Former Agent Says Oswald Made Offer To Cuban Officials
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been nearly 40 years since President John F. Kennedy's assassination, but questions and theories about the shooting that shocked the nation won't go away.
Retired FBI agent James Hosty says recently declassified documents reveal a lot of information about the case, with which he is intimately familiar. Before Kennedy was murdered, Hosty said he was assigned to investigate Lee Harvy Oswald.
In a book he penned, Hosty says Oswald visited the Russian Embassy in Mexico for clandestine reasons just before the assassination.
"They were trying to pull an inside coup and overthrow Castro, and Castro found out about it," Hosty said. "And that's when Oswald went to Mexico City, met with the KGB chief assassin for the Western Hemisphere, and met with the Cubans."
Hosty said he was already looking into Oswald before Kennedy's death, but was missing some details.
"We found out after the assassination that Oswald had offered to kill Kennedy to the Cubans," he said.
Hosty said that lack of information happened in part because investigative agencies were not sharing information.
"There was a breakdown on the part of the National Security Council, breakdown on a part of the FBI, breakdown on part of the CIA," he said.
Antonia reported that the pictures of the past are still not complete -- a sentiment which Hosty shared.
"We'll never know for sure because Oswald's dead," he said. "In fact, many of the people involved are deceased. It's been 40 years; it's kind of hard to put it all together."
Hosty was interviewed for a Nov. 20 ABC News special that will tie into the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. He is also slated to speak Thursday at 7 p.m. at Johnson County Community College in a free event.
Scott McClellan's Dad Barr has also come out with a new book about the JFK murder I have seen him interveiwed on Paula Zahn and the Jesse Ventura show and seems very credible. His conclusion? LBJ was in on it also: