You see the man with the pipe in his mouth. Denis says that that's Bookhout and that he was smoking the pipe there in the office, but actually, there isn't any smoke, and pipes, when smoked, tend to be quite smoky. So, it's more likely that he was just holding the pipe in his mouth, that is, if he was there at all, which I doubt.
But, I looked it up, and what Kamp said is that he got the image from NARA: the National Archives and Records Administration, and THEY told him the guy is Bookhout.
So, NARA claimed it? Bart Kamp is supposed to be a skeptic about all things official concerning the JFK assassination. So, why accept anything NARA says? NARA has been at the center of the JFK assassination cover-up. NARA has been displaying phony shirts for Oswald- for decades. This is the shirt they put on display in a national tour in 2005.
And this is what Oswald's shirt became in 2013.
Which is the real shirt? Neither.
Oswald's shirt had a soft collar, which folded over easily and laid flat like the lapel of a jacket, which is certainly not true of the very stiff collar of the 2015 shirt. And the 2003 shirt has a ridiculously small collar, and it is cinched up inexplicably and unrecognizably. They really went weird with it.
You see the button, and you see the button loop. It certainly wouldn't look like this.
So, I don't know what the hell that is. They went weird with it. And it was NARA's doing. NARA has been at the center of the JFK coverup. It is their duty to protect the official story of the JFK assassination and to make sure the evidence conforms to it.
So, if NARA said that guy is James Bookhout, that would be reason to doubt it, not believe it.
James Bookhout followed Oswald around that whole weekend, and there should be images of him galore. But, there is only the one, and it didn't surface until 2017? You buying that, are you?
So, Bart, why believe NARA? You don't believe them about Oswald shooting Kennedy, do you? Then, why believe them about an image supposedly of James Bookhout? Furthermore, James Bookhout's son Jim Bookhout is alive and well and living in Dallas, Texas, working as a constable and operating an organization to honor fallen police officers. So, why not go to Jim Bookhout and ask him to confirm whether that is his father? And I mean do that BEFORE claiming that he's Bookhout.
Well, I did it. I went to Jim Bookhout. I sent him that image from NARA, and I asked him to confirm whether that is his father. And guess what? He refused to do it.
Besides, you don't have to be a geneticist to realize that these two are not father and son.
On the left, that ain't Jim's dear old dad. And, there is good reason to believe that James W. Bookhout was a short man. This is what his colleague James Hosty said about him.
So, Bookhout had to stand on a pedestal in order to see Hosty. Ipso facto, he must have been short.
Mr. STERN - Were you on duty on November 22?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - Actually, I was on leave on that particular date. However, I had been requested to come to the office to handle some expedited dictation in a particular case. Having completed that, I left the office and proceeded to the Mercantile National Bank, where I transacted some personal business. Upon leaving the bank, it was momentarily expected that the President's motorcade would pass that area. I stood there for a few minutes, and as the motorcade passed I was actually unable to personally observe the President, due to the crowd on the sidewalk.
So, Bookhout couldn't see JFK because of the crowd? Well, unless the Harlem Globetrotters were standing in front of him, it means he was short.
I categorically reject that this is James Bookhout, and I also categorically reject that it is a legitimate image. If it was legitimate, it wouldn't be so freaky.
Freaky hair, freaky glasses, freaky upturned piglet nose. What the hell did they do to this image? It looks as phony as a $3 bill. It only surfaced because I was clamoring about the complete lack of any images of James Bookhout, despite the fact that he followed Oswald around like his shadow that weekend.
In the above picture, you can see that every single man is focused on Will Fritz, whose hat looks the whitest in the picture, due to the lighting, but with the one exception being the disputed figure, who is just standing there, detached from everyone else, in his own world, savoring his pipe. It's a weird thing to do under the circumstances, don't you think? And let's think about what Bookhout said:
Mr. STERN - Were you present when he was brought in?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - Yes.
Mr. STERN - Can you describe his physical condition?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - I can recall one of the officers that brought him in was Paul Bentley. He is a polygraph operator in the identification division of the Dallas Police Department, and Bentley was limping, and Oswald had one eye that was swollen and a scratch mark on his forehead.
Mr. STERN - Did you observe any other bruises?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - None.
Mr. STERN - Was he handcuffed?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - Yes.
Mr. STERN - Was he walking by himself, or being held by police officers?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - To my recollection there was an officer on each side of him that had ahold of his arms.
Mr. STERN - Was he struggling?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - No; just walking in, you know what I mean.
Mr. STERN - Yes.
Mr. BOOKHOUT - In a normal fashion.
Mr. STERN - Then what occurred, that you observed?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - I believe he was taken directly into Captain Fritz' office and the interview started at that time with Captain Fritz, and two homicide officers.
Mr. STERN - Were you present?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - I was not in the office at that time. I called our office, advised them he had been brought in, and that the interview was starting and shortly thereafter Mr. Shanklin, our SAC called back and said the Bureau wanted the agents present in the interview and that Hosty, James P. Hosty, I believe was ,to sit in on the interview, and I was to also be present with Hosty. So, at that time, we asked Captain Fritz to sit in on the interview, and that was approximately 3:15 p.m.
Mr. STERN - How long had the interview gone on before you were present?
Mr. BOOKHOUT - Very shortly. I would give a rough estimate of not more than 5 to 10 minutes at the most.
So, Bookhout was actually there before Fritz because Fritz wasn't there when Oswald was brought in, and Bookhout was. But then, Bookhout said that he had to call the FBI office, and by the time he got off the phone, the interview had begun. And, he said he had to look for and find Hosty in the hall by standing on a pedestal, and then when he found him, the two of them hastened to the meeting- arriving late. And immediately after that first interrogation, Detectives Boyd and Sims and Hall took Oswald to his first lineup, and Bookhout followed them. We have a picture of that too.
So, this was immediately after the first interrogation. Boyd is leading Oswald by the arm. Behind Oswald is Hall. In the far back, we see the hat of Fritz. So, where is Bookhout? I believe that is him with the notebook. Ignore the tilted hat just right of center. That was put there to hide Bookhout's face- to take him out of the picture. It's bogus. There was a short man there with a notebook tucked under his arm: James Bookhout. You see the notebook, don't you? Bookhout had one.
But, the point is, when could the picture below have been taken? It doesn't even apply to anything that Bookhout said he did. Bookhout went into the Homicide Bureau to attend Oswald interrogations. He attended every single one. He is the only person to do so besides Fritz himself. And, it is preposterous to think that in a situation like this when Fritz is obviously talking and giving direction, that Bookhout would not be attentive, engaged, and listening.
James Bookhout lived to the age of 95. He was born in 1914 and died in 2009. 95 and over is considered super-longevous. Chances are great that he didn't smoke at all, never mind smoke a pipe.