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Shane O'Sullivan

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    Author of Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA (2018) and Who Killed Bobby? (2008). Director of RFK Must Die (2007) and Killing Oswald (2013).

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  1. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Just adding my two recent articles for the Washington Post here, based on my book: The Cuban spy and Watergate burglar who won a presidential pardon The national security adviser who colluded with foreign powers — decades before Michael Flynn
  2. Shane O'Sullivan

    Was E. Howard Hunt's "Big Event" Confession A Hoax?

    Thanks, Jim. Glad to hear you're reading it.
  3. Shane O'Sullivan

    Was E. Howard Hunt's "Big Event" Confession A Hoax?

    My new book Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA discusses the Hunt-Helms relationship in great detail, with a lot of new material, and has more on McCord and his motivations than any book since Jim Hougan's Secret Agenda 35 years ago. It should help answer some of these questions. See attached letter from Helms to Hunt from January 1969 for an indication of how close they were.
  4. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    I'm very pleased to share my first piece for The Washington Post, featuring a Watergate burglar sent on a double agent mission to Cuba by US intelligence five years after the break-in; and a deception operation by Antonio Veciana targeting Cuban intelligence during the HSCA investigation into the JFK assassination: The Cuban spy and Watergate burglar who won a presidential pardon The article draws on my new book Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA, out now: www.nixondirtytricks.com
  5. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Thanks, Kirk, great to hear that! You still have a few surprises in store in the final chapters. After completing the book, I received some new information on the background of James McCord, which he wrote himself in his later years and I found interesting. I posted it on the Dirty Tricks Facebook page yesterday: "I was one of only three men who worked directly in the two most secret Intelligence operations of WWII: In 1942 in the famed Enigma/Ultra Operation against the German Intelligence Service, and later in 1942 and 1943 in the equally famous Venona/Bride Operation against the Soviet Intelligence Services in New York City which was running the Atomic Espionage in the U.S. While in Europe with CIA I had headed up a team which brought out of Switzerland a KGB Agent, Lt. Colonel Yuri Nosenko, who had seen the KGB file of Lee Harvey Oswald. We successfully and safely got the defecting KGB Agent out of Switzerland and on to the United States where the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was very much interested in what was in the KGB file on Oswald."
  6. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Steve, I don't go deeply into the Bishop story but the bait for Cuban intelligence in the later op was alleged photographs of Oswald at a DRE meeting in Dallas in 1963 where Veciana spoke. You can watch a 2006 interview I did with Veciana below.
  7. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Anthony, I'm in touch with John and will let him know, though I write about Veciana around the time of his HSCA testimony and I think John's still working through the early sixties.
  8. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Thanks for the recommendation, Paz. I hope you're well, too. Steve, I think Dick Russell and Jim Hougan are very interested in tracing the links between the JFK assassination and Watergate and the shadow world behind both events and much in-between. I assume Dick feels Hunt and Helms were party to such secrets and I trace how close their relationship was in the book. Helms was pitching Hunt's novels to Hollywood studios until weeks before the first break-in. I also detail a very important contact between Antonio Veciana and Cuban intelligence re the Maurice Bishop story, which was not mentioned in Veciana's recent book.
  9. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Thanks, Joe. Mr. Caddy is mentioned, Roger Stone is not as he was peripheral to Watergate in my view. The men in the photo are (left to right) locksmith Virgilio Gonzalez, Frank Sturgis (the "look-out" for the second break-in), Henry Rothblatt (attorney for the Miami burglars), Bernard Barker (the "team captain" of the operation) and Rolando Eugenio Martinez, whose role was to photograph documents given to him by Barker. I think the anomaly you mention is the result of a wide-angle lens in the original photo.
  10. I'm pleased to announce the publication of my book, Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA on the 'dirty tricks' used by the Nixon campaign in the 1968 and 1972 elections - the Anna Chennault affair, the Ellsberg break-in and Watergate. The book is now in stock at Amazon and I am happy to answer questions about it here. Many of the key players in Watergate are also central to the debate about the JFK assassination. The book includes a lot of new information on the CIA and post-CIA work of Howard Hunt, Rolando Martinez and James McCord and reveals that one of the Watergate burglars claimed to have been in Dallas on 11.22.63. The book documents a double agent mission one of the burglars was sent on by American intelligence after he got out of prison and sheds a whole new light on Antonio Veciana and the Maurice Bishop story. Here's a summary and some advance reviews: SUMMARY The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government away from peace talks in Paris, costing thousands of American lives. Dirty Tricks provides compelling new evidence of Anna Chennault’s Nixon-approved role in sabotaging the peace talks and ensuring a Nixon White House. Dirty Tricks also provides the first detailed analysis of the CIA’s recently-released internal history of Watergate, documenting the backgrounds of the burglars and their associations with the Agency in unprecedented detail, and how the Nixon White House sought to implicate the CIA in the emerging scandal. CIA Director Richard Helms’ relationship with Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt was much closer than previously disclosed and the CIA agent inside the plot was sent on a double agent mission by American intelligence after he got out of prison. The alleged target of the Watergate break-ins was DNC chairman Larry O’Brien’s phone. Dirty Tricks reveals that the burglars didn't know where O’Brien’s office was and tapped the wrong phone with a bug that didn't work while O’Brien was in Miami preparing for the 1972 convention. Prosecutor Earl Silbert could "never determine the precise motivation for the burglary” but Dirty Tricks explains the political and sexual nature of the calls overheard on DNC official Spencer Oliver’s phone, and why no bug was found at the DNC until three months after the Watergate arrests. Drawing on newly-declassified files and previously-unpublished documents, Dirty Tricks debunks the myths around Watergate and deepens our understanding of the “dirty tricks” that undermined democracy during the Nixon years. These scandals turn on the covert action of two powerful interest groups—the senior CIA officers around Helms, and the key advisers around Nixon – in this chilling story of political espionage and deception. REVIEWS “While we have fundamental disagreements about 'Watergate' and the Deep State agenda that shaped it, O’Sullivan is to be congratulated on an impeccably researched work of investigative reporting that adds greatly to our understanding of the affair and its mysteries" - Jim Hougan (author, Secret Agenda). “Dirty Tricks goes well beyond anything yet published, in revealing the mysterious links between the Watergate scandal and the CIA. Was the bungled burglary part of an internecine effort to topple President Nixon? Was the cover-up for fear of secrets being divulged, from a Washington call-girl ring to the Kennedy assassination? This meticulously-researched book draws upon never-before-seen documents in addressing such questions, in a spy-versus-spy story that fills in major gaps in our recent history" - Dick Russell (author, The Man Who Knew Too Much). “Shane O’Sullivan’s new book on Watergate, Dirty Tricks, draws on the millions of records that have become available since 2016, chiefly from the CIA. Anyone interested in comparing that crisis with the present needs to consult the fresh information and perspectives in this well-researched and timely book" - Peter Dale Scott (author, The American Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and the Struggle for U.S. Democracy). “This brilliantly researched book will bring back fond memories to those of us who, as was said at the time, wallowed in Watergate. It provides a new generation with the opportunity to relive this intense experience" - Alan Galbraith (attorney for the Democratic National Committee, 1972).
  11. Shane O'Sullivan

    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    I'm pleased to announce the publication of my book, Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA on the 'dirty tricks' used by the Nixon campaign in the 1968 and 1972 elections - the Anna Chennault affair, the Ellsberg break-in and Watergate. The book is now in stock at Amazon and I am happy to answer questions about it here. Here's a summary and some advance reviews: SUMMARY The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government away from peace talks in Paris, costing thousands of American lives. Dirty Tricks provides compelling new evidence of Anna Chennault’s Nixon-approved role in sabotaging the peace talks and ensuring a Nixon White House. Dirty Tricks also provides the first detailed analysis of the CIA’s recently-released internal history of Watergate, documenting the backgrounds of the burglars and their associations with the Agency in unprecedented detail, and how the Nixon White House sought to implicate the CIA in the emerging scandal. CIA Director Richard Helms’ relationship with Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt was much closer than previously disclosed and the CIA agent inside the plot was sent on a double agent mission by American intelligence after he got out of prison. The alleged target of the Watergate break-ins was DNC chairman Larry O’Brien’s phone. Dirty Tricks reveals that the burglars didn't know where O’Brien’s office was and tapped the wrong phone with a bug that didn't work while O’Brien was in Miami preparing for the 1972 convention. Prosecutor Earl Silbert could "never determine the precise motivation for the burglary” but Dirty Tricks explains the political and sexual nature of the calls overheard on DNC official Spencer Oliver’s phone, and why no bug was found at the DNC until three months after the Watergate arrests. Drawing on newly-declassified files and previously-unpublished documents, Dirty Tricks debunks the myths around Watergate and deepens our understanding of the “dirty tricks” that undermined democracy during the Nixon years. These scandals turn on the covert action of two powerful interest groups—the senior CIA officers around Helms, and the key advisers around Nixon – in this chilling story of political espionage and deception. REVIEWS “While we have fundamental disagreements about 'Watergate' and the Deep State agenda that shaped it, O’Sullivan is to be congratulated on an impeccably researched work of investigative reporting that adds greatly to our understanding of the affair and its mysteries" - Jim Hougan (author, Secret Agenda). “Dirty Tricks goes well beyond anything yet published, in revealing the mysterious links between the Watergate scandal and the CIA. Was the bungled burglary part of an internecine effort to topple President Nixon? Was the cover-up for fear of secrets being divulged, from a Washington call-girl ring to the Kennedy assassination? This meticulously-researched book draws upon never-before-seen documents in addressing such questions, in a spy-versus-spy story that fills in major gaps in our recent history" - Dick Russell (author, The Man Who Knew Too Much). “Shane O’Sullivan’s new book on Watergate, Dirty Tricks, draws on the millions of records that have become available since 2016, chiefly from the CIA. Anyone interested in comparing that crisis with the present needs to consult the fresh information and perspectives in this well-researched and timely book" - Peter Dale Scott (author, The American Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and the Struggle for U.S. Democracy). “This brilliantly researched book will bring back fond memories to those of us who, as was said at the time, wallowed in Watergate. It provides a new generation with the opportunity to relive this intense experience" - Alan Galbraith (attorney for the Democratic National Committee, 1972).
  12. After telling Charlie Rose three years ago he found the evidence of conspiracy in the JFK assassination "very, very convincing", Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has now publicly supported a new investigation into his father's murder: http://whowhatwhy.or...16/02/16/22296/
  13. Shane O'Sullivan

    Parole Sirhan on February 10th

    After telling Charlie Rose three years ago he found the evidence of conspiracy in the JFK assassination "very, very convincing", Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has now publicly supported a new investigation into his father's murder. Read my detailed report on Sirhan's parole hearing here: http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/02/16/22296/
  14. Shane O'Sullivan

    Parole Sirhan on February 10th

    My piece on Sirhan's parole hearing in San Diego tomorrow: whowhatwhy.org/2016/02/09/rfk-friend-to-raise-doubts-about-sirhan-guilt-at-parole-hearing/
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