LBJ’s Options – Assassinate JFK Or Go To Prison

Lyndon Johnson has a long history of illegal activities, from finding “missing votes” in his 1948 election to the Senate, the elimination of witnesses in the Billie Sol trial, his connections with Bobby Baker scandal and most of all being part of a conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.

Billie Sol Estes was raking in $21 million a year from “growing” and “storing” non-existent cotton. When Henry Marshall was investigating Estes and his illegal activities Johnson ordered his hitman Mac Wallace to kill Marshall. The hit didn’t go well and Wallace ended up shooting Marshall five times and it was called a suicide and Wallace was set free, when he received assistance from Johnson’s cronies. The judge admitted he ruled it a suicide, only because the sheriff told him to rule the murder a suicide. Besides LBJ needed Wallace to finish off more of his enemies in the following years. The fingerprint of Wallace was reportedly found, in the 6th floor “sniper’s nest” in the Texas Schoolbook Depository building, so that raises the question of whether he was the one that shot JFK.

On 3rd June, 1961, Marshall was found dead on his farm by the side of his Chevy Fleetside pickup truck. His rifle lay beside him. He had been shot five times with his own rifle. County Sheriff Howard Stegall decreed that Marshall had committed suicide. No pictures were taken of the crime scene, no blood samples were taken of the stains on the truck (the truck was washed and waxed the following day), and no check for fingerprints were made on the rifle or pickup. – Spartacus Educational

The following paragraph states that Lyndon Johnson was not adverse to having his enemies killed:

On 4th April, 1962, George Krutilek, Estes chief accountant, was found dead. Despite a severe bruise on Krutilek’s head, the coroner decided that he had also committed suicide. The next day, Estes, and three business associates, were indicted by a federal grand jury on 57 counts of fraud. Two of these men, Harold Orr and Coleman Wade, later died in suspicious circumstances. At the time it was said they committed suicide but later Estes was to claim that both men were murdered by Mac Wallace in order to protect the political career of Lyndon B. Johnson. -Spartacus Educational

Bobby Baker (pictured) scandal left LBJ no choice but to have President Kennedy assassinated.

Then as if Johnson didn’t have enough to contend with the Billie Sol Estes situation his problems worsened, as the Bobby Baker scandal was being investigated by the Senate Rules Committee. The following three paragraphs tell why it was in the best interest of Vice President Johnson to conspire to assassinate President Kennedy.

According to the president’s secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy had decided that because of this emerging scandal he was going to drop Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate in the 1964 election. He told Lincoln that he was going to replace Johnson with Terry Sanford.

On 22nd November, 1963, a friend of Baker’s, Don B. Reynolds told B. Everett Jordan and his Senate Rules Committee that Johnson had demanded that he provided kickbacks in return for this business. This included a $585 Magnavox stereo. Reynolds also had to pay for $1,200 worth of advertising on KTBC, Johnson’s television station in Austin. Reynolds had paperwork for this transaction including a delivery note that indicated the stereo had been sent to the home of Johnson.

Don B. Reynolds also told of seeing a suitcase full of money which Baker described as a “$100,000 payoff to Johnson for his role in securing the Fort Worth TFX contract”. His testimony came to an end when news arrived that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. – Spartacus Educational

In conclusion the only way out of this political quagmire was for LBJ to have the president assassinated, since if he hadn’t he would have likely not been the vice-presidential candidate in 1964 and if he did nothing he wouldn’t have had the power to stop the Bobby Baker scandal investigation, before his part in the scandal was made public record. President Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy would have loved to see LBJ twisting in the wind, so there is no way they would have brought the investigation to an end.

Some of the facts about LBJ’s involvement with the Bobby Baker scandal were leaked to the press, but the press played the stories down, since President Johnson was a sympathetic figure, that was having to deal with a citizenry that was mourning the tragic loss of their president.

It is a miracle to me that Lyndon Johnson went to his death, with so many of his secrets unexposed starting with the corrupt 1948 Senate election, but then his enemies knew that Johnson not only vilified his enemies with his tongue, but his enemies had a way of ending up in the obituary column, soon after angering Johnson.

To summarize, LBJ saw that assassinating JFK was his only way out of a very bad situation, that could have sent him to prison for his illegal activities with Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker. I am surprised that President Johnson didn’t try to win a second term, if for no other reason than to protect his secrets from coming out another four years.

It was a surprise that President Johnson didn’t run for re-election in 1968, but maybe his pollsters were telling him, that there was no way he could win the election, so he may have decided discretion was the better part of valor and quietly faded away from the political scene. LBJ took a lot of secrets to his grave, but we can only hope that those who are still alive and know those secrets will tell us what he never told us.

Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

38 thoughts on “LBJ’s Options – Assassinate JFK Or Go To Prison”

  1. Did anybody else mistake that Billie Sol Estes picture for communist/comedian Al Frankin? According to the pre-reviews from the Daily Beast and the National Enquirer, the new Roger Stone book “The Man Who Killed Kennedy – The Case Against LBJ” has for the first time tied together what many people only suspected. There’s plenty of dirt on the Billie Sol Estes scandal as well because it’s all part of LBJ’s world of that era something Stone knows a bit about having served Nixon just after LBJ left office. When that book is finally released in November, there is going to be plenty to talk about here at Nostalgia.

      1. Nixon was in Dallas either the day of the assassination or the day before or both. LBJ died with a lot of secrets, that would blow the lid off the JFK case.

      2. I don’t doubt LBJ was implicated in JFKs death. However, the real impetus behind JFKs assassination was his attempt to end central banking. LBJ was all too ready to enter a war if it meant he would take office and power. I’m just saying he has a lot more blood on his hands than just a few political roadblocks.

  2. I have been working on this for 16 years now. My family large farm was robbed by Fmha USDA official in 1961. I was only a child then. I never got over what it did to my family. So I started looking at the whole picture. Have 13 days of transcripts for meeting at the USDA. I spoke in 1998 at the federal building with the farmers and usda employees. Gods know its bad. After years if research
    It lead me to JFK. Then to LBJ and Billie Sol Estes and Bobbie Baker. And of course Malcom Wallace. Plant food. AAA RFC FSA FmHa was at the USDA. What a web I have found. I was right.
    OIG and the USDA is up to their eye balls in it. The Federal court system what I have witnessed.
    I have two book sellers want me to write and tell the story. All I really want is the land and timber that USDA Fmha agent robbed from my family in 1961. O their has been a investigation in 1998. IOG covering it up, lying.The are hiding. They don’t want to have to pay all those farmers off. Yes its in banking and land better than gold. Its unreal what they did. Wallace worked for the USAD. Bobby Baker was from SC my state I live in. LBJ was in the middle of the mud hole.
    My nick name is sparhawk. I am Gods child with him all things are possible. Amen!
    I remain

    1. Beryl, You know firsthand how the U.S. government operates, and takes land they want from landowners, and then cover it up and lie about it. You have lived through this nightmare for 54 years now. If JFK hadn’t been assassinated LBJ may have been sent to prison, but instead any investigations into LBJ’s illegal activities were immediately ended. Another reason why LBJ had the most to gain from the assassination, since President Kennedy would never have ended those investigations.

      Thank you for sharing this information with the readers. Wish more citizens would let the rest of us know, when they have been wronged by our government.

  3. I’m new to researching the JFK Assassination, and find the “LBJ Did It” theory to make the most sense -BUT- what the hell happened to the rest of America? If LBJ’s corruption and illegal activity was so well known WHY let him become President??? Why did everyone involved with nailing his corrupt ass suddenly turn away? I don’t get it… did his “promotion” to President suddenly make him untouchable & above the law? Did he become too powerful for anyone to dare continue investigating him? Very sad!

    1. I think LBJ had the most to gain from the JFK assassination, since he became president. He rushed through the Warren Report, before he could be implicated. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the people that could have nailed LBJ were eliminated themselves, before they could talk to the media. The assassination more or less ended any mention of LBJ taking kickbacks, in the Bobby Baker scandal. LBJ could have gone to jail for taking kickbacks if it hadn’t been for the assassination.

      1. Hi Andrew, Thanks for your reply… I understand all that was at stake and how LBJ was potentially heading to prison, and had the most to gain by seeing JFK killed. I agree with this theory, and have recently watched “The Guilty Men” episode of the History Channel’s “The Men WHo Killed Kennedy:

        Was blown away by the level of corruption LBJ was known for, and, people openly saying they had no doubt he was part of the JFK Assassination. Was enraged to read online that shortly after this piece aired there were threats of legal action. Got too close to the truth perhaps?

        What I don’t understand is how all of those potential charges against LBJ just evaporated and disappeared? Our Government is apparently just another for of organized crime!
        Its extremely sad when someone who is known to be a criminal gets put into the Presidency.

        Ironically, we may be seeing this happen again with Hillary Clinton. When will the American People WAKE UP!? “This candidate should be charged, tried, convicted and sentenced for numerous criminal acts…. so, let’s make them President!”

        Politicians should not be above the law, but, they obviously get away with way more than Joe Taxpayer would.

        I am on a rant… not meaning to point my frustration at you. Sorry if it comes across like that. I’m just blown away by seeing so much evil get swept under the carpet in the JFK cover-up and in the LBJ goes from Prison-bound to the Presidency. Reality is stranger than fiction sometimes!

        Thanks for letting me vent here. I am open to hearing ideas on how the LBJ crook got away with this.

  4. Hi Mike, Thank you for your very interesting post. LBJ was in control of FBI through his buddy J. Edgar Hoover. They teamed up to prevent any evidence, that would implicate LBJ in the JFK assassination, from being included in the Warren Report.

    LBJ having become president after the assassination knew the country wouldn’t want to know that their new president was taking kickbacks from Bobby Baker and Billie Sol Estes, so he promptly put a screeching halt to those investigations through his political buddies in Congress.

    LBJ literally had a choice like the title of the above article of this blog, of having JFK assassinated or go to prison. JFK and his bunch would have loved, to see LBJ squirm and eventually go to prison, after LBJ had forced his way onto the 1960 Democratic ticket.

    I like you thought that there would be a politician brave enough to take on LBJ and his henchmen, but it never happened and he died knowing he had gotten away with the assassination of JFK.

    When are the American people going to wake up? I can see Hillary Clinton becoming our next president, even though she has violated national security laws, by setting up a non-secure State Department email account in her home. Then she has the audacity to blame it on Colin Powell.

    November 22, 2016 will make 53 years, since the JFK assassination and still there are more questions than answers.

    LBJ’s bodyguard Mac Wallace has now been found to have his fingerprints on a box, in the 6th floor of the Texas School Depository Building. I have a feeling Lee Harvey Oswald was seen in the window of the 6th floor, but never fired a shot himself.

    That explains to me why Oswald was seen a few minutes after the assassination, in the lunchroom when being questioned by the Dallas policeman. Oswald was not out of breath or flustered like an assassin would be in that situation, after having came down the stairs.

    This article on Mac Wallace shows how he methodically eliminated LBJ’s enemies through violent murders, before he outlived his usefulness and was killed himself.

    1. Thought you might like to know also that Oswald did not kill Tippett nor was he called their by a neighbor who said their was a suspicious man walking down the street. He was set up by CIA, Tippett was a dirty cop who knew Oswald and Ruby he knew about the Kennedy assassination his job was to keep people away from the grassy knoll area were people might gather to take pictures, he also had a loose tongue so he had to go, Roscoe White killed Tippett. Tippett was told to go there and kill Oswald, Oswald was not their, CIA was and ambushed Tippett..Gary Welsh died May 1st, 2016 after posting a picture of Oswald and Ted Cruz dad in a magazine, people are not covering this up after all these years they are still afraid to talk the CIA is still protecting this story and will kill to do so…

      1. I had to keep digging to learn that one actually. I almost stopped digging when I saw someone in a video say that LHO killed JFK and most likely acted alone… and “the fact that he killed Officer Tippit is IRON-CLAD.” That same person in the video I watched said that witnesses saw Oswald standing over this cop (who was down on the street) and shoot him multiple times. That sounds real convincing and makes a lot of people decide LHO was indeed an evil gun-slinging lunatic.

        I’m glad that I didn’t stop digging! Learned that Oswald was instructed to go to the theater “to meet his CIA handlers” – and as you stated, Tippit was on his way to the theater to kill LHO.

        What I didn’t know before your reply was that Tippit was involved with guarding the knoll, was a dirty cop and one (of many) who had to be eliminated before they could talk.

      2. There are a lot of questions still about the murder of Officer Tippit. Often wondered why Tippit left himself open to being shot by Oswald or an impostor. I have a feeling Jack Ruby shot Oswald when Tippit failed to kill him. Another mystery is why Officer Tippit’s car was reportedly in front of the house, in which Marina Oswald was staying, and where Oswald left from prior to the shooting of Officer Tippit.

        The mysterious death of Gary Welsh, who reportedly linked he father of Ted Cruz to Lee Harvey Oswald leaves even more questions. Did Welsh know too much? Was he getting too close to finding out who killed JFK? Welsh may be the latest of many JFK assassination witnesses who have woke up dead, after getting too close to the smoking gun, that would end all the speculation, as to who killed JFK on that day in Dallas 53 years ago.

  5. Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for explaining this to me. I was only 2 years old when JFK was murdered, but still remember my parents reacting to the news. They were devastated!
    How LBJ used his position to wield power & control – and to shut down all legal action against him is horrible. Disgusting beyond words. Lower than worm sh*t he is!!!! It makes me think that our Gov’t fell so low in ’63 that it became a facet of organized crime… and in my opinion it has never recovered!
    I Googled “Hillary=LBJ” to see if anyone out there is drawing the same parallel of another criminal going for the Whitehouse instead of prison. I was amazed that I got results, but sad to see it was all pro-Hillary websites praising her for her use of ads similar to LBJ’s ads in the ’64 race.
    I wanted SO MUCH to chime in that they were right about her being like LBJ, but pointing out the cold-hearted, lying criminal that she is, and how she is on the same path:
    switching from “Prison-bound” to “President”…

    Now I see in your blog’s margin an article about Vince Foster and his mysterious death + connections to HIllary. OMG!!!! Is she wiping out people who know too much about her just like LBJ??? Will have to read this one.

    Thanks again for your help to a jFK Murder/LBJ Scumbag newbie.
    This is a subject that has sucked me in to a vortex… got 5 books from the library on the JFK Assassination. It does seem that we have more questions than answers. How about EXHUMING HIS BODY for starters? Show America once and for all that the whole Warren Commission report and the “autopsy” were all a total sham!

    Someone way more powerful than LBJ has this thing under wraps – and is still in control 53 years later. There is no statute of limitations on murder – but, until the evil people who buried the truth get out of the way we will just continue to see books and website speculating proclaiming “latest revelations on JFK.” Can’t someone get a court order to have him dug up and prove to everyone that the Gov’t helped murder JFK?

    What would this accomplish? It would rouse the American citizens to say “Enough of you corrupt people taking our money and screwing us!” No more taxation without representation!
    The US Gov’t needs an enema… this whole system is out of control corrupt, wrong and unaccountable to “We The People.”

    1. Hi Mike,

      I was 19 when JFK was assassinated and was in the U.S. Army in Hawaii. I was working in the company post office, when I heard on my radio that JFK had been shot. I was the first one to tell the company commander the news. I just missed seeing Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed, by Jack Ruby the next Sunday morning. I was heading to the dayroom to watch TV, when some soldiers said that Oswald had just been shot.

      Oswald should have been moved during the night, so Ruby would have been less likely to be there to shoot him. The death of Oswald ended any hope of knowing the truth, about what happened that day. I believe the mob ordered Ruby to kill Oswald, because Oswald knew too much. His death spawned the JFK conspiracy books, since Oswald was dead and unable to talk.

      I was never a LBJ fan and even less of a fan, after reading some books, about his cheating to win elections, and his connection with the JFK assassination. I have even read that when the motorcade got to the killing zone in Dealey Plaza, that LBJ ducked down, since he knew when the shooting was to start.

      Have also heard it was LBJ’s idea to not cover the president’s limousine that day. If that cover had stayed on it would have been almost impossible to assassinate JFK.

      I am convinced that the Clintons had something to do with the death of Vince Foster, but like LBJ they seem to have covered their tracks.

      There have been many questions about the autopsy. It is ironic that JFK and Officer Tippit somewhat resembled each other.

      I agree that the government is out of control. It will only get worse if Hillary Clinton becomes our next president.

      It is sad that there is no hope in sight, that we will ever know what happened on November 22, 1963 which was 53 years ago. I was 19 on the day it happened and will be 72, on the 53rd anniversary, to give an idea of how long this cover-up has been going on.

      I even marched in a memorial parade after the death of JFK back in 1963.

      1. Gary Welsh made the connection that Ted Cruz dad was in the CIA which he was, the CIA wants this story about Kennedy assassination to go away which it did, with the murder of Gary Welsh and Ted Cruz dropping out Their is a secret CIA memorial for Oswald. Ted Cruz dad, Oswald, Ruby are all CIA people still do not talk cause they are scared..

      2. Cin Stopa, The cemeteries are full of people that either knew too much, or talked about the JFK assassination. Dorothy Kilgallen was ready to blow the JFK case wide open, when she was found dead. Gary Welsh found out that it is still not safe to talk about JFK 53 years after the assassination.

    1. I know there are bodies everywhere that’s why no one is coming forward someone has asked with so many people knowing what happened why don’t they just come forward and put an end to this..Gary Welsh just died May 1st 2016 for posting pic of Ted Cruz dad and Oswald together Trump was going to run with it, the CIA wants the Kennedy assassination to go away so they got rid of Welsh and made Cruz drop out…George Bush was also a CIA member…

    2. Yes – LBJ’s girlfriend is featured in the video I embedded above and she refers to LBJ’s venom-filled words about the Kennedys not embarrassing him any more and that it was “not a threat but a promise.”

      RE: REPLIES ABOVE from you and Cin Stopa on Ted Cruz/Gary Welsh and Dorothy Kilgallen. Looks like a new book is coming out in DEC 2016 on Dorothy Kilgallen.
      “THE REPORTER WHO KNEW TOO MUCH” by Mark Shaw×317#productInfoTabs

  6. I am not too sure about Oswald going to the Texas Theater to meet CIA handlers, since it is more likely that he was simply looking for a place to hide. I am not saying that it didn’t happen, but think Oswald’s focus was on evading police and not on meeting CIA handlers. I could be wrong…just doesn’t seem likely to me.

    1. It is all speculation… people making the CIA meeting at theater claim say that’s where Oswald was supposed to get eliminated. Either way it ended up not being a good hiding place, eh?

      1. A shoe salesman Johnny Brewer saw Oswald enter the Texas Theater and had the ticket taker Julia Postal call the police. That is why Oswald didn’t pay for a ticket, since he must have known he was being followed. Otherwise he may have hid in the theater for hours, since back then you could watch a movie over and over without being asked to leave the theater. I once watched the same movie three times in a row, and that was later in the 60’s.

        It was a terrible hiding place, since the reports I have read said the theater was almost empty.

        Cry of Battle with Van Heflin and Rita Moreno and War is Hell with unknown actors Baynes Barron and Michael Bell were showing the day Oswald entered the theater. War Is Hell was reportedly on the screen when Oswald was in the theater. The movie cost $47,000 to produce, so was not a major Hollywood production. However, Audie Murphy narrated the movie.

        I assume guns were drawn on Oswald by the police. If Officer Tippit drew a gun on Oswald it would mean Tippit, police in Texas Theater and Jack Ruby all pulled guns on Oswald, before Ruby actually fired a gun at him.

      1. Not strange he was CIA so was Bush this can be googled,….Jeb Bush Oliver North drug smugglers-google this…Bush Body count-google this too..Rubio drugs iIthink Jeb met Rubio through drug deals and when his cousin was sentenced to 35 years prison Bush told him to run for Senate he endorsed him.  

      2. It is a good thing for Jeb Bush, that he didn’t get far in his presidential run, since he would have been exposed by Trump, if he stayed in the race much longer. Didn’t realize the Bush family had a body count like the Clinton family.

        It is scary that Mrs. Clinton could be our next president, when she could have been directly responsible for the death of Vince Foster. She had publicly chastised Foster belittling him in front of others. If he did commit suicide it was because of Mrs. Clinton, and if he was murdered, then Mrs. Clinton was in the middle of that too, since Foster knew way too much about the Clinton family and their dirty politics and scandals.

      3. Vince Foster died 7-20-1993,,Gary Welsh died May 1, 2016, Clinton had nothing to do with this CIA did. John Ashe died 6,22.2016, Conrad Rich died 7,10,2016, Joe Montano died 7,25,2016 Shawn Lucas died Aug 2,2016. The one that’s really disturbing is Carlos Chigliotti. Their were 4 T FBI who died in Waco, all relatives of these men said they knew to much all four were Secret Service for the Clintons and all four were promoted to FBI during the Waco crisis it was their first day on the job as FBI they were shot execution style the side of the head, Lou Horiuchi fired the shots…Kennedy was killed by oil men Bush, Hunt,and Murchison, JFK Theory Texas oil men google this, J Edgar Hoover google this too, are govt is run by thugs the Castro regime and mafia today we have drug and gun smugglers, yes of course not all you have your directors CIA,FBI,DOJ, HLS, men on top but they are just fluff-n-stuff do what they are told it’s what’s on the bottom that you don’t know about!! Plz google JFK Theory Texas oil men…

        Seems like NOV 22, 1963 began a flow of corruption and murder in our Gov’t that has never stopped! I was naive in thinking it was just LBJ and that he should have been brought to justice in spite of being President.

        Our nation is being led by criminals. Organized Crime, and we’re the ones paying them!
        Disgusting!! If Trump could win the Whitehouse he would end up being murdered by the den of thieves running our nation – simply because he is not for sale nor corrupt like the rest of them.Unfortunately Trump will not win because the election is rigged and controlled – as proven by Obama getting a second term.

      5. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump is assassinated if he were to take a commanding lead in the polls. However, like Mike Donovan I feel this election has been rigged. President Obama and the FBI have made it where it will be impossible, for Mrs. Clinton to be indicted for her misuse of her personal email account conducting State Department business from her home. And now some of those who assisted her have received immunity, but I doubt any useful information will be forthcoming from any of them.

        This is just one of the Clinton Body Count pages. Others may have more details of what caused the death of those who knew too much about the skullduggery of the Clintons.

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