WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released records from former President
Ford's FBI files show he secretly advised the FBI that two of his
fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI's
conclusion about President John F. Kennedy's death.
The FBI found that Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the
Texas Book Depository in Dallas.
Ford was an outspoken proponent of the FBI's conclusion that Lee
Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.
The new details were included in 500 pages of the FBI's large
file on Ford, released in part this past week in response to
requests under the Freedom of Information Act that The Associated
Press and others made on the day Ford died in December 2006. The
FBI intends to release additional documents about Ford in several
batches, all with parts censored for law enforcement and privacy
The files said the two members of the commission Ford was
talking about didn't understand the trajectory of the slugs that
killed the president.
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