Priebus and Manafort Want to Move On from JFK Conspiracy

There are still unsettled questions from the presidential primaries. The first is whether or not Senator Ted Cruz is, in fact, the Zodiac killer. The second is whether or not Cruz’s father Rafael was instrumental in helping Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Now, we know that the Zodiac killer committed some of his crimes prior to Ted Cruz being born in 1970 and also that the crimes occurred in Northern California and not in Calgary, Canada. But this doesn’t mean that this theory can be entirely ruled out.

Likewise, it’s theoretically possible that Rafael Cruz assisted Oswald or other conspirators in the death of JFK. Surely, as RNC chairman Reince Priebus says, the candidates have a “right to talk about whatever they want to talk about.” And if Trump is done speculating about President Obama’s birth certificate or Rafael Cruz’s appearance on the Grassy Knoll, then there’s no reason to “think he was ever saying this was some sort of factual information” and “we can move on from it.”

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Martin Longman

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