There is a new book out "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ killed JFK" by Barr McClellan. The author was a part of the law firm that represented Lyndon Johnson. He has a lot
of evidence in the book. Johnson was part of a grand jury investigation in 1984 and the grand jury concluded that he was a part of a conspiracy to murder a man named Harry Marshall. The killer [of Marshall] was one of the men McClellan alleges was a shooter at the assassination, his fingerprint was there at the Book depository on the same floor where Oswald was. The Marshall killing was just before the assassination. I have an open mind on the subject, the author has a lot of evidence but some evidence is still in documents that won't be released until 2028.
I can't say for a certainty that LBJ did order the assassination, but he did have motive and McClellan does have a good bit of evidence.
The History Channel might have it right. It would be nice if it were not true, you wouldn't want to think that something like that was possible, but the evidence should be examined before the idea is dismissed.
There is a website for the author that has some of the evidence and a chapter of the book posted online. http://www.barrmcclellan.com
posted on 02/02/2004 7:10:51 PM PST
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LOL!! Barr McClellan has the stellar Billy Sol Estes, he of thrice-convicted swindling fame, as a character witness that convinced this grand jury of Johnson's guilt.
A grand jury, remember, can indict a ham sandwich. It can't convict anybody of anything.
posted on 02/02/2004 7:29:53 PM PST
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Very good post. I agree that we shouldn't assume that Johnson ordered it, but it's obvious he was instrumental in carrying it out. JFK made a lot of enemies and Hoover was wacky when it came to the civil rights movement, thinking that civil rights leaders were part of a communist conspiracy, so I think that they all got together and decided to do it for America, in their eyes, Johnson more for himself. Johnson had the connections to do the job, what with his way of operating when it came to Henry Marshall.
posted on 02/02/2004 9:18:21 PM PST
I seem to recall that Barr McClellan is the father of Scott McClellan, President Bush's Press Secretary.
posted on 02/02/2004 9:37:59 PM PST
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