J.V. Grombach and his group "The Pond" might be the least well known development in wartime US intelligence because of a commitment to pursuing his political enemies using the power of an unknown intelligence group. In total secrecy, he would attempt to destroy or purge official groups of those he found unacceptable and it would require other officials to stop his increasingly damaging attacks from within their own ranks.
The Special Intelligence Service is a little known predecessor of the most infamous and renowned later groups that still remain in the public consciousness. This largely forgotten American entity was under the command of J. Edgar Hoover and despite his earliest lukewarm desires to manage the group, in time he would desire to use this organization as a launching point for shared control of worldwide intelligence operations with the military.
Lee Harvey Oswald and his actions have dominated much of the public discussion about the JFK case, but has this constant focus on him taken away the greater view of events in the JFK assassination? C.A.A. Savastano and your host Mike Swanson discuss this and other related historical subjects.
The first season of a nearly two-year sixteen-episode journey assessing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ends in this episode of the Ochelli Effect's JFK 101 series. Author Larry Hancock, researcher C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli return to offer developments in the case and ideas about the next season of JFK 101.
A further review of the man several officials feasibly did not identify in Dallas, who bought a new rifle for a hunting trip, was the subject of prior FBI reports noting threats to JFK, and who dined near Dealey Plaza on the morning of November 22, 1963.
The President's (Warren) Commission Executive Sessions reveal a starkly divided group with conflicting ideas about the evidence, mistrust of some public officials and the media influencing the case, and reasonable doubts that were absent from its final pronouncements. Most Commissioners and staff sought to find a resolution based on facts. Unfortunately, some officials deprived the inquiry of the substantial conflicting evidence necessary to do so...Read More
For your review are four new cryptonyms C.A.A. Savastano assisted documenting at the Mary Ferrell Foundation (LNERGO, BKHERALD, LNAGON, QJWIN). They reveal code names used in the evidence to represent the FBI, CIA, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and a foreign assassination operative Jose Marie Andre Mankel. #CIA #Cryptonym
The idea that President John F. Kennedy was allegedly shot accidentally by Secret Service Agent George Hickey was most recently presented in the film "JFK: The Smoking Gun". Bonar Menninger presented a former incarnation of the story in his book "Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK". However, the story was offered first to the media and then to the Federal Bureau of Investigation decades earlier by gunsmith Howard Donahue. The story when viewed with historical perspective and evidence has serious verifiable issues...
Richard S. Cain was a Police Officer, Mafia associate, Sherriff's Investigator, CIA and FBI informant, and Cuban exile contact. One CIA document offers his claims that the Fair Play for Cuba Committee had a secret meeting to discuss the assassination of JFK. The question is what purpose Cain served in attempting to lay the blame at the feet of the FPCC. #JFK #Evidence
The legal statement of Former Assistant Director of the FBI William Sullivan regards the internal actions and vendettas of J. Edgar Hoover against the CIA and Warren Commission. They include leaking secret or embarrassing CIA information and then promoting disinformation to blame other officials, and seeking to prevent the Warren Commission's investigation from deviating from his prejudgment of Oswald's guilt. #JFK #Evidence
The City of New Orleans is attributed a unique place in the Kennedy assassination case. Divergent historical claims rest amid the city's swirling convoluted history. New Orleans housed various federal, state, and local offices that had many connections to locally operating Cuban exiles. The Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE) is just one of multiple exile groups the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) supported with tens of thousands of dollars monthly. Such organizations had dozens of members that performed covert and often illegal programs nationally...Read More
The integrity of any investigation relies on reasonable standards; among these is the honest disclosure of all relevant evidence by leading officials. No matter what inferences are made by such full disclosure, it is their responsibility to offer the most reliable assessment. They must be unrelenting in their pursuit of those suspected and willing to offer every resource in seeking justice. If this is not the case, the investigation is flawed; hidden motivations can prevent its success. No amount of lower standards can be definitive...Read More
Concealed manipulations within allied organizations have often been attributed to the Central Intelligence Agency alone but such internal power struggles and clandestine motivations are often hidden from the public and most officials. Yet it is the little noted evidentiary connections that might reveal new viable inferences and the longer one gazes upon the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency a realization may occur. In some cases, they are not quite as different as imagined...Read More
Jack Ruby, the murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald, indeed had associations and links to repeated members of the Mafia. Yet his least known association, informant of the FBI, occurred years before he murdered Lee Harvey Oswald.