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Nov 1, 2006
Retired FBI Agent: JFK's Assassination Goes Beyond Conspiracy Theories - WJW

Retired FBI Agent: JFK's Assassination Goes Beyond Conspiracy Theories

AKRON, Ohio —
A retired FBI agent from Summit County is making claims regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that go beyond conspiracy theories.

Don Adams speaks clearly and concisely when describing the events of November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was killed, and he doesn't waiver from his position that Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. "It is a fact," says Adams, and he says he has the FBI documents to prove it.

At his home in Akron, Ohio, Adams is surrounded by thousands of reports and records from the National Archives and Records Administration. His name appears on many of the papers, but he says other reports have been doctored or are missing. "Everything I had done is gone. It's all gone," Adams said.

The Army veteran joined the FBI after serving in the Korean war. He trained in Washington, D.C., and Quantico, Virginia and was assigned to an FBI field office in Thomasville, Georgia. One of Adams' first assignments was investigating an extreme right radical with connections to the States' Rights Party and KKK named Joseph Adams Milteer. "He was reportedly one of most violent men in the country," said Adams.

One week after completing the investigation, President Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. Agent Adams located Milteer in Quintan, Georgia on November 27, 1963, but, according to Adams, the senior agent in charge would not allow a proper interrogation. "I said, 'Boss wait a minute, we have an opportunity to elicit tremendous information from him,' and he replied, 'Five questions and nothing more.'"

Years later, while searching the archives, Adams learned that Milteer had threatened to kill President Kennedy November 9, 1963, just weeks before the assassination, and that FBI agents had allegedly lied about his whereabouts immediately following threat.

In a tape recording Adams played for Fox 8 News, Milteer tells an informant the best way to get the president "is from an office building with a high powered rifle."

The informant asks if they are really going to kill President Kennedy and on the tape recording Milteer responds, "Oh yes. It's in the works."

Adams wonders why the FBI and Secret Service permitted the president to travel to Dallas with that knowledge. "[They] should have stopped the president from traveling instantly," said Adams.

An FBI record states that after the assassination, "a jubilant" Milteer bragged to the informant, "You thought I was kidding when I said he would be killed from a window with a high powered rifle."


What follows is a transcript of the "informant conversation" recorded on Nov. 9, 1963, before JFK was killed in Dallas (video, above).

FBI Informant William Somersett: "I don't know if Kennedy's coming here. I think on the 18th or something like that to make some kind of speech."

Joseph A. Milteer: "I think it's the 18th he's supposed to be here to make the speech."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "I don't even know what it's about."

Joseph A. Milteer: "You can bet your bottom dollar he's going to have a lot to say about the Cubans, because there's so many of them here. The more bodyguards he has the more easier it is to get him."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Well how in the hell do you figure would be the best way to get him?"

Joseph A. Milteer: "From an office building with a high powered rifle."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Do you think he knows he's a marked man?"

Joseph A. Milteer: I'm sure he does yes."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Are they going to really try to kill him?"

Joseph A. Milteer: "Oh yes it's in the works."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Hitting this Kennedy I'll tell you is going to be a hard proposition. I believe you may have figured it out how to get him from an office building all that but .... but I don't know how them secret service, they'd never cover all them office buildings and any where he's going. Do you know whether they'd do that or not?"

Joseph A. Milteer: "If they have any suspicion they will of course but without suspicion the chances are they wouldn't." You wouldn't have to take a gun up there. Take it up there in pieces. All those guns come knocked down and you can take them apart."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Boy if Kennedy's getting shot we've got to know where we're at."

Joseph A. Milteer: "Yes it's coming."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Because you know, boy that's gonna be.. you know that would be a real shake if they do that."

Joseph A. Milteer: "They wouldn't leave any stone unturned there no way."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Oh hell no."

Joseph A. Milteer: "Hell they'll pick up somebody within the hours after if anything like that would happen ..just to throw the public off."

FBI Informant William Somersett: "Well somebody is going to have to go to jail if he gets killed."


Adams questions why Milteer appears in a photograph near President Kennedy's limousine before the shooting, but was never mentioned in the Warren Commission Report. Adams suspects Milteer was definitely involved in President Kennedy's death, but he says Oswald absolutely was not.

In 1964, Adams was transferred to Dallas, Texas. He watched the now famous Zapruder film and chased down leads connected to Kennedy's death.

The Warren Commission report said three bullets were fired from behind the president, but Adams claims there were clearly 11 shots fired, including a frontal shot that struck President Kennedy's neck. Adams claims that he mentioned his findings to senior FBI agents and was told by one unnamed agent, "Don, be careful what you say and how you say it."

Adams says witnesses at the Book Depository saw Oswald in the break room drinking a Coke at the exact time of the shooting. According to Adams, even if Oswald was on the building's sixth floor, Adams informed senior FBI agents that Oswald could not have possibly fired three shots in 7.5 seconds from a bolt action rifle so precisely while looking through a scope. Adams alleges he was again warned to keep quiet. "I said, 'I'm gonna tell you right now guys, no way in the world he fired those shots,' and boy I was really cautioned then," said Adams.

Adams has hundreds of other facts and papers that he says prove the Warren Commission's report was erroneous. That opinion is shared by many people.

In 1976 the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations was established. They determined a shot was fired from the grassy knoll, and in summary believed, "On the basis of evidence available, President Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy," although they were unable to identify the other gunman.

Don Adams hopes another committee is established soon, and that all of the National Archive records are made public.

The 80-year-old is currently organizing all of the documents he has researched and is writing a book. He has also produced a documentary style DVD, which is being sold on his website. Adams said he is not seeking fame and fortune, rather truth and justice. "I hope the truth gets told, whatever it is," said Adams.
thank you, Butterscotch.

I heard this agent in an interview...2 of the 5 questions were about 2 different men he had never heard (of persons to keep an eye on etc)

One was did he know/or connected to Dr Martin Luther King.
Another was about the four poor little black girls who were killed in the bombing of a black church down south (a very famous case) by racists during the fights for voting and civil rights.
WTF- People who had nothing to do with ....
The other one was also a rarher spurious question as well.
Thanks. I guess if there was anything to this it would have come out many years ago.

Kind of like 2012, if this was such a big thing why didn't we hear about it back during the Y2K stuff? It's just the newest angle on an old worn out idea.
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