JFK Killing: Deathbed Confession From Key CIA Figure Implicated LBJ
Saint John says LBJ was linked with seven murders and was a "vile, underhanded backstabbing sociopath."
In the summer of 1963, St. John says, another CIA guy, Bill Harvey, called his father to a
"big safehouse here at the UM campus" with Frank Sturgis, David Morales, and Harvey, and "this is what he told me on his deathbed -- they were putting together an option -- an idea, a contingency plan for the big event -- for the elimination of a powerful American figure is what they told my dad -- who would be traveling on business. Everything was on a need-to-know basis -- my dad didn't want to know who it was.
"Bill Harvey was the boss. He loved being on dirty side. My dad was like an American James Bond -- smoking fine Cuban cigars, exotic mistresses, foreign dignitaries, a
ladies man, a letters man. My dad was brought in to look at what these guys were putting out there, to tighten up the plan. They respected my dad and knew he was a Kennedy hater."
St. John believes that the head shot to Kennedy was made by Lucien Sarti behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll and that an operative named Mack Wallace whose fingerprints were found could have shot also. It was all pinned on Lee Harvey Oswald, and "Bill Harvey got Jack Ruby to gun him down. My dad told me that Jack Ruby, on orders from the Mafia, shot Oswald and it had to be worked out with the Dallas PD. There's no reason Jack Ruby just snuck there and shot him out of mourning for JFK.
"My father's alibis changed over time... My mom told me [my dad] went to Dallas that day." He said there's a memo "from Richard Helms, the CIA head that says, 'One day we'll have to explain why Hunt was in Dallas on the 22nd.'"
Years later, "in 1972 when Watergate happened, I was the only one home. My dad came in and opened the door. I'm 17, long hair past my shoulders; I just wanted to smoke weed and play rock music." But he ran upstairs -- "he ordered me to put Playtex gloves on, and get paper towels and Windex and go over a large suitcase of audio equipment --
stuff he dragged out of the Watergate.
"I helped him clean fingerprints and throw it out and dumped it in water. I also
transported large sums of money in manila envelopes."
His father "expected this whole thing to be quashed -- no investigation. But as he was betrayed with the Bay of Pigs, he was betrayed again with Watergate.
"I was questioned during Watergate hearings" -- and can still be seen in old video footage, hair in a ponytail and a suit coat. "I lied to the committee. Cubans, Gordon Liddy, all these guys had been coming to our house. My dad had told me, 'Say you didn't see them.' We had developed a bond of secrecy."
Saint John says that while criminal proceedings were in process against his dad, his mother died in a plane crash with $10,000 on her -- the cover story was that she was investing with family in a Holiday Inn" but it was really to "pay off people who helped get the bugging devices for Watergate." St. John thinks the crash was orchestrated to put pressure on his dad. "A day after my mom died, my dad pled guilty. The day after the plane crash, Nixon appointed one of his closest advisers to head the crash investigation." His dad eventually served 33 months.
St. John "moved away -- started a band on a farm in desolate Wisconsin" -- and his little brother was sent to Miami, and they both got involved with drugs. He says that in the early 2000s, they tried to get their dad to write a new book with the full truth but he was afraid of perjury. His dad sent him an audiotape in 2004, though -- that audio is on YouTube.