A somewhat unexpected twist has emerged in the JFK assassination saga, blowing a hole in the critical government narrative surrounding his death.
On Saturday, 88-year-old Paul Landis gave an exclusive interview with The New York Times, where he shared his revelations about what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963 – the day JFK was allegedly assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Landis was a Secret Service agent assigned to First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s protective detail that year, as the Daily Mail notes.
Landis’ revelations about what happened 60 years ago destroy a critical claim by the Warren Commission and raise questions about whether there was a second shooter besides Oswald.
The Warren Commission’s story is that one of the bullets fired at the president’s limousine not only struck Kennedy in the back, but also struck Texas Governor John B. Connally Jr. in the back, chest, wrist and thigh. Connally was riding alongside Kennedy at the time.
This is called the “magic bullet” theory by millions of skeptics because it seemingly violates the laws of common sense and physics.
Landis told the Times that after Kennedy was shot, he was the one who retrieved the so-called “magic bullet” and explained the chaotic scene that gave him the opportunity.
There was no one to secure the scene, and that was a big burden for me. All the officers there were focused on the president.
A crowd gathered. This all happened so quickly. And I was just afraid that it was a piece of evidence, I realized that right away. Very important. And I didn’t want it to disappear or get lost. So it was, ‘Paul, you have to make a decision,’ and I took it.
According to Landis, there was nothing “magical” about the bullet. He says the bullet struck Kennedy in the back but was “undercharged” and exited before the president’s body was removed from the limousine. It never hit Connally.
Landis went on to tell the Times that he had always considered Oswald to be the lone shooter, but he is no longer certain.
At this point I start to doubt myself. Now I’m starting to wonder.
James Robenalt, a Cleveland attorney and author of four books on American history, told the Times that Landis’ revelations do indeed open the possibility of a second shooter and more.
If what he says is true, which I’m inclined to believe, this will probably reopen the second shooter issue, if not even more so. If the bullet we know as the magic or pristine bullet were to stop in President Kennedy’s back, it means that the central thesis of the Warren Report, the single-bullet theory, is wrong.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a cousin of the 35th president and Democratic presidential candidate, declared the magic bullet theory “dead” in response to the new witness testimony, along with the idea that one person had killed JFK.
The magic bullet theory is now dead. This ridiculous construct has served as the mainstay of the theory that a single gunman assassinated President Kennedy ever since the Warren Commission put it forward 60 years ago under the leadership of former CIA Director Allen Dulles, who was fired by my uncle. The recent revelations by JFK’s Secret Service protector, Paul Landis, have even prompted the New York Times – one of the last lone defenders of the Warren Report – to finally acknowledge its absurdity.
The magic bullet theory is now dead. This ridiculous construct has served as the mainstay of the theory that a single gunman assassinated President Kennedy ever since the Warren Commission put it forward 60 years ago under the leadership of former CIA Director Allen Dulles, who my…
—Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (@RobertKennedyJr) September 10, 2023