Johnson got Kennedy killed: New book
A renowned Republican strategist and lobbyist has claimed that former president Lyndon B Johnson set up John F Kennedy's assassination, which occurred...
He also writes that Richard Nixon and Johnson had a documented relationship with Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald's killer, years before he shot Oswald in the basement of Dallas police headquarters in 1963, reports The Daily Caller.
Stone worked for Richard Nixon's Committee to Re-elect the President in 1972 and later served in the Nixon administration. He claims that Johnson, a congressman at the time, instructed Richard Nixon, also a congressman at the time, to hire Ruby onto the House of Representatives payroll in 1947.
Stone claims Johnson 'micro-managed' Kennedy's Dallas motorcade, demanding it pass through Dealy Plaza on the afternoon of November 22, 1963, the infamous day when Oswald shot Kennedy from the overlooking book depository building. "Nixon knew Jack Ruby, hired him on House payroll in 1947 at the request of Lyndon Johnson. Newly released documents prove it in my upcoming book "The Man who killed Kennedy- the case against LBJ" out Oct 1," Stone wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.
"LBJ and Gov. John Connally micro-managed Dalla JFK's schedule and demanded the route thru Dealy Plaza where the motorcade came to a full stop and LBJ had JFK killed," he added. "They had no interest in JFK stops in Austin or Houston,"
Stone, now a member of the Libertarian Party, co-wrote his book with Libertarian writer Mike Colapietro. A Ruby, whose real name was Jacob Leon Rubenstein, moved from Chicago to Dallas in 1947, the same year Stone alleges that Nixon put him on the House payroll at Johnson's request.
Ruby died of a pulmonary embolism on January 3, 1967, a little more than three years after killing Oswald.A Johnson died of a massive heart attack on January 22, 1973.A Nixon died of a severe stroke on April 18, 1994.