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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 183« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald Resumed)

Mrs. Oswald.
the opportunity to tell the story with documents, as I have been doing. I am not going to answer yes or no, because it is no good.
Representative Boggs.
Well, you use the expression "defector." I did not use that expression.
Mrs. Oswald.
I said "so-called defector." The papers have "defector" and blown it up.
The Chairman.
Well, Mrs. Oswald, you have told us, though, that you believed that Mrs. Marina Oswald and Mrs. Paine and two Secret Service agents were in a conspiracy that resulted in the assassination of the President.
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes, sir. And I also say----
The Chairman.
What Mr. Rankin has asked you is what led you to the belief that there was such a conspiracy?
Mrs. Oswald.
I can answer that, sir. But just to answer in one sentence--
The Chairman.
No, you don't have to do it in one sentence. Take your own time, but stick to that one subject, please, until we get rid of that, and then we will go to the other things.
Mrs. Oswald.
Well, it is now quarter to four. And this is a very long story.
The Chairman.
Don't worry, we will give you the time.
Mrs. Oswald.
Would you please consider I am very emotionally upset and tired, sir. I was up until 1 o'clock this morning fixing these papers for the Commission. When Mr. Rankin asked me to come on Thursday, they were not in the order they are now.
The Chairman.
You mean you cannot go on this afternoon?
Mrs. Oswald.
Not the whole story.
The Chairman.
Well, give us as much as you can of it, and we will stop whenever----
Mrs. Oswald.
Well, I have so far given you enough story to state this as a fact--that I believe I am saying as I believe, sir, because if I knew who shot President Kennedy, I would be more than happy to tell you, and we would end it right then and there. But there is speculation among everyone. So naturally there is speculation by myself and these stories I have told you are fact.
Marina became very unhappy with America. This I know for a fact. And then I will say this is part of another story.
Marina told me at Mrs. Paine's home that she wrote to the Russian counsel to go back to Russia because, "Lee not get work." Now, that is why Lee tried to get a visa in Mexico. But you see, sir, I was going to tell that whole story of that. But I will answer this--and that is what I based that on, too.
It was Marina who wrote to the Russian counsel for exit visas, and Lee followed it up. That is Marina having Lee do this. And she told me herself. Yet she states that Lee wanted to live in Russia and Cuba. But Marina wrote to the Russian counsel, "Mama, Lee not get work." So she wanted to go back to Russia. She liked America. She wanted to stay here.
Mr. Rankin.
About what date was this?
Mrs. Oswald.
This was the night in Mrs. Paine's home. I didn't tell you that, because these other stories are important, and I was going to bring it in for the Mexican trip. That is why I think you are confusing me. I'm sorry. But these stories--the way I want to say it, I would not forget anything, by going in sequence. This way, when you are bringing me questions from the Mexican story and from the defection, you are throwing my mind off.
The Chairman.
What story do you want to get to now?
Mrs. Oswald.
I have so many stories. And I have gone through about three or four today, complete stories.
The Chairman.
Well, select one of them, please, and let's don't argue about the order. I want you to tell your story----
Mrs. Oswald.
My energy is exhausted, sir.
The Chairman.
I want you to tell your story in your own way. And if this one exhausts you, select another story, and tell that.
Mrs. Oswald.
Well, can you tell me what short story I can tell, Mr. Doyle?
Mr. Doyle.
Why don't you start with--start and tell the members of the Commission about your accident and Lee's going to Russia.
Mrs. Oswald.
That is a very long story.
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