Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ford Had Doubts On JFK Murder

Ford Told FBI About Panel's Doubts...

Former President Gerald Ford secretly advised the FBI that two of his fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI's conclusion that John F. Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository in Dallas, according to newly released records from Mr. Ford's FBI files. Mr. Ford, still a Michigan congressman at the time, also told a senior FBI official about internal panel disputes over hiring staff, Chief Justice Earl Warren's timetable for completing the final report on the assassination and what panel members said about the FBI. In turn, Assistant FBI Director Cartha “Deke” DeLoach confidentially advised Mr. Ford of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's position on panel disputes; discussed where leaks were coming from; and, with Mr. Hoover's personal approval, loaned him a bureau briefcase with a lock so he could securely take the FBI report on the 1963 assassination with him on a ski trip.

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