That Dirty Little Rumor Oct 15, 2019 9:26:57 GMT -5
Post by Michael Capasse on Oct 15, 2019 9:26:57 GMT -5
That Dirty Little Rumor
J. Lee Rankin
"We do have a dirty rumor that is very bad for the Commission...and it is very damaging to the agencies that are involved in it, and it must be wiped out insofar it is possible to do so by this Commission.“ (WC Executive Session) / January 27, 1964)
Read that part again.
"...it is very damaging to the agencies that are involved in it, and it must be wiped out insofar it is possible to do so by this Commission.“
It is not going to be discredited thru any real investigation, it is to be wiped out.
Rankin was General Council on the Warren Commission, he said this during an Executive Session.
Executive Session was a WC meeting without witnesses present, transcribed, but then filed as TOP SECRET.
There are 13 Executive Sessions between Dec. 1963 and Sept. 1964, most are discussions re: what we have, and what is next.
It took more than ten years and a relentless fight from researcher, Harold Weisberg to get these transcripts out.
Rankin is talking about a rumor spreading nationally, that Lee Oswald somehow, worked for the Federal Government, possibly the FBI.
A Houston TX newspaper reporter, Lonnie Hudkins, filed a story in the Houston Post on Jan. 1st 1964: “Oswald Rumored as Informant for U.S.”
That story, along with some other local talk around Dallas, was cited in a national publication called "The Nation"
Throughout that week there were a number of calls between Rankin, TX Attorney General Waggoner Carr, DA Henry Wade and asst DA Bill Alexander.
There were concerns Lee had FBI agent's Hosty's phone number in his address book, the mother insisting, Lee knew and talked to James Hosty,
$200 a month paid to Oswald as an FBI informant, and more importantly the article centers on the FBIs knowledge of Lee and its failure to act in time.
Both Alexander, and Wade, opened that "Pandora's Box", and once done, it could not be contained, not without blatant lies and cover up.