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Warren Commission by: Mike Broccolo, James Hengel, and Mitch Kowalski
Kennedy Assassination On November 22 nd 1963, John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. There are many theories on who shot Kennedy but the most popular one is that Lee Harvey Oswald shot him.
The Warren conference took place on November 29 th 1963. The conference was made to investigate the assassination of JFK. The conference was held by Lyndon Johnson. Johnson became the president after president Kennedy was assassinated.
The Warren commission mostly did business in closed sessions but they were not secret. Hearings were closed to the public unless the witness before the commission wanted an open hearing. Only one person requested an open hearing. Even though the hearings were private they weren't secret meaning the witness were free to say to anyone what they pleased.
Many testimonies were heard by less than half of the commission also only one of 94 testimonies were heard in person by everyone on the commission. But all on the commission had access to all the testimonies.
General Ford stated that the CIA destroyed and kept critical secrets from the investigators connected to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Ford said the commissions probe put classified and potentially dangerous operations in danger of being exposed. The reaction of the CIA was to hide or destroy information that can easily be misinterpreted as collusion in the assassination of JFK.
Members of the Committee Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States (chairman) (1891– 1974) Richard Russell, Jr. (D-Georgia), U.S. Senator, (1897–1971) John Sherman Cooper (R-Kentucky), U.S. Senator (1901–1991) Hale Boggs (D-Louisiana), U.S. Representative, House Majority Leader (1914–1972) Gerald Ford (R-Michigan), U.S. Representative (later 38th President of the United States), House Minority Leader (1913– 2006) Allen Welsh Dulles, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1893–1969) John J. McCloy, former President of the World Bank (1895–1989)