Warren Commission

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Event.png Warren Commission (JFK/Assassination/Cover-up) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Date29 November 1963 - 24 September 1964
Interest ofWalt Brown
DescriptionA "Presidential Commission of unimpeachable personnel" (in the words of Nicholas Katzenbach) convened to "head off public speculation [about the JFK assassination] or congressional hearings of the wrong sort."

The Warren Commission was convened by the JFK/Assassination/Perpetrators in an attempt to cover up the truth of the JFK assassination by promoting the FBI's claim that it was done by "lone nut", the late Lee Harvey Oswald.


After the assassination Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the commission to investigate and told commissioner Earl Warren that they must find Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin. Warren was originally unwilling, but was blackmailed into lending his name to the commission.[citation needed] US Deputy Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach wrote that "The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he did not have confederates who are still at large".[1]


The "conclusion first, then evidence" approach was followed by Philip Zelikow, who headed up the 9/11 Commission and had already structured the report and conclusions before seeing any the evidence.

Failure to investigate

The commission did not interview witnesses such as Eugene Dinkin whose testimony didn't fit the FBI's "Oswald acted alone" story.


The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone and that no credible evidence supported the contention that he was involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the president.[2] According to the Warren report, Oswald fired three shots in six seconds to kill the president (although leaving four bullets and, without leaving any residue of nitrate on his cheek). They also concluded that one of the bullets managed to cause seven entry/exit wounds penetrating 15 inches of tissue, 4 inches of rib and a radius bone to come out in almost perfect condition. These results have never been duplicated. [3]


Governor John Connally

"I do not for one second believe the conclusions of the Warren Commission."

Robert F. Kennedy

"The Warren Commission was a shoddy piece of craftsmanship."

Robert F. Kennedy JR.

"The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman."


Related Quotation

Hale Boggs“This is somewhat like the position the Warren Commission took when Richard Russell, Hale Boggs and John Sherman Cooper refused to sign the draft of the Warren Report until a qualifying statement was inserted. The statement read, ‘Because of the difficulty of proving negatives to a certainty the possibility of others being involved with either Oswald or Ruby cannot be established categorically but if there is any such evidence it has been beyond the reach of all the investigative agencies and resources of the United States and has not come to the attention of this Commission.’”Hale Boggs
Richard E. Sprague


Employee on Wikispooks

Albert E. JennerAssistant counsel19631964"a curious choice for the commission staff"


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Countering Criticism of the Warren Reportmemo19 July 1968CIAAn explanation of how the CIA added pejorative connotations to the phrase "conspiracy theory". The document instructs spooks in the use of "propaganda assets" in the commercially-controlled media to undercut any criticism of the JFK assassination official narrative, especially suggestions that Oswald may not have been the "lone nut" as the Warren Commission claimed.
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