A faithful reader passed along this obituary of Al Lewis, former general counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA): Lancaster attorney, who died Monday, took part in JFK investigation – LancasterOnline.
Lewis, who died recently in New Holland, Pennsylvania, assumed the job after the first HSCA General Counsel, Richard Sprague quit in 1977, the victim of a well-orchestrated press campaign to undermine the effort of the Congress to re-open the JFK investigation. Lewis served in a caretaker role until former federal prosecutor G. Robert Blakey took the job.
From the obituary: “Lewis contended that the president was probably the victim of a Mafia assassination plot and, that while Lee Harvey Oswald was a gunman, there were probably two or three others shooting at Kennedy in Dallas.
“The audio scientific evidence was difficult (to understand), but there was so much circumstantial evidence from the audio, grassy knoll and witnesses that there is a likelihood there were another two or three shooters in Dealey Plaza,” Lewis wrote in a letter to the Intelligencer Journal in 1992.