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INFILTRATIONS: On the Corruption of Government Investigations

Professor Joan Mellen – INFILTRATIONS: On the Corruption of Government Investigations
Saturday, September 27, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland.

How CIA and the FBI infiltrated the Garrison, Church Committee and House Select Committee investigations into the murder of President Kennedy, as revealed by documents released under the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.
“Its is inaccurate and a serious understatement to suggest that Joannides’ being placed with HSCA was the main way CIA corrupted HSCA. This view is false, and an example of what CIA calls a “limited hangout.” Rather, CIA interference began on day one of Robert Blakey’s tenure as HSCA counsel and was a daily intrusion. *It culminated in Scott Breckinridge’s control of HSCA’s final report. Breckinridge worked out of the Office of Legal Counsel of CIA…” Joan Mellen
Dr. Joan Mellen, Ph.D: Is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of twenty-two books including several that deal directly or indirectly with the JFK assassination: A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History; Our Man in Haiti: George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA in the Nightmare Republic; The Great Game in Cuba: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro.

Joan Mellen Interviewed on The Mob Chronicles

The Mob Chronicles, Talk Radio, on KDWN 720 am, broadcasts every Saturday night from 11:00 to midnight. Each week, the show, hosted by Bill McMann, and co-hosted by Lou Detiberiis, former undercover organized crime investigator for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, explore the subterranean, secret world of the organized crime syndicates in New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

Joan Mellen on WLRN’s Topical Currents

Joan Mellen Discusses “The Great Game in Cuba: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro”

From the WLRN website: 04/15/13 – Monday’s Topical Currents is with Temple University professor and investigative author Joan Mellen. She’s written THE GREAT GAME IN CUBA: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro. Her story revolves around Texas ranch-tycoon Robert Kleberg, and his loss of a huge Cuban satellite property to Fidel Castro’s land grab. Shady CIA dealings included those of its Director, Allen Dulles, and then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

Joan Mellen Interviewed on Black Op Radio

Show #601

Original airdate: October 25th, 2012
Guests: Joan Mellen / Debra Conway
Topics: JFK Assassination Research

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  • Our Man In Haiti, Joan’s writing about Jim Garrison led to an interest in the CIA
  • CIA relationships in Texas, George de Mohrenschildt handled Oswald in Dallas
  • A CIA document which states that Clay Shaw was a contract employee of CIA
  • April, 1963, de Mohrenschildt was assigned to Clemard Joseph Charles in Haiti
  • In 1804, Haiti overthrew slavery, 200 years of U.S. explotation and intervention
  • Charles worked for Haitian ruler “Papa Doc” Duvalier, while trying to overthrow him
  • CIA was worried about de Mohrenschildt talking about what he knew
  • Hunt Oil security chief, Paul Rothermel, implicated the Hunts in the JFK assassination
  • The Zapruder film was not viewed by Hunt on the day of the assassination
  • de Mohrenschildt’s suspicious death was ruled a suicide
  • de Mohrenschildt was a man for sale, he worked for French intelligence in WWII
  • CIA man Jim Moore in Dallas, why was this sophisticated man cultivating Oswald?
  • He also handled Herbert Itkin, involved in plots to overthrow Duvalier
  • Papa Doc was the “not-Castro” in the Caribbean, hospitable to American capitalism
  • Relations to Haiti are a model for U.S. relations with other countries
  • Joan plans three books on the CIA and Texas; Haiti, Cuba, and Mac Wallace
  • de Mohrenschildt was a thoroughly awful man, some good people in the book
  • Joan found no direct involvement of de Mohrenschildt in the assassination
  • He never got paid by the government of Haiti, he came back broke
  • He was dangerous, he knew that CIA knew about Oswald in 1962
  • The CIA betrays people that contract with them, a dangerous business
  • A letter to CIA Director George Bush, Bush involved in CIA fronts in Haiti
  • de Mohrenschildt was attractive to women, he was not suicidal
  • Trineday publisher,, next book, The Great Game in Cuba
  • Mohamed Al-Fayed, Haiti, Lady Diana’s death
  • Next year, a reprint of A Farewell to Justice (2005), with a 134 page update