Warren Commission: Conversation with Dean Rusk (Secretary of State)
|Speaker:||Lyndon B Johnson|
United States. Warren Commission.
Investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
LBJ and Dean Rusk (Secretary
of State), where LBJ consults with Rusk on commission membership. 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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