James Earl Ray Requested Release of CIA/FBI Files
HSCA Interviews Reveal James Earl Ray's Request For Release of CIA and FBI Files
Dec 4, 2004
Los Angeles, California USA
By Gary Revel
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James Earl Ray Congressional Interview Available
In the first HSCA interview with James Earl Ray Chief Counsel Richard Sprague agrees with Ray and his legal team that all materials (including CIA, FBI and other intelligence files) should be made available to them as well as the the committee. Ray and his legal team believed the files would produce evidence of a conspiracy in connection with Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Shortly afterward Sprague was forced to resign (fired) his post.
New HSCA sound recordings reveal James Earl Ray's request for release of the CIA, FBI and other investigative and intelligence files in connection with his role in Martin Luther King's assassination. He further asks for files of the SELECT COMMITTEE TO STUDY GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES called the Church Committee and points out that many files that would be useful in the investigation had been destroyed.
Chief Counsel 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.
James Earl Ray, Attorneys Jack and Mary Kershaw and Gary Revel-Special Investigator believed the files would produce evidence of a US Government-Organized Crime conspiracy in connection with Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Shortly afterward Sprague was forced to resign (fired).
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 and Ray's legal teams' request for files from the CIA and other U. S. intelligence agencies.
More HSCA interviews are scheduled to be released in the coming months. The interviews were recorded by Gary Revel in 1977 and never before made available to the public. Facts and information contained in them can lead to the truth of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy and Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy.