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#NewJFKfiles: In 1964 Nikita Khrushchev schooled Drew Pearson on the JFK conspiracy question

Drew Pearson
Drew Pearson, March 1948

To people interested in the new JFK releases, I can highly recommend item 3) on Bill Kelly’s Top Ten Newly Released Records.

3) Drew Pearson’s interview with Nikita Khrushchev.

In this May 1964 conversation about the assassination of JFK, Drew Pearson, one of the nation’s leading syndicated columnists, failed to dispel the conspiratorial convictions of Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union.

Three years later, Pearson’s fellow investigative reporter Jack Anderson would break a story that shattered Washington’s confidence in the official JFK story and lent credence to Khrushchev’s view.

Nikita Khrushchev: ‘What really happened?’

Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev with JFK.

“What really happened?”

– Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, expressing incredulity at the official account of JFK’s murder to journalist Drew Pearson during a meeting in May 1964. According to Pearson, Khrushchev was “utterly incredulous,” expressed “flat disbelief” and “did not believe that the American security services were this inept.”

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