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RFK Jr.: ‘My Father’s First Instinct Was That the Agency Had Killed His Brother’

May 17, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of the slain President John F. Kennedy, and son of the slain 1968 Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, in a May 8 discussion with TV host Sean Hannity, reported what he stated to be an authentic, first-hand account of events of November 22, 1963:

“The day that my uncle was killed, I was picked up at Sidwell Friends School and brought home. The first phone call that my father made after [FBI director] J. Edgar Hoover told him that his brother had been shot, was to the CIA desk officer in Langley, which was only a mile from our house. And my father said to him, ‘did your people do this?’ His next call was to Harry Ruiz, who was one of the Cuban Bay of Pigs leaders, who had remained very, very close to our family and to my father. My father asked him the same question. Then my father called John McCone, who was the head of the CIA, and asked him to come to the house. And McCone came over, and when I came home from Sidwell Friends School, my father was walking in the yard with John McCone, and my father was posing the same question to him: ‘Was it our people who did this to my brother?’ It was my father’s first instinct that the Agency had killed his brother.”

There have been previous reports by others about a possible CIA role in the JFK assassination. But this is the first time that a member of the Kennedy family—not to mention, one running for President himself—has made such references publicly.

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