National Press Club Event
National Press Club, Washington DC
Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30 am EST
SMOKING GUN IN THE JFK FILES?
What Has the Government Been Hiding for Nearly 60 Years?
With President Biden’s December 15 deadline for full JFK disclosure approaching, the non-profit Mary Ferrell Foundation (MFF), sponsor of the internet’s largest collection of searchable JFK documents, will present evidence of a potential major break in the JFK assassination story.
Biden set next week’s deadline in an October 2021 memo calling on all federal agencies to release their remaining documents related to the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which will be made public by the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
"We have been peeling layers off the onion that is the murder of a U.S. president at the height of the Cold War, year by year," says MFF president Rex Bradford. "Our work remains unfinished." In October 2022, the MFF sued President Biden and the National Archives for failure to implement the JFK Records Act of 1992.
"Astonishingly, the CIA continues to conceal its 'sources and methods' around the alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald," says MFF vice president Jefferson Morley. "But we now know where the rest of the Oswald story is hidden: in JFK files the CIA has redacted or denied in full."
"These records relate to a still-classified covert operation, approved by senior Agency officials in June 1963, that used Oswald for intelligence purposes," Morley went on. "Is the undisclosed operational interest in the accused assassin evidence of CIA incompetence? Or CIA complicity? We can’t be sure. Only full disclosure on December 15th will resolve the issue."
Former CIA officer Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will comment on the new and hidden evidence in JFK’s assassination.
Lawrence Schnapf will discuss recent outreach to the president and Congress to release the remaining redacted records in the JFK Collection, tell what has been learned about the Trump postponements, and review the basis for the MFF lawsuit.
Hon. Judge John Tunheim, former chair of the Assassination Records Review Board, will talk about the review board’s work and the status of the JFK Records Act.
Fernand Amandi, pollster, will present the results of a nationwide poll, detailing what the American public thinks about the causes of JFK's assassination and what President Biden should do about the remaining secret JFK files.
LIVESTREAM ON YOUTUBE: DEC. 6, 2022, 9:30 am-11:00am ET
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For interviews about the new JFK disclosures, call Jefferson Morley, vice president Mary Ferrell Foundation: 202 413 7841 or DM @jeffersonmorley.
For interviews about Mary Ferrell Foundation’s lawsuit seeking JFK files, call attorney Larry Schnapf 212-876-3189 or email Larry@Schnapflaw.com
Click for more information on the JFK records lawsuit.
Rex Bradford is president of the non-profit Mary Ferrell Foundation and creator of the foundation's web site ( maryferrell.org), which hosts the internet’s largest collection of searchable JFK assassination records, along with document collections about the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
Lawrence P. Schnapf is a New York City lawyer and an adjunct professor at New York Law School. Schnapf is co-counsel with Bill Simpich in the lawsuit Mary Ferrell Foundation filed to enforce the JFK Records Act.
Hon. John R. Tunheim serves as a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. From 1994 to 1998, Tunheim served as chair of the Assassination Records Review Board. He and four fellow board members presided over the review and release of four million pages of JFK assassination records, most of which had never been made public before.
Fernand Amandi is president and CEO of Bendixen-Amandi International, a Miami based communications firm. He manages corporate operations, including multicultural public opinion polls, focus groups, media production and strategic communications and research management. He is a guest lecturer in political science at the University of Miami and political analyst for MSNBC.
Jefferson Morley is vice president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation and the editor of the JFK Facts blog (jfkfacts.substack.com). A former editor and reporter at the Washington Post, he is the author of three books on the CIA in the 1960s, Our Man in Mexico, The Ghost, and Scorpions' Dance.
(Remote) Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is the William J. Perry Distinguished Fellow at Nuclear Threat Initiative, supporting NTI's work on global threat reduction. Previously, he spent 23 years as a CIA operations officer in various domestic and international posts, including Chief of the Europe Division in the Directorate of Operations, Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, Counterterrorist Center, and Deputy Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support. He has also lectured on the causes of JFK's assassination.
Moderator: Lawrence Schnapf is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law school.