Folks, I’ve been pretty forthright for my distaste for the current administration, but let me tell you, this JFK files thing has been an absolute home run.
Although President Trump had originally planned on blocking the release, someone got in his earhole and convinced him otherwise (or, more likely, he realized this was an opportunity to seem transparent).
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
JFK Files are being carefully released. In the end there will be great transparency. It is my hope to get just about everything to public!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2017
Well, despite the fact that the files have been released “carefully”, they’re still loaded with bombshells, my favorite of which was that the CIA considered hiring the mob to assassinate Fidel f*cking Castro.
First, as an Italian, shout out to the mob — generally terrible people, but wildly intelligent move-makers nonetheless. Just think about it for a second: not only were they in with state law enforcement but federal agencies such as the CIA. As Carmine Falcone says in Batman Begins, that’s not the type of power you can buy, but the power of fear.
But less Batman and more CIA/mob collabs.
A 1975 document from the Rockefeller Commission detailing the CIA’s role in foreign assassinations said plans to assassinate Castro were undertaken in the early days of the Kennedy administration.
The report said Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the President’s brother, told the FBI he learned the CIA hired an intermediary “to approach Sam Giancana with a proposition of paying $150,000 to hire some gunman to go into Cuba and kill Castro.”
The attorney general said that made it hard to prosecute Giancana, a Sicilian American mobster.
“Attorney General Kennedy stated that the CIA should never undertake the use of mafia people again without first checking with the Department of Justice because it would be difficult to prosecute such people in the future,” the report reads.
The report also said the CIA was later interested in using mobsters to deliver a poison pill to Castro in order to kill him.
Essentially, these JFK files are a conspiracy theorists wet dream come true. Look for more bombshell modern American history nuggets like this one to come out more as the government continues to release more documents.
If you’re interested in reading further about the JFK files, you can find CNN’s full overview here.