Warren Commission, November 29, 1963 (10 of 19 on this date): Conversation with
|Speaker:||Lyndon B Johnson|
United States. Warren Commission.
Investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Second conversation between
LBJ and Abe Fortas (Washington attorney and LBJ confidant), where Fortas
reviews a draft announcement of the commission. LBJ invites Fortas to serve. Here,
we offer selected telephone conversations concerning the Special Commission to Investigate
the Assassination of President
John F. Kennedy (the Warren Commission). President John F. Kennedy was assassinated
in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. Shortly thereafter, the House of Representatives
and the Senate considered independent investigations of the assassination and the
murder of Kennedy’s putative assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. To trump these congressional
efforts, President Lyndon Johnson decided to form a presidential commission to investigate
the assassination and Oswald’s death. These conversations document the formation
of the commission — indentified by the popular title “The Warren Commission” —
because the chairman was
Chief Justice Earl Warren.
The selected conversations you will hear document Johnson’s extraordinary persuasiveness.
A comment about the recordings. These recordings vary dramatically in audio quality.
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