Report: Jackie O Thought LBJ Plotted JFK Assassination
Knew of husband's intern flings, had affairs of her own
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2011 2:02 AM CDT
Updated Aug 8, 2011 7:00 AM CDT
A photo of Jackie Kennedy Onassis is featured on the book cover of "Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis."   (AP Photo/St. Martin's Press)

(Newser) – Jackie Kennedy Onassis believed Lyndon B. Johnson was behind JFK's assassination, knew about her husband's affairs with his interns, and had her own fling with actor William Holden. Those are the stunning revelations from an interview she held decades ago, tapes of which are about to be released publicly, the Daily Mail reports. The tapes were made by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who interviewed the former first lady within months of Kennedy's 1963 assassination. She confided to Schlesinger that she believed Johnson and a cabal of billionaire Texas tycoons orchestrated the Dallas assassination with Lee Harvey Oswald, according to the newspaper. Jackie Kennedy reportedly also revealed that she was well aware of her husband's multiple affairs, and talked of finding underwear from a 19-year-old intern working for Kennedy in their bedroom.

But she exacted revenge by having her own affairs, including one with Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli. Still, according to some reports, the couple had "turned the corner" and were headed toward a better relationship and had decided to have more children shortly before Kennedy was assassinated. Jackie Kennedy had asked that the tapes not be released until 50 years after her death, but daughter Caroline has decided to release them earlier; they'll be featured in a program on ABC. It's thought she agreed to release them in exchange for the network dropping its $10 million series about the family, notes the Daily Beast.

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Paulo Pereira
Jan 25, 2014 2:31 AM CST
I hope ABC reveal the entire part of the tapes regarding LBJ. Now the American public wll begin to understand that a Coup D`etat masterminded by LBJ happened in nov. 1963. He had the help of his old friend J.Edgar Hoover in the post assassination cover up.JFK had the intent to pull out of Vietnam in 1965. LBJ put 3 million soldiers there. He is also responsible for the 58.000 U.S. soldiers killed in that war. Read the Nelson book about the Assassination it´s the best.
RockyPneumonia
Aug 8, 2011 7:01 PM CDT
Folks, let's leave the wacko conspiracy theories to the truly crazy among us, OK?
Apland
Aug 8, 2011 3:55 PM CDT
Johnson or Cuba............... Bastards, both.