Senator Christopher Dodd and the Continuing Coverup of the JFK/MLK
Commentary by MLK Assassination Investigator Gary Revel
Although I have found it to be disconcerting over the years and even
now, the reality that Congressman Christopher Dodd was a part of the HSCA for
the purpose of limiting it's investigation and preventing the truth from being
made known is clear to me.
New York City, NY USA
April 19, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On September 17, 1996 Robert Tanenbaum, Former Deputy Counsel for the House
Select Committee on Assassinations 1976-1977 was scheduled to testify before the
Assassination Records Review Board. The ARRB was meeting in Los Angeles
California and I had received an anonymous call several days before saying that
Tanenbaum wanted to meet with me. I was still thinking that my undercover
work on the investigation of the assassination was top secret and though I
knew Tanenbaum would have known about it this call brought back anxious and
disturbing memories. I immediately told the caller that I could not meet with
Mr. Tanenbaum under any circumstances however now most everything that was so
secret back then is easily found on the internet so I will touch on his
importance to the investigations of the assassinations of President John F.
Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. and to some extent that of Presidential
Candidate Robert F. Kennedy. I will also comment on something that has bothered
me since 1977 about the motive and agenda of Senator Christopher Dodd.
Prior to this testimony Mr. Tanenbaum had written a book, 'Corruption of Blood'
which dealt with the issues and stories of his work on the House Select
Committee on Assassinations. Woven within the pages of that book is a deep
regard for true justice and the fraud of the supposed 'investigation' of the
House Select Committee on Assassinations; HSCA. He doesn't despair about the
investigators but does wrangle with moral and ethical concerns regarding
motives, agendas and actual results.
As scheduled he testified before the ARRD and said, "I could tell you that if
Richard Sprague and I stayed with the committee, there was no document that we
would have kept away from the American people. And when I say "document" I
include in that films or other pieces of evidentiary value. We saw nothing
frankly that should not be given to the American people and I say that, Judge
and members of the panel, when you mention classified material."
In 1977, when I was working on the investigation, I got the same feeling from
Chief Counsel Richard Sprague. He was clearly driven to uncover the truth of who
killed MLK and JFK. As was my understanding from what Chief Counsel Richard
Sprague had told me himself Mr. Tanenbaum was of the same ilk in that he
believed that nothing the government had that related to the assassinations
should have been kept from the investigators of the committee and ultimately the
In his book, 'Corruption of Blood', and in his testimony before the ARRB Mr.
Tanenbaum has said things that show a contempt for the motives of many of the
members of the HSCA and some other officials of the US Government. One in
particular is Senator Christopher Dodd. He seems to believe that the honorable
Senator from Connecticut and then Representative pushed to get rid of Richard
Sprague and bring in G. Robert Blakey as Chief Counsel for reasons other than
what was best for the investigation.
When I reach back into my memory I find that I am in full agreement with him on
this point. Christopher Dodd's father was the former
FBI agent and Senator Thomas Dodd from Connecticut. He was also one of
President John F. Kennedy's political rivals and closely associated himself
publicly and privately with J. Edgar Hoover and CIA Director Allen Dulles and
further was one of those known to be very unhappy with JFK's role in the Bay of
Pigs fiasco and the firing of Dulles.
Recently my commentary that related to one of the HSCA Executive Sessions where
Santo Trafficante testified was published on my MLK Assassination Investigation
news feed. In it I made it very clear that Connecticut Representative Chritopher
Dodd was a member and was there during the Trafficante testimony. I don't think
that Congressman Dodd heard anything that day that he didn't already know
because his dad, Senator Thomas Dodd, had been up to his eyeballs in the
FBI/Mafia/CIA corruption swirling around the Whitehouse in 1963. Prior to the
JFK assassination Senator Thomas Dodd was looking into a number of businesses
and individuals directly related to the JFK assassination including the mail
order house that was used to deliver the supposed JFK assassination rifle to Lee
Harvey Oswald. Although I have found it to be disconcerting over the years and
even now, the reality that Congressman Christopher Dodd was a part of the HSCA
for the purpose of limiting it's investigation and preventing the truth from
being made known is clear to me. His part may have been as innocent as his
desire to protect his father's honor but regardless he was a servant of the
people of this country and given the job of finding the truth.
Mr. Tanenbaum and Senator Christopher Dodd can answer for themselves concerning
this opinion, as I do not speak for either of them, however there are questions
that have not been settled after all these years. I believe that transparent
acknowledgement to facts about the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy
and Martin Luther King Jr. and the relationship of them to that of Presidential
Candidate Robert F. Kennedy is a must. Finally an explanation by Senator
Christopher Dodd as to his motives and agenda on the HSCA is something all
Americans deserve to hear and even people all around the world await .
Audio recording of 1977 (HSCA) House Select Committee on Assassinations
Deputy Chief Counsel Robert Lehner asking everyone to identify themselves for
the record. He begins; "Everybody, I'm Robert Lehner, Deputy Chief Counsel,
House Committee on Assassinations". The others were; Ed Evans-Chief
Investigator, Tom Gannon, Nashville Tennessee Attorney-Jack Kershaw, James Earl
Ray - convicted assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., Gary Revel-Special
Investigator, Mary Kershaw-Attorney and Louis Seigel. This was an interview held
inside the walls of Brushy Mountain Prison in Petros Tennessee. The HSCA was a
committee empowered by the US Government to investigate the assassinations of
President John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To
this day most people in America and most informed people throughout the world
are not satisfied with the US Government's official judgement on either
assassination as well as the assassination of Presidential Candidate-Senator
Robert F. Kennedy in June of 1968.
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