The killings of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s uncle and also former President John F. Kennedy were attributed to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to the 2024 presidential contender.
Kennedy, who declared his candidacy for president this past month, stated that the CIA was “well above any reasonable doubt” engaged in his uncle’s death on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, during an interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM’s “Cats Roundtable.”
Kennedy made reference to James Douglas’ book “JFK and the Unspeakable,” which collated evidence in favor of the hypothesis of the federal government’s participation. He remarked, “All the proof is unquestionably overwhelming indicating that the CIA had a hand in the killing as well as the cover-up.”
Kennedy became the second Democrat to publicly announce a run for the White House following lengthy author, professor, and self-help expert Marianne Williamson declaring her candidacy a month earlier. Both candidates are running to succeed President Joe Biden, who publicly launched his bid for reelection on April 25th in a video.
On its website, the CIA refutes the assertion made by RFK Jr. and labels the hypothesis a “lie.”
The Warren Commission Report claims that Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-Marine turned Soviet defector, was to blame for the assassination of President Kennedy. Authorities detained Oswald and charged him of murdering Kennedy and Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit shortly after JFK was assassinated.
Oswald was shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby at the Dallas Police headquarters just under 48 hours after JFK was assassinated, on national television, at the age of 24. Despite Oswald’s denials and claims that he was a “patsy,” he was never prosecuted.
About 98% of the JFK assassination records that the CIA and FBI tried to keep secret were made public by President Joe Biden last year. The National Archives, which is in charge of the sensitive material, states that the remainder of the documents are still entirely or partially blacked.
According to reports, the CIA and FBI wanted the records to remain secret because intelligence and law enforcement sources who were there during the killing and are still alive may be put in danger if their identities are made known.
The 1992 John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, which was intended to disclose all the materials, was disregarded, according to the National Archives and Records Administration, which has been at odds with the CIA and FBI for years.