“Perhaps there was only one assassin, but he did not act alone…..Dallas was the ideal location for such a crime.”
– William Walton, a friend of the Kennedys, speaking on behalf of Robert and Jacqueline Kennedy. Walton delivered his message in Moscow to Georgi Bolshakov, who had been a backchannel to the Soviet leadership and was asked to repeat it to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. This incident occurred a week after the assassination.
The story was told first in Timothy Naftali and Alexsandr Furskenko’s One Hell of a Gamble. Naftali is the director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. The story is also recounted in David Talbot’s Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.