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Now there certainly has to be more to this story.

Did the Daily Mail do any followups?

Has anyone actually seen these documents?

Are they on line?

Who is the British Mafia informant?

He claims to have harbored JFK's assassin in England for three years,

and asks the FBI to maintain his confidentiality, and they do?

Isn't there anyone on the other side of the Pond interested in following up on this story and these documents?

Bill Kelly

And one would have to wonder why these JFK assassination records weren't released under the JFK Act, as they should have been, and what's become of the followup report files?

It's a shame that the newspapers only send a sensationalist writer rather than a real reporter who knows what he's writing about.

Headline: The Mafia, orgies with Marilyn and the English link to JFK's assassination

By David Jones

Browsing through the FBI files on Edward Kennedy - a 2,352- page dossier whose release last week casts new light on the violence and sexual chicanery that were the staples of daily life for America's 'first family' - I came across one intriguing report which has been overlooked.

Logged in April, 1970, it concerns a tip-off from a man claiming to be a long-standing Mafia member based in London. In two typed letters postmarked Wimbledon and addressed to the FBI's Dallas office, the informant recounts how he became embroiled in the plot to murder President John F. Kennedy seven years earlier - and warns that his youngest brother, Edward, is next on the Mob's hit-list.

Photo caption: Orgies: Marilyn Monroe was said to have been a regular at sex parties attended by the Kennedy brothers

'In 1961 I attended a general meeting of the Mafia, during which the main discussion was the killing of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King,' writes the tipster, whose name has been blanked out of the file for obvious reasons. 'Although you may have closed your file on the killing of the President, you are wrong. The man who actually killed him, also the man who paid the killer, is alive and at this moment preparing to kill Senator E. Kennedy (JFK's younger brother Teddy) and Mr Nixon (then newly installed in the White House).'

Claiming to have harboured JFK's hit-man in England for three years after the president was shot, the tipster says his conscience is troubling him and offers to help the FBI trap the assassin. But he pleads with them to preserve his confidentiality 'for if any of this leaks out I am a dead man'.

Photo caption: Damned of brothers: Robert, Ted and John Kennedy, two of whom were shot

Frustratingly, the outcome of the Wimbledon letters inquiry is not recorded. And, of course, Edward Kennedy did not fall to a hit-man's bullet all those years ago, like JFK and his other brother, Robert, who was shot in a Los Angeles hotel in 1968. The youngest of the trio died only last summer; then a florid-faced, white-haired old man of 77, he finally succumbed to a brain tumour.

However, the very fact that these reports were read personally by the FBI's legendary director, J. Edgar Hoover, who ordered his London-based agents to meet the informer and fully investigate his story, tells us they were taken very seriously.

Reading this historic archive - which has just been made public under U.S. freedom of information laws, despite an attempt to keep it secret by Ted Kennedy's widow, Victoria - one understands why.

Despite the banal and grammatically flawed language of the 'G-men', as the bureau's gumshoes are known, one can almost reach out and touch the vicious hatred directed towards carousing Senator Teddy and his clan of playboy politicos.

Photo caption: (L-R) are Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. It was claimed that Sammy Davis Jr, Sinatra and Peter Lawford attended sex parties

Over the years the FBI received many tips that the Mafia were out to get Teddy and conspiracy theorists will make much of this. They will no doubt claim it reinforces a long-held theory - that JFK was not murdered by a lone gunman (Lee Harvey Oswald), but was the victim of a Mob hit, and perhaps even Robert Kennedy, too.

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Now there certainly has to be more to this story.

Did the Daily Mail do any followups?

Has anyone actually seen these documents?

Are they on line?

Who is the British Mafia informant?

He claims to have harbored JFK's assassin in England for three years,

and asks the FBI to maintain his confidentiality, and they do?

Isn't there anyone on the other side of the Pond interested in following up on this story and these documents?

Bill Kelly

And one would have to wonder why these JFK assassination records weren't released under the JFK Act, as they should have been, and what's become of the followup report files?

It's a shame that the newspapers only send a sensationalist writer rather than a real reporter who knows what he's writing about.

Headline: The Mafia, orgies with Marilyn and the English link to JFK's assassination

By David Jones

Browsing through the FBI files on Edward Kennedy - a 2,352- page dossier whose release last week casts new light on the violence and sexual chicanery that were the staples of daily life for America's 'first family' - I came across one intriguing report which has been overlooked.

Logged in April, 1970, it concerns a tip-off from a man claiming to be a long-standing Mafia member based in London. In two typed letters postmarked Wimbledon and addressed to the FBI's Dallas office, the informant recounts how he became embroiled in the plot to murder President John F. Kennedy seven years earlier - and warns that his youngest brother, Edward, is next on the Mob's hit-list.

Photo caption: Orgies: Marilyn Monroe was said to have been a regular at sex parties attended by the Kennedy brothers

'In 1961 I attended a general meeting of the Mafia, during which the main discussion was the killing of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King,' writes the tipster, whose name has been blanked out of the file for obvious reasons. 'Although you may have closed your file on the killing of the President, you are wrong. The man who actually killed him, also the man who paid the killer, is alive and at this moment preparing to kill Senator E. Kennedy (JFK's younger brother Teddy) and Mr Nixon (then newly installed in the White House).'

Claiming to have harboured JFK's hit-man in England for three years after the president was shot, the tipster says his conscience is troubling him and offers to help the FBI trap the assassin. But he pleads with them to preserve his confidentiality 'for if any of this leaks out I am a dead man'.

Photo caption: Damned of brothers: Robert, Ted and John Kennedy, two of whom were shot

Frustratingly, the outcome of the Wimbledon letters inquiry is not recorded. And, of course, Edward Kennedy did not fall to a hit-man's bullet all those years ago, like JFK and his other brother, Robert, who was shot in a Los Angeles hotel in 1968. The youngest of the trio died only last summer; then a florid-faced, white-haired old man of 77, he finally succumbed to a brain tumour.

However, the very fact that these reports were read personally by the FBI's legendary director, J. Edgar Hoover, who ordered his London-based agents to meet the informer and fully investigate his story, tells us they were taken very seriously.

Reading this historic archive - which has just been made public under U.S. freedom of information laws, despite an attempt to keep it secret by Ted Kennedy's widow, Victoria - one understands why.

Despite the banal and grammatically flawed language of the 'G-men', as the bureau's gumshoes are known, one can almost reach out and touch the vicious hatred directed towards carousing Senator Teddy and his clan of playboy politicos.

Photo caption: (L-R) are Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. It was claimed that Sammy Davis Jr, Sinatra and Peter Lawford attended sex parties

Over the years the FBI received many tips that the Mafia were out to get Teddy and conspiracy theorists will make much of this. They will no doubt claim it reinforces a long-held theory - that JFK was not murdered by a lone gunman (Lee Harvey Oswald), but was the victim of a Mob hit, and perhaps even Robert Kennedy, too.

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