Why and How the CIA Helped Assassinate JFK
Opinion by Gary Revel
Security guard, Frank Wills, thought something was amiss when he found that several locks in a Watergate building were taped back; It was June 17, 1972 and later he would tell the story of what happened that night. To summarize, he freed the locks from the tape and within an hour they were taped back again, so he called the police. Five men would be arrested and by morning it would become the cause of one of the most scandalous events of the last century. Eventually it would bring down a President of the United States and cast a suspicion over shadowy contract CIA types that still exist today.
The men had been arrested inside the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) office. They were; Frank Sturgis,, James McCord, Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martinez and Virgilio Gonzalez. They were later indicted along with their supervisors E. Howard Hunt, and G. Gordon Liddy.
In February of 1973 our United States Senators launched the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities—the Watergate Committee. On March 28, 1973 the committee heard its first witness, James McCord, who had been President Richard Nixon‘s Security Coordinator for the Committee to Re-elect the President.
Later E. Howard Hunt was a witness before the Senate Watergate Committee. He confirmed the burglary at the Watergate building but went even further. He told them that he had served as the first Chief of Covert Action for the Domestic Operations Division (another DOD?) of the CIA.
This caused quite a clamor as the news hit the streets because the CIA’s official and authorized mandate was to only do their work in foreign countries. It was illegal for them to do any intelligence or clandestine work inside the United States. That was all supposed to be the responsibility of the FBI. Since then we have learned of the association of one Richard Ober who was the liaison of the CIA with the White House and the FBI on these matters. So the plausible denial was that the FBI was doing their job with a little help from brothers temporarily assigned from the CIA. Informants and Organized Crime Family assets were fair game as well.