Well-known journalist David Talbot – founder and lead editor for Salon – said in an interview today that the CIA may well have played a role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy:
[After JFK fired CIA head Allen Dulles,] Dulles …
continued to sort of set up an anti-Kennedy government in exile in his
home in Georgetown. Many of the people he was meeting with, several of
the people, including Howard Hunt and others, later
became figures of suspicion during the House Select Committee on
Assassination hearings in Washington in the 1970s. You know, most
Americans don’t know that that was the last official statement, the last
official report, on the Kennedy assassination, not the Warren Report
back in 1964. But the Congress reopened the investigation into John
Kennedy’s assassination, and they did determine he was killed as the
result of a conspiracy.
So a number of the people who came up during this investigation by
Congress were figures of interest who were meeting with Allen Dulles.
They had no, you know, obvious reason to be meeting with a “retired” CIA official. The
weekend of Kennedy’s assassination, Allen Dulles is not at home
watching television like the rest of America. He’s at a remote CIA
facility, two years after being pushed out of the agency by Kennedy,
called The Farm, in northern Virginia, that he used when he was director
of the CIA as a kind of an alternate command
post. Well, he’s there while Kennedy is killed, after Kennedy is killed,
when Jack Ruby then kills Lee Harvey Oswald. That whole fateful
weekend, he’s hunkered down in a CIA command post. So, there are many odd circumstances like this.