«NOVEMBER 22, 1963 (Friday) 12:00 AM (Nov. 22, 1963) Nine Secret Service agents drinking at Pat Kirkwood’s bar the “Cellar Door” in Fort Worth, ...»
He was questioned one time for a long time by the FBI after he returned from Russia. He said they used different methods, they tried the hard and soft, and the buddy method and said he was very familiar with interrogation.” Former Police Chief Jesse Curry will tell author Anthony Summers in 1977, “One would think Oswald had been trained in interrogation techniques and resisting interrogation techniques.” To the same author, D.A. William Alexander had this to say: “I was amazed that a person so young would have had the self-control he had. It was almost as if he had been rehearsed or programmed to meet the situation he found himself in.” Detective Boyd said, “I never saw another man just exactly like him... just as soon as you would ask him a question, he would just give you the answer right back -- he didn’t hesitate about his answers. I mean as soon as you would pop him a question, he would shoot you an answer right back and like I said, I never saw a man that could answer questions like he did.” According to L.C. Graves, “He was quick to answer and quick to make a remark when he was spoken to or asked a question... He is sharp when it comes to talking to the men. He listened to everything, everybody he saw, and he had an answer by the time you got through asking him...
The following report is then filed:
On November 22, 1963, at approximately 2:50 P.M., the undersigned officer met Special Agent James Hosty of the Federal bureau of Investigation in the basement of the City Hall.
At that time Special Agent Hosty related to this officer that the Subject was a member of the Communist Party, and that he was residing in Dallas.
The Subject was arrested for the murder of Officer J. D. Tippit and is a prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy.
The information regarding the Subject’s affiliation with the Communist Party is the first information this officer has received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding same.
Agent Hosty further stated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of the Subject and that they had information that this Subject was capable of committing the assassination of President Kennedy.
Respectfully submitted, Jack Revill, Lieutenant Criminal Intelligence Section” When Dallas Police Chief J. E. Curry subsequently reports this information to the press, he receives a telephone call from the FBI agentin-charge in Dallas, Gordon Shanklin. Curry explains that “the bureau was extremely desirous that I retract my statement to the press.
I then appeared before the press again and retracted my statement.” Jim Bishop and Sylvia Meagher report that a Dallas policeman whispers to Captain Will Fritz: “I hear this Oswald has a furnished room on Beckley.” It is important to remember that, upon his arrest at the Texas Theater, LHO refused to give his address. He has no identification on his person which indicates that he is living in a furnished room on North Beckley Street. The TSBD records on LHO list his address as the Paine residence in Irving. Neither Marina Oswald nor Ruth Paine know the Beckley Street address. Nevertheless, “some officer told me [Fritz] outside of my office that he [Oswald] had a room on Beckley...” TDKWS (It has been suggested that the policeman who gave Fritz this information could have been Roscoe White.) 2:55 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) A printed list of Texas School Book Depository employees shows that FOUR employees (L.R.
Viles, Mrs. William Parker, Dolores Koonas, and Virgie Rackley) are still out of the TSBD building. Oswald Talked A photograph of LHO, taken by AP photographer Ferd Kaufman, is transmitted on the Associated Press wire system. H&L 3:00 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) Word reaches LBJ aboard Air Force One (through Major-General Chester Clifton who is sorting messages in the communications shack) that LHO has a dossier in the State Department. LBJ asks for a quick check to find out if the State Department has erred in permitting LHO to return to the USA from Russia. TDKWS Around this time, Jack Ruby leaves the Carousel Club and is seen standing in line at the Merchant’s State Bank. Ruby reports that he has $7000.00 in cash on his person. Ruby then stops at the Ritz Delicatessen. H&L Jacqueline Kennedy is offered a Scotch by Kenny O’Donnell. “I’ve never had a Scotch in my life,” she replies. O’Donnell says: “Now is as good a time to start as any.” TDKWS A Dallas police dispatcher, speaking to Captain C. E. Talbert on Channel Two says: “A Mr. Bill Moyers is on his way to swear in Mr. Johnson as President and he will need an escort, but we don’t know when he is going to get here.” TDKWS Fort Worth photographer George Smith recalls gaining entry to the TSBD sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 along with members of the Dallas press. POTP FBI records show George Bush as reporting a right-wing member of the Houston Young Republicans for making threatening comments about President Kennedy. According to FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, “On November 22, 1963 Mr. GEORGE H.W. BUSH, 5525 Briar, Houston, Texas, telephonically advised that he wanted to relate some hear say that he had heard in recent weeks, date and source unknown. He advised that one JAMES PARROTT had been talking of killing the President when he comes to Houston. “PARROTT is possibly a student at the University of Houston and is active in politics in the Houston area.”
One day after he reported Parrott to the FBI, Bush received a highly sensitive, high-level briefing from the Bureau:
“To: Director of Intelligence and Research Department of State “From: John Edgar Hoover, Director “Subject: ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963 “Our Miami, Florida Office on November 23, 1963 advised that the Office of Coordinator of Cuban Affairs in Miami advised that the Department of State feels some misguided anti-Castro group might capitalize on the present situation and undertake an unauthorized raid against Cuba, believing that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy might herald a change in U.S.
policy, which is not true.
“Our sources and informants familiar with Cuban matters in the Miami area advise that the general feeling in the anti-Castro Cuban community is one of stunned disbelief and, even among those who did not entirely agree with the President’s policy concerning Cuba, the feeling is that the President’s death represents a great loss not only to the U.S. but to all Latin America.
These sources know of no plans for unauthorized action against Cuba.
“An informant who has furnished reliable information in the past and who is close to a small pro-Castro group in Miami has advised that those individuals are afraid that the assassination of the President may result in strong repressive measures being taken against them and, although pro-Castro in their feelings, regret the assassination.
“The substance of the foregoing information was orally furnished to Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency and Captain William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Agency on November 23, 1963, by Mr. W.T. Forsyth of this Bureau.” William T. Forsyth, since deceased, was an official of the FBI’s Washington headquarters; during the time he was attached to the bureau’s subversive control section, he ran the investigation of Dr. Martin Luther King. Was he also a part of the FBI’s harassment of Dr. King?
The efforts of journalists to locate Captain Edwards have not been successful.
This FBI document identifying George Bush as a CIA agent in November 1963 is first published by Joseph McBride in “The Nation” in July 1988, just before Bush receives the Republican nomination for President. McBride’s source observes: “I know [Bush] was involved in the Caribbean. I know he was involved in the suppression of things after the Kennedy assassination. There was a very definite worry that some Cuban groups were going to move against Castro and attempt to blame it on the CIA.” 3:10 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest is broadcast by news media.
Jack Ruby leaves The Carousel Club and drives to Eva Grant’s house but leaves soon after he arrives, to obtain some weekend food for his sister and himself.
3:15 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) Referring to LBJ onboard Air Force One, Jim Bishop writes: “It seemed that he was phoning McGeorge Bundy in the White House Situation Room every few minutes.” TDKWS From aboard Air Force One, LBJ places a telephone call to Rose Kennedy. “I wish to God there was something I could do,” he says. Rose Kennedy does not ask to speak to Jacqueline Kennedy, who is sitting fifty feet behind LBJ, nor does Jacqueline ask to speak to Rose Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy lets everyone know that she will not accept any incoming calls unless they are from her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy. Other calls are referred to her secretary, Pamela Turnure. Four months after the assassination, author Jim Bishop will speak with Rose Kennedy at the family home in Palm Beach. Rose will tell Bishop: “I have not heard from ‘Mrs. Kennedy’ since the funeral.” TDKWS Also aboard Air Force One, General Godfrey McHugh notices the news reporters and reminds them that “throughout this trip I remained back there with the President [JFK’s casket].” The flight lasts one hundred and fifty minutes. TDKWS Secret Service agents McIntyre, Roberts, Lawton, and Ready depart Dallas, Texas via AF 6970, referred to as “the back-up plane.” Around this time today, Colonel Robert E. Jones of the 112th MIG at Fort Sam Houston contacts the FBI in Dallas, and links the name “A. J. Hidell” to LHO. DPATDOJ
Some time in mid-afternoon today, Jerry Cabluck is sent out to Bell Helicopter located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth with the assignment to take aerial photos of the scenes of the shooting in Dallas. Bell pilot Clem Bailey flies Cabluck to Dealey Plaza.
Harry Cabluck leaves Parkland Hospital soon after the death announcement and goes to Dealey Plaza to spot for his brother’s aerial photos. While in the Plaza area, Cabluck takes several photos of police officer James W. Foster who is near a manhole cover, by the infield curb of the south side of Elm Street in an area believed to be where a bullet has truck and ricocheted out.
3:20 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) In New Orleans, Carlos Marcello is acquitted. He walks from courtroom showing no emotion.
3:30 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) Deputy sheriffs arrive at the Paine residence in Irving, Texas. Detective Guy Rose of Captain Fritz’s staff is asked by Ruth Paine if he has a search warrant. He says no “but I can get the sheriff out here with one if you want.” Paine says: “No, that’s all right. Be my guests.” Ruth retranslates her opinions back to Russian for Marina Oswald’s benefit and it becomes obvious that Mrs. Oswald is not happy with her friend’s show of initiative. Paine answers what questions she can, without translating for Marina.
Linnie Mae Randall, who is also present, tells the sheriffs that LHO rode with her brother, Wesley Frazier, to work this morning and that LHO put something long on the back seat of Wes’s car. It was, she recalls, wrapped in paper or maybe a box. TDKWS J. Edgar Hoover writes: [LHO] “went to Cuba on several occasions but would not tell us what he went to Cuba for.” H&L 3:40 PM (Nov. 22, 1963) Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Robert A. Wallace reports, “No Secret Service man was injured in the attack on President Kennedy.” ATSAIC Stewart G.”Stu” Stout, stationed at the Trade Mart on November 22, 1963, died--cause unknown--immediately after Dallas, according to Agents Sam Kinney and Floyd Boring.
Ironically, S/A Stout rode in the hearse [JFK’s] from Parkland Hospital to Love Field on November 22, 1963. However, three items of data appear to quash this initial identification of the “dead” agent: First, Stout’s report of his activities, dated 11/29/63 (18H 785);
secondly, Stout’s report, dated April 29, 1964, concerning the infamous drinking incident (18H 680); finally, an actual film clip of Stout with LBJ in California in 1964 as depicted in the 1992 PBS video “LBJ.” Reports of Stout’s demise apparently were, at least initially, exaggerated.