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Don Edwards, a former FBI agent, was one of the few Congressmen who questioned the conclusions of the Warren Commission Report.

As chairman of the Constitutional Rights Sub-Committee he interviewed key figures in the FBI involved in the investigation of the assassination of JFK. He discovered that Gordon Shanklin had ordered FBI agent, James Hosty, to destroy the letter written by Lee Harvey Oswald. He also found out that the FBI had been in contact with Jack Ruby at least seven times between a visit to Cuba in 1959 and the events in Dallas in 1963.

In 1976 Edwards told a group of Congressmen that: "There's not much question that both the FBI and CIA are somewhere behind this cover-up. I hate to think what it is they are covering-up - or who they are covering for."

Edwards retired from Congress in 1995 but I believe he is still alive in California.

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Namebase entry for Don Edwards:

http://www.namebase.org/main1/Don-_28d_2Dca_29-Edwards.html

Barlett,D. Steele,J. America: What Went Wrong? 1992 (86)

Burnham,D. Above the Law. 1996 (112, 162, 312-3)

Covert Action Quarterly 1994-#47 (57-8)

Ellsberg,D. Secrets. 2002 (325)

Fensterwald,B. Coincidence or Conspiracy? 1977 (148)

Haas,L. The Washington Almanac. 1992 (18-9)

Kelly,J. Wearne,P. Tainting Evidence. 1998 (30, 44-5, 50, 246)

Kessler,R. Inside the CIA. 1994 (234)

Kessler,R. The FBI. 1993 (149, 307, 416)

Lane,M. Gregory,D. Murder in Memphis. 1993 (262-3)

Mackenzie,A. Secrets: The CIA's War at Home. 1997 (21, 86-7, 111-2, 155)

Mitgang,H. Dangerous Dossiers. 1988 (23-5, 298-9)

Olmsted,K. Challenging the Secret Government. 1996 (57, 116)

Pell,E. The Big Chill. 1984 (59, 197, 201)

Powell,S. Covert Cadre. 1987 (22, 76-8, 262-3)

Riebling,M. Wedge. 1994 (369)

Russell,D. The Man Who Knew Too Much. 1992 (55-8)

Stich,R. Defrauding America. 1994 (112, 114)

Summers,A. Conspiracy. 1981 (295)

Turner,W. Hoover's FBI. 1993 (306)

Walls,D. The Activist's Almanac. 1993 (325)

Washington Times 1994-06-11 (A4)

Zeifman,J. Without Honor. 1995 (23-4, 61-2, 139-40)

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Don Edwards, a former FBI agent, was one of the few Congressmen who questioned the conclusions of the Warren Commission Report.

As chairman of the Constitutional Rights Sub-Committee he interviewed key figures in the FBI involved in the investigation of the assassination of JFK. He discovered that Gordon Shanklin had ordered FBI agent, James Hosty, to destroy the letter written by Lee Harvey Oswald. He also found out that the FBI had been in contact with Jack Ruby at least seven times between a visit to Cuba in 1959 and the events in Dallas in 1963.

In 1976 Edwards told a group of Congressmen that: "There's not much question that both the FBI and CIA are somewhere behind this cover-up. I hate to think what it is they are covering-up - or who they are covering for."

Edwards retired from Congress in 1995 but I believe he is still alive in California.

"There's not much question that both the FBI and CIA are somewhere behind this cover-up. I hate to think what it is they are covering-up - or who they are covering for."

That is an excellent quote. Thank you John.

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And some in the media were not happy with Edwards' outspoken opinion, or in fact with any dissenting view.

James

Good article!...thanks James! I have a terabyte of storage on my computer [much of it related to 'all this stuff'] I can't imagine how much storage you have with all that stuff..and I'll bet we 'ain't seen it all!.....yet. ;)

Peter,

A huge percentage of the material I have hasn't even been scanned yet. Needless to say, I do believe we will all know the truth sooner than later.

There is a lot of information and background to absorb here, plus historical context to appreciate but Larry Hancock's book has the proverbial ball rolling and we are closing in.

Cheers,

James

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