Warren Commission: Conversation with Rep. Charles Halleck
|Speaker:||Lyndon B Johnson|
United States. Warren Commission.
Investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
LBJ and Rep. Charles
Halleck speak here (Rep.-Ind.). LBJ consults with House leadership prior to release
of statement. Johnson indicates his wish for Warren to chair the commission, though
Warren has declined to serve. Halleck opposes Warren’s appointment. Halleck agrees
to avoid a separate House investigation of the assassination. 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
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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