New JFK Files Say Allegations Of CIA Ties To Lee Harvey Oswald Are ‘Totally Unfounded’
Last week, 2,891 previously unreleased government documents regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 were released. Included in the JFK files were conspiracy theories, memos of bounties of Fidel Castro, and sex parties with Frank Sinatra. On Friday night, the U.S. National Archives released 553 previously confidential CIA documents including records that allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were completely untrue.
Nearly 54 years after JFK was killed, previously classified records were made available to the public thanks to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. It has long been rumored that Oswald was working for the CIA when he shot and killed President Kennedy in Dallas, but the CIA wants you to know that those rumors are untrue. In a Central Intelligence Agency memo from Sept. 18, 1975, the CIA report concluded that claims linking Oswald to the CIA “are totally unfounded.”
On November 22, 1963, five days after Kennedy’s assassination, the CIA investigated to see if Oswald was contacted by any government agencies when he returned from the USSR in 1962 and they couldn’t find any evidence or connections. The mission of the investigation was to determine if “Oswald had ever been used by the Agency or been connected with it in any conceivable way.”
Just so we’re all understanding this correctly, let’s recap. The CIA investigated itself and said that the CIA had absolutely no connection to the murderer who killed the President of the United States and the CIA totally did not instruct an assassin to kill John F. Kennedy. In the spirit of the CIA, I investigated myself in the disappearance of half of my 5-year-old nephew’s Halloween candy, and I have determined that I absolutely did not eat all of the quality chocolate bars while he was outside riding his bicycle.