Secret Files That Would Have Proven James Earl Ray Not Guilty
March 22nd, 2006
In the first
House Select Committee on Assassinations 1977 interview with James
Earl Ray, Chief Counsel Richard Sprague agreed with Ray and his
legal team that all materials concerning the assassination of Martin
Luther King Jr. as well as President John F. Kennedy (including CIA,
FBI and other intelligence agency files) should be made available to
them as well as the committee. Mr. Sprague, Ray and Ray's legal team
believed the files would produce evidence that Ray did not shoot
Martin Luther King Jr.
One week later
Richard Sprague was forced to resign his post because he found it
impossible to do his job with the requirement that he sign a secrecy
agreement before he could view the files he requested. He did not
believe he could properly investigate a US Government Department or
Agency if he agreed to keep secret the proof that Ray wasn't the
assassin of King.
Richard Sprague is heard saying that he too believes all CIA, FBI
and other files having anything to do with the entire matter (MLK
and JFK's assassination) should be made available to the committee
and Ray's legal team. It is believed that the files will contain
proof that Ray was 'handled' via methods used by the Intelligence
services and set up to take the wrap for the MLK assassination.
It is now
known that in the 1960's President Lyndon Johnson set up the
'Domestic Operations Division' (Another DOD) to carry out special
operations within the United States which would be separate but
support Defense Department, NSA and FBI operations of national
security interest. CIA agents in the US and throughout the world
could be directed from the White House via the use of a secret
communication channel between the agent in the field and the
President labeled CRITICOM (Critical Communication). In the
execution of an assassination or what would be established as a
legal execution of a clear and present danger to the national
security of the United States of America a very simple VOCO (Verbal
Order of the Commanding Officer) could be the triggering mechanism.
This kind of operation would have no paperwork to prove that it ever
happened and any coincidental evidence would be classified top
secret and never released to the public until such time as it could
be confused or would be useless for investigative purposes.
Ray, Attorneys Jack and Mary Kershaw and Gary Revel-Special
Investigator and Richard Sprague believed that the CIA had files
that would produce evidence of a US Government-Organized Crime
connection with Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Ray's
admission that he was given a phone number by Raoul to call for
instructions and help when needed connected organized crime. That
phone number turned out to be the number for a motel in New Orleans
owned by Mafia Boss Carlos Marcello.
Former D. C.
Congressional Delegate Walter Fountroy chaired the House Select
Committee on Assassinations for a period of time and discovered his
telephones and television were bugged. Fauntroy said in a 1999 trial
that Richard Sprague's replacement, Robert Blakey, did not follow up
on James Earl Ray's request for files from the CIA and others. What
is clear is that Mr. Blakey would have signed a secrecy agreement
with the CIA and others for whatever information he received thus
even if he knew today that James Earl Ray was innocent he would be
legally bound not to say so.
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