INVESTIGATIONS: FBI: Shaken by a Cover-Up That Failed

The FBI is being badly shaken by the revelation that its former leaders withheld evidence from the Warren Commission during the investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. At issue is a threatening note that Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald delivered to the FBI's Dallas office about ten days before Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963. Even though the note did not mention the President, FBI officials wanted to conceal the embarrassing fact that they had ignored the threat, so they both destroyed the note and tried to make certain that the...

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