The Washington Post dribbles out some more information about the Kennedy Assassination and Warren Commission Report from forty-five years ago:
A December 1963 memo recounts that Ford, then a Republican congressman from Michigan, told FBI Assistant Director Cartha D. “Deke” DeLoach that two members of the seven-person commission remained unconvinced that Kennedy had been shot from the sixth-floor window of the Texas Book Depository. In addition, three commission members “failed to understand” the trajectory of the slugs, Ford said.
Ford told DeLoach that commission discussions would continue and reassured him that those minority points of view on the commission “of course would represent no problem,” one internal FBI memo shows. The memo does not name the members involved and does not elaborate on what Ford meant by “no problem.”
One commenter on the WAPO comments section who styles himself as nofluer comments lucidly on the story:
Ford didn’t “save” America — he destroyed it. By pardoning Nixon he short-circuited the legal process. The effect that had was the destruction of the principle of Rule of Law by demonstrating clearly that some people are indeed “above the law” — just like Kings and Queens and Dictators in other countries.
The pardon of Nixon gave birth to a long, unbroken sequence of law-breaking presidents. Iran-Contra was only the beginning of the misdeeds done by the immunity-blessed rich and powerful American Elite Ruling class…
… which has culminated in a President who ignores and refuses to enforce any laws he doesn’t like, and who flagrantly violates the US Constitution in whole and in part, and a Congress that accepts his right to do so. We no longer elect Presidents. We now elect Kings.