Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Kennedy Assassination: what really happened (new, 2018)

Based on Dr. Kroth's new book of the same title, he explains how Trump's dramatic disclosure of secret JFK files in 2017-18 changes our understanding of virtually everything. These documents are added to what we learned from the CIA's own Howard Hunt who made a deathbed confession in 2007 which implicated LBJ. Hunt's confession and Trump's JFK secret releases are absolutely revelatory. BUY THE BOOK here More info can be found at

             James Files

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James Files
Born James Earl Files
January 24, 1942 (age 76)
Nationality American
Other names James Sutton
Criminal charge Attempted murder (2 counts)
Aggravated discharge of a firearm
Aggravated battery with a firearm
Armed violence
Criminal penalty 50 years
Criminal status Paroled in May 2016
Date May 7, 1991
3:45 pm
Country United States
State(s) Illinois
Location(s) Round Lake Beach, Illinois
Target(s) David Ostertag
Gary Bitler
Injured David Ostertag
Weapons AKS 7.62 semiautomatic rifle
Date apprehended
May 7, 1991
Imprisoned at Stateville Correctional Center  
James Earl Files (born January 24, 1942), also known as James Sutton,[a] is a former American prisoner. In 1994, while serving a 50 year sentence for the 1991 attempted murders of two police officers, Files gave interviews stating that he was the "grassy knoll shooter" in the 1963 assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy[3][4][5] and that Lee Harvey Oswald never fired a single shot.[6] Files has subsequently been interviewed by others and discussed in various books pertaining to the assassination and related theories.[4][5] In 1994, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was quoted as having investigated Files' allegation and found it "not to be credible".[3][7]
In 2010, Playboy magazine published an article by Hillel Levin in which Files also implicated Charles Nicoletti and John Roselli in the assassination of Kennedy.[8]


The wooden fence on the grassy knoll, where Files claims to have made his shot.
Files has stated that he was born in Alabama, moved to California with his family shortly thereafter, then to an Italian neighborhood in Chicago.[9] On May 7, 1991, Files and his friend, David Morley, were involved in a roadside shootout in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, with two police officers, Detective David Ostertag and his partner, Gary Bitler. Ostertag and Bitler tried to apprehend the two for driving a stolen vehicle. During the shootout, Morley shot Detective Ostertag in the chest. Both Files and Morley shot at Detective Bitler but missed. Files and Morley then fled on foot but were arrested a few hours later. Files was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count each of discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and armed violence. In August 1991, a jury found Files guilty of two counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 30 years for the shooting of Detective Ostertag and 20 years for attempting to shoot Detective Bitler.[2][10][11] Files was initially imprisoned at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois before being transferred to Danville Correctional Center in Danville, Illinois.[2][12] Files was paroled in May 2016.[12]
An "anonymous FBI source", later identified as Zack Shelton, has been reported by some researchers as having told Joe West, a private investigator in Houston, in the early 1990s about an inmate in an Illinois penitentiary who might have information about the Kennedy assassination.[5][13] On August 17, 1992, West interviewed Files at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois.[2] After West's death in 1993, his family requested that his friend, Houston television producer Bob Vernon, take over the records concerning the story.[2][3] Vernon is the owner of a bullet casing with teeth marks on it, even though it was not found until 1987.[10]

Critical analysis

Vincent Bugliosi, author of Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has characterized Files as "the Rodney Dangerfield of Kennedy assassins."[2] According to Bugliosi, very few within the majority of Americans (75%) who believe there was a conspiracy to kill Kennedy respect him or his story.[2] However, psychology professor Jerome Kroth described Files as "surprisingly credible" and said his story "is the most believable and persuasive" about the assassination.[2]

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