RFK Jr doubles down on allegation CIA involved in JFK's assassination
‘It was a 60 year cover up’: Democratic presidential candidate RFK Jr. repeats allegation that the CIA was involved in assassination of his uncle JFK in 1963
- Several weeks after announcing his presidential bid, RFK Jr. remains vocal about his belief that the CIA was involved in the killing of his uncle
- He told Sean Hannity and conservative radio host John Catsimatidis that the US government apparatus has long covered-up the CIA’s involvement in the killing
- RFK Jr., who is running as a Democrat, has amassed a 20% share of the vote in the last month, as Joe Biden fails to find enthusiasm for his second-term bid
Democratic presidential primary candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. doubled down on his belief that the CIA was involved in the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy.
RFK Jr., who recently announced his campaign for president, told Fox News host Sean Hannity that that narrative surrounding his uncle’s assassination has been a ’60-year cover-up.’
He told Hannity on Monday that there is strong evidence connecting the Central Intelligence Agency to the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.
‘There’s millions of pages of documents; CIA documents, of transcripts, of recorded conversations from the Cuban embassy in Mexico City – it’s hard to summarize the evidence,’ he said.
RFK Jr. recently announced his candidacy for president. He is running as a Democrat against incumbent Joe Biden
On Sunday, he told New York City radio host John Catsimatidis that he believes ‘it’s beyond a reasonable doubt at this point’ that the CIA was involved.
RFK Jr. also gestured to the leaders of the Warren Commission – the commission established to investigate the assassination of JFK. One of the leaders of the commission was ex-CIA Director Allen Dulles, who notably, had been fired by JFK.
‘[Dulles] insinuated himself onto the Warren Commission and essentially ran the Warren Commission and kept this evidence from the Warren Commissioners. Either way, when Congress, 10 years later, investigated the crime with much more evidence than the Warren Commission had at its disposal,’ said Kennedy.
‘Congress found that, yeah, it was a plot. It was a conspiracy [and] there were multiple people involved. And most of the people in that investigation believe that it was the CIA that was behind it – because the evidence was overwhelming to them.’
The now-presidential candidate recalled being in the White House East Room with family as his uncle’s body lay in wake, when President Lyndon Johnson walked into the room to inform them that Jack Ruby had killed Oswald.
Kennedy said his father – then the attorney general – had investigated Ruby and uncovered alleged mob ties, including to a mob leader he claimed was ‘recruited by the CIA in the [Fidel] Castro murder plot.’
‘So they were all working together in cahoots with the CIA,’ he said.
He also claimed that on the afternoon JFK was assassinated, his father called a CIA desk officer at the agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia to ask: ‘Did your people do this?’
‘It was my father’s first instinct that the agency had killed his brother,’ he said.
The CIA has repeatedly denied having any involvement in the assassination of JFK. John McCone, CIA director when Kennedy was killed, testified to a House committee that Oswald was not a CIA agent and had never communicated with the agency – a claim that was corroborated by the CIA’s file on the shooter.
Since joining the fray, he has amassed a 20 percent share of the vote, while Biden struggles to drum up enthusiasm for his second term announcement
As he kicks off the campaign tour, RFK Jr. has been discussing, among other things, the persistent theory that the CIA was involved in his uncle’s assassination in 1963
President John F. Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in 1963. A persistent conspiracy theory is that the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in his killing
Kennedy has also floated the theory that the CIA may have been involved in the killing on his own father, Robert F. Kennedy, who was fatally shot by Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles while campaigning for president in 1968.
RFK Jr. said evidence of CIA involvement in his father’s death is ‘very convincing, but is circumstantial.’
Since Kennedy announced his presidential bid as a Democratic candidate last month, he has amassed a 20 percent share of the vote in recent polls, as incumbent president Joe Biden’s campaign gets off to a rocky start.
Kennedy refused to openly speculate on Biden’s mental fitness for office, but told Hannity that he jumped in the race because he is displeased with what Biden is ‘doing with this country.’
He pointed specifically to the president’s handling of the ongoing war in Ukraine, which he said should have been settled long ago.
The amount of American dollars that have been sent to Ukraine since the conflict began last year currently tops $130billion, a figure Kennedy pointed out far exceeds the budgets of many of the US’ alphabet agencies combined.
The candidate suggested that some of that money be spent stateside instead, citing the fact that 57 percent of Americans cannot afford a sudden $1,000 hardship expense.
Kennedy has also attracted a niche crowd of followers among conservatives for his vociferous COVID-19 vaccine skepticism, as well as his support for keeping biological males out of women’s sports.
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