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(CHAPTER IV - The Assassin)

I called him into the bathroom and I closed the door and I wanted to prevent him and then I started to cry. -And I told him that he shouldn't do this, and that he had promised me.

I remember that I held him. We actually struggled for several minutes and then he quieted down.746

She stated that it was not physical force which kept him from leaving the house. "I couldn't keep him from going out if he really wanted to." 747 After further questioning she stated that she might have been confused about shutting him in the bathroom, but that "there is no doubt that he got dressed and got a gun."

Oswald's revolver was shipped from Los Angeles on March 20, 1968, 749 and he left for New Orleans on April 24, 1968. 750 No edition of either Dallas newspaper during the period January 1, 1963, to May 15, 1968, mentioned any proposed visit by Mr. Nixon to Dallas.751 Mr. Nixon advised the Commission that the only time he was in Dallas in 1963 was on November 20-21, 19'63.752 An investigation failed to reveal any invitation extended to Mr. Nixon during the period when Oswald's threat reportedly occurred.753 The Commission has concluded, therefore, that regardless of what Oswald may have said to his wife he was not actually planning to shoot Mr. Nixon at that time in Dallas.

On April 23, 1963, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was in Dallas for a visit which had 'been publicized in the Dallas newspapers throughout April.754 The Commission asked Marina Oswald whether she might have misunderstood the object of her husband's threat. She stated, "there is no question that in this incident it was a question of Mr. Nixon." 755 When asked later whether it might have been

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