The declassified files of the HSCA reveal how Blakey, unlike Richard Sprague, manoeuvered the committee away from investigating the role of the CIA and toward a predefined conclusion, reports Jim DiEugenio.
A declassified HSCA document reporting a phone conversation between Michael Ewing and Rankin offers, as far as we know, the strongest criticisms of the Commission by anyone actually on the legal staff, as opposed to the members of the Commission themselves, writes Jim DiEugenio.
The first Deputy Counsel chosen by Richard Sprague to direct the efforts of the House Select Committee recounts to Jim DiEugenio his experiences on that ill-fated mission.
In which are found allegations of evidence left compartmentalized, accusations of staff infighting, and the assertion that the medical panel gave him conflicting data.
“The ‘not altogether complimentary letter’ may prove to outline the reasons that the HSCA failed so miserably in their investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination,” writes Kathleen Cunningham.