Thursday, May 16, 2013

50 Years Since JFK Assassination Retrospective: Did RFK Plan To Re-Open JFK Assassination Case?

Prior to being mysteriously eliminated in June 1968 from U.S. Establishment politics, New York U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy may have been planning to re-open the JFK assassination case, if elected president in November 1968. According to Deadly Secrets: The CIA-Mafia War Against Castro and the Assassination of JFK by Warren Hinckle and William Turner:

"...Publicly Bobby [Kennedy] took the stance that he believed in the Warren Report even though he hadn't read it, but privately he seethed...

"...He had confided to campaign aide Richard Lubic, who was with him in the Ambassador Hotel pantry the night he was shot, that he would reopen the case once he was elected. On May 28, 1968, a week before he was shot, he disappeared for several hours in Oxnard, California to check privately on a report that a telephone call warning of the assassination had originated there on the morning of November 22, 1963..."

In an interview that appeared in the July 9, 1969 issue of the now-defunct East Village Other alternatiave newspaper [which was reprinted in Our Time: An Anthology of Interviews from the `East Village Other'], Mark Lane also asserted:

"Robert Kennedy sent two emissaries to see Jim Garrison at two different times after he had declared for the presidency...Robert Kennedy wanted Jim to know that if he were elected President, he would apprehend and prosecute those responsible for killing his brother. He also wanted Jim to know that he supported the New Orleans investigation...The interesting thing is that both of them carried the same phrase from Senator Kennedy; the phrase was: `I can't say anything now, there are guns between me and the White House.'"

(Downtown 7/13/94)

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