The CIA's New Spin on Lee Harvey Oswald
The official story of the so-called "lone gunman" recently changed. Why?
A series of talking points, generated by the CIA’s Public Affairs Office in December 2022, signals a subtle but significant change in the U.S. government’s account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. These talking points, distributed to selected reporters from national news organizations, were obtained by JFK Facts from a knowledgeable source.
In a Twitter thread on Monday, I deconstructed one of these talking points: a clever—and misleading—statement about the records of deceased undercover officer George Joannides who was involved in the events of 1963.
“The CIA's cover story is not credible,” I wrote. “In the sunlight of new facts, it is decomposing before our eyes.”
Here’s some more evidence. In the talking points—which were not disseminated on the CIA’s Twitter feed— the Agency revised its story about Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of killing Kennedy.
The Agency is now discretely backing away from the false story given to the Warren Commission, the blue-ribbon panel which investigated JFK’s death in 1964.