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Old JFK documents may stir controversy (found in an old safe in a Dallas courthouse)
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/08 | Reuters

Posted on 02/17/2008 1:28:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge

DALLAS (Reuters) - A batch of old documents linked to the slaying of President John F. Kennedy has reportedly been unearthed, including a highly suspect transcript of a conversation between assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and Oswald's killer Jack Ruby, the Dallas Morning News said on Sunday.

The newspaper said the Dallas County district attorney's office, which uncovered the documents, would display its discovery at a news conference on Monday morning.

The Morning News said the items found in an old safe in a Dallas courthouse included personal letters from former District Attorney Henry Wade, the prosecutor in the Ruby trial. Ruby shot Oswald two days after the president's death.

Also found were official records from Ruby's trial, a gun holster and clothing that probably belonged to Ruby and Oswald, District Attorney Craig Watkins told the newspaper.

But one potentially controversial item is a transcript of an exchange between Oswald and Ruby in which they discuss killing Kennedy to halt the mafia-busting agenda of his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

The Morning News said one theory about the transcript was that it was part of a movie script Wade was working on with producers, for a film that was never made.

The transcript resembles one published by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy's assassination and concluded Oswald acted alone. The FBI had determined the conversation between Oswald and Ruby -- this time about killing Texas Gov. John Connally -- was definitely fake, the newspaper said.

Connally was riding in the car with Kennedy and was wounded in the attack.

The documents may be a Presidents' Day gift to conspiracy theorists who have long questioned the official U.S. government version that Oswald acted alone when he shot Kennedy on November 22, 1963, as the president's motorcade swept past the Texas School Book Depository in downtown Dallas.

Nightclub owner Ruby subsequently shot Oswald dead at point-blank range as police were escorting their prime suspect. Ruby died a few years later from cancer.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: controversy; dallas; documents; jackruby; jfk; jfkassassination; leeharveyoswald
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To: NormsRevenge
"Oh, Ruuuuuuby, don't take your love to town...."
51 posted on 02/17/2008 3:36:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“And brother Teddy continues to drink like a fish...45 years later...”

And apparently swims like one, at least after he gets out of the car.


52 posted on 02/17/2008 3:39:43 PM PST by Polynikes (Hey. I got a question. How are you planning to get back down that hill?)
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To: skimask

Amelia Eargart and Glenn Miller are on the very same island too. I have been told so by an unmentioned reliable source.

Hey don’t forget Bob Wills. After all he bought Ruby’s house. All on the same island Adam Clayton Powell stole.


53 posted on 02/17/2008 3:41:42 PM PST by boothead
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To: bannie

Could that be the reason so many records and evidence either disappeared or were sealed?


54 posted on 02/17/2008 3:55:54 PM PST by pankot
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To: pankot
Gee, sometimes the obvious just might be the correct answer.


55 posted on 02/17/2008 3:57:38 PM PST by bannie (clintons even cheat in the daylight.)
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To: boothead

LOL I forgot about his Bimini hideway. Another crook the democrats loved.


56 posted on 02/17/2008 4:06:56 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: pawdoggie

Actually..LBJs’ wife had the largest building company in VietNam for Barracks and the like..and LBJs’ mistress says the VP orchestrated it!


57 posted on 02/17/2008 5:04:46 PM PST by tajgirvan (Please Pray for Steve Godbold, Christian Missionary Kidnapped in Chad, Africa. 10/11/07)
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To: tajgirvan

Likely an urban legend.

But I always heard that LBJ ducked and covered his head seconds before the first shots were even fired.

I tend to think that more than 1 shot came from the DALTEX building.


58 posted on 02/18/2008 3:35:19 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I could tell you some stories about LBJ and his friends,but then I’d have to kill you!(j/k)


59 posted on 02/18/2008 9:44:01 AM PST by tajgirvan (Please Pray for Steve Godbold, Christian Missionary Kidnapped in Chad, Africa. 10/11/07)
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To: LucyT
A batch of old documents linked to the slaying of President John F. Kennedy has reportedly been unearthed, including a highly suspect transcript of a conversation between assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and Oswald's killer Jack Ruby, the Dallas Morning News said on Sunday... But one potentially controversial item is a transcript of an exchange between Oswald and Ruby in which they discuss killing Kennedy to halt the mafia-busting agenda of his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy... The transcript resembles one published by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy's assassination and concluded Oswald acted alone. The FBI had determined the conversation between Oswald and Ruby -- this time about killing Texas Gov. John Connally -- was definitely fake, the newspaper said.
Jack Ruby told his side to newsman (web archive version).
60 posted on 04/21/2008 8:53:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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