The “Warren Investigation”
For almost 52 years, it has been said repeatedly that the Warren Commission did a thorough investigation. The talk has hardly ever been about the FBI investigation (CD1), almost as if it didn’t exist.
If we try to follow the chronology, when it comes to the investigation (or investigations) it seems as if the Dallas Police started to investigate, then the FBI took over, and finally the Warren Commission did its validation; at least that looks to be the intended perception.
Already on the afternoon on the 22nd of November evidence material was sent from the Dallas Police to FBI headquarter in Washington, even if the FBI had no jurisdiction. The FBI then officially took over the investigation from the Dallas Police on the 26th of November.
In the midst of this, Lyndon Johnson initiated the action on the 24th of November, right after Oswald’s death, with talking about creating a blue-ribbon commission, which became the Warren Commission on the 29th of November.
The Secret Service illegally took the body from the Parkland doctors one hour after the assassination on the 22nd of November without following any kind of protocol – even though they must have known they were breaking the chain of custody. Being an investigative branch of the Government, the Secret Service surely must have known about the importance of chain of custody.
Viewing the actions of different authorities involved on that fateful day, it seems as if they all acted outside of any sort of protocol. Wouldn’t such a legal chaos make it easy for a defense lawyer to defend Oswald in a court of law?
Anyway, if the FBI allegedly (and perhaps illegally) took over the investigation from the Dallas Police and then the Warren Commission allegedly took over from FBI – who investigated the murder of the president – all of them or just the Warren Commission – or only the FBI – or no one?
The American public is most surely under the impression that it was the Warren Commission that investigated the murder of JFK - and who can blame them when American newspapers had these types of headlines…
JOHNSON NAMES A 7-MAN PANEL TO INVESTIGATE ASSASSINATION; CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN LEADS IT
… and whenever the subject arises the public was told (and still is) that “the Commission did a thorough investigation”.
Meanwhile, the Commission itself would just admit to only evaluate the FBI investigation and report on it - which of course anybody can see that Johnsons Executive Order (11130) says. Already in the headline, it becomes clear:
APPOINTING A COMMISSION TO REPORT UPON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY.
The text itself follows with these sentences:
“Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby appoint a Commission to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of the man charged with the assassination. The purposes of the Commission are to examine the evidence developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and any additional evidence that may hereafter come to light or be uncovered by federal or state authorities; to make further investigation as the Commission finds desirable…”
This was almost to the letter what Washington columnist Joseph Alsop told Johnson to do in the morning of the 25th of November. Alsop convinced Johnson only to “evaluate” the FBI investigation and that the Commission should not do any investigation of their own.
Consequently, the Commission never did seem to follow its own legal instructions from Johnson - a presidential order is a law. The Commission was supposed to examine the evidence developed by the FBI, and then only to evaluate and report on the FBI report (CD1). This never seemed to be the case.
Furthermore, Executive Order 11130 did not tell the Commission to launch an investigation that was to supersede the FBI investigation, which the Commissions’ investigation seemingly did; (CD1 400 pages – Warren Report 912 pages and 26 volumes). Also important, according to EO 11130, the Commission had to evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald – at least we have not seen any sufficient report of that in the Warren Report.
This entire murky double talk has of course been “greatly successful” for the plotters throughout the years - since nobody seems to take much notice of the discrepancies. Because of this, most people still believe that the Commission truly investigated Kennedy’s murder, even if it was called the Warren Report and not the Warren Investigation. Today we can also see that the FBI investigation was very much a foregone conclusion, (among other things, Hoover told RFK on the afternoon on the 22nd of November who the lone assassin was). The FBI investigation was in fact a shallow and hasty job in which they never looked at anyone else but Oswald, and finished the report on the 9th of December 1963.
We also know that the Commission didn’t agree with Hoovers “results” and thus on their own created the Single Bullet Theory and consequently disregarded Sibert and O’Neils 302 report, which contradicted the whole idea of the SBT with the bullet hole in the president’s back.
So, did anyone – really – investigate this murder at all?
Can we at all talk about a real murder investigation when it comes to the murder of JFK?
The question also becomes, how should we would view the legal ramifications (if any) of the Secret Service “stealing of the body” from Parkland - and what that would do to the case had it gone to trial?
If the chain of custody had been broken, what use would then the autopsy result be in a coming trial with Oswald?
Is an autopsy not an important part of a murder investigation, isn’t the body of the diseased in a case like this equal to the diagram of the shooting?
If the results of the autopsy would not been admissible in a court of law - because of this broken chain of custody – what was then the point of doing an autopsy? Surely, the Secret Service must have known about this dilemma.
Why would the personnel at Bethesda have to sign statements to keep quiet of what they saw during the autopsy on that night?
Why was that so important in the quest for investigating how the president had died?
Wouldn’t a court want to be able to ask anybody involved in the autopsy about anything, be it Humes, O´Connor or Riebe, of what they saw that night in the morgue?
To us, the entire chain of events look planned. It looks like they all (DPD/FBI/WC) from the beginning acted as if Oswald, the accused, wasn’t going to live long enough to be able to stand trial and answer his accusers. It looks like it was important to create a legally chaotic scenario, a sort of designed confusion, which made sure the case ended up in a position unreachable for any legal attacks. What if there had been a legal foundation for the FBI to act in a “normal” fashion? Would an investigative commission still had been an option? It actually seemed as if Hoover’s main objective from the get-go could have been not to investigate, but to take the investigation away from the Dallas Police and put it in the hands of a political commission, where it would then be untouchable for the legal system. No real law enforcement would investigate, and no court would ever try any suspect. This in fact became the real result of these planned events.
How else do we explain the lack of any criticism for any entity involved?