In responding to an article by Warren Commission staffers Howard Willens and Richard in The American Scholar, Gary Aguilar and Cyril Wecht make a point that defenders of the Warren Commission cannot refute–and therefore rarely address–because it is undeniably true.
With a day of JFK’s death, J. Edgar Hoover, a man who hated Kennedy and did not regret his violent death for even a minute, decided that Lee Oswald alone was guilty, and no other possibility was investigated.
Aguilar and Wecht write:
“It must be said that the FBI generally exhausted its resources in confirming the case against Oswald as the lone assassin,” the HSCA concluded, “a case that Director J. Edgar Hoover, at least, seemed determined to make within 24 hours of the assassination.” In essence, the experienced investigators concluded that Hoover had divined the solution to the crime before starting the inquiry, and then his agents confirmed the boss’s epiphany.
Unfortunately, the complete text of Willens and Mosk’s defense of the lone gunman theory is behind a paywall and not publicly accessible.
Read the JFK Facts interview with Howard Willens.