What does George H.W. Bush have to do with the Kennedy assassination? It seems outlandish at first glance, but do some digging and you'll come up with more questions than answers.
November 27, 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, WhoWhatWhy presents our catalog of coverage on the slain 35th American president.

JFK In His Own Words: A Selective Sampler From Speeches
By Milicent Cranor on Nov 22, 2013
Excerpts of some JFK speeches you may not have heard, showing his wit and perception.

How does George H.W. "Poppy" Bush figure into the assassination of JFK? Here's our series from WHO Editor-In-Chief Russ Baker's groundbreaking tome on the history of the Bush family, Family Of Secrets...

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 1: Mr. George Bush Of The Central Intelligence Agency

By Russ Baker on Sep 16, 2013
In 1988, entertainment journalist Joseph McBride uncovered a strange memo from FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, dated November 29, 1963. Under the subject heading "Assassination of President John F. Kennedy," Hoover reported that, on the day after JFK's murder, the bureau had provided two individuals with briefings. One was "Captain William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Agency." The other: "Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency." Could this have been the 41st president? The evidence indicates as much.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 2: Skull And Bones Forever
By Russ Baker on Sep 25, 2013
When George H.W. Bush returned from military intelligence service in the Pacific Theater of WWII, he went to Skull & Bones/CIA recruitment hub Yale University, before beginning a career in some odd corporate outfits that suggest his work had been cover for intelligence operations all along.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 3: Where Was Poppy November 22, 1963?

By Russ Baker on Oct 2, 2013
Everyone old enough to process memories recalls where they were on the day President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. But George H.W. Bush -- then the 39-year old chairman of the Harris County, Texas Republican Party -- can't seem to quite figure out exactly where he was on that fateful day.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 4: Barbara's Hair-Raising Day
By Russ Baker on Oct 9, 2013
When controversy arose over George H.W. Bush's whereabouts during the Kennedy assassination, yet another cover story was offered regarding his whereabouts. This time in his wife's 1994 book, Barbara Bush: A Memoir. But is her story plausible?

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 5: The Mysterious Mr. De Mohrenschildt

By Russ Baker on Oct 14, 2013
In 1976, George H.W. Bush, the newly-appointed director of the CIA, received a letter from an old acquaintance named George De Mohrenschildt, claiming that the latter was being harassed for writing about a former scion of his, Lee Harvey Oswald. As it turns out, the father figure to Mr. Oswald was also an uncle of "Poppy" Bush's roommate at Philips Academy. He was found dead half a year later from a shotgun blast to the head after being contacted by investigators for the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 6: The Cold War Comes To Dallas

By Russ Baker on Oct 24, 2013
What was it about Dallas that made the place so dangerous for a politician like JFK? The city was a cauldron of right wing Americans, right wing Russians, Nazis, military contractors and oilmen -- like George H.W. Bush.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 7: Empire Strikes Back
By Russ Baker on Oct 31, 2013
Who had motive to assassinate JFK? What plausible explanations were there for the mounting connections found between the Bush family and JFK's antagonists?

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 8: Prepping A Patsy

By Russ Baker on Nov 6, 2013
JFK assassination researchers have always found Lee Harvey Oswald's role as the "lone gunman" hard to stomach. And given the presence of several CIA connected older men as guiding figures in his life, like Bush acquaintance George De Mohrenschildt, it's not hard to understand why.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 9: Planning A Nightmare On Elm Street
By Russ Baker on Nov 13, 2013
George De Mohrenschildt had more than interesting connections to George H.W. Bush, he also was well connected to several Dallas power players and Kennedy-haters who have long been suspected of involvement in the assassination.

Bush And The JFK Hit, Part 10: After Camelot

By Russ Baker on Nov 20, 2013
In this final installment, Russ Baker examines another crony of George H.W. Bush who had interesting connections to JFK's final day in Dallas.

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