Greg "I swear it's true" Drudge
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BOOK: KGB TRIED TO LINK JFK ASSASSINATION TO CIA THROUGH U.S.
The NEW YORK TIMES is reporting on Sunday details from a new
book co-authored by a former Soviet spy asserting that during
the Cold War the KGB planted bogus evidence with U.S. conspiracy
theorists trying to tie the John F. Kennedy assassination to the
TIMES' spook watcher James Risen offers details from former KGB
agent Vasily Mitrokhin's new book "The Sword and the Shield" --
including how a fake Lee Harvey Oswald letter -- purportedly
written to CIA agent E. Howard Hunt two weeks before JFK's death
-- made its way into books, a Dallas newspaper and eventually
Risen writes that the KGB attempts to reach beyond fringe
conspiracists in the U.S. ultimately failed, though.
"But the archives spirited out of Russia by Mitrokhin appear to
support the longstanding assertions by CIA officials that the
KGB conducted disinformation campaigns designed to raise dark
suspicions about the U.S. government and prominent American
leaders around the world."
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