Thousands of previously classified files have been released related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and here are 5 items that will interest you.
US officials wanted to offer just $0.02 for the killing of Fidel Castro.
It has been common knowledge that the US government wanted to assassinate Fidel Castro. The files showed that the US proposed payments ranged from $100,000 for government officials and $57,700 for “department heads.” And $.02 for Castro. Castro got the last laugh of course and out lived all of the people that were out to get him.
Lee Harvey Oswald met with a Soviet official affiliated with the KGB’s ‘Assassination Department’ just weeks before he allegedly killed Kennedy.
A few short weeks before Kennedy’s assassination, Oswald met with a known KGB officer at the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City. The meeting occurred on September 28, 1963 and was discovered by an intercepted phone call by the CIA between Oswald and an embassy guard.
A newspaper in England was told about the assassination minutes before it happened
25 minutes before Kennedy was shot, a British reporter at the Cambridge News was called and instructed to “call the American Embassy in London for some big news” before the anonymous tipster hung up. After the reporter learned of the assassination, he informed local police about the call, who passed the information along to MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, who informed the FBI. Although they did nothing, it seems like the FBI took the information seriously passing it throughout the organization all the way up to Director J. Edgar Hoover.
A Hollywood call girl told the FBI that a private detective was looking into ‘sex parties’ involving Kennedy.
It is common knowledge that Hoover kept files on everyone the he perceived as a threat or could be a threat to his power. A 1960 memo included information provided by a high priced call girl said, “relating to her participation in sex parties involving Senator John F. Kennedy, his brother-in-law, movie actor Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.”
The FBI received a death threat against Oswald the day before he was murdered.
The FBI’s Dallas office received a call “from a man talking in a calm voice,” who identified himself as a member of a committee that intended to kill Oswald, according to a transcript of remarks made by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover on November 24, 1963. Hoover said he subsequently urged Dallas’ police chief to ensure Oswald was protected. But Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner, was still able to fatally shoot Oswald.