I want to explore one of the weirder conspiracy theories out there today...

Was JFK Murdered Because He Took LSD?

The Answer May Shock You

A thread of twists and turns and (spoiler) no clear answer.
It's 1963.

The hippie movement is still dormant within society. It's a year before The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Two years before The Grateful Dead.

But LSD is still legal.

The Civil Rights Movement is in full swing.

US involvement in Vietnam is just beginning.
By 1963, Kennedy was hoping to exit Vietnam without prolonging war.

Weeks before he died, JFK spoke at the UN and proposed NASA's full cooperation with the Soviets.

He said he wanted to land on the moon together.
A leading conspiracy theory re JFK's assassination is that Kennedy wanted to end the Vietnam War and the Cold War at large. As a result, the military-industrial-complex plotted his assassination.

But what does that have to do with LSD?
To understand the magnitude of JFK's proposal for a joint US-Soviet moon landing and hope to end the Cold War, you need examine his life leading up to those changes in policy.

He was an ardent cold warrior and anticommunist.

Did LSD change his views on the Cold War?
JFK was born in 1917. 

JFK’s grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald was once Mayor of Boston. 

JFK’s father, Joe, went to Harvard, made a fortune in the stock market, financed Hollywood films, had affairs with actresses, and made a fortune bootlegging during Prohibition.
Along with fraternizing with organized crime, Joe was known for shorting the stock market just before the Great Depression. 

Later, FDR appointed Joe the first ever head of the SEC.
Joe Kennedy's shaky morals may or may not have influenced FDR's decision to make Joe Ambassador to Great Britain in 1938.

While in the UK, Joe Kennedy socialized with royals and his daughter married the Duke of Devonshire.
Released documents show Germany's ambassador to Great Britain, Herbert von Dirksen, wrote in June 1938:

" [Joe Kennedy] understood our Jewish policy completely… In [the US], such pronounced attitudes were quite common, but people avoided making so much outward fuss about it.”
According to Dirksen, Joe Kennedy told him that it “was not so much the fact that [the Germans] wanted to get rid of the Jews that was so harmful to [the Germans], but rather the loud clamor with which [the Germans] accompanied the purpose.”
Kennedy and PM Chamberlain attempting to map out a plan where all German Jews could be sent to Africa with the help of Britain and the United States. 

Joe never consulted the US State Department on such a plan and it remained entirely between him and the two European powers.
It’s been alleged that Joe Kennedy, an Irish Catholic, was anti-British and spent his time as Ambassador to Britain lobbying PM Chamberlain in favor of the Nazis. 

Dirksen wrote to his boss that Joe Kennedy was “Germany’s best friend.”
Some allege Joe Kennedy was more than just an ideological sympathizer of the Nazis. Perhaps an active agent within Britain. 

Joe boasted to columnist Walter Winchell that HE convinced Britain not to challenge Hitler after the annexation of Czechoslovakia.
Joe Kennedy once said to embassy aide, Harvey Klemmer, “individual jews are alright, Harvey, but as a race they stink. They spoil everything they touch. Look what they did to the movies.”
In 1940, Joe Kennedy was recalled as Ambassador to Britain for telling people in Europe that FDR would lose the upcoming election and the US would abandoned Britain to appease the Nazis.

Kennedy said that FDR's policy "was a Jewish production."
After returning to the US, Kennedy continued to target Jews, specifically Charlie Chaplin and his film The Great Dictator, as attempts of the “Jewish media” and “Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles” to “set a match to the fuse of the world.”

So JFK's father was a Hollywood producer, alcohol distributor, tied to organized crime, and likely an agent of Nazi Germany, a country where almost all drugs were legal and meth was encouraged.

But what does that have to do with JFK possibly tripping on acid?
Much has been said about JFK’s addiction to different drugs.

From Ritalin to opiates, JFK spent his adult life popping pills and shooting needles multiple times each day. 

JFK was known to take the Nazi’s drug of choice: Methamphetamine.
JFK's physician, infamously nicknamed “Dr. Feelgood,” gave him daily injections of uppers, downers, and everything in between.
Bobby Baker, advisor to LBJ who resigned due to the FBI investigating him for procuring prostitutes for VIPs, claimed that JFK told him “I get a migraine headache if I don’t get a strange piece of ass every day.”

Prior to the prostitution scandal, Baker was seen as LBJ's protege
So JFK came from a morally ambiguous household, with a mob-connected, bootlegging Nazi father, and had a history of drug dependance.

But why do some people think that JFK tripped on LSD?
Well for one thing, Timothy Leary, former Harvard University clinical psychologist who worked on the infamous Harvard Psilocybin Project (that notoriously dosed 32 inmates at Concord State Prison in MA outside the college) said so.
In Leary's 1983 autobiography "Flashbacks", he recalls a phone call he received from Mary Pinchot Meyer after JFK's assassination.
He writes, “Ever since the Kennedy assassination I had been expecting a call from Mary… I could hardly understand her. She was either drunk or drugged or overwhelmed with grief…”
(Quote from Timothy Leary's book cont'd):

"[Mary said] 'They couldn’t control him any more. He was changing too fast. They’ve covered up everything. I gotta come see you. I’m afraid.'”
In "Flashbacks", Leary says Mary previously told him,

“I want to learn how to run an LSD session… I have this friend who’s a very important man. He’s impressed by what I’ve told him about my own LSD experiences and what other people have told him. He wants to try it himself.”
In her biography of Mary Pinchot Meyer, Nina Burleigh writes:

"Mary's visits to Timothy Leary during the time she was also Kennedy's lover suggest that Kennedy knew more about hallucinogenic drugs than the CIA might have been telling him.”
Remember: this is 1963.

The CIA was at the peak of their clandestine LSD experiments throughout the country.

Harvard just finished their acid tests and LSD wouldn't be illegal for another five years.

People were experimenting with LSD recreationally and legally.
Mary Pinchot Meyer, among other things, is part of history for her long affair with JFK.

In 2016, a love letter JFK wrote to Mary just a few weeks before the assassination sold for $88,970.
In the letter, JFK wrote:

“Why don’t you leave suburbia for once — come and see me — either here or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th. I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it — on the other handle you may not — and I will love it [...]"
(JFK's letter continued):

"[...] You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all these years — you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don’t you just say yes.”
The $88,000 letter was never sent because it was written so soon before JFK's death.

The letter was retained by Kennedy’s personal secretary Evelyn Lincoln who was in the motorcade when Kennedy was assassinated. She was also the daughter of Congressman John Norton (D).
JFK aide Myer Feldman said in an interview, “I think JFK thought more of [Mary] than some of the other women and discussed things that were on his mind, not just social gossip.”
JFK's affair with Mary Meyer chronologically lines up with his sudden attitude change -- swearing to abolish the CIA, end the Cold War, and radically change the trajectory of US foreign policy.
So who was this Mary Pinchot Meyer, friend of the demented doctor Timothy Leary, frequent acid tripper, and woman JFK seems to have been in love with at the time of his assassination?
Mary Pinchot Meyer was born in 1920 to lawyer Amos Pinchot (founding member of the ACLU and brother of Gifford Pinchot, 28th Governor of Pennsylvania and first ever Head of the US Forest Service) and Ruth Pickering Pinchot, writer for The Nation, The New Republic, and The Masses.
Mary Pinchot Meyer grew up to graduate from Vassar College, write for United Press, editor of The Atlantic, and marry and divorce Cord Meyer, infamous CIA agent recruited directly by Allen Dulles.
In 1954 (4 years before their divorce), Mary and her husband Cord were neighbors with JFK and his wife Jackie who had bought a house directly next to the Meyers.

The families grew close as neighbors.

JFK was also close with Mary’s sister Toni and her husband Ben Bradlee.
In 1956, Mary's son Michael was hit by a car and killed.

Two years later, Mary and Cord divorced.
After the divorce, Mary moved in with her sister Toni and her husband Ben Bradlee, former naval intelligence officer and executive for the Washington Post.

Mary began her affair with JFK while living with her sister and Ben Bradlee.
Charles L. Barlett (WW2 vet, 7th generation Yale graduate, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, and close confidant of JFK and GHWB) said in an interview:

"I really liked Jack Kennedy. We had great fun together and a lot of things in common..." (cont’d)
(Charles Barlett quote continued)

"We had a very personal, close relationship... Jack was in love with Mary Meyer... He was very frank with me about it, that he thought she was absolutely great... It was a dangerous relationship."
The existence of the relationship became even more dangerous after JFK was killed.

If Marry really had witnessed JFK's acid trip, and saw him go on the psychological psychedelic journey that led to his drastic political changes, she was dangerous.
Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered on October 12, 1964 less than one year after the JFK assassination.

While walking in the Georgetown neighborhood of DC, Mary was shot once in the back of the head and then again through the heart.
Raymond Crump was arrested for the execution of Mary Meyer.

He was reportedly the first black person the police could find after the assassination was reported.

There was no trace of any blood or nitrates on Crump and his clothes when he was arrested.
No witnesses identified Raymond Crump as the killer.

No murder weapon was ever found.

Crump was such a clear scapegoat that he (a black man accused of murdering a famous blond white woman in 1964) was acquitted less than a year later.

The case remains unsolved.
The trial judge Howard Corcoran (brother of Thomas Corcoran, close friend and advisor to LBJ) ruled that Mary's personal life could not be mentioned in court and info from her private life was kept from Crump's defense attorney.
Corcoran's ruling ensured that all information regarding Mary's CIA husband and affair with JFK was kept out of the investigation into her murder.

There's no official explanation for why her murder was never given an actual investigation and clearly shutdown from the beginning.
At the time of her death, Mary’s best friend was reportedly Anne Dean Truitt. 

Anne Dean Truitt and her husband were part of the “Georgetown Set” of young DC couples that comprised of CIA officials, agents, journalists, and artists.
Anne Truitt's husband, James Truitt, was a naval officer during WW2 who went on to work in the US State Department, before joining Life Magazine in 1948.

James Truitt eventually became vice president at both the Washington Post and Newsweek.
In Mary's biography, New York Times' Nina Burleigh writes:

"Mary apparently told the Truitts about her meetings with [JFK] while they were happening. The Truitts kept notes with dates, times, and details... [Mary] regarded her trysts with Kennedy as interesting history.”
Mary was a painter and a writer. She kept her own diary of the affair, too. Possibly served as a psychedelic trip journal, too.

Allegedly, Mary told Anne Truitt that Anne needed to get rid of Mary's diary "if anything happens to me."
Anne Truitt was in Tokyo when Mary was killed.

She called Mary's sister immediately and said it "[was urgent] that she found Mary's diary before the police got to it and her private life became a matter of public record."
Ben Bradlee, Mary's brother-in-law, (by then) executive editor of the Washington Post, and (now) confirmed asset of CIA Operation Mockingbird, was with Mary's sister when she got the call from Anne Truitt.
Mary's sister Toni, her husband Ben Bradlee, and their friend James Angleton found Mary's diary a few days after Anne Truitt's phone call.

After all three read it, Angleton took possession of the diary and promised to destroy it so no one else could ever read a word of it again.
A year later, during the trial of Robert Crump, Ben Bradlee was the first witness the prosecutor called to the stand.

Bradlee testified that he never found any diary of Mary's.

He never mentioned her CIA ex-husband or affair with JFK to the police investigating Mary's murder.
In fact, many journalists in Georgetown knew Mary's ex-husband was a senior CIA official; many knew that she had an affair with JFK.

But none of this was reported on at the time of her murder or Crump's trial.
It's worth noting that Mary's best friend's husband (James Truitt) and Mary's sister's husband (Ben Bradlee) were both Vice Presidents of Washington Post at the time of her murder but did not use the newspaper in any capacity to investigate her murder and find the actual killer.
In 1969, four years after Mary's murder, James Truitt is forced to resign from Washington Post by Ben Bradlee who accuses Truitt of mental incompetence.

Two years later, James and Anne Truitt get a divorce
In the divorce process, the government puts James under a Britney Spears-like conservatorship due to his sudden and unexplained alleged mental incompetence.

James Truitt began to send dozens of unhinged letters to Ben Bradlee threatening exposure.
For the rest of this story to make sense, you first need to understand Ben Bradlee.
Ben Bradlee was born to the aristocratic "Boston brahmin" Crowninshield family who traced their roots in America back to 1688.

51 of his relatives went to Harvard.

His great x3 grandfather was the US Secretary of the Navy under Presidents James Madison and James Monroe.
As vice President and executive editor of the Washington Post, Bradlee led Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate investigation.

As executive editor of WaPo, Bradlee was one of only four people who knew the true identity of Deep Throat at the time.
Scholars have said, "Watergate hurt Washington, but [it] was also cited as proof that its political system worked – eventually. It made stars of the two reporters and thrust newspaper journalism into a heroic new mould.”
Mary Meyer and her diary somehow weren't included in Steven Spielberg's love letter to Ben Bradlee "The Post"...

Angleton wasn't included either.
Celebrated as a whistleblower, Bradlee taught courses "on Truth" at Harvard and Georgetown.

Bradlee's disgruntled (and fired) former friend James Truitt found this utterly distasteful considering the coverup of Mary's diary and perjury at Crump's trial.
In 1976, 11 years after the freezing of Mary's cold case and the acquittal of Robert Crump, James Truitt went to the press and claimed that Bradlee and Angleton destroyed Mary's diary to suppress the truth that she was having an affair with JFK and may have been killed for it.
To protect his reputation as a crusader for truth, Bradlee vehemently denied all of Truitt's accusations.

When asked about Mary's diary by a reporter in 1976, Bradlee reportedly "erupted in a shouting rage and had the reporter thrown out of the building."
Bradlee used his full power as executive editor of the Washington Post to assassinate James Truitt's character and "disprove" all of Truitt's accusations as "conspiracy theories" and lies.

Truitt killed himself a few years later in 1981.
Bradlee continued to deny all of Truitt's accusations and wrote a book called "Conversations with Kennedy," about his own close relationship with JFK as privileged children of Boston.

In the book, Bradlee never mentions JFK's affair with his sister-in-law or her murder.
A few years later in 1987, Deborah Davis releases a book about the Washington Post and Ben Bradlee.

She alleges that while Bradlee was a young Naval intelligence officer, he was tasked with disseminating CIA propaganda across post-WW2 Europe.
According to scholars, "According to a US justice department memo, Bradlee promulgated CIA-directed European propaganda urging the controversial execution of the convicted American spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg."
Can you imagine how evil you must be to try to popularize executing Ethel and Julius Rosenberg?

Were they mentioned in Spielberg's film on Bradlee?
Deborah Davis's book goes on to allege that Bradlee and Washington Post were integral to the CIA's notorious Operation Mockingbird.

All of her accusations would later be justified.

But when her book was published, Bradlee went crazy.
Deborah Davis recalled:

"I published the first book just saying that [Bradlee] works for USIE and that this agency produced propaganda for the CIA. He went totally crazy after the book came out."
Davis cont'd:

"One person who knew [Bradlee] told me then that he was.. having lunch with every editor he could think of saying that it was not true, he did not produce any propaganda. And he attacked me viciously and he said that I had falsely accused him of being a CIA agent."
A few years later, Bradlee finally retired as executive editor of Washington Post but remained an active Vice President.

In 1995, Bradlee wrote an autobiography "A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures" admitting to both Truitt's and Davis's accusations.
Bradlee wrote:

"We didn't start looking [for Mary's diary] until the next morning, when Toni and I walked around the corner a few blocks to Mary's house. It was locked, as we had expected, but when we got inside, we found Jim Angleton..."
(Bradlee cont'd):

"And to our complete surprise he told us he, too, was looking for Mary's diary. Now, James Jesus Angleton was a lot of things, including an extremely controversial, high-ranking CIA official specializing in counterintelligence, but he was also a friend of ours"
(Bradlee cont'd):

"[Angleton] was the husband of Mary Meyer's close friend, Cicely Angleton. He asked him how he'd gotten into [Mary's] house, and he shuffled his feat. (Later, we learned that one of Jim's nicknames inside the agency was "The Locksmith")."
(Bradlee cont'd):

"We felt [Angleton's] presence was odd, to say the least but... with him we searched Mary's house thoroughly. Without success. We found no diary. Later that day, we realized we hadn't locked for the diary in Mary's [art] studio..."
(Bradlee cont'd):

"We had no key, but I got a few tools to remove the simple padlock, and we walked toward the studio, only to run into Jim Angleton again, this time actually in the process of picking the padlock... [Bradlee's wife Toni] found [the diary] an hour later."
(Bradlee cont'd):

"Much has been written about this diary... [We] took it to our house, and we read it later that night... On a few pages... phrases described a love affair, and after reading only a few phrases it was clear that the lover had been the President."
It goes on to state that Bradlee and his wife gave the diary to Jim Angleton who agreed to destroy it for them at the CIA headquarters in Langley.

It goes on to say that in the following decades Bradlee learned that Angleton preserved the diary at Langley.
This is in stark contrast with everything Bradlee had ever said publicly before:

In his 40 year attempt to cover up the truth about Mary and JFK, Bradlee had ruined James Truitt's life, slandered Deborah Davis, and even committed perjury at Crump's murder trial.
It should be noted that Bradlee came out with his book just a few years after James Jesus Angleton died in 1987.
In response to Bradlee's book, Angleton's wife and Anne Truitt wrote a "correction" letter to the New York Times Book Review:

"This error occurs in Mr. Bradlee's account of the discovery and disposition of Mary Pinchot Meyer's personal diary..."
(quote cont'd):

"The fact is that Mary Meyer asked Anne Truitt to make sure that in the event of anything happening to Mary while Anne was in Japan, James Angleton take this diary into his safekeeping. When she learned that Mary had been killed, Anne Truitt telephoned Jim…"
(quote cont'd)

"In the phone call, relaying Mary Meyer's specific instructions, Anne Truitt told Angleton for the first time, that there was a diary: in accordance with Mary Meyer's explicit request, Anne Truitt asked Angleton to search for and take charge of the diary."
It's weird that Mary Meyer, journalist, would ask for creepy Jim Angleton to take her personal diary after death.

Even weirder that Angleton and Truitt's widows would write into the NYT to correct Bradlee after not saying anything for 40 years. Hit dogs will holler, I guess.
In 2011, Cicely and James Angleton's children wrote a letter to the Washington Post stating that Angleton burned certain pages from Meyer's diary and years later returned the rest of the diary back to Mary's sister.
Biographer Peter Janney writes:

"It is not known... how Angleton twisted the arm of Anne Truitt to declare that on the night of Mary's murder she should call the Bradlees and inform them that such a diary existed and that Mary had told her to make sure Angleton took [it]."
(quote cont'd):

"The answer to the question of who called the Truitts in Tokyo to infirm them of Mary's demise now becomes more obvious: It was Angleton himself."
In a 2004 interview, Bradlee said about Angleton, "He was always mulling over some conspiracy... It was hard to have a conversation with him. I bet there are still twelve copies of Mary's diary in the CIA somewhere."
But wait, wait wait...

Who's Jim Angleton?

Why was he inside Mary's apartment searching for her diary right after her murder?
Angleton was a career CIA official with direct ties to European fascism, Operation Gladio, Operation Mockingbird, Operating CHAOS, and of course, the JFK assassination.

But let’s start at the beginning.
James Jesus Angleton was born in 1917 to cavalry officer James Hugh Angleton and his teenage wife Carmen Mercedes Moreno who he met in Mexico while there on a military campaign against Pancho Villa.
Enamored by Mussolini's politics of fascism, Hugh moved his family to Italy in 1931.

2 years later, James was sent from fascist Italy to England's Malvern College to study.
Later James Angleton went to Yale, edited Yale's poetry journal Furioso, maintained extensive correspondences with poets such as Ezra Pound, EE Cummings, and TS Eliot.

Eventually, he went onto Harvard Law School, married Cicely, and was drafted into the US Army in 1943.
Despite having previously moved to fascist Italy for ideological reasons, Angleton's father became a senior figure in the OSS during WW2.

As a result, James Jesus Angleton was quickly recruited into the OSS as well.
In October 1944, Angleton was transferred to Rome as commanding officer of Special Counter-Intelligence Unit Z.

In March 1945, he was promoted to first lieutenant and became head of operations for all of Italy.
Angleton helped SS-collaborator Junio Valerio Borghese and other high-ranking Nazis escape execution through an "Underground Railroad" to America.

Angleton stayed in Italy after the war to help set up some of the anti-communist stay behind networks that became Operation Gladio.
Directly aiding in Operation Gladio, Angleton sabotaged Italian left-wing political parties and compromised Italy's elections.

While in Italy, Angleton met with fascist-friendly Italian Mafia figures who would develop deep relationships with the CIA for decades to come.
Returning home from WW2, Angleton went on to join the CIA and his first role was as senior advisor to Frank Wisner.

Frank Wisner went on to engineer the 1953 Iran and 1954 Guatemala coups.

Angleton helped manage CIA involvement in foreign countries at the time.
Frank & Jim worked on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support [anti-Communist elements].”
France Wisner committed suicide in 1964.
While working in DC, Angleton became known as the weirdest member of "the Georgetown Set," which included Cord and Mary Meyer, Anne and James Truit, and Toni and Ben Bradlee.

In 1954, Dulles appointed Angleton as the first chief of the CIA's Counter Intelligence Staff.
As the new chief of Counter-intelligence, Angleton managed the now forgotten "Lovestone Empire."

This empire was named after Jay Lovestone.

Let's just take a quick look at the opening of his wikipedia…
As leader of the Communist Party USA and advisor to the largest federation of unions in the United States, Lovestone collected and diverted funds to build a worldwide system of anti-communist unions on behalf of the CIA.
Totally unrelated to Angleton's role as Chief of Counterintelligence, he was placed in charge of the CIA's own investigation into Oswald and the JFK assassination.

The Warren Commission's official point of contact at the CIA was Angleton, yet they were unaware of Mary's diary.
In his book The Ends of Power, Nixon's Chief of Staff HR Haldeman wrote:

After Kennedy was killed, the CIA launched a fantastic cover-up. The CIA literally erased any connection between Kennedy's assassination and the CIA..."
(Haldeman quote cont'd):

"In fact, Counter Intelligence Chief James Angleton of the CIA called Bill Sullivan of the FBI and rehearsed the questions and answers they would give to the Warren Commission investigators.”
By 1967, Angleton began running Operation CHAOS.

IYKYK. If you don't know, Tom O'Neill's book is a great place to start. The wikipedia page is a good primer as well.

Basically it was the CIA's domestic spying and sabotage program uncovered by NYT's Seymour Hersh in 1974.
As a result of Seymour Hersh's New York Times article exposing Operation CHAOS, Angleton was fired from the CIA by Director William Colby in 1974.
Angleton's replacement as chief of counterintelligence was George Kalaris.

Angleton visited Kalaris to threaten him, saying "I feel sorry for you. I studied your personnel records, and I repeat, you are going to be crushed.”
Reviewing Angleton's filing system, Kalaris found "entire sets of vaults and sealed rooms scattered all around the second and third floors of CIA headquarters," including 40 safes.

Unable to open the safes, Kalaris had to call in a team of safe crackers.
Inside the safes they found all sorts of written documents, tapes and photographs.

According to Kalaris they found "bizarre things of which I shall never ever speak."

It's noted that a large number of journalists were the subject of many of the files. Ben Bradlee? Who else?
Kalaris wrote in a memo about Angleton's discovered files files:

"There is also a memorandum dated 16 October 1963 from [REDACTED] to the United States Ambassador there concerning Oswald's visit to Mexico City and to the Soviet Embassy there in late September..."
(Kalaris memo abt Angleton's files cont'd):

"Subsequently there were several Mexico City cables in October 1963 also concerned with Oswald's visit to Mexico City, as well as his visits to the Soviet and Cuban Embassies.”
According to 60 year CIA veteran Leonard McCoy, "Angleton had been quietly building an alternative CIA, subscribing only to his rules, beyond peer review or executive supervision."

Virtually of Angleton's discovered files were officially destroyed by the CIA.
As you'll remember, around two years later James Truitt goes to the press about Mary's diary.

Angleton denied Truitt's story.

The MSM didn't stop treating the existence of the diary as a "conspiracy theory" until nearly 20 years later when Ben Bradlee wrote his autobiography.
During the US House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in 1978, John M. Whitten testified.

Whitten led the CIA's official investigation into the JFK assassination before Angleton was replaced him as the CIA's liaison to the Warren Commission.
Whitten told the HSCA that he believed Angleton’s investigation into JFK was “improper" purposefully misguided. Whitten testified that he believed this was due to Angleton’s ties to the mafia.
Especially interesting in light of the Panama Papers, Whitten testified to the HSCA that Angleton had once prevented a team in the CIA from tracing Mafia money to bank accounts in Panama.
Regarding the official investigation into JFK's assassination, Whitten testifed before the HSCA that Angleton was responsible for guiding the investigation away from Cuba and toward possible Soviet KGB ties to Oswald.
Sadly, this story cannot be complete without a deep dive into Mary Pinchot Meyer's ex-husband CIA official Cord Meyer. Especially his relationship to Angleton, Bradley, and JFK.

But that immense story can't be told in this already too large thread.

So... did JFK trip on LSD?
Most likely. I mean Timothy Leary said it happened. Why would Leary a renowned Harvard professor lie?

And it's not like LSD was illegal at the time. Or like JFK would have any moral objections to it.

Did we mention Truitt told the press that Mary and JFK smoked weed together?
It's an interesting story, but...

Who killed Mary?

Shouldn't Netflix or Hulu be on the case? It's kinda a huge story.
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