Here are the key highlights from the trove so far, courtesy of CBS and AP:
- Sabotaging plane parts
- CIA-mafia plot on Castro
- CIA plots "False Flags" Terrorist events in Miami
“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of a Cuban agent and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government.”
- UK paper warned of ‘big news'
- The FBI gets a death threat on Oswald the day before his murder
“Ruby says no one was associated with him and denies having made the telephone call to our Dallas office last night,” Hoover said. Hoover went on to say the FBI had evidence of Oswald’s guilt and intercepts of Oswald’s communications with Cuba and the Soviet Union. He said he was concerned there would be doubt in the public about Oswald’s guilt and that President Lyndon Johnson would appoint a commission to investigate the assassination.
- Passing blame for a coup in South Vietnam
“There is absolutely no evidence of this in the agency records and the whole thing has been, I mean rather — what is the word I want — heated by the fact that President Johnson used to go around saying that the reason President Kennedy was assassinated was that he had assassinated President Diem and this was just … justice,” Helms said. Helms added: “where he got this from, I don’t know.”
The deposition continues, with him being asked if there was any way Oswald was in some way a CIA agent or an agent,” before the document cuts off.
- Alleged Cuban intel officer said he knew Oswald
- Jack Ruby’s connections with Dallas police
- Soviets said killing was an ‘organized conspiracy’
The source said the Soviet officials claimed no connection between Oswald and the USSR, and described him as “a neurotic gunman.
- CIA intercepts call from Oswald to KGB
The FBI was tracking Oswald before JFK's assassination
Oswald was being tracked by the New Orleans division of the FBI in October 1963 – the month before the assassination took place. An FBI report into the New Orleans division of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee said that, while the committee had been inactive since Oswald left the city, the bureau was planning to stay in contact “with Cuban sources for any indication of additional activity.” Copies of the report were sent to FBI divisions in New York and Dallas, the city in which Kennedy was killed.
- Soviets Fear Assassination Would Lead To All Out War