RFK Jr: Oswald Didn't Act Alone

Evidence is 'very convincing' a lone gunman didn't kill JFK, he says

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 12, 2013 10:12 AM CST

(Newser) – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy. "The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman," he told interviewer Charlie Rose in front of an audience at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas last night. He did, not, however, say what he believed may have happened. Rose asked whether he believed his father, the US attorney general at the time of his brother's death, felt "some sense of guilt because he thought there might have been a link between his very aggressive efforts against organized crime."

Kennedy replied: "I think that's true. He talked about that. He publicly supported the Warren Commission report but privately he was dismissive of it." In fact, his dad called it a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship." Kennedy said his father had investigators do research into the assassination and found that phone records of Lee Harvey Oswald and nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald two days after the president's assassination, "were like an inventory" of mafia leaders the government had been investigating. He said his father was "fairly convinced" that others were involved. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., left, makes comments during the opening minutes of an interview with journalist Charlie Rose.   (Tony Gutierrez)
Journalist Charlie Rose, right, makes opening comments as Rory Kennedy, left, looks on.   (Tony Gutierrez)
Journalist Charlie Rose, right, makes opening comments as Rory Kennedy, center, and her brother Robert F. Kennedy Jr. look on in Dallas.   (Tony Gutierrez)
This Nov. 22, 1963, file photo shows John F. Kennedy riding in motorcade with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy before he was shot in Dallas.   (AP Photo, file)
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