiding?”
What indeed? Former CIA agent Rolf Mowatt-Larssen said, “What I think happened, in a nutshell, is that Oswald was recruited into a rogue CIA plot. This group of three, four or five rogues decided their motive [was] to get rid of Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis because they thought it was their patriotic duty given the threat the country was under at the time and their views, which would be more hard-line or more radically anti-communist and very extreme politically.”
Back on Dec. 22, 1963, exactly a month after the Kennedy assassination, former President Harry Truman wrote in the Washington Post that “for some time I have been disturbed by the way [the] CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas.” He added, “We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.”
Why did Truman believe it necessary to publish this warning about the CIA right at that time? Whatever his reasons may have been, nothing was done to reform or rein in the CIA. Now, after we have seen the CIA meddling in governments worldwide, and after the Russian Collusion hoax and innumerable other domestic operations involving gaslighting of the American people on a large scale, it’s not at all inconceivable that the CIA would have had a hand in taking out a sitting president. If it did, however, it should have been shut down then, and if it turns out that it did now, it should be shut down, however belatedly. The American people need to know the CIA’s role, if any, in the Kennedy assassination — not as a matter of historical interest, but to determine a key question for our nation’s future today.