"We don’t have any proof that Oswald fired the rifle. No one has been able to put him in that building with a gun in his hand." —Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry, quoted by United Press International, November 5, 1969
"We have not been told the truth about Oswald." —Hale Boggs, Warren Commission member
“I told the FBI what I had heard [two shots from behind the grassy knoll fence], but they said it couldn’t have happened that way and that I must have been imagining things. So I testified the way they wanted me to. I just didn’t want to stir up any more pain and trouble for the family.”—Kennedy aide Kenneth O’Donnell, quoted by House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. in Man of the House, p. 178. O’Donnell was riding in the Secret Service follow-up car with Dave Powers, who was present and told O’Neill he had the same recollection.
"When Oswald was picked up, the underworld conspirators feared he would crack and disclose information that might lead to them. This almost certainly would have brought a massive US crackdown on the Mafia. So Jack Ruby was ordered to eliminate Oswald."—Mob boss Johnny Roselli, interviewed by Jack Anderson, Washington Post, September 7, 1976.
“Everything pertaining to what’s happening has never come to the surface. The world will never know the true facts, of what occurred, my motives. The people had , that had so much to gain and had such an ulterior motive for putting me in the position I’m in, will never let the true facts come above board to the world.”—Jack Ruby, interview, 1964.
"It was a total political crime and H.L. Hunt really controlled what actually happened to John Kennedy—he and Lyndon Johnson," Madelaine Brown, mistress of Lyndon Johnson.
"As far as the assassination is concerned it is my belief that there was a conspiracy because there were those that disliked him and felt the only way to get rid of him was to assassinate him. These five conspirators, in my opinion, were Lyndon B. Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, the Mafia, the CIA, and the Cubans in Florida."—Evelyn Lincoln, personal secretary to President John F. Kennedy (from a letter dated October 7, 1994, to Richard Duncan; full letter quoted in Twyman’s Bloody Treason, p. 831)
"I do not, for one second, believe the conclusions of the Warren Commission."—Governor John Connally (Doug Thompson, “Is Deception the Best Way to Serve the Country,” March 30, 2006)
"I now fully realize that only the powers of the Presidency will reveal the secrets of my brother’s death." —Robert Kennedy, June 3, 1968, two days before he was assassinated.
"The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The committee is unable to identify the other gunman or the extent of the conspiracy." —Final Report, House Select Committee of Assassinations (HSCA), 1979
“You’re just paranoid!”—Clem Cadiddlehopper, registered voter, who has only read one book about the assassination (Bugliosi’s “Reclaiming History”), yet who had the impertinence to say these words in a conversation on the subject.”
~ Mack White.