John Simkin Posted March 10, 2005 Share Posted March 10, 2005 I am currently reading Deborah Davis's excellent book, Katharine the Great. Davis, who worked for Ramparts when it was being targeted by the CIA has some interesting stories to tell. One involves Phil Graham. Graham helped to get JFK elected in 1960 by using his friends involved in the CIA's Operation Mockingbird. In return, JFK appointed several of Graham's friends to his administration (Douglas Dillon, Arthur Schlesinger, David Bruce, etc.) According to Davis' book (page 158) Graham also wanted a friend appointed as assistant to the attorney general. Davis does not name this man but says he was in his forties and had argued landmark cases before the Supreme Court. JFK agreed but did not clear it with RFK. Several weeks after starting the job the assistant attorney general was interviewed by RFK. For some reason he fired him and appointed Nicholas Katzenbach instead. Does anyone know the name of this assistant attorney general? I suspect he was placed into this job in order to spy on RFK. He realized that and fired him. What I am intrigued by is why Davis does not name him. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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