Tag Archive for Richard Nixon

5 JFK theories of U.S. presidents

Donald Trump isn’t the first.

While the front-running candidate’s fact-free claim that Ted Cruz’s father once associated with accused assassin Lee Oswald, has provoked criticism, at least five previous inhabitants of the Oval Office have expressed strong opinions related to the Kennedy assassination story. Read more

Compare Donald Trump to Richard Nixon on Election Eve

“Many are listening here who are supporting Senator Kennedy — I know too that he is probably listening to this program.” This was followed by laughter and then boos, which Nixon closed down. “If the present trend continues,” he said, Kennedy would be the next president. The vice president added that after “hard-fought” campaigns, “we unite behind the man who is elected.”

Source: No Concession, No Sleep: Glued to the TV on Election Night 1960 – The New York Times

Larry King on Jim Garrison: ‘He’s not a charlatan’


In this archive footage, famed CNN personality Larry King talks about how he was an aspiring radio announcer in Miami in the late 60s when he interviewed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, then in the midst of his investigation into JFK’s assassination. Read more

Fact check: Did Richard Nixon say the Warren Commission report was a ‘hoax?’

No. Jean Davison sets the record straight on this Internet legend. Read more

Was Richard Nixon was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy?

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?”

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H.R. Haldeman: “We would be in a position to get all the facts “

“An investigation of the Kennedy assassination was a project I suggested when I first entered the White House [in 1969]. I had always been intrigued with the conflicting theories of the assassination. Now I felt we would be in a position to get all the facts. But Nixon turned me down.”

– H.R Haldeman, chief of staff to President Richard Nixon, from his book, The Ends of Power (p. 39).

Nixon asked CIA about the ‘Who shot John angle’

Nixon Helms

President Nixon and CIA Director Richard Helms.

The 42nd anniversary of the Watergate burglary reminded me of  Richard Nixon’s obsession with the “whole of Bay of Pigs thing.”

H.R. Haldeman, White House chief of staff for Nixon, wrote in his memoirs that he had come to the conclusion that his boss used the phrase as a kind of coded reference to the assassination of President Kennedy.

A tape of a conversation between Nixon and CIA director Richard Helms in October 1971 lends credence to the notion. Listen to the tape, published online by Luke A. Nichter, a history professor at Texas A&M University.

Nixon, it is clear, was interested in what he called the ‘Who Shot John?’ angle.

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Parsing Nixon and Ruby: a progress report

I’ve gotten some useful comment on my question, “Did Richard Nixon know Jack Ruby?”

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Stone on Nixon: he ‘never overtly said “LBJ did it” but…’

“Nixon liked a dry martini and he liked to talk politics. He was circumspect and never overtly said “LBJ did it” but he did say a number of things that more than indicate he believed this.” — Roger Stone, Republican political consultant.

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Why Roger Stone’s JFK book has to be taken seriously

Let’s talk about power: Richard Nixon and Roger Stone.

Roger Stone is the first JFK assassination author to have worked in the White House and among the few who have personal acquaintances with JFK’s sucessors.

As a former aide to President Reagan and confidante of RIchard Nixon, Stone brings unique practical experience and personal contacts at the highest levels of American politics to a subject that has often been written about by people with neither.

Stone’s background doesn’t mean that his interpretation of November 22, 1963, is necessarily correct, but he cannot be dismissed as “conspiracy theorist” who is deluded about the realities of American politics and power.

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Was Nixon referring to JFK’s assassination when said this about LBJ?

I don’t think so.

Fact check: Did a Pepsi-Cola executive kill JFK?

Here is a useful example of a dumb JFK conspiracy story that combines good information with bad analysis to generate results that are both confusing and worthless. Read more