April 6, 2018, - 12:00 pm

Chappaquiddick Long Overdue: Finally Hollywood Dares to Expose the Kennedys

By Debbie Schlussel


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I am away in observance of the last two days of Passover, but I’ve prepared this review of Chappaquiddick (Rated PG-13), in theaters today, in advance. G-d bless Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios CEO and executive producer of this movie.




Allen says he was under tremendous pressure not to put out this more-truthful-than-ever account of Ted Kennedy’s disgusting and perhaps murderous behavior after he drove Mary Jo Kopechne off a Massachusetts bridge and allowed her to drown to death. But Allen–whom you may remember as one of the hosts of the ;ate ’70s and early ’80s “Real People” show–refused to succumb. And the movie is now out.

A caveat: while the movie is good and very critical of Ted Kennedy, it’s not as critical as I thought it would be. Still, it’s tough enough. Aussie Jason Clarke–who bears a tremendous resemblance to the swimmer Ted and who nails the Kennedy New England patrician accent–is excellent here as our driving champ.

Missing is more than a couple of quick hints of a possible romantic affair between the late Senator and Ms. Kopechne, a former RFK campaign worker. Also not mentioned are the many stories that Kopechne may have been pregnant with Ted Kennedy’s child–the reason why Kennedy may have deliberately (not accidentally) driven off that bridge and may have actually drowned her, not merely failing to save her. Back in the late ’80s, while working my summers on Capitol Hill in Washington, I met the late Leo Damore, author of Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Cover-up, published in 1988. He said there was tremendous evidence of the alleged romance and rumored pregnancy. The movie does point out that there was no autopsy of Kopechne and that her body was very quickly embalmed and prepared for funeral and burial. (Material from Damore’s book appears to have been used for the script, but he is not credited as far as I can determine. That’s a shame because, as reader Skunky informed me, Damore’s life was made hell by the Kennedys for daring to write the book. And he committed suicide at age 66.)

Get Yours . . .

The movie, however, hits all the points that were mostly covered up by the media. It shows that Kennedy waited more than 10 hours to alert the police about the accident, assuring that Kopechne was certainly beyond dead at that point. It shows him watching animation on TV, taking a bath, assembling his team of the usual Kennedy propaganda suspects, including Ted Sorensen, who wrote Ted Kennedy’s TV speech “explaining” what happened. The movie acutely shows that Kennedy was all about and only about me, me, me, me, me and me. A woman was dead because he was drinking and driving (he lied about that, too, claiming he didn’t ingest alcohol that night), and he didn’t give that dead woman–his victim–another thought. Instead, the uninjured Teddy was searching out a phony neck brace, so he could portray himself as “the real victim” (much as Muslims have for nearly two decades portrayed themselves as “the real victims” of 9/11).

All he was thinking about was his political career–saving his Senate seat and worrying about whether he could still be President. There was talk of Kennedy possibly resigning from the U.S. Senate, but as the movie shows, that was all for show and never in the cards. Kennedy was–and remained to his death–a selfish, bloviating, philandering, drunken bastard who cared about nobody but himself and showed little sympathy or caring for the parents whose only child he possibly murdered. Through it all, Kennedy is shown dumping on his devoted cousin, Joe Gargan, who tries to get him to do the right thing and at least show some thought for his victim, Kopechne. He was unsuccessful in that endeavor, and has been estranged from the Kennedy clan ever since.

At the end, when Kennedy is delivering his televised cover-up address about “what happened” to the people of Massachusetts and the nation, the movie shows him repeatedly diving back into the water and trying to open the doors of the car in order to save Kopechne. Does anybody believe the hyper-coddled Kennedy swimming and driving expert actually did this? Come on . . . . But the movie does try to “give his side” at the end (though it’s thankfully very brief).

Still, as I noted, I think it’s tough enough on that beached Kennedy whale. And we all get the picture. It even shows Kennedy mindlessly and insensitively flying a kite, not long after he informs the police. And it shows how the Edgartown police–all in bed, as was everybody, with the hallowed Kennedys–didn’t do much of an “investigation” into the incident and bought the hole-filled sieve of Kennedy’s story hook, line, and sinker. The man got away with murder, even if the movie doesn’t depict it as deliberate. Kennedy was supposed to be driving Kopechne back to her motel but instead of turning left on the road to her accommodations, he took a hard, quick right down an unlit dirt road toward a secluded beach. The movie doesn’t tell you that, really. But it tells you enough.

The movie’s end also provides us with several comments from Massachusetts residents (I don’t know if this is real footage, though it appears to be), with most of them saying they bought Teddy’s “explanation” and would vote for him. Morons.

*** Related: Read My “Obituary” for Dear Old Ted< ***

That this movie finally came out–and that a number of A- list and B+ list actors are in it (Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan), is a tremendous accomplishment. For decades and until very recently, nobody in Hollywood or other media platforms would dare touch the Kennedys. And still, it takes a smaller, more independent, relatively new studio to release it. (Remember when Geraldo Rivera–then a serious journalist, before he became a whackjob Palestinian propagandist and moronic, left-wing plastic surgery victim–was fired from ABC News for daring to do a piece on Robert Kennedy’s affairs and other illicit behavior?)

Byron Allen told Variety:

Unfortunately, there are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie. They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way. I made it very clear that I’m not about the right, I’m not about the left. I’m about the truth.

Allen called Kopechne

“one of the original #MeToo victims” and said it was her time to receive justice and the truth.

Right on. It’s too bad her long grieving parents didn’t live to see this movie.

Joseph, Gwen, and Mary Jo Kopechne, Rest In Peace.

#ThemToo.

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Years ago I met one of the Investigators in the Chappaquiddick Case. He said there was more evidence as to the guilt of Ted Kennedy in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne than was in the media at the time or that was made part of the public record. That the facts indicated that Kennedy was guilty of more than negligence in the death of Kopechne. He was threatened with the loss of his professional position if he ever revealed the additional facts that he knew.

PaulaMalka on April 6, 2018 at 3:49 pm

This is one of the best reviews I’ve seen on the new movie, covering both the real Chappaquiddick events and the movie version. I’m heartened to learn, for example, that the movie points out that there was no autopsy–something not mentioned in several other reviews I’ve read. The autopsy would have offered conclusive proof that

For me, the sine qua non of the Chappaquiddick case was that a decision was made early on that there would be no autopsy. An autopsy would have revealed the true cause of death. Was it drowning, as Ted Kennedy wanted to claim it was? Or did Mary Jo suffocate to death from lack of oxygen?

According to the diver, John Farrar, who examined the accident/crime scene, “I know she suffocated when her oxygen ran out . . . She didn’t drown,” as covered in Leo Damore’s book.

I view the difference as critical. If Mary Jo died from suffocation, rather than from drowning, then Ted Kennedy should have been charged with second-degree murder. According to Farrar, Mary Jo could have been alive for more than an hour, and she could have been saved if Kennedy had timely contacted the police, as he surely could have on his walk away from the accident/crime scene.

Although Mary Jo’s parents publicly stated that they were opposed to the autopsy, interviews of the Kopechnes indicate to me that they were acting out of pressure from the Kennedy family. But, then again, dead witnesses tell no tales, which is the decision that Ted Kennedy really made by his failure to take the appropriate and necessary actions.

I’d be interested in seeing if the movie showed specifically how the Kennedy family pulled all sorts of strings, every which way to Sunday, to ensure that the truth would not be heard.

This is a core component of many a great drama. Whose version of the “truth” is correct. Each side wants you to convince you (or is testing that) their version is correct. Legal dramas, whodunnits, and mystery novels, plays, and movies often feature this theme as core to the dramatic conflict. Tragic accident? Or murder?

I think it also speaks volumes that the people of Massachusetts, as a whole, did not really care about the truth because they wanted to believe that Ted Kennedy wasn’t a murderer. They proved this not only by reelecting him again and again but by their response to Kennedy’s death in August 2009. According to witnesses, near the bridge to get onto Cape Cod, the highway was lined for 25 miles waiting for Ted Kennedy’s body to leave to go to D.C. or wherever it was ultimately laid out. People were crying and waving to the procession and there were American flags being flown. Shameful.

Ralph Adamo on April 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm

The double standard is amazing.
Roy Moore is kept out of the Senate because of charges that are 40 years old that nobody had ever heard of before he ran for the Senate.
Kennedy has a dead girl in his car and is re-elected over and over to the Senate.

Steve G on April 6, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Well, a lot of Massachusetts voters seemed to like the guy. Go figure.

Primetime on April 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

I thought the poor gal was exhumed, autopsied, then her family had her cremated because they didn’t want the case going on forever. Very typical alcoholic blackout probably caused Teddy to lose control and run off the road.

#1Vato on April 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm

The Massachusetts sheeple have also fallen en masse for Elizabeth Warren’s “Indian” schtick, notwithstanding that her ancestors were more likely among the perpetrators/implementers of the “Trail of Tears” than among the victims.

Concerned Patriot on April 6, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    “Cherokee Nation will return, will return, will return” – Mark Lindsay and The Raiders, 1971

    Aaaaaaaand, heeeeeere’s Lizzy!!!

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 7, 2018 at 11:09 am

Teddy was always about Teddy, and he showed this tendency right to the end. He knew that his cancer was terminal, but he would not relinquish his U.S. Senate seat. Teddy was even prepared to forfeit his seat to a Republican, just to satisfy his dying ego. Mary Jo was an early casualty of that ego.

Worry on April 6, 2018 at 11:21 pm

Well they’ll sue this guy who’s got the guts to tell the truth. Kennedy was a fat, gross, crooked, lying, anti American, murderous buffoon. He isn’t missed by decent people only his equally slimy relatives.

Robert Swords on April 7, 2018 at 1:01 am

Hollywood has finally moved so far left they can afford to shed some Kennedy baggage.
He’s an impediment to them now.

branbran on April 7, 2018 at 9:20 am

    You’re presuming an ulterior motive here. First of all, “Hollywood” is shorthand for a film industry that is far more decentralized than you imagine. There is no Comintern that somehow decides how film should be made. There are hundreds of creative directors and writers who have ideas for projects.

    As a frequent filmgoer, I would say that the real motive for making this movie was simply that the producers, not the whole industry, wanted to create a character sketch of the real Ted Kennedy during a defining sequence of events of his life. And the real Ted Kennedy was very much a reprobate.

    Primetime on April 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm

“I’m not about the right. I’m not about the left”, how quaint.

branbran on April 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

That’s right, branbran, just like they could afford to throw Harvey Weinstein off the train between stops. The mission supersedes all personalities, even that of The Dragon Lady Herself.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 7, 2018 at 10:06 am

I am a native Bostonian. My Irish Catholic mother always used to say that if Ted Kennedy was caught on camera murdering 1,000 people with an assault rifle, the voters of Massachusetts would find an excuse for him. It would never be Ted’s fault. If any one of us ever did what Ted did that night, we would still be sitting in jail. It’s disgraceful what money and power can do.

Jean on April 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Hmmmmm.

DOUBLE hmmmmmmmmm.

As sumyall might remembah (Pepperidge Fahm remembahs.), I love to peruse Debbie’s archives, and have highly recommended it to all newbies and trolls alike. Also, old members who may not be inclined to do much but concentrate on newer stuff.

I just landed on and read Debbie’s article one day prior to the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. As usual, a great and right on article in every way.

Now, here I sit, an old man, a day laborer who can shovel snow and do a few other things much better than most men one-third to half my age. Here I sit, reflecting and reminiscing about those days, how I fell for it all, and how America fell for it all, and into the toilet as a consequence.

Chappaquiddick happened on my father’s 44th birthday. Woodstock happened exactly four weeks later, on my mother’s 41st birthday. And isn’t it interesting how the two events form two of the most prominent dots in the picture of Amerikka’s decline?

“Hey, hey, my, my, rock and roll will never die.” But Amerikka already has. All this stuff, boiling up and over, decades later. The deleterious effect of The Swimmer’s politikal kareer, and the things Debbie outlined in her article about Woodstock.

Yes, some great music was made there. But Debbie was right, the salient point in her article was the dekline of Amerikka.

Yessssss, yessssss, indeed, who WOULDN’T look at this nation, and the world for that matter, . . .

and want to get off at Willoughby?

But instead, we just have to hark to the immortal words of Curtis Mayfield and Impressions.

“It’s Alright,” just “Keep On Pushin’,” and “People Get Ready,” because “there’s a train a comin’.”

We just need to hang in there. We WILL be saved from ourselves some day.

What a shame. Goodbye, Amerikka.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm

TRIPLE hmmmmmmmm.

Do NOT think it’s lost on me that The Great StainMaker and The Dragon Lady live in Chappaqua. Is there something about that combination of letters and lefties who work in government for the purpose of bringing “this once great republic” down?

And every Monday when I go upstate to bust my butt doing outdoor work in weather from 0 to 100, including blizzards, Chappaqua comes three stops before I get off.

Indeed, I get all these reminders, all the time pounding in my head, as though life weren’t bad enough, right?

And when I look up into the sky, spread my arms apart and do the Nancy Kerrigan, I get a certain response. And it always sounds like Jerry Stiller yelling.

He says, “you keep telling everyone you’re a locomotive, right?”

“Uhhhhhh, yes, Lord.”

THEN SHUT UP AND PULL YOUR TRAIN!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!

Yes, there were two typos in my last post, that’s not lost on me, either. THE Impressions, and no need for a period in the parentheses further up from that.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 7, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Willoughby. Willoughby. . . Next stop, Willoughby. See my comment on the Entebbe review thread.

    Ralph Adamo on April 8, 2018 at 2:38 am

      I did. If we were hanging, I’d do a LOT of listening. Always a great read, you are.

      Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 8, 2018 at 7:38 am

Didn’t Ted Kennedy’s wife miscarry shortly after he left the girl in the lagoon to drown?

Joe on April 8, 2018 at 12:03 am

Honestly hearing a commercial for this movie had me numbfounded.
This is actually coming from Hollyweird?
In this day and age it seems like a miracle.

theShadow on April 8, 2018 at 12:19 am

Joe Kennedy was a BOOTLEGGER in prohibition who was told by Winston Churchill via FDR, the Uncle Joe loving communist, to GET HIM OUT OF BRITAIN because he was dealing with Hitler as the American “AMBASSADOR” to Britain.
The “FAMILY” was embedded in the Mafia, and bought their way into the Presidency with JFK against that other crook, Richard Nixon in 1960. We get the occupants in the White House we deserve as Morons keep voting for anyone with a (D) after their name, and up until Donald John TRUMP, we had traitors like John McCain as “Republicans”, after former CIA G.H.W Bush, and the same dynasty in G.W. Bush, who could have been a GOOD President IF he had BUILT the WALL that Donald Trump WILL BUILD. At least JFK DID establish TAX CUTS &

AUSSIEPHIL on April 8, 2018 at 1:39 am

In the end, the only Edward Kennedy that will really matter is Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1QWKUaJFZ0

Ralph Adamo on April 8, 2018 at 4:48 am

I remember delivering my Detroit News route and bringing a newspaper home to my dad. We both read about Teddy murdering this woman. My dad even mentioned at the time that she was probably pregnant and Ted had to “fix” this little inconvenience the Kennedy way. He was right on the money!

MuzzCrusher on April 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm

well, he’s paying for it now…

kirche on April 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm

Thanks for another great review Debbie. The Kennedy’s were a loathsome bunch past and present. The only ones that I found that were decent were John P. Kennedy Jr. and his nephew John F. Kennedy Jr. The rest were a bunch of womanizing, adulterous, entitled, corrupt, murderous, overindulgent sleazebags. Teddy who was the last brother was also not only the dumb one but the most destructive. His long and disgusting career (47 years) bought reforms to my beloved country that we’ll never recover from. He had no honor back in 1969 when he got away with murder had none when he stank up the halls of Congress and had none when he finally went Tango Uniform. I rarely wish evil people to burn in Hell when they die but for fat Ted I’ll make an exception.

Ken B on April 10, 2018 at 8:22 am

Well, Ken B, he certainly would have caused a lot of runoff on a George Foreman Lean, Mean, Fat Grillin’ Machine, that’s for sure.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 10, 2018 at 9:03 am

    You said it Alfredo. It also would’ve taken the super duper deluxe model of George’s grill…LOL!

    Ken B on April 11, 2018 at 8:32 am

I was working at large defense contractor when Ted Kennedy died. We had a campus with many large buildings and a prominent flagpole by the front gate. They flew the flag at half mast for Kennedy and I was tempted to raise it to the top of the pole. I actually thought about it and decided that it would be awful inconvenient to get fired.

I will see this movie, my guess is that it will be available to rent on Netflix soon enough.

Rick on April 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Same with me Rick. My former boss was from Boston and he was actually upset when that fat slob finally croaked. People like him were not happy when they flew the flags at half mast when President Reagan died five years prior.

    Ken B on April 11, 2018 at 7:58 am

Let’s not forget Teddy’s contribution to America of third world immigration from Mexico and other parts of central and south America by the change in the 1965 immigration law.

Many years ago I saw photos of Teddy in a rowboat with a young girl whose head moved towards Teddy’s “little buddy” named Johnson. Apparently the photos were show to a southern Democrat Senator (whose name escapes me) and he apparently commented “I do declare! It appears that the senior senator from Massachusetts has changed his position on offshore drillin’!”

Teddy boy, the Fredo Kennedy, always advocated for affirmative action and advancing minorities. But did that old Irish SOB ever have a minority or woman run for his seat with his blessing? No. But hey, Massachusetts eventually got Elizabeth “High Check Bones – Liarwatha” Warren!

Concerned Citizen on April 10, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Ted “Nation-Destroyer” Kennedy’s legacy is visible all over the place. His 1965 Immigration Reform Act is turning our country into a turd-world mediocrity. There isn’t a slime-bag in Roman history who could compete with traitor Ted. What a great, proud and productive country this was. What community we had in the town I grew up in. I traveled the states with my grandparents in 1960 and 1961. I loved it because I loved America. What a “shithole” Teddy helped it to become.

Leonard Martinez on April 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

Mr. Martinez, thank God you got to take that trip, and remember the America of those days. I was 4 years old in 1960, so I barely remember that America. I have often referred to the period of November 22, 1963 to December 31, 1969 as The Cultural Pancake Flip. I remember that the America I woke up to on January 1, 1970 was already markedly different from the one I began to grow up in.

I have previously stated my memories of the “Democrat good, Republican bad” mantra being promoted widely during the 1964 presidential campaign. I turned 8 that year. I have spotty memories of the period from 2 1/2 to 4 years old, at which point they became more frequent.

Here’s something I’ve remembered from being age 4, and it’s never left me. It’s Election Night 1960, I had turned 4 just days earlier. I presume I was in the living room of the apartment my parents had in Washington Heights. This was near the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where my father already had worked for ten years or so, and would stay until 1995.

There are a group of adults around the TV, probably relatives. It was a nervous night. It seemed as though this Nixon guy just could not win, no way, it would mean disaster. They had to have this Kennedy guy, the DEMOCRAT, win.

Suddenly, an adult turns around from the TV, and says to the small crowd of other adults in the room further away, . . .

“They found 50,000 votes!!!” with great glee. Kennedy had won, and there was joy in the apartment. I guess that was the real beginning of the push toward “Democrat good, Republican bad.” No way could America have that Republican Nixon in the White House, that much I gathered, quite profoundly.

And here we are. At least Mr. Martinez and those of us who are old enough to remember America when it was still for the most part what Bob Grant called “this once great republic” have our memories.

We’re going to need them to comfort us during the torture of the years to come in what has become The Swimmer’s America. His vision has been realized.

God help us all.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 13, 2018 at 7:42 am

I wasn’t sure about this until Debbie’s review. Definitely must-see. I despise the Kennedys – all of them.

DS_ROCKS! on April 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

They are indeed despicable, as is Amerikka’s infatuation with them.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 18, 2018 at 4:36 pm

I’m still waiting for the movie about John Kennedy, that shows how he betrayed the Cuban freedom fighters at Bay of Pigs, and left them hanging out to dry to be slaughtered by Castro’s Commies.

wayne higginbotham on April 20, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    WH, now you are entering one of my areas of expertise. This is a part of the history that I know well and have read and studied exhaustively.

    JFK was not to blame for the Bay of Pigs failure. The CIA lied to JFK that the US military would not need to provide cover according to their plan. JFK had, in fact, specifically warned the CIA that if their plan failed, he would refuse to use American forces to provide cover. The CIA, instead of recognizing that JFK meant exactly what he said, gambled that if their plan failed, that JFK would be forced to go along with their plan to draw in US forces directly into the war. They underestimated JFK’s resolve.

    All evidence demonstrates that the CIA’s poor planning, organization, staffing, and management were the principal reasons for the failure of the CIA’s Bay of Pigs operation. Key to the CIA’s failure was that the agency recognized that there was great uncertainty that the invasion would “trigger an uprising,” even though that “uprising” was considered essential to the success of the operation. Unfortunately, the majority of the Cuban people were behind Castro at that time, and the CIA knew that there was little likelihood of mass defections or insurrections.

    Moreover, the CIA knew that there were numerous leaks alerting Castro to the coming attack and that too should have persuaded CIA Director Allen Dulles and Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell that their ill-conceived plan was doomed. And if that were not enough, the CIA also knew that Soviet intelligence learned of the nature and date of the Bay of Pigs plan, but the CIA hid that fact from JFK.

    But the kicker for me demonstrating the CIA direct culpability in causing the Bay of Pigs fiasco was CIA Director Dulles’s handling of the invasion itself. You would think that during such an important CIA plan that Director Dulles would be on hand in Washington, D.C. as JFK and his military advisers were, right? But no. Dulles made arrangements to be out of town on date of the invasion. Imagine that? While lives and the reputation of the US Government were at stake in the CIA’s own plan, leader Dulles took off to take some personal time.

    In late 1961, CIA Inspector-General Lyman Kirkpatrick led the preparation of a report called “Survey of the Cuban Operation” that remained classified until 1996. The key conclusions were as follows:

    1. The C.I.A. exceeded its capabilities in developing the project from guerrilla support to overt armed action without any plausible deniability.

    2. Failure to realistically assess risks and to adequately communicate information and decisions internally and with other government principals.

    3. Insufficient involvement of leaders of the exiles.

    4. Failure to sufficiently organize internal resistance in Cuba.

    5. Failure to competently collect and analyze intelligence about Cuban forces.

    6. Poor internal management of communications and staff.

    7. Insufficient employment of high-quality staff.

    8. Insufficient Spanish-speakers, training facilities and material resources.

    9. Lack of stable policies and/or contingency plans.

    As a consequence, JFK took the unprecedented step of forcing CIA Director Dulles, Deputy Director Charles Cabell, and Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bussell to resign in early 1962.

    The CIA, however, would soon take their revenge on JFK when JFK further angered the Deep State by failing to go along with their plan to vastly expand the war in Vietnam.

    As part of the JFK assassination plan, former Deputy Director Charles Cabell’s brother, Earle, who was mayor of Dallas, would play a key role in arranging for JFK’s trip to Dallas on November 22, 1963 and for JFK’s limousine to take its route through Elm Street, which forced the vehicle to drive at a snail’s pace, providing the gunmen waiting for JFK with ample time and the best possible conditions with which to carry out their assassination plan.

    And, of course, Allen Dulles would go on to be the unofficial head of the Warren Commission to ensure that the CIA’s involvement in JFK’s murder would be covered up. That the CIA lied to cove up its involvement is not speculation on my part. It’s a matter of history, thanks to the work of some brave investigators.

    The late, great Senator Richard Schweiker (R-Pennsylvania) was one of the leaders in the US Government looking into the CIA’s nefarious operations in the JFK assassination. When asked about the Warren Commission report in 1976, Schweiker replied:

    “I think that the report, to those who have studied it closely, has collapsed like a house of cards, and I think the people who read it in the long-run future will see that. I frankly believe that we have shown that the [investigation of the] John F. Kennedy assassination was snuffed out before it even began, and that the fatal mistake the Warren Commission made was not to use its own investigators, but instead to rely on the CIA and FBI personnel, which played directly into the hands of senior intelligence officials who directed the cover-up.”

    Richard Schweiker would later go on to serve as the 14th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1983.

    Ralph Adamo on April 22, 2018 at 2:37 am

And Dulles had an airport named after him, while Bissell went on to make vast sums of money developing carpet cleaning products. That figures. Democrats always defy gravity and fall up.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on April 22, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    LOL, Alfredo. Yes, Richard Bissell’s line of vacuum cleaners was a formidable one, going head to head with J.Edgar’s own Hoover line, but I think the only dirt they managed to suck up was their own.

    Ralph Adamo on April 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm

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