Dick Russell Speaks on the New JFK Assassination Files

Dick Russell
Dick Russell. Photo credit: Watching the Hawks RT / YouTube

Acclaimed author and WhoWhatWhy contributor Dick Russell recently spoke to RT News’s Watching the Hawks about the JFK assassination records that have been newly released by the National Archives. Russell talks about the true identity of Lee Harvey Oswald — is there evidence he was a US intelligence asset posing as a fake defector to the USSR?

Who was the “Mexico City mystery man” that was apparently posing as Oswald in the months leading up to the assassination?

And despite President Donald Trump allowing these new documents to be released with significant redactions remaining — at least for now — what more can we learn? Watch the below video to find this out, and more.

Dick Russell is the author of many books, but he is perhaps best known for his thrilling, The Man Who Knew Too Much (Carroll & Graf, 2003). His other books include My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014); The Life and Ideas of James Hillman: Volume I: The Making of a Psychologist (Arcade Publishing, 2013); On the Trail of the JFK Assassins: A Groundbreaking Look at America’s Most Infamous Conspiracy (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010); Striper Wars: An American Fish Story (Island Press, 2005); Black Genius and the American Experience (Carroll & Graf 1998).


Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from RT Screenshot (Watching the Hawks RT / YouTube).

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10 responses to “Dick Russell Speaks on the New JFK Assassination Files”

  1. andrew1212 says:

    Wow–finally a real conversation about the JFK assassination files release…

    Last week, I noticed that Jesse Ventura had an episode on the JFK files as well–but the segment is not viewable on Youtube. It was Episode 11 of “The World According To Jesse” (WATJ).

    Unclear if RT is self-censoring the content or if RT uploaded Episode 11 to Youtube and it was taken down. Episode 12 is up–why isn’t Episode 11 up, too?

  2. Lee Shepherd says:

    JFK to his friend Red Fay:
    “It’s possible. It could happen in this country, but the conditions would have to be just right. If, for example, the country had a young president and he had a Bay of Pigs, there would be a certain uneasiness. Maybe the military would do a little criticizing behind his back, but this would be written off as the usual military dissatisfaction with civilian control. Then, if there were another Bay of Pigs, the reaction of the country would be, ‘Is he too young and inexperienced?’ The military would almost feel that it was their patriotic obligation to stand ready to preserve the integrity of the nation and only God knows just what segment of democracy they would be defending if they overthrew the elected establishment.”

    Kennedy knew…how long is going to take before the rest of us get it?

  3. Lee Shepherd says:

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  4. Peter Rock Favazza says:

    Interesting interview with some intriguing facts. However, I wonder why the fact that JFK was involved in back door negotiations with Castro is not brought up more? It is well known that JFK sent an emissary to Cuba to attempt normalizing relations with Cuba, and indeed the emissary journalist Jean Daniel was there when the news came in that JFK was assassinated. This is contrary to some reports that the Kennedy administration was trying to kill Castro. I believe the CIA (and friends) were trying to assassinate Cuba’s leader, but I question whether the JFK White House was behind it.

  5. Jason BMW says:

    Why are you publishing RT data? We do not need Russian involvement and propaganda in our affairs. This makes your whole site suspect.

    • james warren says:

      So because this information is, in your opinion, “propaganda,” that then means that the whole site is “suspect”?

      Does this mean that we should refrain from reading or watching anything that does not agree with our own opinions?

      I don’t think that is a wise approach.

    • Jason BMW says:

      Jump to false conclusions much? RT is an arm of the Russian STATE. If you consider RT something more than propaganda you are gullible.

    • Peter Cleall says:

      What do think CNN, Fox News, BBC etc is? Nothing but propaganda.

    • Jason BMW says:

      A simple minded comparison. Why you must be an elderly republiCON!

    • Josh Stern says:

      Dick Russell is an American journalist who had published his work on the independent Skyhorse Publishing because the MSM and major publishers in the US are de facto controlled by the CIA and will not publish work that openly discusses CIA conspiracies, plots, and criminal treason against the USA. Today, the Internet is crawling with thousands of people funded by by the US Deep State, trolling the Internet, pretending to be citizens, and pushing Deep State lies.

      Independent journalists and independent media are the only ones who will touch these topics because the CIA basically controls the rest, threatening and hurting those who don’t tow the line.

    • Jason BMW says:

      Thanks for your reply. I generally agree with what you have to say, but would counter do you really think that RT is an independent news source? Or just the Russian version of what you say exists in the USA?

      I know of and respect Mr. Russell and his work, that is not an issue for me.

    • Josh Stern says:

      RT is said to get some state funding from Russia. Journalists working there, or having worked there in the past – e.g. Abby Martin – have said that they were never pressured to report stories in any particular way related to Russia. I don’t doubt that there is some level of bias towards Russia, but whatever amount exists is a healthy counter to the *extreme* bias that the majority of the USA and Western media has towards slanted and false coverage of in favor of US government actions. Most Americans are left with completely distorted views of the world and the US govt. role in that. The number of sources not bowing to the US govt. party line is tiny. So most of them are valuable if they have intelligence and some kind of journalistic standards, which RT does.

    • Jason BMW says:

      In this era when lying is a given….by almost everyone, and hidden agendas are as common as raindrops, it is impossible to know who to believe. What I know for certain is that intelligence agencies, of all nations, are an insidious and evil force. Their very existence is a danger.

    • Josh Stern says:

      All the forces that take a position against talking about public truths, including mass murder, theft, racketeering, etc. are evil, whether or not they are part of any official intelligence agency. There is no good justification for the effort to shut down truthful communication in favor of fakery.