Is Madeleine Brown’s story true and verified?
One of the central pieces of the “LBJ did it” conspiracy theory is a meeting on November 21, 1963, where Brown, a mistress of President Lyndon Johnson, says the assassination of President Kennedy was discussed,
Brown tells the story in this 2006 YouTube video.
In a review of Roger Stone’s “The Man Who Killed JFK,” for the Washington Times, anti-conspiratorial journalist Hugh Aynesworth says the party could not have happened as Brown says.
Here’s Aynesworth’s case:
“‘The party was allegedly held at the spacious Dallas home of Clint Murchison Sr., a super-rich oilman. Invited guests, claimed FBI Director Edgar Hoover, former Dallas mayor R.L. Thornton, New York financier John J. McCloy, Brown and Root Chairman George Brown, oil scion H.L. Hunt and Richard Nixon. Oh, and yes, Jack Ruby and one of his strippers dropped by, she added.”
“Myriad problems erupted when Brown wrote a book in 1987 and went on the talk-show circuit. First, it was shown that Murchison hadn’t been in that Dallas house in more than two years. After a stroke in 1958, he moved to a ranch home, some 70 miles east of Dallas, between Athens and Palestine. LBJ, it was soon determined, had been in political meetings until late that night and didn’t leave Houston until about 10 p.m., arriving at Fort Worth’s Carswell Air Force Base at 11:07. A wire service photo shows LBJ at Fort Worth’s Texas Hotel at 11:50 p.m. — at least two hours from where Murchison actually was.”
“Further investigation showed that on the evening of Nov. 21, 1963, Hoover was in Washington, Brown was in Houston, McCloy never left New York and Nixon, who was in Dallas that night, was seen by several reporters near midnight at a function with Pepsi Cola Corp. bigwigs at the Baker Hotel in downtown Dallas.”
I have not investigated Brown’s story, so I’m interested in what informed readers have to say, especially about LBJ’s whereabouts on November 21, 1963.
Here’s Brown telling her story: