Email from Shawn Phillips
The "Confession", you refer to was not in so many words as such. I cannot
remember the time frames involved, but this was what was told to me by my father, James Atlee Phillips, who is deceased.
He said that David had called him with reference to his (Davids), invitation to
a dinner, by a man who was purportedly writing a book on the CIA. At this
dinner, was also present a man who was identified only as the "Driver". David
told Jim that he knew the man was there to identify him as Raul Salcedo, whose
name you should be familiar with, if your research is accurate in this matter.
David then told Jim that he had written a letter to the various media, as a
"Preemptive Strike" , against any and all allegations about his involvement in
the JFK assassination. Jim knew that David was the head of the "Retired
Intelligence Officers of the CIA", or some such organization, and that he was
extremely critical of JFK, and his policies. Jim knew at that point, that David
was in some way, seriously involved in this matter and he and David argued
rather vehemently, resulting in a silent hiatus between them that lasted almost
six years according to Jim. Finally, as David was dying of irreversible lung
cancer, he called Jim and there was apparently no reconciliation between them,
as Jim asked David pointedly, "Were you in Dallas on that day"? David said,
"Yes", and Jim hung the phone up.
Shawn Phillips is a musician. This is his website: http://www.shawnphillips.com
His family tie to David Atlee Phillips is explained here: http://www.shawnphillips.com/james.html