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Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us:

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, responding to the question "Do you think Oswald did it?": If I told you what I really know, it would be very dangerous to this country. Our whole political system could be disrupted."

Is that an accurate quote?

  • There's no claim that the statement was made at a press conference. – Christian Oct 26 at 15:02
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    This is alleged to have been in private conversation, so I don't think it is falsifiable: books.google.com/… – called2voyage Oct 26 at 15:40
  • Perhaps Hoover's remark was a general brush-off that he might give to those probing for "inside" information. – Weather Vane Oct 26 at 15:50
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    Hoover was likely aware of the wider context including the assassination attempts against Castro, which was withheld from the Warren Commission, but if this is from a private conversation, it's probably not a good fit for skeptics stackexchange. – Jayson Virissimo Oct 26 at 17:40
  • @JaysonVirissimo how so? We might find sources who (claim to have) heard him say it, that would be a strong indication at the least. – SQB Oct 30 at 9:23

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