Robert Kennedy, Attorney General and brother of JFK:
"There's so much bitterness I thought they would get one of us, but Jack, after all he'd been through, never worried about it."
- Brothers, by David Talbot, p. 4, quoting Justice Department spokesman Edwin Guthman, who was with RFK on the afternoon of the JFK assassination.
"One of your guys did it."
- Brothers, by David Talbot, p. 10, quoting Haynes Johnson in Wash. Post of 17 Apr 1981 and personal interviews, about a comment made over the phone
within hours of JFK's murder. There remains disagreement and confusion over whether RFK said this to friend and Cuban exile leader Harry
Ruiz-Williams or to Haynes Johnson himself, as Johnson implied in a later article (the two men were together when the call from RFK came). According
to Talbot, Johnson today insists that RFK said it to Williams.
Edward Kennedy, Senator and brother of JFK:
"There has to be more to it."
- The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, by Jonn Christian and William Turner, p. xv. NBC correspondent Sander Vanocur, the source of this statement,
rode on the plane with Ted Kennedy which carried RFK's body back from Los Angeles to New York; Kennedy had talked bitterly of the "faceless men"
with no apparent motive charged in the slaying of both his brothers and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lyndon Johnson, president:
"I'll tell you something about Kennedy's murder that will rock you.....Kennedy was trying to get Castro, but Castro got to him first."
- from How CIA Plot to Kill Castro Backfired, 2 Aug 1976, by Harry Altshuler, quoting Howard K. Smith interview of LBJ.
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There's Johnson trying to deflect as usual his pronouncements just add to his guilt to me.