50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. It is a topic our guest Jack Van Laningham, who was featured in the Thom Hartmann book, “Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination,” co-authored with Lamar Waldron. Warner Brothers is now making the book into a movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Laningham and Robert De Niro as Carlos Marcello. Jack Van Laningham sits down with Rob Nelson to tell his story about the mafioso Carlos Marcello was behind the murder of JFK assassination.
“Legacy of Secrecy” includes information from declassified FBI files from the National Archives which details the FBI’s clandestine operation with Van Laningham and Marcello’s JFK confession. The book also included information from FBI and Secret Service files showing that more than a dozen of Marcello’s associates and family members were questioned or arrested by authorities in assocation with the JFK assassination. Marcello, who died in 1993, has not yet been the subject of a feature film. Marcello’s name did not appear in the 1964 Warren Report, but the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations said mobster Santo Trafficante and Marcello “had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy.”