“My private opinion is that JFK was done in by a conspiracy, likely including American intelligence officers.” – David Atlee Phillips, July 1986.
The Last Investigation by Gaeton Fonzi tells the tale of former-CIA asset and Cuban revolutionary, Antonio Veciana who claimed that he had personally seen Lee Harvey Oswald talking to a US agent who he knew as Maurice Bishop in Dallas in August 1963. Maurice Bishop would turn out to be the alias of David Atlee Phillips, a senior CIA Director and accomplished propagandist with extensive Media ties, including collaboration with Warren Commission defender, Vincent Bugliosi! Fonzi had a sketch artist create a drawing of the mysterious ‘Maurice Bishop’, which the author surreptitiously showed to David Atlee Phillips’ brother and numerous relatives for their total agreement on the resemblance! Later on, Fonzi and Veciana personally confronted Atlee Phillips at a conference about his alternate identity and its role in the JFK assassination whereupon the powerful CIA director became visibly agitated and literally ran away from them to avoid their questions.
The Two Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald tells of the doomed patsy following a bunch of strange, self-incriminating orders from an operative known as ‘Bishop’. Mr. Atlee Phillips was known to have used the alias, ‘Bishop’ in prior, separate, CIA covert operations so that his real name would never be associated with any of his schemes if they failed.
Author Larry Hancock mentions in Someone Would Have Talked, that David Atlee Phillips’ own brother, James Phillips, completely shunned him after realizing what he had done in the JFK assassination conspiracy.
‘As David was dying of lung cancer, he called his brother. Even at this point there was apparently no reconciliation between the two men. James asked David pointedly, “Were you in Dallas that day?” David answered, “Yes,” and James hung up the phone on him.’
Below is a short (7 min.)video with David Atlee Phillips rationalizing his role in the JFK assassination and the existence of the CIA as some sort of great thing for Americans:
short bio on David Atlee Phillips:
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