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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. V - Page 387« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Frances G. Knight)

Mr. Coleman.
Thursday, June 11, 1964

Testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald

Testimony of Harris Coulter

Testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Resumed

Mr. Coleman.
The President's Commission met at 9:45 a.m., on June 11, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.
Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Senator John Sherman Cooper, Representative Gerald Ford, and Allen W. Dulles, members.
Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Norman Redlich, assistant counsel; Harris Coulter, interpreter; Leon Jaworski, special counsel to the attorney general of Texas; William McKenzie, attorney for Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald; and Charles Murray, observer.
Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald
The Chairman.
The Commission will be in order. Shall we reswear Mrs. Oswald?
Mr. Rankin.
I would think her former swearing would be sufficient, Mr. Chief Justice.
The Chairman.
Very well. You consider yourself under oath, do you, Mrs. Oswald?
Mrs. Oswald.
Mr. Rankin.
Mrs. Oswald, we would like to have you tell about the incident in regard to Mr. Nixon that you have told about since we had your last examination. Could you tell us what you know about that incident, first, when it happened insofar as you can recall?
Mrs. Oswald.
I am very sorry I didn't mention this before. I prefer that you ask me the questions and that will help me to remember what there is.
Mr. Rankin.
Can you tell us what Mr. Nixon it is, was it Richard Nixon, the former Vice President of the United States that you were referring to?
Mrs. Oswald.
I only know one Nixon and I think it was Richard Nixon which it was all about.
Mr. Rankin.
Can you fix the date when this occurrence did happen? Approximately?
Mrs. Oswald.
It was a weekend before he went to New Orleans and after the Walker business I think. But I might be mistaken as to whether or not this was a weekend because I am basing this on the fact that my husband was home and he wasn't-- wasn't always employed and he was at home weekdays as well sometimes, so I can't be entirely sure that it was a weekend.
Mr. Rankin.
Can you place the place of the various homes you had that this happened?
Mrs. Oswald.
Neely Street.
Mr. Rankin.
At the Neely Street house. Do you know what time of day it occurred?
Mrs. Oswald.
This was in the morning.
Mr. Rankin.
Who was there?
Mrs. Oswald.
Just my husband and me.
Mr. Rankin.
Now, will you describe in detail just what happened. Mrs. Oswald, when you are answering the questions will you try to break up your answers, and let the interpreter try to translate; I think it will be helpful in not having the interpreter have to try to remember everything of a long answer. Do you understand me?
Mr. Dulles.
May I suggest also, Mr. Rankin, that I think it would be preferable that the record be in the first person, that is, the interpreter translate just as she said it.
I was looking over the earlier record and that is the way it was over the earlier record and it went quite well.
Mrs. Oswald.
It was early in the morning and my husband went out to get a newspaper, then he came in and sat reading the newspaper. I didn't pay any attention to him because I was occupied with the housework.
Then he got dressed and put on a good suit. I saw that he took a pistol.
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