Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed LBJkilled JFK

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Lyndon B Johnson killed JFK and had affair with movie star'

    • She will allegedly reveal affair with actor William Holden
    • Believed Vice-President Johnson was behind husband's assassination
    By Liz Thomas

    Last updated at 6:20 PM on 8th August 2011

    article-2023418-057A23DB000005DC-919_306x385. Former first lady Jackie Kennedy is said to have made the tapes within months of JFK's assassination

    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal.
    The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.
    She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy.
    Texas-born Mr Johnson, who served as the state’s governor and senator, completed Mr Kennedy’s term and went on to be elected president in his own right.
    The tapes were recorded with leading historian Arthur Schlesinger Jnr within months of the assassination on November 22, 1963, and had been sealed in a vault at the Kennedy Library in Boston.

    The then Mrs Kennedy, who went on to marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, had ordered that they should not be released until 50 years after her death, with some reports suggesting she feared that her revelations might make her family targets for revenge.

    She died 17 years ago from cancer aged 64 and now her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, has agreed to release the recordings early.

    article-2023418-004B834E00000258-985_634x578. John and Jackie Kennedy with daughter Caroline, who allowed the tapes to be released to ABC in return for their cancelling of the mini series about the family


    Jackie is said to reveal her affair with actor William Holden, right, which she did in retaliation for her husband's many flings

    article-2023418-00004BCF00000258-736_634x410. In the tapes, Jackie allegedly blames President Lyndon Johnson for the death of JFK, who took over the post from her husband after his assassination

    article-2023418-02D37E8D000005DC-873_306x388. Daughter Caroline Kennedy released the 'explosive' tapes

    A programme featuring the tapes will be aired by U.S. network ABC, and it is understood British broadcasters are in talks to show it here too.
    ABC executives claimed the tapes’ revelations were ‘explosive’.
    They are believed to include the suggestion that Mr Kennedy was having an affair with a 19-year-old White House intern, with his wife even claiming that she found knickers in their bedroom.
    And they go on to reveal that she too had affairs – one with Hollywood star William Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli – as a result of the president’s indiscretions. It has also been claimed that, in the weeks before Mr Kennedy’s assassination, the couple had turned a corner in their relationship and were planning to have more children.
    Historian Edward Klein, who has written several books on the Kennedy clan, said: ‘Jackie regarded the pretty young things in the White House as superficial flings for Jack. She did retaliate by having her own affairs.
    ‘There was a period during which she was delighted to be able to annoy her husband with her own illicit romances.’
    It is believed that Caroline, 53, agreed to the early release of the tapes in exchange for ABC dropping its £10million drama series about the family.
    The Kennedys, starring Tom Cruise’s wife Katie Holmes as Jackie, critically charted the family’s political and personal trials and tribulations since the 1930s. The series was eventually broadcast on an independent cable channel, and on BBC2 in the UK, against Caroline’s wishes.
    A spokesman for ABC said the claims about the content of the tapes were 'erroneous'.
    He said: ‘The actual content of the tapes provide unique and important insight into our recent past from one of the most fascinating and influential First Ladies in American history.’
    The broadcaster did not reply to repeated requests for comment and would not clarify what was on the tapes, saying the programme was not scheduled for broadcast until mid-September.

  2. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    ABC = muckrakers

    Mimi Alford just came out and claimed 'an affair' with JFK while as a 19 Y/O White House intern - so at least some of the claims are confirmed from a second source with first hand (no pun) knowledge.

    Popular conspiracy has long held that LBJ was behind the shooting, now that LBJ/lady bird and the whole crop of folks who might know are long gone, it will remain a mystery.

    I always thought it was a hit contracted out of SE Asia for JFK having Diem killed, starting the 10 year nightmare called the war in Vietnam.

    All this really does for most folks is to confirm politicians are a different bred apart - scumbags, thieves and worse. The term 'situational ethics' comes to mind.

    Having said that, I'll hold my nose and watch.
  3. Marlin

    Marlin Monkey+

    at least the 'knickers' were'nt found in the 'oral office' or the glovebox of the prez's limo!
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