A retired FBI agent maintains President John F. Kennedy was not killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
Don Adams, a Korean War veteran, was interviewed by Akron, Ohio Fox 8 television news reporter Suzanne Stratford on August 17, 2010. Adams told Stratford he later worked as an FBI agent and was assigned to Thomasville, Georgia as a field agent.
Adams, 80, told how one of his first assignments in George was to investigate “one of the most violent men in the country,” Joseph Milteer.
Milteer was an extreme right radical, associated with the Klu Kux Klan and the States Rights Party.
Adams had worked with an informant who had a recorded conversation with Milteer.
Adams still has a copy of the recording from November 9, 1963, a couple of weeks before the assassination. Milteer can plainly be heard telling the informant that the best way to assassinate Kennedy “is from an office building with a high powered rifle.”
According to Fox 8’s report “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 ‘5 questions and nothing more’,” explained Adams.
When asked by the informant if President Kennedy was really going to be assassinated, the tape recording reveals Milteer responds, “Oh yes. It’s in the works.”
“[The FBI and Secret Service] should have stopped the President from traveling instantly.” said Adams, because the threat and information about this recording was already known by both agencies.
According to a FBI record Adams showed the reporter 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.”
Adams questions why Milteer 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,” reported the Akron new station.
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