15 Unanswered Questions About JFK’s Assassination

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8. Did Mobster Sam Giancana Have JFK Killed?

There has long been a conspiracy theory that the violent mobster Sam Giancana, who was boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957 to 1966, took a hit out on JFK. And while this might sound rather far fetched, when you look a little closer there are some possible connections between the two men. The story goes that Giancana had ties to JFK’s dad, Joseph P. Kennedy, from Prohibition, and that Joseph had asked for the mobster’s help in securing his son’s victory in the 1960 presidential election.

This ‘favor’ allegedly convinced Giancana that he had the new president in his pocket but when Kennedy took office and made his brother Robert Attorney General, the Kennedys actively tried to destroy organized crime in America. This was the excuse Giancana needed to whack the sitting president. Although his father was in the whisky importation business, scholars dismiss the claims of connections to the mafia.

What lends this theory a little credence is that Giancana was indeed used by the CIA to attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro. And when Giancana was called to testify before the 1975 Church Committee, a U.S. Senate select committee set up to investigate CIA and Mafia collusion, he was shot in the head and neck seven times with a .22 caliber pistol. A weapon more often used by clandestine operatives than mob hitmen.

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1 thought on “15 Unanswered Questions About JFK’s Assassination”

  1. Kassandra Miller

    What about the belief by some that Kennedy was on the verge of releasing evidence of alien contact and so his killing was to stop that?

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