Fifty years after the assassination of President John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, researchers are still investigating his mysterious murder.
Thousands of pages pertaining to the assassination are still sealed, and researchers are calling for a complete public release.
Jefferson Morley, former Washington Post Reporter currently suing the CIA to release the data, is most interested in a file containing about 300 pages on the now-deceased CIA agent George Joannides.
Joannides, Morley believes, may have had contact with suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the shooting and later served as Langley’s liaison for a JFK assassination investigation in the 1970s.
The first official investigation found that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting alone, after failing to get a visa to Cuba and his wife Marina rejected his attempts at reconciliation.
Another investigation in the mid-1970s said that the assassination was probably a conspiracy, after discovering audio files suggesting a second shooter.
These contradicting opinions have led many to come up with conspiracy theories behind the president’s death replacing the initial conclusion that Oswald acted alone.
Morley doesn’t believe that the documents will reveal any big conspiracy, but it may prove that the CIA did know of Oswald before the shooting.
That would contradict the first investigation’s findings that Kennedy’s assassination was carried out by a lone-ranger, a completely random act that couldn’t have been prevented.
Morley believes that Oswald may have been in contact with Joannides due to his noted involvement in an pro-Castro organization.
Oswald’s membership in the Fair Play for Cuba Committee was confirmed when he was captured by a local television station in an altercation with anti-Castro demonstrators.
But investigators later found that Oswald had pamphlets in his possession with an address of a local anti-Castro operation connected to a former FBI agent.
Researchers believe those pamphlets mean that Oswald was working with counterintelligence to discredit his pro-Castro group.
If that’s the case he would have been in contact with George Joannides the CIA case officer for the anti-Castro Student Revolutionary Directorate – the same group Oswald got in a brawl with.