By Andrew White, Valiant News
Presidential campaign confidant and top Republican political operative Roger Stone says recently resurfaced tapes of 37th President Richard Nixon suggest that the former leader of the free world knew that the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in the assassination of 35th President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
The longtime Trump ally’s assertion came in response to a taped conversation between President Nixon and former CIA Director Robert Helms which took place around lunchtime on October 8, 1971, in which President Nixon stated:
“The whole ‘who shot John’ [JFK] thing, is Eisenhower to blame? Is Johnson to blame? Is Kennedy to blame? Is Nixon to blame? Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, may become, may become, not by me, but may become a very, very vigorous issue.”
Nixon continued, “If it does, uh, I need to know what is necessary to protect our inquiries, the intelligence gathering, and the ‘Dirty Tricks Department.’ And I will protect it. Hey listen, I’ve done more than my share of lying to protect it. I will go, I believe it’s totally right to do it.”