US intelligence agents with connections to Cuba are suspected of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the subsequent investigation was a cover-up led by a former CIA director, claimed Robert Francis Kennedy Jr., the slain president’s nephew. In an interview with independent journalist Tucker Carlson, RFK Jr. alleged that a group of agents from the CIA’s Miami station harbored resentment towards his uncle for not providing air cover during the Bay of Pigs invasion and for ending attacks on Cuba after the Cuban missile crisis.
According to RFK Jr., the CIA collaborated with the mafia, which sought to regain control of the casinos and other nationalized properties in Havana following Fidel Castro’s revolution. JFK had planned to separate the intelligence-gathering department of the CIA from the planning division, which RFK Jr. described as responsible for assassinations, election interference, and overthrowing governments. Unfortunately, JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas before he could implement these changes.
The official investigation into JFK’s assassination, conducted by the Warren Commission, concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone as a “lone gunman.” However, RFK Jr. disputed this claim, asserting that the commission was actually steered by Allen Dulles, the former CIA chief whom JFK had fired in 1961. RFK Jr. believed that the evidence overwhelmingly pointed to CIA involvement and subsequent cover-up.
Kennedy told Carlson that it was clear that Dulles, who attended every meeting, controlled the entire Warren Commission. Kennedy also accused Dulles of secret communication with the CIA and J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI. He characterized the investigation as a coordinated “Kabuki theater” performance.
In an effort to dismiss critics of the Warren Commission findings, the CIA instructed its “Operation Mockingbird” assets in the American press, comprising over 400 senior writers and editors, to label them as “conspiracy theorists.”
RFK Jr. further revealed that all JFK assassination-related documents were scheduled to be declassified by 2017. However, the CIA continues to withhold approximately 4,000 documents, fueling speculation about what they could contain. RFK Jr. suggested that the agency may be safeguarding institutional interests rather than protecting individuals.
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr., the son of Robert Francis ‘Bobby’ Kennedy, JFK’s brother and former US Attorney General, is currently running against President Joe Biden for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. It is worth noting that Bobby Kennedy was also assassinated during the 1968 presidential primaries.