MY 5 BOOKS + DVD/BLU RAY. I AM ALSO ON NEWSMAX TELEVISION (OCT-DEC 2019; JANUARY 2020 and beyond). They are rebroadcasting my episode of THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY, a massive ratings and DVD bonanza for the History Channel back in 2003

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A former police officer chastises Blaine

Officer Paul King writes (with an interesting thought):

"Yes! I'm so sure that JFK would order Secret Service to stand down with his wife, Nellie and John Connally all in the car. This guy Blaine must think we were all born yesterday. The President is going to jeopardize the safety of TWO WOMEN in the car just to be seen a little better by an assassin...yeah, right."

Saturday, April 26, 2014

My Skype interview, hosted by Mark Howitt

My Skype interview, hosted by Mark Howitt

Published on Apr 26, 2014
Unveiling The Truth #28
Interview With Author Vince Palamara


Friday, April 25, 2014

J. WALTER COUGHLIN to speak at The Sixth Floor Museum 5/3/14

"It was no one's fault- it just happened"- WHAT?!?!!?!?!




2 p.m. Saturday | May 3, 2014

What was it like providing protection for our presidents in the 1960s and 70s? Find out at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza's next LIVING HISTORY program. Join us on Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. as we present J. Walter Coughlin, a former U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to President John F. Kennedy's White House detail.

Coughlin was with the Secret Service from 1961 to 1977. He accompanied President Kennedy to Berlin, and was part of the advance team for the president's visits to Miami and San Antonio shortly before the trip to Dallas. Coughlin was back in Washington, D.C. when President Kennedy was assassinated. He went on to serve on the protection details for President Lyndon Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He became the agent-in-charge of the Dallas Secret Service office in 1973.

This will be Coughlin's first time speaking at The Sixth Floor Museum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gerald Behn, as he appeared on "What's My Line?" back on 12/27/59

Special Agent In Charge of the White House Secret Service Detail (approx. September 1961-Jan 1965) Gerald Behn, as he appeared on "What's My Line?" back on 12/27/59:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Man Behind the Suit is a feature length documentary on former Secret Service Special Agent in Charge during the Reagan Administration, Robert DeProspero.

The Man Behind the Suit is a feature length documentary on former Secret Service Special Agent in Charge during the Reagan Administration, Robert DeProspero.


TONIGHT- approximately 10:15 pm EST to Midnight: UTT #28 - Interview With Author Vince Palamara, Secret Service Expert -
UTT #28 - Interview With Author Vince Palamara, Secret Service Expert - — with Vince Palamara.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Former CIA Director Allen Dulles visits VICE PRESIDENT LBJ at the LBJ Ranch shortly before the assassination


RFK Jr.'s blurb for the softcover edition of JFK and the Unspeakable

RFK Jr.'s blurb for the softcover edition ""In *JFK and the Unspeakable *Jim Douglass has distilled all the best available research into a very well-documented and convincing portrait of President Kennedy's transforming turn to peace, at the cost of his life. Personally, it has made a very big impact on me. After reading it in Dallas, I was moved for the first time to visit Dealey Plaza. I urge all Americans to read this book and come to their own conclusions about why he died and why -- after fifty years -- it still matters.” (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)"

R.I.P. John Judge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ESSENTIAL DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!! "The Last Word on the Assassination"

ESSENTIAL DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabulous...even with warts and all. Essential!, April 15, 2014


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This review is from: The Last Word on the Assassination (DVD)

Although (as with Mark Lane's great book with a similar name) certainly NOT "the last word" on the JFK assassination, this over 2-and-a-half hour, two-part DVD is an essential, fabulous and informative production, even with some warts and all included. The first part of the DVD is a 1992 production that was once only available on VHS (and was long out of stock). Although a few items in this 90-minute documentary are debatable and/ or discredited, the LARGE majority of this presentation is a very well done and essential must-have for any student of the JFK assassination, in general, and the Jim Garrison case, in particular (not to nitpick with the minor "problems" with this part of the documentary, which I fondly recall from over 20 years ago in its tape-only rendition: the production values are excellent- rare photos, videos, films and eyewitness commentary galore). Jim Garrison, Lou Ivon, Bill Alford, F. Irvin Dymond, Judge Haggerty, Mark Lane, Harold Weisberg, Steve Jaffe, and a host of others grace this part...bravo!

The second part of this DVD is the 1/31/14 webcast panel discussion with authors Joan Mellen, Jim Marrs, and Dick Russell, narrated by John Barbour, the producer and narrator of the 1992 documentary. While excellent and thought provoking, the one hour given to this panel could have (and should have) been much longer; I wanted more, more, more! Inevitably, that is WHY there never will be a final word on the assassination- time constraints and interruptions are ever present (as an aside, someone needs to write the mother of all conspiracy books and outdo Bugliosi and the Warren Commission via a nuts-and-bolts, everything-AND-the-kitchen-sink look at the case: ALL the evidence of conspiracy in unabbreviated form, etc., but I digress)..

In summation, this is a very fine production that John Barbour and company should feel mighty proud of, fully deserving a five star rating. Get this asap! What are you waiting for?

Very nice "factional" take on the JFK assassination...via Chicago

Very nice "factional" take on the JFK assassination...via Chicago

Author Max Allan Collins is to be commended for pulling together a very well written and entertaining "factional" look at the JFK assassination via the documented aborted attempt on his life that was planned for Chicago a few shorts weeks before 11/22/63 ("faction" is a term used for fiction writers using quite a bit of documented facts to weave their story). I am honored that Max chose to use my work as one of the (many) sources, as well as the heroic tale of former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden (as "Eben Boldt"). Five stars!
Abraham Bolden- did you know you and your heroic story are woven throughout famous author Max Allen Collins book "Target Lancer"? You are listed as as "Eben Boldt" BUT he credits you by name a couple times (pages 294 and 297). Collins, among many others books, wrote "In The Line of Fire" and "Road to Perdition", to name just a few!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hey, Blaine: the Warren Commission said Rowley "runs a second-rate agency and doesn’t want his deficiencies to be exposed"

Hey, Blaine: the Warren Commission said Rowley "runs a second-rate agency and doesn’t want his deficiencies to be exposed"

Thanks to researcher Pat Speer for this: "You should look through Howard Willens' journal, Vince. The SS' poor performance was on the minds of the commission, and they seriously considered recommending the SS lose its presidential protection responsibilities. Dulles was a big supporter of this, if I recall. There is also a discussion of a Rowley report, which was apparently quite damaging to the SS, that the WC considered a hot potato. Willens has published his journal on his website, Vince. It goes into far more detail than the book...the "Rowley Report" was a recommendation for a major overhaul of the SS.
Don't worry, Pat- my goal is to show the world Blaine's true colors. I receive messages all over the world from people who now know Blaine's book is fiction.


My message to Mr. Willens:
Dear Mr. Willens,
I saw you on C-SPAN recently and was impressed with your presentation with the surviving staff members of the Warren Commission. Unlike most of my "brethren", I have a very open mind and won't jump off a bridge if Oswald acted alone (in fact, I enthusiastically endorsed Vincent Bugliosi's book for a time).
That said, I hope you find the time to read my book. Simply put, you and the Chief Justice were deceived: the Secret Service lied to you- JFK never ordered the agents off his limousine and much of what they related to the Commission was firmly in the CYA area. America loves heroes, even false ones like Clint Hill, who drank the night before, was late getting to the limo than "advertised", and actually did nothing to protect anyone, as Jackie got in and out of the car of her own volition. In WWII, medals weren't given for ATTEMPTS to succeed but for SUCCESSES ("Private Smith, your comrade was killed under your watch, but here's a Silver Star for your attempt"...spare me).
I have been a thorn in the side of Blaine and Hill for a few years now- they know I am on to them: Blaine was one of many agents to tell me that JFK never interfered with their actions at all. Behn and Boring, the "brass" of the White House Detail, totally contradicted their reports submitted to the Commission by Rowley in taped conversations with myself, years before Blaine's book (written BECAUSE of my research) was even a thought.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Vince Palamara



  • From March 9, 1964

    Shortly after this the Chief Justice received a telephone call
    and left the room and Mr. McCloy addressed a question to me regarding
    the Commission’s function in this area.  I made a strong statement to
    Mr. McCloy expressing my personal views, which I suggested were generally
    those of the staff on this subject.  I emphasized the amount of time that
    had already passed without any work being done in this area, the need
    to gain access to detailed information before any recommendations could
    be made, and the fact that the Commission is missing a great and unique
    opportunity to make a substantial contribution in the field of security
    precautions.  Either in the course of this conversation or later when
    the Chief Justice returned to the room, I made reference to the Rowley
    report to the Secretary of the Treasury.  I may well have overstated
    the extent to which this document referred to the events of the
    assassination, but I did indicate that Rowley had set forth detailed
    criticism of Secret Service operations and proposed certain
    recommendations for improvements in the areas of interest to the Com-
    mission.  This was the first time the Chief Justice had ever heard of
    this report and he was obviously disconcerted that it had not been
    submitted to the Commission.  When he returned to the room the Chief
    Justice and Mr. McCloy engaged in a heated discussion of the report and
    all the rest of us sat quietly.  The two men disagreed rather sharply.
    Mr. McCloy expressed his view that the Commission should get access
    to all the relevant materials from Secret Service and then agree to
    consult with them regarding publishing of these prior to the final
    report.  According to Mr. McCloy, any debate on this matter could be
    resolved by the President at the appropriate time.  The Chief Justice
    responded that this would put the President on the spot and that if
    he decided not to release any of this material he would be accused
    of covering up the investigation of the assassination.  The other
    major concern of the Chief Justice was the fear that if detailed
    information was made known to the members of the Commission and
    staff they would be primary suspects in the event of any leak which
    resulted in another assassination attempt.  This discussion ended at
    approximately 5:30 or 6 p.m.

    From March 11, 1964

    The most important meeting in which I participated
    Wednesday was a meeting Wednesday afternoon with Mr. Carswell,
    Chief  Rowley, the Chief Justice, Mr. Rankin, Mr. Stern and myself.
    This meeting was called in response to the Chief Justice’s request
    that he have an opportunity to discuss personally with Treasury
    representatives the matters discussed the prior Friday and with
    Mr. McCloy the previous day.  It was a unique meeting in that I
    remained quiet from beginning to end.  This proved to be a wise course
    of action.  The Chief Justice opened the meeting with approximately
    a 15-minute presentation in which he stated precisely where he stood
    in the area of security precautions.  He repeated the points that he
    had made on prior occasions regarding his disinterest in detail and
    his concern in putting the President on the spot.  After he indicated
    his position so clearly, Chief Rowley could do nothing but agree
    enthusiastically.  Chief Rowley made many digressions into operations
    of his Service, most of them irrelevant to the functions of this
    Commission, but seemingly designed to prove to the Chief Justice
    the wisdom of his action. For example, Chief Rowley made reference
    to the efforts made by foreign governments and others to inquire into
    the actions of the Secret Service and his efforts to restrict these
    efforts. It seemed clear that Chief Rowley, even more than I might
    have expected, is reluctant to expose his present procedures to the
    scrutiny of the President’s Commission.  Competent as he may be, he
    gives the impression of being a very average law enforcement official
    who runs a second-rate agency and doesn’t want his deficiencies to be
    exposed.  During the course of the conversation he made reference, for example
    to the infiltration of the “syndicates” into counterfeiting and suggested
    that this was another reason why the Commission should not become informed
    regarding his operations.  As far as I was concerned this was just baloney.

              Mr. Carswell made some effort to define the issue, but only
    succeeded in getting Mr. McCloy and Mr. Carswell’s boss, Secretary Dillon,
    into greater disfavor with the Chief Justice.  Finally, Mr. Carswell
    stated that Mr. McCloy had seen Secretary Dillon at the Secretary’s
    request, when it became clear that the Chief Justice was somewhat
    disturbed that this matter had been discussed in his absence by
    another member of the Commission and the Secretary. The Chief Justice
    reaffirmed his decision not to be exposed to the matters contained in
    the Rowley report to the Secretary which looks toward the future.
    Mr. Carswell made a strong statement to the effect that the procedures
    and issues related to Dallas and the assassination could be isolated
    from the procedures and issues looking to the improvements in the
    operations of the Secret Service.  The Chief Justice bought this
    completely. (After the meeting, which took about one hour and
    fifteen minutes, I expressed my views to Mr. Carswell and discussed that
    this distinction probably would not hold up.)  The end result of the
    meeting was that Mr. Stern was instructed to work with Mr. Carswell and
    prepare a series of questions and answers which would develop for the
    Commission the information it needed to know in this area.  The
    memorandum of the conference in my chrono file dated March 13, 1964
    sets forth the decision reached at the conference. So far as I am
    concerned it makes the Commission a public relations adjunct to the
    Treasury and makes it impossible for the Commission to do any
    significant work in this field.

              When I discussed the meeting subsequently with
    Mr. Rankin he characteristically had somewhat more optimistic view.
    He and I both think that any progress is all to the good and that
    the question and answer routine may serve to (1) supply the
    Commission with certain information of value and (2) highlight the
    issues more sharply so that they may be discussed further.  Mr. Rankin
    still hasn’t given up in this area and for this I am grateful.  If
    this next step can be taken in a short period of time it is possible
    that the full Commission may be able to discuss this matter and come
    to a conclusion contrary to that of the Chief Justice.

    From May 5, 1964

    During this same meeting I asked Mr. Rankin what was
    decided about Mr. Stern’s area.  The Commission had decided at
    its  April 30 meeting that we could go further into the area of
    Presidential protection than had been contemplated by the Chief
    Justice.  But the decision was apparently made, however, that
    material such as the Rowley report and other studies under way
    at Treasury should be made available only to Mr. Rankin and not
    to members of the staff.  After some discussion of this Mr. Rankin
    authorized Mr. Stern to prepare a letter to Secretary Dillon
    setting forth the arrangements upon which the Commission desired
    to have access to these studies and related materials.  Mr. Rankin
    indicated that he hoped to persuade the Commission to let him
    designate a member of the staff to assist him in this area.

    From June 16, 1964

    Area 6.  I reported to Mr. Rankin and Mr. Redlich
    Mr. Stern’s current position.  Mr. Stern is currently in the process
    of drafting his section on recommendation in the area of Presidential
    Protection.  After Chief Rowley testifies on June 18 he plans to
    incorporate this material into his report and plans to have his
    Final Report during the week of June 22. I mentioned to Mr. Rankin
    and Mr. Redlich my belief that the Commission had to deal with the
    question of transferring the responsibilities of the Secret Service
    to the FBI in the field of Presidential Protection.  Neither of them
    seemed particularly enthused about discussing this issue in the

    July 2, 1964

        During the morning the Commission met to consider
    those questions which it had not decided at its meeting on Monday.
    According to Mr. Rankin’s later report of the meeting there were
    no major problems except perhaps in the area of Presidential
    protection.  It was during this meeting,  I believe,  that there was
    discussion of the transfer problem and Mr. Rankin told me that two
    of the seven Commissioners were inclined to recommend the transfer
    of the Presidential protection function to the Department of Justice.
    I know that one of the two is Mr. Dulles [former CIA Director] and I think that the other is Congressman [and future President] Ford.  Either at this meeting or later it was decided
    by the Commission to attempt to reconcile these differences and
    express no view on the question of transfer.  It was decided by the
    Chief Justice, at least, that the Commission should disavow its
    competence to consider this proposal.
    August 21, 1964
    Late in the day I reviewed with Mr.  Rankin the current
    status of the work of the Commission and he reported to me the result
    of the Commission meeting that day.   He said that there was a split on the
    Commission as to the question of giving to the FBI the responsibility
    for the protection of the  President.   Apparently at least Congressman
    Ford and Mr.  Dulles felt that PRS is not adequate to do the job.  The
    two remaining members of the Commission,  The Chief Justice and
    Mr. McCloy disagreed on this issue.   According to Mr.  Rankin,
    Mr. McCloy was drafting some language which he hoped would
    bridge the gap and which he would bring to the next Commission
    meeting,  scheduled for Wednesday,  the 26th.

    Excellent new article on the JFK assassination:

    Excellent new article on the JFK assassination:

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014


    DOCUMENTARY OUTTAKE 2013- the director wanted me to do an unrehearsed book pitch for my book "Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy"

    Tague's book

    [note- since posting this, it now appears this document may be a hoax]
    Some of THE most explosive and unbelievably valuable information I have read in a long time comes from this book- specifically, the 4/20/78 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) translation of the 9/16/65 RUSSIAN KGB investigation of LHO and th...e JFK assassination (the Soviet Intelligence Report): see pages (325-327) 328-347. Oswald was an ONI fake defector; his information brought down the U2; harshly criticizes the Secret Service; etc. This document is a lone-nutter's nightmare...unless someone is going to rain on my parade and say it's a fake. The book itself is good but highly repetitive...but worth the price of admission just for this!

    Methinks MANY people "missed" this because a) it is near the end of a very repetitive (but good) book and b) this book was not a NY Times best-seller

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Agent Jack Ready

    Ed wrote:

    "From today's (Monday) Cape Cod Times.  Credit Washington Post
           The attached obituary is of Secret Service Agent John
    Ready.  He was in Dallas and was also one
    of the numerous agents who partied the night/morning before
    the assassination.  Ready was one agent who was positioned
    in the follow up car in Dealey Plaza. 
           He is one of a few agents who should've been relieved of
    his duties and dismissed from the SS for violating the use of
    liquor explained in the manual.  He admitted to drinking two
    beers at the Press Club, and then proceeded to the Cellar where
    he had three  "fruit"  drinks.  He didn't leave until 3:15 a.m. on
    November 22nd. 
           Rowley didn't discipline any of them as he felt
    they suffered enough already.  What BS.  
           According to the obit, he died about a month ago.  This is the
    first I saw anything announcing his death.  "