On August 25, 2012, AARC sent a FOIA request to the CIA seeking documents relating to plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and in particular CIA studies of such plots in the Fall of 1963 as part of its efforts to topple Fidel Castro of Cuba. On October 19, 2012, after receiving a no records response dated October11, 2012, AARC amended its FOIA request to CIA.
Specifically, as amended, AARC requested:
1. All records pertaining to any plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler,
including, but not limited to, all records in any way reflecting or referencing
the CIA’s study in 1963 of plots to assassinate Hitler. As I did with my
original request, I attach a copy of the September 25, 1963 Memorandum
for the Record of Walter M. Higgins, Jr. of the Joint Chiefs re: “Briefing of Desmond Fitzgerald on CIA Cuban Operations and Planning.”
2. All records on or pertaining to communications by or with Allen Dulles regarding plots to assassinate Adol(f) Hitler during Dulles’s service in the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC), the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and the Central intelligence Agency (CIA).
3. All index entries or other records reflecting the search for records responsive to this request in its original or amended form, including all search times used with each of the components searched.
These records are relevant to various official investigations, including those of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (The Warren Commission), the Senate Select Committee on Government Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (The Church Committee), and the House Select Committee On Assassinations (The HSCA). As such, the immunity from search and review for operational files does not apply to these records. Please conduct a full search of operations files for all records pertaining to this request.
Following are direct downloads for PDF files of each of the current documents which include Exhibit 2: Declaration of JFK researcher and scholar, William E. Kelly, Jr. Visit Bill’s blogspots at http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/ and http://jfkcountercoup2.blogspot.com/2017/11/
Download AARC v. CIA Cross-motion as filed HERE
Download AARC v. CIA Exhibit 1 Cross-motion as filed- Aug. 18 release HERE
Download AARC v. CIA Exhibit 2 as filed; Declaration of William E. Kelly, Jr. HERE
Download AARC v. CIA Statement of Facts; Cross-motion as filed HERE