It is well known in some circles that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. does not believe his father was really assassinated by a random Palestinian gunman named Sirhan Sirhan, but rather that the CIA killed his father.
Bobby Kennedy’s 1968 shooting while campaigning in the California primary for president devastated a nation and inspired the reporting of many details that never ended up in the official version of events: like a woman in a polka-dot dress who exclaimed “We got him.”
While his wife, the actress Cheryl Hines, waited in the car, Kennedy met with Sirhan for three hours, he revealed to The Washington Post last week. It was the culmination of months of research by Kennedy into the assassination, including speaking with witnesses and reading the autopsy and police reports.
“I got to a place where I had to see Sirhan,” Kennedy said. He would not discuss the specifics of their conversation. But when it was over, Kennedy had joined those who believe there was a second gunman, and that it was not Sirhan who killed his father.
“I went there because I was curious and disturbed by what I had seen in the evidence,” said Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and the third oldest of his father’s 11 children. “I was disturbed that the wrong person might have been convicted of killing my father. My father was the chief law enforcement officer in this country. I think it would have disturbed him if somebody was put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.”
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