by Brian Bender
Investigators say files could prove interference
by Brian Bender, At: The Boston Globe
There is much of value [in this book], if you are willing to spend a lot of time sifting through five volumes. If it had been half as long, it might have been twice as good, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Jim Lesar, president of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, sent the following letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee has oversight responsibilities for the JFK Records Act, but in ten years has held no hearings.
Letter of protest to New York Times, signed by Jefferson Morley, Norman Mailer, Anthony Summers and David Talbot.
Over forty years after the fact, the public is still learning that trusted officials are keeping private potentially important records dealing with the unsolved murder of President Kennedy, Jim DiEugenio writes about documents withheld by the Dallas DA office.
While still backing the ARRB's mission, Jim DiEugenio criticizes some board members for publicly implying they have read all the declassified documents and that it doesn't matter, Oswald still did it – a judgment that does not fit the facts, or their own experience.
Superficially based on errors and incompetence within the Los Angeles Police Department, in actuality, [Scott Enyart v. City of Los Angeles] bore as little relation to accident and error as Robert Kennedy's murder was owed to the act of an "angry and disoriented Palestinian," writes David Manning.