NEW YORK – Tapes released by Caroline Kennedy reveal that Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon B Johnson was the mastermind behind JFK’s assassination.
Tapes recorded by the First Lady months after the President’s death are to be released ahead of schedule by her daughter Caroline.
In the tapes, to be broadcast by ABC, Kennedy reveals her belief that Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons orchestrated the murder of her husband by gunman Lee Harvey Oswald.
Kennedy, who later became Jackie Onassis, claims on the tapes that the Dallas murder was part of a larger conspiracy to allow Johnson to become American President in his own right.
Johnson, who served as state governor and senator for Texas, completed Kennedy’s term after the assassination and went on to be elected president.
Leading historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. recorded the tapes with Jackie Kennedy within months of her husband’s death.
They have been stored in a sealed vault at the Kennedy Library in Boston after orders from Mrs Kennedy that they would remain secret for 50 years after her death.
Now, 17 years after her mother died from cancer, daughter Caroline has opted to release the tapes early.
She has entered an agreement with the ABC network in the States who will air the tapes after agreeing to cancel their Kennedys drama series which upset Caroline and the Kennedy family.
The $10 million series starred Tom Cruise’s wife Kate Holmes as Jackie Kennedy and critically charted the family’s political and personal trials and tribulations since the 1930s. It has now been dropped in a deal with Caroline concerning these tapes.
ABC executives have confirmed that the revelations in the tapes are ‘explosive’ with Jackie Kennedy allegedly blaming President Lyndon Johnson for the death of JFK.
It is believed the tapes also include the suggestion that President Kennedy was having an affair with a 19-year-old White House intern with his wife even claiming that she found underwear in their bedroom.
Jackie Kennedy also admits to several affairs of her own in the tapes – one with Hollywood star William Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli – in retaliation for the President’s indiscretions.
Yet there are also claims that the couple had discussed having more children in the weeks before his death and that their marriage was at a high point.
Noted Kennedy family historian and author Edward Klein said: “Jackie regarded the pretty young things in the White House as superficial flings for Jack. She did retaliate by having her own affairs.
“There was a period during which she was delighted to be able to annoy her husband with her own illicit romances.” It was reported that more than once JFK sent out the Secret Service to bring Jackie home, including off her future husband, Ari Onassis’, boat.
The Kennedy Assassination was probably the first time that the people of America really took a good hard look at things that just didn’t make sense. It was the first modern day conspiracy that played itself out on television and woke a few people up! Just because something is a conspiracy does not mean that it is a theory or that it isn’t true!! Who was behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy followed by Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King have been speculation and secrets for 50 years now… Will “they” ever let the truth be known?
There is more than one theory as to who is responsible for the murder of JFK… Lyndon Johnson, the Cabal of International Bankers who control the Federal Reserve and the monetary system worldwide, the Mossad (Israeli Intelligence), the Mob plus a few others. But pretty much everyone who knows the story or lived through it knows it wasn’t Lee Harvey Oswald. But if Jackie felt it was their VP Lyndon Johnson there must something to that!
The amazing thing is that there have been conspiracies since and are conspiracies even bigger being played out in front of our faces right now before our eyes… that we just continue to ignore. Why? That is the million… er uh the $16 trillion dollar question, now isn’t it?!?
Who Killed the Kennedys? – Some Great Links and Resources
Kevin Costner’s JFK – Director’s Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Kennedys miniseries