Appearing in Washington during Sunshine Week 2014, audio expert Ed Primeau explained his forensic analysis of a recently discovered audio recording from November 22, 1963.
Primeau’s comments point to the existence of audio recording from the day of JFK’s assassination that was never shared with the public for unknown reasons.
The recording, discovered by a Philadelphia auction house in 2011, captures unreleased communications to and from Air Force One, the presidential jet as it carried President Kennedy’s body back from Dallas to Washington on that fateful day.
The reel to reel tape was found in the effects of Gen. Chester Clifton, a military aide to JFK in 1963.
Primeau’s detective work shows that the Clifton tape was heavily edited, “At least 15 times,” he says.
Primeau says he has “no doubt” the Clifton tape was extracted from a longer recording that has never been heard publicly. The original tape, if it still exists and becomes public, would be a revelatory and possibly game-changing document about the still controversial question of who killed JFK.
The original tape would constitute a real-time record of the reaction of the U.S. armed forces to the assassination of a sitting president. (Emphasis added.)
The whereabouts of the recording, if it still exists, are unknown.
An even more heavily edited version of the Air Force One tape was released by the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential library in 1979.
Primeau, nationally known for his analysis of sound recordings in the George Zimmerman murder trial, serves as an expert witness in litigation involving audio and video evidence.
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