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I stumbled across a site called jfkboards.net and found an interesting post, i was wondering if our legal expert in Washington DC, Mr. Douglas Caddy did you gain any knowledge of or information from the one and only E.H Hunt concerning these two CIA high ranking officials mentioned in the post....these two guys must have been the gatekeepers of everything  Angleton and Helms had protected/hidden? It looks like from 1974 they become the CIA assassination cover up kingpins...may they burn in hell. (Hope my cut and past job isnt breaking any rules).

George T. Kalaris, Angleton's successor, instigated an investigation into Angleton's filing system.

His team found "entire sets of vaults and sealed rooms scattered all around the second and third floors of
CIA headquarters". They came across over 40 safes, some of them had not been opened for over ten
years. No one on Angleton's remaining staff knew what was in them and no one had the combinations
anymore. Kalaris was forced to call in a "crack team of safebusters to drill open the door".

George Kalaris                                  James Angleton

The investigators found "Angleton's own most super-sensitive files, memoranda, notes and letters... tapes,
photographs" and according to Kalaris "bizarre things of which I shall never ever speak".

The investigators also found documents concerning Lee Harvey Oswald and on 18th September, 1975, George
T. Kalaris wrote a memo to the executive assistant to the deputy director of Operations of the CIA describing
the contents of Oswald's 201 file. "There is also a memorandum dated 16 October 1963 from (redacted but
likely Winston Scott) to the United States Ambassador there concerning Oswald's visit to Mexico City and to
the Soviet Embassy there in late September - early October 1963. 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."

John Newman, the author of Oswald and the CIA (2008) has pointed out: "the significance of the Kalaris
memo is that it disclosed the existence of pre-assassination knowledge of Oswald's activities in the Cuban
Consulate, and that this had been put into cables in October 1963."

"Angleton had been quietly building an alternative CIA, subscribing only to his rules, beyond peer review or
executive supervision."

Over the next three years "a team of highly trained specialists another three full years just to sort, classify,
file, and log the material into the CIA system."

CIA Officer Leonard McCoy was given the responsibility of inspected the most important files. McCoy was
advised "to retain less than one half of 1 per cent of the total, or no more than 150-200 out of the 40,000.”

The rest of Angleton's files were destroyed. 

CIA's man in the Sixth Floor Museum 
Charles Briggs 

Gary Mack and I had a “private” conversation about Charles’ status. Charles Briggs had more knowledge of
more secrets in the CIA than probably anyone other than Angleton (and it appears he was the keeper of
Angleton’s files as well, moving about 15% of the 400 yards of files into the main CIA database and overseeing
the destruction of the rest).

Chris Newton 

what do we know about these to spooks and any connection to the jfk assassination? 

i found this on Briggs:

BRIGGS Charles A. Briggs, Sr. Charles Ackerly Briggs, Sr. of Brookside Lane in Vienna, VA passed away in his home while surrounded by loving family on November 4, 2015. He was born on August 1, 1926 in Erie, PA to Robert and Edith (Ackerly) Briggs. He served as a Corporal for two years in the US Army during WWII. He attended Wesleyan University and was an active member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He married Catherine (Murphy) on April 22, 1950. In September of 1952 he was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency and over the course of the following 34 years he climbed the governmental service ladder from a Junior Officer Trainee to the top position of the CIA Executive Director. He served his country in administrative roles in all four divisions within the Agency, including postings as Inspector General, Comptroller, Director of Services Staff, Congressional Liaison and Executive Director. His participation in the US Government's Senior Seminar in 1970 was a highlight of his life. He holds the unique distinction (in June of 1983) while serving as the Executive Director, of being briefly designated as the Acting Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and Acting Deputy Director (DDCI), serving in all 3 positions simultaneously. He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in honor of his service and accomplishments. After retiring in 1986, he was called back in to serve the intelligence community as a private contractor with a combined total of 60 years. A notable contribution was serving as liaison for the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX dedicated to the JFK Assassination. He served five years as Chairman of the Board for the Central Intelligence Retirement Association (CIRA) and also four years as Chairman of the Board for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). In 1999 he was awarded the distinguished David Atlee Philips Founder's Award by AFIO for sustained and exceptional contributions. He also served the local Vienna community as PTA President at Madison High School and was active with his children in numerous local sports leagues and organizations. He was preceded in death by his wife Caty in 2008 and is survived by three brothers: Bob Briggs, David Briggs and Larry Briggs, all of Erie, PA. He was the loving father of nine children who survive him: Cath, Carrie, Steve, Deb, Pam, Mike Charley, Sarah and Martha. He was the beloved Bompa of 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and Uncle Chuck to 11 nieces and nephews with an additional 29 grand nieces and nephews. He was a true "leader of the band," bringing music into the lives of his family and inspiring all to appreciate the printed word. He will be missed. Visitation and viewing services will be held at Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna, VA on Sunday, November 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Service and Life Celebration will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 9. In lieu of flowers, donations and/or memorial contributions can be made to Capitol Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042. Reference: IMO Charles A. Briggs (In Memory Of).In lieu of flowers, donations and/or memorial contributions can be made to Capitol Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042. Reference: IMO Charles A. Briggs (In Memory Of).


Kalaris retired in 1980 and died in 1995.....did any researchers ever speak with him.....this guy could have written an amazing book.





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This is fascinating information and a real contribution to the knowledge of forum members. Thanks so much for posting it.

However, Howard Hunt never mentioned the names of either of these two men to me.

Due to legal fallout from Watergate Howard and I had limited contact and only met and conversed three times from when the case broke on June 17, 1872 to our dinner in 1975 just before he entered prison to serve his 3 1/2 years of his sentence. The other occasion was my attending the funeral of his Wife, Dorothy, in December 1972.

Have a great July 4 holiday.



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5 hours ago, Adam Johnson said:

The investigators found "Angleton's own most super-sensitive files, memoranda, notes and letters... tapes,
photographs" and according to Kalaris "bizarre things of which I shall never ever speak".

I wonder what was said about Kim Philby?

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