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Exner / Kennedy-Mafia Link #319945

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Judith Exner's claims with regard to ex-President John F. Kennedy's Mafia connections discussed. Exner's testimony years ago recalled with regard to Chicago, Illinois, Mafia boss Sam Giancana. [In 1975, EXNER - says Kennedy wasn't linked to mob.] Exner reported now claiming she lied and Kennedy used her Mafia influence. Giancana's murder in 1975 mentioned. [On "Good Morning American", EXNER - says was courier between Kennedy and Giancana.] Exner quoted with regard to arranging mtgs. between men. "People" magazine reported paying huge amt. for Exner's story. ["People" magazine managing editor James GAINES - says had to pay for story.] [Daughter Antoinette GIANCANA - says father despised Kennedy.] [Ex-FBI agent William ROEMER - says FBI and Secret Service would've known about mtgs.] Exner's changing stories and monetary motivations discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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