FBI, CIA Could Have Prevented Assassination of JFK Had They Heeded Warnings

Steve Neavling

The FBI and CIA missed opportunities to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by not taking seriously enough threats from Lee Harvey Oswald, according to Philip Shenon’s new book, “A Cruel and Shocking Act,” reports the Orland Sentinel.

Days before the assassination, the president’s administration found a threatening note addressed to JFK.

The existence of the letter was never investigated by the Warren Commission because it had been destroyed.

The commission also didn’t know about a memo from former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who said Oswald even announced he was going to kill JFK, the Sentinel reports.

“There’s tremendous amount of material, much of it has only been released in recent years, that shows that both the FBI and the CIA were very aware of the threat that Lee Harvey Oswald posed,” Shenon said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

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  1. attorney Barr McClellan worked at the Clark Law firm in Austin Texas. His son Scott McClellan was George W Bush’s Press Secretary. His book on the JFK assassination will be out next month detailing the evidence for FBI Director Hoover assassinating President Kennedy. Until then you can watch the banned History Channel documentary THE GUILTY MEN on youtube
    detailing the evidence for the FBI assassinating President Kennedy see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F-LY1HblmE

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