Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation by Gerald D. McKnight

By Gerald D. McKnight

The Warren Commission's significant end was once that Lee Harvey Oswald used to be the "lone murderer" of President John F. Kennedy. Gerald McKnight rebuts that view in a meticulous and devastating dissection of the Commission's work.

The President's fee at the Assassination of President Kennedy was once formally proven by means of government Order to enquire and ascertain the evidence surrounding JFK's homicide. The Warren fee, because it grew to become identified, produced 26 volumes of hearings and indicates, greater than 17,000 pages of testimony, and a 912-page file. without doubt a definitive attempt. on no account, McKnight argues. The Warren Report itself, he contends, was once little greater than the capstone to a misleading and shoddily improvised workout in public family members designed to "prove" that Oswald had acted alone.

McKnight argues that the Commission's personal files and picked up testimony—as good as hundreds of thousands of alternative goods it by no means observed, refused to determine, or actively suppressed—reveal conspiracies: the nonetheless very murky one surrounding the assassination itself and the authentic one who coated it up. The cover-up truly all started, he finds, inside of days of Kennedy's loss of life, whilst President Johnson, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and appearing lawyer common Nicholas Katzenbach all agreed that any reliable research needs to succeed in just one end: Oswald was once the assassin.

While McKnight doesn't discover any "smoking gun" that identifies the genuine conspirators, he however offers the most powerful case but that the fee used to be wrong—and knew it. Oswald may need knowingly or unwittingly been concerned, however the Commission's personal proof proves he couldn't have acted alone.

Based on greater than a quarter-million pages of presidency records and, for the 1st time ever, the 50,000 dossier playing cards within the Dallas FBI's "Special Index," McKnight's booklet needs to now be the place to begin for destiny debate at the assassination.

Among the revelations in Breach of Trust:

Both CIA and FBI photograph research of the Zapruder movie concluded that the 1st shot couldn't were fired from the 6th floor

The Commission's facts was once by no means capable of position Oswald on the "sniper's nest" at the 6th ground on the time of the shooting.

JFK's legitimate demise certificates, signed via his personal White apartment medical professional and contradicting the Commission's account of Kennedy's wounds, used to be omitted of the professional record.

The dissenting perspectives of the naval medical professionals who played the post-mortem and people of the government's most sensible ballistic specialists have been saved out of the reputable report.

The Commission's tortuous "Single Bullet" or "Magic Bullet" conception is eventually and convincingly dismantled.

Oswald used to be most likely a low-level asset of the FBI or CIA or both.

Commission contributors Gerald Ford (for the FBI) and Allen Dulles (for the CIA) acted as informers in regards to the Commission's complaints.

The powerful dissenting perspectives of fee member Senator Richard Russell (D-Georgia) have been suppressed for years.

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