“I see there’s a suggestion on your site, in response to my POLITICO piece, that Bobby Kennedy would never have recommended Allen Dulles for membership on the Warren Commission. I continue to believe the record shows that RFK did propose Dulles, and not just because LBJ (more than once) said that was the case.
“There’s a document in the LBJ Library in Austin that supports this — a Nov. 29, 1963 memo prepared by LBJ aide Walter Jenkins. It pretty clearly shows that RFK – through Deputy Attorney General Katzenbach – was consulted about the membership of the Warren Commission, and that RFK and Katzenbach offered Dulles’s name. (In fact, Dulles is the only candidate identified by name.)
“Here’s the link:
“I would also point out that RFK – in private, to friends – offered praise for Allen Dulles after his ouster from the CIA after the Bay of Pigs. According to the book Robert Kennedy, In His Own Words, a collection of transcripts of RFK interviews edited by close RFK friend and aide Ed Guthman, Kennedy said of Dulles:
“”He dealt with his ouster with a great deal of dignity and never attempted to shift the blame…. The President was very fond of him, as was I.” Does that sound like someone who saw Allen Dulles as a bitter enemy?
“I think the June 1964 recording of the White House phone call that you posted on your site suggests that the post-assassination relationship between RFK and Dulles was, at the very least, polite.”