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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 380« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Robert Edward Oswald Lee Resumed)

Mr. Oswald.
Pardon me, no, sir; there was not, not that I recall.
Mr. Jenner.
Did you have any discussion with him during the period from his return in June of 1962 up to November 22., 1963, of his membership in a gun club while he was in Russia?
Mr. Oswald.
No, sir; I did not.
Mr. JENNER, Did any discussion occur between you as to his membership in any other group while he was in Russia, whether it was a gun club, a social club, a labor union or otherwise?
Mr. Oswald.
None that I recall, sir.
Mr. Jenner.
In one of the letters, your brother Lee asked you whether, to check to see if, the United States had any, lodged any charges against him. Do you recall that?
Mr. Oswald.
Briefly, yes, sir.
Mr. Jenner.
What did you do when he made that request to you, if any?
Mr. Oswald.
I recall replying to his letter and stated that to my knowledge, and I could see no reason why they would have any charges against him for going to Russia, because he was an American citizen, and he was free to do as he chooses as long as it was not harmful to the United States Government and I didn't feel like he had done anything harmful to the United States Government by going to Russia.
Mr. Jenner.
Did you ever write in any of the letters that you wrote him, did you raise the question with him of whether he had in fact renounced or attempted to renounce his United States citizenship?
Mr. Oswald.
I was advised that, at the time, that we became aware that Lee was in Russia by newspaper correspondents in Fort Worth, Tex., that the United States Embassy acting on their own accord, would not allow him to sign any final papers denouncing his United States citizenship. Whether he wanted to or not they were attempting to prevent him from doing this. I never did hear any more about that. Perhaps during the correspondence or on his return from Russia, this was certainly evident that he had not signed any final papers denouncing his United States citizenship.
Mr. Jenner.
I take it from your response, sir, that you did not raise that matter with him in any letters that you wrote to him?
Mr. Oswald.
Not to my recollection, sir.
Mr. Jenner.
Did you have any discussion with him on the subject on his return to the United States?
Mr. Oswald.
Possibly so, sir.
Mr. Jenner.
Do you recall that distinctly at the moment?
Mr. Oswald.
No, sir, I do not.
Mr. Jenner.
Did your brother Lee raise again with you, following your response to his request that you investigate whether or not there were any other charges against him; did he raise again with you the question of whether you had made an investigation, whether there were charges?
Mr. Mckenzie.
When you say did he raise again
Mr. Jenner.
At any time subsequent thereto, that is apart from the correspondence which has been introduced in evidence.
Mr. McKENZIE There are several instances in the correspondence, Mr. Jenner, there are questions raised about this.
Are you talking about after he returned from-to the United States from the Soviet Union?
Mr. Jenner.
Yes, sir; I am at the moment.
Mr. McKENZIE All right.
Mr. Oswald.
No, sir; not to my recollection.
Mr. Jenner.
When he returned to the United States and while he was living with you, was there or were there any occasions in which there was discussion of his trip back from Russia and the course they took in returning to the United States, the means and manner of return?
Mr. Oswald.
Yes, sir; there was.
Mr. Jenner.
Give us your recollection of what that discussion was and what your brother and/or Marina said to you and your wife Vada or either of them?
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