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FTR #961 Watergate and the Assassination of President Kennedy, Part 1

With Water­gate being bruit­ed about by our media in con­junc­tion with the “inves­ti­ga­tions” into Trump and “Rus­sia-gate,” we are tak­ing time to dig into the archives and recap infor­ma­tion about one of the fac­tors that under­lay the Water­gate scandal–the Assas­si­na­tion of JFK.

The first of the pro­grams excerpts The Guns of Novem­ber, Part 3 (record­ed on 11/15/1983) at length. From the descrip­tion for the pro­gram:

“Richard Nixon’s polit­i­cal demise came through the Water­gate scan­dal. Nixon ini­ti­at­ed the Water­gate cov­er-up because he feared that “the whole Bay of Pigs thing” would come out. In his polit­i­cal mem­oir “The Ends of Pow­er,” Nixon aide H.R. Halde­man wrote that the phrase “Bay of Pigs” was a code-word with­in the Nixon White House for the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion.

The pro­gram doc­u­ments many of the areas of over­lap between the Water­gate and Kennedy inves­ti­ga­tions.

Nixon him­self was in Dal­las on Novem­ber 22, 1963, as a lawyer for Pep­si­co (the par­ent com­pa­ny of Pep­si Cola.) Fly­ing out of Dal­las rough­ly two hours before Kennedy was slain, Nixon told the FBI in Feb­ru­ary of 1964 that the only time he had been in Dal­las in 1963 had been “two days pri­or to the assas­si­na­tion.” This bla­tant lie is negat­ed by a wire ser­vice inter­view Nixon gave in Dal­las on Novem­ber 21. Text of the inter­view ran in the New York Times and oth­er major news­pa­pers.

Water­gate Spe­cial Pros­e­cu­tor Leon Jawors­ki was select­ed by Nixon to replace the ille­gal­ly fired Archibald Cox. Jawors­ki had pre­vi­ous­ly served as a War­ren Com­mis­sion Coun­sel, while at the same time serv­ing as direc­tor of a CIA domes­tic fund­ing con­duit.

Nixon named for­mer War­ren Com­mis­sion mem­ber Ger­ald Ford to replace Vice Pres­i­dent Agnew. Ford then replaced Nixon as Pres­i­dent and par­doned him of all crimes he may have com­mit­ted. . . .

. . . . The pro­gram dis­cuss­es evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries con­nect­ing numer­ous oth­er fig­ures to the both inves­ti­ga­tions, includ­ing Water­gate Judge John Sir­i­ca and Water­gate bur­glar Frank Stur­gis (aka Frank Fior­i­ni).

To attempt selec­tive era­sure of the all-impor­tant Water­gate tapes, Nixon sought the assis­tance of Gor­don Nov­el, a vet­er­an intel­li­gencer, elec­tron­ics expert, anti-Cas­tro vet­er­an and a fig­ure in Jim Gar­rison’s inves­ti­ga­tion in New Orleans. At least one key tape was par­tial­ly erased (the famous 18 1/2 minute gap), though no cul­prit was ever iden­ti­fied.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Leon Jaworski’s role as Kore­a­gate Spe­cial Pros­e­cu­tor, which per­mit­ted the eclips­ing of the Moon orga­ni­za­tion’s links to the CIA; the role of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church–the Moon organization–in gen­er­at­ing sup­port for Nixon dur­ing Water­gate; Jude Sarah Hugh­es’s involve­ment with a CIA domes­tic fund­ing con­duit; Hugh­es’s admin­is­tra­tion of the oath of office to LBJ on the plane fly­ing back to Wash­ing­ton DC; Judge Sir­i­ca’s elec­toral sup­port for Richard Nixon (“Max­i­mum John” Sir­i­ca was the Judge in the Water­gate case); the fact that the suit by JFK researcher Harold Weis­berg and attor­ney James Lesar sought infor­ma­tion from the War­ren Com­mis­sion, part of the exec­u­tive branch of gov­ern­ment; that body was a Pres­i­den­tial fact-find­ing com­mis­sion with no legal sta­tus what­so­ev­er; Sir­i­ca’s rul­ing against the plain­tiffs was a con­tra­ven­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion; Jaworski’s role as one of two heads of the Texas Court of Inquiry, the body formed by the state of Texas in order to inves­ti­gate the assassination;“ex” CIA offi­cer James McCord’s deci­sive role in both betray­ing the Water­gate bur­glars and in see­ing to it that the inves­ti­ga­tion would go for­ward; Frank Stur­gis and his role (as Frank Fior­i­ni) in run­ning the Mob’s casi­nos in Cuba pre-Cas­tro; Stur­gis’s role in gen­er­at­ing dis­in­for­ma­tion point­ing toward Cas­tro as the archi­tect of the assas­si­na­tion; an arti­cle from a 1983 tech­nol­o­gy pub­li­ca­tion in which Gor­don Nov­el dis­cuss­es his ultra high-tech­nol­o­gy role “to erase the Water­gate tapes” (this will be dis­cussed at greater length in future pro­grams.)

Billie Sol Estes Checks Out; Rest in Peace, Gaeton Fonzi

Mr. Emory’s polit­i­cal odyssey began with inves­ti­ga­tion of the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy. We note the pass­ing of two peo­ple who link to the milieu sur­round­ing the inves­ti­ga­tion. Gae­ton Fonzi was a dogged inves­ti­ga­tor for the House Select Com­mit­tee on Assas­si­na­tions. One of many crooked asso­ciates of LBJ, Bil­lie Sol Estes was the focal point of some very “inter­est­ing” inves­ti­ga­tions him­self.

FTR #713 Interview (#3) with Russ Baker, Author of “Family of Secrets”

With JFK safe­ly out of the way, Pop­py Bush safe­guards the inter­ests that killed him; elect­ed to Con­gress, Pop­py lands a plum com­mit­tee posi­tion, cour­tesy of his father; strings pulled to get Dubya into a Nation­al Guard posi­tion; Dubya goes AWOL.

FTR #698 Echoes of Dealy Plaza (Update on the Assassination of President Kennedy)

CIA offi­cer who over­saw anti-Cas­tro Cubans involved in killing JFK was liai­son to House Select Com­mit­tee inves­ti­gat­ing the killing; LBJ doubt­ed offi­cial the­o­ry; so does FBI agent who saw the body.

FTR #669 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Euro-fas­cism receives a blow with the death of clos­et-gay Jurg Haider; Ger­man neo-Nazi NPD reveals fund­ing from Old Nazis in Latin Amer­i­ca; Updates on AIDS and Nixon’s 1968 trea­son.

FTR #579 Gimme a Break! — Reflections on the Death of Gerald Ford

Ger­ald Ford’s role in aid­ing the cov­er-up of Water­gate and, by exten­sion, the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy.

FTR #577 Truth and Consequences—Interview with Ed Haslam and Daniel Hopsicker

Evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries stretch from Jim Gar­rison’s New Orleans inves­ti­ga­tion of JFK’s assas­si­na­tion to an epi­dem­ic of soft tis­sue can­cer, AIDS, and the 9/11 attacks.

FTR #572 The Liberty Incident

The attack on the U.S.S. Lib­er­ty elec­tron­ic spy ship may well have been due to elec­tron­ic spy­ing on Israel.

FTR #556 Update on 9/11 and Related Matters

The Al-Taqwa milieu revealed by the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids links to 9/11, the GOP and Bush admin­is­tra­tion, the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Under­ground Reich. Neworks linked to the JFK assas­si­na­tion are explored.

FTR #524 The Safari Club and the ‘Islamic Bomb’

Record­ed August 28, 2005 REALAUDIO Since 9/11, there has been a height­ened lev­el of dis­cus­sion on the pos­si­bil­i­ty of nuclear ter­ror­ism, par­tic­u­lar­ly in light of the A.Q. Khan net­work and the smug­gling of nuclear tech­nol­o­gy from Pak­istan to a num­ber of oth­er coun­tries. This broad­cast sets forth infor­ma­tion that demon­strates the com­plic­i­ty of the Safari […]