M. Wesley Swearingen

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Mont Wesley Swearingen (born c. 1927) is a former FBI Special Agent from 1951 to 1977, and the author of FBI Secrets,[1] and To Kill a President, an examination of the John F. Kennedy assassination.[2]


Swearingen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.[2] After the war, he graduated from Ohio State University and joined the FBI.[2] He began his career doing "black bag jobs" on Communists in Chicago.[3][4] In Kentucky and New York City, he spent years doing serious criminal investigations, which had been his goal in joining the FBI. But Hoover fixated on the threat posed by such groups as the Black Panther Party[3][4][5] and the Weathermen,[6] Swearingen explains, and the U.S. Constitution went out the window.[3]

Swearingen is more explicit than most on the FBI's unconstitutional role in an important pattern of political corruption and illegal repression of civil rights in the 1960s, under his one-time mentor, J. Edgar Hoover. "Following his retirement from the FBI in 1977, Swearingen was involved in several successful lawsuits against the FBI related to wrongful imprisonment and civil rights violations."[2]

He is interviewed in the documentary films All Power to the People! and The U.S. vs. John Lennon.

Kennedy Assassination[edit]

In To Kill a President, Swearingen "uncovers new information about the murder of President John F. Kennedy and identifies groups who conspired to kill him, offering evidence and arguments documenting a conspiracy":[2]

According to Swearingen, Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in assassinating Kennedy as was claimed by the FBI and the Warren Commission. Instead, he argues that rogue CIA agents acting in concert with the mafia, certain Cuban exiles and FBI informants killed Kennedy. Swearingen contends that the conspiracy was covered up by the FBI, an effort that continues to this day through the bureau's unwillingness to disclose key details about the events surrounding Kennedy's death. Since Swearingen's new book was released a second FBI agent has come forward now claiming Oswald did not kill Kennedy.

A 25-year veteran of FBI field work, Swearingen was told in 1962 by a Cuban exile that the CIA and the mafia were planning to kill JFK, but the FBI did nothing to stop them. He argues that the statements and actions of FBI and CIA personnel prove a cover-up, one that he knows included CIA-trained Cuban exiles and American mobsters.[2]


  1. ^ M. Wesley Swearingen. FBI Secrets. ISBN 0-89608-501-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f New Book Reveals FBI, CIA and Mafia Involvement in Kennedy Assassination, LewRockwell.com
  3. ^ a b c Kick, Russ (2004). Disinformation Book of Lists. Red Wheel Weiser. ISBN 9781609258894. 
  4. ^ a b Olsen, Jack (2001). Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt. Anchor Books. p. 275. ISBN 9780385493680. 
  5. ^ Schultz, Ruth (2001). The Price of Dissent: Testimonies to Political Repression in America. University of California Press. p. 443. ISBN 9780520224018. 
  6. ^ Jensen, Carl; Project Censored (1996). Censored 1996: The News That Didn't Make the News. Seven Stories Press. p. 132. ISBN 9781888363012.