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Lyndon Johnson being sworn in as President aboard Air Force I, beside Jacqueline Kennedy.

The Warren Commission was only the first of several federal investigations which looked into the Kennedy assassination:

Warren Commission – Appointed by President Johnson, the Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Garrison Investigation – New Orleans DA Jim Garrison’s investigation ended in the acquittal of Clay Shaw.

Rockefeller Commission – Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller's post-Watergate probe conducted a limited analysis of JFK photographic and medical evidence.

Church Committee – This wide-ranging Senate Committee investigation documented widespread abuses by FBI and CIA, including CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

House Select Committee on Assassinations – Congress created the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which re-investigated the JFK case and found the Kennedy was "probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy."

Assassination Records Review Board – The Assassination Records Review Board oversaw massive declassifications in the 1990s and conducted its own interviews.

RESOURCES:

Documents


Warren Report - Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, 1964.

Clay Shaw Trial Transcript - Transcript of the trial of Clay Shaw, culmination of the Garrison investigation, 1969.

Rockefeller Report: Chapter 19 - Allegations Concerning the Assassination of President Kennedy, 1975.

Church Committee: Book V - The Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies, 1976.

HSCA Final Assassinations Report - Report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1979.

ARRB Final Report - Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, 1998.

 

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    Books of Interest

        Rush to Judgment
    Mark Lane
    Thunders Mouth Press, 1966, 1992
     
        The Assassination Chronicles
    Edward Jay Epstein
    Carroll and Graf, 1992
     
        Cover-Up
    Stewart Galanor
    Kestrel Books, 1998
     
        Final Assassinations Report
    House Select Committee on Assassinations
    Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 2007
     
        Master Index to the J.F.K. Assassination Investigations
    Sylvia Meagher and Gary Owens
    The Scarecrow Press, 1980

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