WASHINGTON — Newly launched authorities paperwork relating to John F. Kennedy’s assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was related to the CIA have been “completely unfounded.”
A 1975 CIA memo says a radical search of company data in and out of doors america was carried out to find out whether or not Oswald had been utilized by the company or related with it in “any conceivable method.”
The memo stated the search got here up empty. The memo additionally stated there was additionally no indication that some other U.S. company used Oswald as a supply or for recruitment.
The Nationwide Archives launched one other 676 authorities paperwork associated to the assassination on Friday — the third public launch thus far this yr. Underneath regulation, all of the paperwork have been to be disclosed to the general public final week.
A lot of the newest launch includes 553 data from the CIA that beforehand have been withheld of their entirety. There are also data from the Justice and Protection departments, the Home Choose
Committee on Assassinations and the Nationwide Archives.
College of Virginia historian Larry Sabato complained that most of the paperwork within the newest launch have been nonetheless closely redacted. He tweeted a few one hundred forty four-web page document, titled “Materials Reviewed at CIA headquarters by Home Choose Committee on Assassinations employees members,” that had writing on solely a handful of pages.
President Donald Trump has ordered the discharge of all data associated to the assassination, and they’re anticipated to be made public on a rolling foundation in the course of the subsequent three to 4 weeks. He additionally directed businesses to take one other take a look at redactions and withhold info solely within the rarest of circumstances.
One report confirmed how U.S. officers scrambled after the assassination to spherical up details about Oswald’s journey to Mexico Metropolis weeks earlier. Officers questioned whether or not Oswald had been making an attempt to get visas on the Soviet and Cuban embassies in Mexico Metropolis so as to “make a fast escape after assassinating the president.”
A CIA message despatched Nov. 24, 1963 — two days after Kennedy was killed — stated an “essential query” that remained unsolved was whether or not Oswald had been planning to journey immediately or return to the U.S. and depart later.
The message stated that though it appeared Oswald “was then…