The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage

Navigation

  » Introduction
  » The Report
  » The Hearings

Volumes

  » Testimony Index
 
  » Volume I
  » Volume II
  » Volume III
  » Volume IV
  » Volume V
  » Volume VI
  » Volume VII
  » Volume VIII
  » Volume IX
  » Volume X
  » Volume XI
  » Volume XII
  » Volume XIII
  » Volume XIV
  » Volume XV
Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 76« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Resumed)

The Chairman.
Afternoon Session

Testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Resumed

The Chairman.
The President's Commission reconvened at 2 p.m.
The Chairman.
The Commission will be in order. Mr. Rankin, you may continue.
Mr. Rankin.
Mrs. Oswald, we will hand you Exhibit 19, which purports to be an envelope from the Soviet Embassy at Washington, dated November 4, 1963, and ask you if you recall seeing the original or a copy of that.
Mrs. Oswald.
I had not seen this envelope before, but Lee had told me that a letter had been received in my name from the Soviet Embassy with congratulations on the October Revolution--on the date of the October Revolution.
Mr. Rankin.
And you think that that came in that Exhibit 19, do you?
Mrs. Oswald.
Yes, because the date coincides, and I didn't get any other letters.
Mr. Rankin.
We offer in evidence Exhibit 19.
The Chairman.
It may be in the record and given the next number.
(The document referred to was marked Commission Exhibit No. 19, and received in evidence.)
Mr. Rankin.
In some newspaper accounts your mother-in-law has intimated that your husband might have been an agent for some government, and that she might have did have information in that regard.
Do you know anything about that?
Mrs. Oswald.
The first time that I hear anything about this.
Mr. Rankin.
Did you ever know----
Mrs. Oswald.
That is all untrue, of course.
Mr. Rankin.
Did you ever know that your husband was at any time an agent of the Soviet Union?
Mrs. Oswald.
No.
Mr. Rankin.
Did you ever know that your husband was an agent of the Cuban government at any time?
Mrs. Oswald.
No.
Mr. Rankin.
Did you ever know that your husband was an agent of any agency of the United States Government?
Mrs. Oswald.
No.
Mr. Rankin.
Did you ever know that your husband was an agent of any government?
Mrs. Oswald.
No.
Mr. Rankin.
Do you have any idea of the motive which induced your husband to kill the President?
Mrs. Oswald.
From everything that I know about my husband, and of the events that transpired, I can conclude that he wanted in any way, whether good or bad, to do something that would make him outstanding, that he would be known in history.
Mr. Rankin.
And is it then your belief that he assassinated the President, for this purpose?
Mrs. Oswald.
That is my opinion. I don't know how true that is.
Mr. Rankin.
And what about his shooting at General Walker? Do you think he had the same motive or purpose in doing that?
Mrs. Oswald.
I think that, yes.
Mr. Rankin.
After the assassination, were you coerced or abused in any way by the police or anyone else in connection with the inquiry about the assassination?
Mrs. Oswald.
No.
Mr. Rankin.
Did you see or speak to your husband on November 22d, following his arrest?
Mrs. Oswald.
On the 22d I did not see him. On the 23d I met with him.
Mr. Rankin.
And when you met with him on the 23d, was it at your request or his?
« Previous | Next »

Found a Typo?

Click here

Partner Links

In Association with Amazon.co.uk

In Partnerschaft mit Amazon.de

Copyright by www.jfk-assassination.comLast Update: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 21:56:33 CET