The Phoenix Project is a plan by the anti-war group Vietnam Veterans Against the War supported by Jane Fonda to assassinate US Senators that was debated at a meeting in Kansas City, Missouri in November 1971. Senator Kerry was a leader of this organization at the time and apparently attended the meeting. Shortly thereafter the Vietnam Veterans Against the War seized and occupied the Statue of Liberty on December 27, 1971.
Senator Kerry's campaign has said that the senator was "absolutely certain" he was not present when the assassination plan, known as the "Phoenix Project," was discussed. Senator Kerry's aides also have said that because he appeared on a PBS "Firing Line" broadcast with William F. Buckley on November 14, 1971, Mr. Kerry could not have attended the Kansas City gathering. There is plenty of evidence that Senator Kerry was at the meeting. The minutes from the show that Kerry resigned from the organization at that meeting.
There are a lot of questions surrounding Senator Kerry's attendance at this event. He should come clean. At this point it is apparent that he and his campaign are trying to sweep this story under the rug at best or to lie about it at worst. Why is Senator Kerry and his campaign denying Kerry's involvement in this meeting in Kansas City. If Senator Kerry was aware that his band of brothers in the VVAW were plotting to assassinate senators why didn't he report it to the FBI? There are a lot of unanswered questions connected with this meeting and Senator Kerry's relationship and involvement with it.