This is the latest from John McAdams, and it concerns the claim that Robert Kennedy requested to LBJ that Allen Dulles, the man his brother fired as head of the CIA, be appointed to the Warren Commission.
And this is what I submitted as a reply. We'll see if McAdams puts it up.
I am astounded by what you people think constitutes evidence. What would be real evidence that Robert Kennedy requested Dulles be on the WC would be if he said it to someone who was totally unaffiliated with Johnson. Better yet would be a tape recording of him saying it or if it was written in his own handwriting.
But what's cited is a memo from Walter Jenkins who was a longtime top aide to LBJ. He was part of LBJ's Texas Mafia. Jenkins was in there with Cliff Carter, Bill Moyer, and that whole bunch of LBJ sycophants. Jenkins' career ended after a sex scandal was reported weeks before the 1964 presidential election, when Jenkins was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct with another man in a public restroom in Washington DC.
So, you've got a memo from Jenkins talking about what Abe Fortas and Nick Katzenbach said about Robert Kennedy? Fortas was LBJ's lawyer going back to 1948. It was LBJ who appointed Fortas to Supreme Court Justice.
Nicholas Katzenbach became the defacto Attorney General the moment the bullet entered Kennedy's temple and blew out the back of his head. Three days after the assassination, he wrote his famous memo to Bill Moyers: "The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin, that he did not have confederates who are still at large, and that the evidence was such, that he would have been convicted at trial." How could he even claim to know that on November 25? The day before, J. Edgar Hoover said this about him: Hoover;" "The thing I am most concerned about, and Mr Katzenbach is having something issued, so that THEY can convince the public that Oswald is the real assassin."
And then because LBJ restated his claim about RFK requesting Dulles to Abe Fortas on the phone, Whelton wants to count it as a unique piece of evidence with confirmatory value.
I'll tell you what we're going to do; we're going to bring Phillip Nelson into this. Phil is the author of LBJ: Mastermind of the JFK Assassination and also the new book, LBJ: from Mastermind to The Colossus. Be afraid. Be very afraid.