Question from a reader:
“.. Or at least knew of the plot involving Howard Hunt, Frank Sturgis, and Cubans associated with the Bay of Pigs project?”
No, I do not think Richard Nixon was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate JFK. There’s no credible evidence of that. In fact, there’s no incredible evidence of it either. The “Nixon did it” theory is one of may stupid conspiracy theories that serve to confuse the public about the facts of the JFK story.
Nixon did not believe the official theory of JFK’s assassination. Otherwise, he would not have pressed CIA director Richard Helms for CIA documents about “who shot John.”
(You can listen to Nixon utter the words, by clicking here.)
I do not think Nixon knew of a plot to kill JFK. There is no evidence of that.
I do not think that there was a plot involving Howard Hunt, Frank Sturgis and Cubans.
Howard Hunt did make some murky statements late in life about a CIA conspiracy but he specifically rejected the idea that Sturgis was involved. He said nothing about Nixon.