An FBI report warning Robert F. Kennedy about a book regarding his alleged affair with Marilyn Monroe was among the thousands of new JFK assassination documents that President Trump ordered be made public on Thursday.
The 11-page FBI document, categorized under ‘Miscellaneous Records of the Church Committee,’ contains multiple memos — including one from then FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to Kennedy himself — written during a two-week period in 1964, regarding Frank A. Capell’s book, ‘The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe.’
According to the memos, Capell — who lived on Staten Island, New York — had gone to the New York FBI field office on July 2, 1964, to alert them that he was writing the 70-page book, which would be published on July 10, 1964 and sell for $2.00 a copy.
Recently released FBI files reveal that the FBI director J. Edgar Hoover wrote memos to Robert F. Kennedy (left, with Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy in 1962) about a book claiming RFK had an affair with Monroe and he was at her home when she committed suicide
In what appears to be Hoover’s memo to Kennedy, dated July 8, 1964, Hoover wrote that Capell had said he would ‘make reference to your alleged friendship with the late Miss Marilyn Monroe’ and that he intended to ‘indicate in his book that you and Miss Monroe were intimate and and that you were in Miss Monroe’s apartment at the time of her death.’
Monroe died on August 5, 1962 of a barbiturate overdose in her Los Angeles home — however, as one of the FBI memos indicated, the claim that Kennedy was with her was proven false, as Kennedy was in San Francisco with his wife at the time of Monroe’s death.
Capell’s book also claimed that ‘Miss Monroe’s involvement with Kennedy “was well known to her friends and reporters in the Hollywood area,” but was never publicized,’ an FBI agent reported.
FBI agents noted that the author of the book, Frank Capell, claimed that RFK had promised to divorce his wife and marry Monroe and that she was upset when he didn’t follow through
A page from the newly released FBI file including memos written by Hoover to RFK
The agent also wrote in the memo that, according to the book, ‘Miss Monroe “was led to believe his intentions were serious,” and that Kennedy had promised to divorce his wife and marry her.
‘When he failed to do so, the book charges, she “threatened to expose their relationship,” which would have ruined his presidential aspirations. It was then that Kennedy decided “to take drastic action.’
The ‘drastic action,’ according to Capell’s book, was that Kennedy ‘used “the Communist Conspiracy which is expert to in the scientific elimination of its enemies” to dispose of Miss Monroe by making her murder appear to be a suicide.’
The 1964 book written by Capell that included details about RFK’s alleged affair with Monroe
Achievable, apparently, because Monroe’s personal physician, Dr. Hyman Engelberg, ‘was a communist.’
Although the FBI memos seemed to be highly skeptical about the veracity of Capell’s claims, it is clear that Capell — and the book itself — were very much on their radar.
In one memo, Hoover instructed the Special Agent in Charge of the New York office to ‘follow this matter very closely. Furnish two copies of the book to the Bureau promptly upon publication in order that the Attorney General may be kept advised.’
On Thursday night, the White House released 2,891 documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy that have long been kept secret.
More documents are expected to be released in the coming six months, after intelligence, law enforcement and military agencies have had their chance to redact specific pages for security reasons.
A White House official told DailyMail.com on Thursday during a conference call that while Trump wants to remove the ‘veil’ of secrecy regarding the 1963 killing, he has ‘no choice today but to accept those redactions rather than risk irreversible harm’ to the country.