The man who ostensibly gained the most from the assassination of President Kennedy was also the man who was in a position to appoint an investigative body (the Warren Commission) which could cover up the crime. With JFK out of the way, LBJ was able to attain the one thing he had lusted for all his life—the Presidency of the United States.
His first official act upon taking office was to reverse Kennedy’s NSAM 263 ordering full U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. But there were many other secret actions he took to cover up the truth of his predecessor’s murder. He squirreled away Transcript 1327-C under presidential seal. This was the transcript of the Parkland doctors’ press conference on November 22, 1963; in it were Dr. Malcolm Perry’s words, “There was an entrance wound in the neck…the wound appeared to be an entrance wound in the front of the throat.
From pp. 296-297 of Crossfire by Jim Marrs, “Within 72 hours of Kennedy’s death—at Johnson’s order—the presidential limousine SX-100, which carried Kennedy through Dallas, was shipped to Detroit where the body was replaced and the interior completely refurbished. In any other case, this would have been destruction of evidence, since bullet marks on the windshield and blood traces could have provided essential clues as to the number and direction of shots.”
LBJ also employed a ruse to keep the presidential plane in Dallas longer than necessary after JFK’s murder. Jackie Kennedy explained to her brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy that LBJ had asserted it was Bobby who wanted LBJ to take the oath of office before taking off for Washington. Bobby Kennedy told Jackie that he had made no such suggestion to LBJ.
Mac Wallace, a convicted killer and a close associate of LBJ, had his fingerprints lifted from one of the boxes near the sniper’s nest in the Texas School Book Depository building. Wallace has long been suspected of being LBJ’s own personal hit man. Evidence of this comes from Billy Sol Estes, LBJ’s long-time bagman and bribe collector. Estes’ attorney wrote the following letter to the Justice Department in 1984:
Mr. Stephen S. Trott
Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D. C. 20530
RE: Mr. Billie Sol Estes
Dear Mr. Trott:
My client, Mr. Estes, has authorized me to make this reply to your letter of May 29, 1984. Mr. Estes was a member of a four-member group, headed by Lyndon Johnson, which committed criminal acts in Texas in the 1960's. The other two, besides Mr. Estes and LBJ, were Cliff Carter and Mac Wallace. Mr. Estes is willing to disclose his knowledge concerning the following criminal offenses:
1. The killing of Henry Marshall
2. The killing of George Krutilek
3. The killing of Ike Rogers and his secretary
4. The killing of Harold Orr
5. The killing of Coleman Wade
6. The killing of Josefa Johnson
7. The killing of John Kinser
8. The killing of President J. F. Kennedy.
Mr. Estes is willing to testify that LBJ ordered these killings, and that he transmitted his orders through Cliff Carter to Mac Wallace, who executed the murders. In the cases of murders nos. 1-7, Mr. Estes' knowledge of the precise details concerning the way the murders were executed stems from conversations he had shortly after each event with Cliff Carter and Mac Wallace.
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