Nov 29, 2021
EPISODE #658 JFK: CONNECTING THE DOTS PT. 4
Richard welcomes a renowned JFK Assassination researcher who discusses Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged visit to Mexico City in September 1963. The day after Kennedy's assassination, the CIA claimed they had photographs and taped telephone conversations of Oswald in Mexico City trying to obtain the necessary documents that would allow him to return to the Soviet Union. Further, the CIA claimed to have a recording of a telephone conversation between Oswald and Valery Kostivkov, a KGB assassin who was stationed at the Soviet consulate in Mexico City. Conveniently, this information was not passed on to the FBI in Dallas prior to the murder of JFK. It was given to the Warren Commission who would then use this and other evidence to conclude Oswaldand Oswald alone was responsible for Kennedy's murder. However, DiEugenio reveals that despite the fact that both the Soviet and Cuban Consulates in Mexico City were heavily monitored by the FBI and the CIA, no reliable evidence was every presented proving Oswald was there.
Guest: James DiEugenio is one of the foremost researchers into the major assassinations of the 1960's. His first book: Destiny Betrayed, was an in depth look at the Garrison investigation. In 1993 he co-founded both Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, and the following year: the Coalition on Political Assassinations . Along with Lisa Pease he co-edited COPA's journal: Probe Magazine from 1993-2000, and later assisted in a compilation of the Probe articles which was published as The Assassinations. In response to Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming History and associated film Parkland, DiEugenio published Reclaiming Parkland, a critique of Bugliosi's methodology, evidence, and findings in the Kennedy Assassination. Jim was a guest commentator on the anniversary issue of the film "JFK" re-released by Warner Brothers in 2013. Most recently, Jim wrote the screenplay for Oliver Stone's latest film, JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass.