Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

The story is that the President was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald; Jackie Kennedy believe different


WASHINGTON, October 17, 2014 — It has been widely reported that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President John F. Kennedy, shared with family members she was certain that Kennedy’s Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, arranged to have her husband murdered.

Soon that conclusion will be heard in the late First Lady’s own words, because audio tapes, recorded of discussions with historian and close family associate, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., between March and June 1964, will be released and excerpts featured on an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

The tapes, which insiders describe as featuring Ms. Kennedy’s disclosures of J.F.K.’s affairs and her romantic liaisons in retaliation, also reportedly reveal her conviction that L.B.J., with a cabal of associates and Texas businessmen, orchestrated the plot culminating in the Kennedy assassination. This is in contrast to the account of these interviews in Barbara Leaming’s biography of Ms.Kennedy, “The Winter of Her Despair”.

The legacy of Robert “Bobby” Kennedy

The establishment theory of the Kennedy assassination, arguably the most controversial event in American history, is dubbed the “lone gunman”. It is the conclusion of the Warren Report, commissioned by newly sworn in Lyndon Johnson and chaired by then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren.

It concludes that Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, a disturbed ex-Marine who had exhibited erratic actions and behavior and that Oswald shot the President from the 6th floor of the Dallas Book Depository building.

The Warren Report is nicknamed the “single bullet theory”. This one bullet is a most miraculous bullet, in its capability of piercing the President’s suit from the back, puncturing his body to the right of his spine and exiting his body through his neck. But the bullet — later dubbed Commission Exhibit 399, or CE 399 is not done. It then enters Governor Connally’s back at the right arm pit, shattering his fifth right rib bone.

After exiting the front of Connally’s chest at the right nipple, the bullet shot through his right wrist, breaking one of his wrist bones, before burying itself beneath the skin of Connally’s left thigh. Here’s a photo of CE 399:


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The bullet is in amazingly good condition after accomplishing all this destruction. The brainchild of this preposterous concept (Single Bullet)  is none other than the late Senator Arlen Specter, the Commission’s counsel at the time.

Remembering John F. Kennedy on his 98th birthday

Dr Charles A Crenshaw MD attending the dying President at Parkland Hospital, Trauma room 1 on 11/22/63:

“I walked to the President’s head to get a closer look. His entire right cerebral hemisphere appeared to be gone. It looked like a crater–an empty cavity. All I could see there was magled, bloody tissue. From the damage I saw, there was no doubt in my mind that the bullet had entered his head through the front, and as it surgically passed through his cranium, the missile obliterated part.

This interview of Dr. Crenshaw on ABC News’ 20/20 is extremely revealing, especially an incident recalled by Dr. Crenshaw at the 7:50 mark in the video:

The Warren Commission Report’s conclusions have not fared well over the years and are only supported by certain so-called ‘scholars’ among professional academia, who as a group tremble in fear of daring to question the government’s version of events, lest they be labeled ‘historical revisionists’. Robert F. Kennedy called the report, “a shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”

And Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker, co-chairman of the Church Committee report titled “The Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies.” summarized his thoughts on the Warren Commission report:

“I think that the report, to those who have studied it closely, has collapsed like a house of cards, and I think the people who read it in the long-run future will see that. I frankly believe that we have shown that the [investigation of the] John F. Kennedy assassination was snuffed out before it even began, and that the fatal mistake the Warren Commission made was not to use its own investigators, but instead to rely on the CIA and FBI personnel, which played directly into the hands of senior intelligence officials who directed the cover-up.”

Another theory proposes that Soviet and Cuban agents set in motion the impulses behind Oswald’s shooting of Kennedy. As a thesis, it is quite thread bare and never picked up much traction, because it had little to no circumstantial evidence to connect Cuba, other than Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s resentment against the Kennedy administration for its numerous bungled attempts to terminate him.

John F. Kennedy, a champion of freedom

This inference centers on Oswald and the three years he spent in Russia and his bizarre antics in New Orleans handing out pro-Castro leaflets on behalf of the “Cuba Fair Play Committee”. This and the Warren Commission’s conclusion are complimentary but not interconnected. On close examination this explanation appears to be a CIA concocted misdirection.

Next is the Mob hit postulate that Kennedy patriarch Joseph Sr., was mobbed up and leveraged Chicago area mafia boss and business associate Sam Giancana’s influence in Illinois to put the Kennedy campaign over the top in the 1960 election.

The argument centers on the fact the Kennedys, particularly J.F.K.’s younger brother Robert as Attorney General, took a hostile turn in the relationship, pursuing prosecutions of Giancana, Jimmy Hoffa of the Teamster’s Union, Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante, former kingpin of the mob empire in Cuba and allied Mafia figures.

But the Mob theory of Kennedy’s killing is sketchy as a stand alone concept. ABC News interviewed former NYPD head of detectives and nationally accredited Mafia expert, Ralph Salerno, who told them:

I would have given a great deal when I was working with the [House Select] Committee [on Assassinations] to come up with any kind of evidence that would indicate that. I felt that would have been a singular event which would have raised the hackles of the entire nation against organized crime. So I would have loved to have found something. But in the work that I did, and the work that I saw the committee do, I didn’t find that. And if you look very carefully at the report of the committee itself, they don’t say that.

Completing the menu is the premise most intriguing to researchers and furnishing the most compelling circumstantial and documentary evidence – that LBJ ordered the hit on Kennedy.

Not only did Kennedy’s widow suspect Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy did as well.

Barr McClellan, in his book, “Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.,” relates a story that he heard from a business partner of one of Lyndon Johnson’s chief agents in the conspiracy, Edward A.Clark. The head of the law firm which represented L.B.J.’s business interests, Martin Harris, was told by Clark that Johnson gave Clark instructions and an envelope during a visit to the Johnson Ranch, which contained the full outline of Kennedy’s personal security Secret Service policy manual.

The L.B.J. murder plot is the only one that synthesizes in a logical way, other peripheral theories involving the C.I.A. While others had motives, the distinguishing factor of the L.B.J. outline is his grasp of both the means and opportunity, according to a number of researchers including attorney Craig Zirbel and writer Roger Stone. E. Howard Hunt, related to his son, St. John, that LBJ, Cord Meyer, William Harvey, David Sanchez Morales, and others in the CIA had been involved in the assassination.

Remembering John F. Kennedy on his 98th birthday

Although the body of material supporting the thesis of a LBJ directed assassination is too voluminous to outline here, many researchers are seeing value in a synthesized theory of the assassination, in which a lot of seemingly isolated data points share common elements and convergence between the CIA, the Mafia and LBJ’s Texas based political machine. At the hub of this alignment are figures like Jack Rubenstein, aka ‘Jack Ruby’, the Chicago mob connected operative who shot Oswald.

Ruby, also agrees with Ms. Kennedy’s conclusion regarding LBJ:

Everything pertaining to what’s happening has never come to the surface. The world will never know the true facts, of what occurred, my motives. The people had , that had so much to gain and had such an ulterior motive for putting me in the position I’m in, will never let the true facts come above board to the world.

Ruby, was then asked by a reporter, “Are these people in very high positions, Jack?” To which Ruby replied, “Yes.” Ruby had many other things to say, including this to a bank of news reporters:

“Gentlemen, I want to tell the truth, but I cannot tell it here. If you want a fair shake out of me, you have to take me to Washington. Asked by one reporter to illuminate that statement, Ruby told him, “When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president – there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy.”

The reporter persisted in getting to the fine edge of Ruby’s allusion to which Ruby responded, “Well, the answer is the man in office now.”

The “man in office now”, was Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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  • Ed Quinones

    Finally it all makes sense. I’ve always thought all of this to be as written above all these years. It doesn’t matter now but, this is the way I saw it then.

    • RGZ_50

      you’re right, and the author of this piece only hit the tip of the iceberg. Another story on the manifest failings of the Warren Commission would be a good topic to explore.

  • mjnellett

    LBJ. was a thug and a corrupt politician to boot. He wanted the presidency in the worst way and that’s exactly how he got it.

  • Sheri

    I was 5 years old and my mom was saying the government did it. She was right.

    • DennisAOK

      Your mother had no brains.

      • Remiaanz

        You are ignorant with little knowledge of historical facts, including recordings from Hoover’s FBI between LBJ and RFK as well other recordings. The funny part is Hoover was corrupt himself, so who was it? At the least you can agree that someone was at fault and it was a cover up. Do some recent research on RFK’s “Assassin”… it’s been nearly 50 years since RFK was assassinated and his accused killer still denies it, in his 70’s. If you assassinate a government official then you must feel strongly against his viewpoints, you would admit to it if you were successful and be proud of it (As terrible as that sounds, it’s the truth). Why would he accomplish his goal in life knowing it would destroy his life and then deny it for nearly 50 years?

  • Dan Mac Gilvray

    Kennedy was not going to be reelected; and the progressive Democrats needed a sacrificial lamb to continue with their agenda because Kennedy was too conservative to push their slow socialist legislation. Johnson was willing to go with the Progressives; however, he wasn’t prepared for the grand slam with the killing of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King that the Progressive orchestrated. Johnson left office; but, the Progressive had Republican Progressive Richard Nixon in their pocket. It took Republican President Regan to stop them. Progressive don’t give up, President Clinton gave them scraps and a couple of SC Judges, but didn’t give them the judges Eisenhower and Nixon gave them. progressive are about to cross their “T” and dot their “I” with Progressive President Obama unless voters can stop him and the progressive by turning the US Senate over to Conservative and Liberal Republicans.

  • vdetillion

    can’t be progressives love one another

  • charles17121

    Everyone knew at the time the Kennedys and LBJ did not get along . LBJ hated JFK and the Kennedys because they thought he was a crud rude country hick , which he was . LBJ never would have been US President if it hadn’t been JFK’s assassination . LBJ wanted to be US President long before JFK came to office only he knew he would never get the chance because of his hick ways of talking and acting . LBJ openly used colorful language when conversing with individuals and same group of people which was a no,no back in the sixties and before . LBJ’s home spun way of talking was fine as long as he was in Taxes . JFK’s election campaign knew LBJ had a lot of political mussel in the US Congress at the time and needed southern votes so the put him on the ticket . If it were up to the Kennedys LBJ never would have been on the ticket . During the JFK administration LBJ was treated like a junkyard dog by the Kennedys . Ad that to the fact that the assassination took place in LBJ’s home state and everyone should have a question as to who actually killed or had someone kill JFK .

  • Eileen Jones

    I think you are wrong…Johnson knew Kennedy was going to dump him when he ran for re-election so he had him removed because it would have made him look bad when he decided to run in 68. Bobby was the glitch when he decided to run against Johnson in 68…and the only reason Johnson backed out of running was because Bobby had a lot of dirt on Johnson concerning the Bobby Baker scandal which Johnson was involved > The group who had JFK murdered , did not want Bobby in office because he was more lethal than JFK! This all proves one thing ….IT’S TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO TAKE BACK THEIR GOV’T !!!

  • DeeDee

    If Booby Kennedy had been elected president, don’t you think he would have convened a new commission to get to the truth behind his brother’s assassination?

  • DennisAOK

    I know you folks love a conspiracy, but there just wasn’t one here. Oswald was a nut job and acted alone. Oswald hurt America in many ways, because the big win for Democrats in 1964 and the Great Society would not have occurred under JFK.

    • Aetrius

      Yes, nut job like the Comission all shots fired from the back and yet fatal blow it’s to top of his head and he get’s thrown backwards. Oh and the sudden car speed dropping before fatal blow then the sudden accleration….

      “Our True Freedom Will Come When We Are All Liberated Of Our Governments”

      • DennisAOK

        Try taking a course in physics.

    • kevin

      yep oswald did it,go back to sleep

  • Gary Miller

    ” …an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas … ”

    Huh? JFK was killed in ’63.

  • James Brown

    It was a mob hit. Joe Kennedy, the corrupt bootlegging father, arranged with the Boss of Bosses in the mob to fix the election in Kennedy’s favor. The payoff being that the Kennedy Administration would turn a blind eye to the mob’s activities. But the first thing Bobby K did when he became AG was to start a war on the mob. The mob could not let that go without any payback because the Kennedy’s broke the deal. And look who ended up dead, Both JFK and RFK, in my mind that is the fact that clinches that conspiracy as to be the likely truth.

  • Peggy Williamson

    He forgot to mention that George H.W. Bush, the twice convicted felon (George Bush Sr.) of St. Louis still cannot recall his whereabouts the day JFK died or where he was standing in charge as Dallas, TX CIA Director. We cannot be a democratic republic until the government REVEALS all those who killed our President Kennedy. Arlen Specter might as well have pulled the trigger.

    • DennisAOK

      The Martians should also be investigated.

  • eyelostmyname

    Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover could have pulled it off very
    easily. The other potential enemies of JFK would have been gambling
    which doesn’t seem likely.