Oswald began his statement at the Midnight Press Conference by stating 3x that he was being denied legal representation. It is crystal clear that asking for help to get legal representation was the main thing he wanted to say. And, he pointed out that it was the first thing he said to the judge upon being arraigned for the Tippit murder. His exact words were:
"I was questioned by a judge, and I protested at that time that I was not allowed legal representation."
How could he claim to not be allowed legal representation if he was holding out for John Abt? It's obvious that Oswald expected the Dallas Police to provide him a lawyer, and he could not possibly have expected them to provide him John Abt.
Now, can you imagine him saying that to a judge, and then to the whole world, and then hours later being offered legal representation and declining it?
I can't imagine it. And that's why I think H Louis Nichols must have seen the Oswald double, the same one they used the next morning to fill in for Oswald at the Garage Spectacle.
You really should watch it yourself, what Oswald said, to experience his intensity about this. He was obviously embroiled over it.
I think it's obvious that he would have gladly taken my cousin Vinny Gambini to be his lawyer. Oswald was DESPERATE for a lawyer. Are you getting that? Because I'm getting it.
Attorney H. Louis Nichols said that he cleaned up and went to City Hall at about 5:30 pm on Saturday. Here are his exact words:
"I cleaned up and went on up to the city hall. That was probably 5:30 or so in the afternoon."
He claimed to have called Captain King, and that King told him that he didn't know that Oswald had asked for a lawyer. HOW, IN THE NAME OF THE HOLY, IMMACULATE AND BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, COULD HE NOT KNOW THAT OSWALD ASKED FOR AN ATTORNEY, WHEN OSWALD ASKED REPEATEDLY FOR ONE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THEN 3X AT THE MIDNIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE, AND ONCE BEFORE A JUDGE?
So, Nichols went on up to City Hall at 5:30. How long did it take him to get there? I don't know. The distance probably wasn't great if he worked downtown, which presumably he did. Of course, traffic was terrible. And remember, he had to find a place to park, and that could not have been easy. How much time should we assign to that? Let's say 30 minutes. Then he said he went up to the 3rd floor, which was a mad house, and he was looking for Captain King. But, he said that Chief Curry saw him and motioned him into his office.
"About that time Chief Curry looked up and saw me, and he knew me and motioned me in."
What? Maybe on a regular day, but on a day like this. That Curry, just because he knew Nichols, would stop what he was doing to motion Nichols into his office? Nichols was a civil attorney. He tried cases in which his client was either suing someone for money or being sued for money. Why would Curry, upon seeing Nichols, think, "I need to talk to him now."
So, Nichols goes in and talks to Curry and two FBI agents. How long did that go on? I'm sure Nichols had to explain the whole story about how he was called by various people, including two law school deans from the East, about Oswald's legal representation. That had to take some time. So, what time is it now? I'm thinking at least 6:15. And then Curry escorted him up to see Oswald. He said on the 6th floor. I'm pretty sure Oswald's cell was on the 5th.
So, what time did he actually sit down with Oswald in his cell? Let's say 6:30. However, this was Saturday night, and Oswald had an interrogation at 6;30. Here he is being taken to it: at 6:24 PM.
So, what I am wondering is if they perched the double in Oswald's cell right when Oswald was taken to Fritz' office be interrogated, and that's who Nichols saw.
Look: Oswald was clamoring for a lawyer: to reporters, to a judge, and to the world at large at the MPC. Then, when one finally shows up to offer help, he said, "Nah. Think I'll wait on Abt."
You buying that? Because I'm not buying it for one second. They could NOT let Oswald see a lawyer. The lawyer, at that first meeting, would have asked him where he was during the shooting, right after Oswald said he didn't do it. And Oswald would have told him in the doorway. And the truth is, even without that, Oswald would have had no trouble convincing a lawyer of his innocence, and that's because he would have had no trouble answering any of the lawyer's questions. The lawyer would have known, after one session, that Oswald was innocent, that he was being framed, and that the good guys were the bad guys in this case. They could not let him see a lawyer, and I bet you the order came down from Johnson's people. The Nichols/Oswald visit is just one more fakery in a long line of fakeries that occurred relentlessly then and to this day.