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JFK: The Second Plot: What is the significance of the story of
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Raymond
2012-01-20 01:14:56 UTC
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Matthew Smith,
JFK: The Second Plot (1992)

One of the outstanding examples of a witness being frustrated in his
attempt to speak out when he had something important to say is to be found
in the story of Abraham Bolden. Abraham Bolden was a member of the White
House detail of the Secret Service, and was the first negro to be
appointed to that body. Bolden had heard of a Chicago plot to kill the
President and was anxious to tell what he knew. He was also critical of
the personnel appointed to guard the President, claiming they were lax in
their duties. It was believed that an attempt on Kennedy's life had been
foiled on 1st November in Chicago, but three weeks before he was killed in
Dallas, and it would have been extremely embarrassing to the Warren
Commission, heavily involved in establishing their "lone killer - no
conspiracy" theory, to have had Bolden telling of a Chicago plot. Bolden's
superior officers blocked his request. A few months later Abraham Bolden
was charged with soliciting a huge bribe for disclosing secret information
on a counterfeiter, Joseph Spagnoli, and he was jailed for six years.
Spagnoli later confessed he had lied about Bolden, at the request of
Prosecutor Richard Sikes, he claimed. In spite of this Bolden was made to
serve his full sentence.

What is the significance of the story of Abraham Bolden in the search to
discover who was responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy?

Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that
shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."
--- Proverbs 17:28 American King James Bible
John McAdams
2012-01-20 01:28:56 UTC
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Matthew Smith,
JFK: The Second Plot (1992)
One of the outstanding examples of a witness being frustrated in his
attempt to speak out when he had something important to say is to be found
in the story of Abraham Bolden. Abraham Bolden was a member of the White
House detail of the Secret Service, and was the first negro to be
appointed to that body. Bolden had heard of a Chicago plot to kill the
President and was anxious to tell what he knew.
There was no "Chicago plot."

That's a conspiracy factoid.

From Vince Bugliosi's RECLAIMING HISTORY: (Footnotes on CD)

A former Chicago Secret Service agent, Abraham Bolden, told HSCA staff
investigators that shortly before November 2, the FBI sent a Teletype
message to the Chicago Secret Service office stating that there would be
an attempt on Kennedy?s life in Chicago on November 2 by a four-man hit
team using highpowered rifles (HSCA Record 180-10070-10273, January 19,
1978, pp.2?6). The HSCA said it ?was unable to document the existence of
the alleged assassination team. Specifically, no agent who had been
assigned to Chicago confirmed any aspect of Bolden?s version.? The HSCA
said that ?one agent did state there had been a threat in Chicago during
that period [not uncommon, of course], but he was unable to recall
details.? The HSCA concluded that Bolden?s story was of ?questionable
authenticity.? In 1964, Bolden was prosecuted and convicted of conspiring
to sell official information in a counterfeiting case and was sentenced to
six years in prison. (HSCA Report, pp.231?232; Waldron with Hartmann,
Ultimate Sacrifice, pp. 258?259, 649?650; New York Times, December 6,
1967, p.26; HSCA Record 180- 10070-10273, January 19, 1978, p.2)

.John
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Raymond
2012-01-20 02:06:52 UTC
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Post by Raymond
Matthew Smith,
JFK: The Second Plot (1992)
One of the outstanding examples of a witness being frustrated in his
attempt to speak out when he had something important to say is to be found
in the story of Abraham Bolden. Abraham Bolden was a member of the White
House detail of the Secret Service, and was the first negro to be
appointed to that body. Bolden had heard of a Chicago plot to kill the
President and was anxious to tell what he knew.
There was no "Chicago plot."
That's a conspiracy factoid.
From Vince Bugliosi's RECLAIMING HISTORY: (Footnotes on CD)
A former Chicago Secret Service agent, Abraham Bolden, told HSCA staff
investigators that shortly before November 2, the FBI sent a Teletype
message to the Chicago Secret Service office stating that there would be
an attempt on Kennedy?s life in Chicago on November 2 by a four-man hit
team using highpowered rifles (HSCA Record 180-10070-10273, January 19,
1978, pp.2?6). The HSCA said it ?was unable to document the existence of
the alleged assassination team. Specifically, no agent who had been
assigned to Chicago confirmed any aspect of Bolden?s version.? The HSCA
said that ?one agent did state there had been a threat in Chicago during
that period [not uncommon, of course], but he was unable to recall
details.? The HSCA concluded that Bolden?s story was of ?questionable
authenticity.? In 1964, Bolden was prosecuted and convicted of conspiring
to sell official information in a counterfeiting case and was sentenced to
six years in prison. (HSCA Report, pp.231?232; Waldron with Hartmann,
Ultimate Sacrifice, pp. 258?259, 649?650; New York Times, December 6,
1967, p.26; HSCA Record 180- 10070-10273, January 19, 1978, p.2)
.John
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The conspiracy factoid. "A former Secret Service agent says a plot to
assassinate President John F. Kennedy in Chicago was foiled three weeks
before he was fatally shot in Dallas, according to WLS-TV...

TV that when the Warren Commission began investigating JFK's
assassination, he attempted to inform members about the Chicago plots and
alleged misconduct by his fellow agents, but was arrested and prosecuted
for soliciting a bribe from a counterfeiter and served a six-year
sentence.

Bolden claims it was a set-up to silence him. The main witness has
recanted his accusations, and Bolden hopes now to clear his name, the
station reports." Bolden said the information was not known to have been
passed on to Dallas.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312580,00.html.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news&id=5778871


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