There are dozens of so-called conspiracy theories that people believe. In this report I will compare and contrast three of the theories that conflict with the official Warren Commission account of the assassination. .
First, we look at the Warren Commission findings for the different theories. The Warren commission, which was given unrestricted investigating powers, was directed to look at all the evidence and give a complete report of the assassination to the American people. The members of the commission were Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States; U.S. Senators Richard B. Russell (Democrat from Georgia) and John Sherman Cooper (Republican from Kentucky); U.S. Representatives Hale Boggs (Democrat from Louisiana) and Gerald R. Ford (Republican from Michigan); Allen W. Dulles, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; and John J. McCloy, former president of the World Bank. .
During the Warren Commission's investigation they looked at the testimony of 552 witnesses and the reports of 10 federal agencies, most important of which were the Secret Service, the FBI, the Dept. of State, the CIA, and military intelligence. The hearings were closed to the public unless the person giving testimony requested otherwise; only two witnesses made that request. The commission attempted to reconstruct the exact sequence of events of the assassination.
The report maintained that Lee Harvey Oswall, acting alone and without accomplices, shot and killed the President and wounded Texas Governor John Connally from the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository Building in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Oswald was also declared the murderer of Police Patrolman J. D. Tippit, who tried to apprehend Oswald some 45 min after the shooting.
After that, Jack Ruby, a Dallas restaurant owner who killed Oswald the day after the assassination (Nov. 24), was found innocent of conspiracy. There was no connection found between Oswald and Ruby.