Tag Archive for Nicholas Katzenbach

Deputy AG: ‘I’d almost bet on the anti-Castro Cubans’

“I’m as certain as one can be that there was no other gun shot …. But it’s not silliness to speculate that somebody was behind Oswald …. I’d almost bet on the [anti-Castro] Cubans.” Read more

Nov. 25 1963: After the funeral, Washington’s response firms up

LBJ on the phone

On the Monday following the tragic and astonishing events in Dallas, President Kennedy’s body was laid to rest in Arlington cemetery. A host of foreign dignitaries took part, including British Prime Minister Home, French President Charles de Gaulle, and many others.

Meanwhile the federal government’s response to the assassination was taking shape. Read more

Nov 22 1963: Deputy AG’s worries about Oswald’s connections

“…if it develops that Oswald is the man who did the assassination or was involved in it, then his pro-Cuban and pro-Soviet activities will come into mounting prominence.”

–from an FBI memo of Nov. 22, 1963, attributing this remark to Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach. The memo goes on to say: “…if Oswald is so identified, the State Department should be advised as there are definite foreign policy considerations and decisions here.”

See House Committee on Assassinations Report., Vol III pg. 665.