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Clint Bolton on Kerry Thornley

Updated: Sep 24

Clint Bolton was a friend of Kerry Thornley and he had a column in the Vieux Carre Courier, a local New Orleans newspaper.

Here is an excerpt from one of his columns about Thornley:

Garrison indicted Thornley for perjury for maintaining that he did not bump into Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans in September 1963.

Thornley dedicated his 1965 book Oswald to Clint Bolton:

Of course, the Garrisonites reject Bolton as a reliable witness:

Here is an excerpt from a James DiEugenio article on Kerry Thornley:

During his two-year New Orleans stay of 1961-63, Thornley also befriended Clint Bolton, an associate of Courtney. (Ibid, Probe Magazine) Bolton wrote publicity copy for the FDC [Friends of Democratic Cuba]. And Thornley dedicated his 1965 book, entitled simply Oswald, to Bolton. (We will discuss this book later.) According to Garrison’s sources, Bolton was associated with the CIA.

What sources? And what does that mean, "associated with the CIA."?

Mr. DiEugenio does not tell us. By the way, Clint Bolton is not mentioned in Jim Garrison's book, On the Trail of the Assassins.

And here is a letter that Thornley sent to Sylvia Meagher:

Note the second to last paragraph:

Garrison could not not believe I was not associated with Ed Butler, even though I had never heard of the man when I was in N.O. to testify. Later I learned that Clint Bolton (a friend of mine who Wildgoose [Garrison] thinks is my "CIA babysitter") was acquainted with Butler briefly, but disliked him intensely.

So, Garrison thought that Clint Bolton was Thornley's CIA babysitter!

Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Kerry Thornley

David Lifton's Memo on Jim Garrison and Kerry Thornley

Lifton circulated a memo he wrote on Garrison and Thornley in 1968. Here is his memo along with some exhibits.

David Lifton (1939-2022), R.I.P.

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Exclusive: Andrew Sciambra Phones Kerry Thornley

A link to a tape recording of a phone call between Kerry Thornley and Andrew Sciambra.

Was Kerry Thornley a Spook?

James DiEugenio includes a clearly false story about Thornley in his book.

Did Kerry Thornley Lie About Oswald's Height?

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Exclusive: Jim Garrison Tells the HSCA that Kerry Thornley Impersonated Lee Harvey Oswald...

Garrison tells the HSCA all sorts of stories about Kerry Thornley.

Exclusive: Jim Garrison Interviewed by the HSCA

Garrison tells the HSCA that Kerry Thornley might be the body in the backyard photographs.

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Why was Kerry Thornley arrested in 1962?

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The first writings from Thornley on November 27, 1963, about Oswald.

Was Lee Harvey Oswald a Man of the Right?

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Kerry Thornley Writes Sylvia Meagher

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Was Kerry Thornley the Second Oswald?

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Was Thornley the Second Oswald? Yes, Again

An interview with another prisoner is more evidence to Jim Garrison that Thornley is the second Oswald.

Reverend Raymond Broshears Makes a Startling Revelation!

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Previous Relevant Links on James DiEugenio:

The "Protector and Defender of the Garrison Faith" Strikes Again!

James DiEugenio goes after another writer who dares go against the orthodoxy.

Was Oswald an Agent of the CIA?

James DiEugenio is unaware that an HSCA report on Oswald and the CIA was actually published.

Was Oswald an Agent of the CIA, Part Two

Dan Hardway rebuts James DiEugenio.

Just who does James DiEugenio work for?

Why does James DiEugenio write for one of the major agents of Russian disinformation?

My So-Called Libel of James DiEugenio

Mr. DiEugenio thinks that I libeled him, but his accusations are all over the map.

Anatomy of a James DiEugenio Citation

Was Lee Harvey Oswald at an anti-Castro training camp in the summer of 1963?

Anatomy of a James DiEugenio Citation, Part Two

Was David Ferrie at an anti-Castro training camp in the summer of 1963?

Anatomy of a James DiEugenio Citation, Part Three

James DiEugenio accepts a phony story as fact.

Fact Checking James DiEugenio, Part Two

Bill Boxley was not a CIA plant.

Fact Checking James DiEugenio

Clay Shaw was not Clay Bertrand.

Fred Litwin's Follies!

A response to James DiEugenio about my writings.

James DiEugenio's Lame Excuses for Fletcher Prouty

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James DiEugenio's Lame Excuse for Oliver Stone

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James DiEugenio Gets it all Wrong on Permindex/CMC

DiEugenio has no understanding of Permindex/CMC

The Scholarship of James DiEugenio - A Case Study

DiEugenio gets it all wrong on the Mannlicher-Carcano

The Scholarship of James DiEugenio, Part Two

The conclusion on the Mannlicher-Carcano

The Scholarship of James DiEugenio

Over the past ten months, I have debunked every witness cited by DiEugenio regarding Clay Shaw and David Ferrie.


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