Ex-Agent Claims Twist in JFK Plot

Says Cuban killers, armed radical planned hits in Chicago
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2007 6:53 PM CST
Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, holds up his manacled hands at police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, where he is held for questioning, in this Nov. 22, 1963 file...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Feds dug up a plot to ice JFK in Chicago three weeks before he was killed in Dallas, ABC news reports. JFK's trip to the Windy City was nixed, but agents never passed on data about a Cuban hit squad and an armed radical to federal agents in Dallas. Yet agent Abraham Bolden, who has written a book about the plot, did know: "When that bullet struck the head of the president, it struck me too because I saw it coming."

Bolden says he tried to tell the Warren Commission about the Chicago hit (and drunken agents on the Dallas motorcade) but was arrested for soliciting a bribe and given six years—a set-up, he claims. A key witness has even recanted. But the Secret Service says that officials "would not have any comment whatsoever about Mr. Bolden's statements."