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General Walker vs. George De Mohrenschildt (Part 7)

To end this blog series on George De Mohrenschildt (hereafter DM), let’s inquire into the testimony given to the Warren Commission (hereafter WC) by the resigned General Walker with regard to George DM. Walker’s testimony was taken in July 1964, about five months after George DM gave his WC testimony.

The two men (who were basically the same age) were aware of each other and were less than friendly about it. Here’s how ex-General Walker concluded his WC testimony:

  • Mr. LIEBELER: Do you have any other information that you think the Commission ought to have that we haven’t already talked about?

  • General WALKER: Yes. I think the Commission should look into George De Mohrenschildt, if it hasn’t.

  • Mr. LIEBELER: What do you know about Mr. De Mohrenschildt?

  • General WALKER: I know that my information indicates that he lived next door to the professor that was supposed to have burned up.

  • Mr. LIEBELER: Do you have any information that would connect De Mohrenschildt to the assassination of President Kennedy in any way?

  • General WALKER: I have the information the paper had that connected him with the Oswalds.

  • Mr. LIEBELER: Yes?

  • General WALKER: Of course, it is common knowledge that De Mohrenschildt was associated with Oswald now.

  • Mr. LIEBELER: Other than that, do you have any information to indicate that De Mohrenschildt was involved in any way with the assassination of President Kennedy?

  • General WALKER: Not directly.

  • General WATTS: Do you have any indirect evidence?

  • General WALKER: I’m tired of them blaming the rightwing! And I’ve had enough of this! And it is about time that the Commission cleared the city of Dallas!

  • Mr. LIEBELER: Well, now, do you have any indirect indication or evidence that would associate De Mohrenschildt with the assassination of President Kennedy in any way?

  • General WALKER: I think it is very important that De Mohrenschildt knew Oswald! I think it is very interesting! My information is that De Mohrenschildt went to Haiti. I have nothing further to add.

  • Mr. LIEBELER: Now, is there anything else that you think the Commission ought to know that we have not already mentioned here this evening? It is now 7:15.

  • General WALKER: Where am I at?!

  • Mr. LIEBELER: I didn't mean to suggest – I just wanted to let the record show we are both working very hard.

  • General WALKER: I will stay here all night!!

General Walker wanted the WC to look more deeply into the case of George DM. Actually, five months previously, the WC had spent several days with George and Jeanne DM. WC Attorney Wesley Liebeler gently asked Walker if he had any information about George DM that would be relevant in the JFK Assassination. Walker had no actual evidence to share – but as usual he wanted others to act on his hunches. Liebeler had important WC business to conduct, and in his estimation, if there was no evidence, then there was nothing to talk about.

General Walker, apparently unaccustomed to this absence of servitude, expressed annoyance at the proceedings at this point. Walker expressed some certainty that George DM was a profoundly suspicious character because he had been so close with both Oswalds. Yet the WC had already explored that line of questioning in great detail. It was only correct for Attorney Liebeler to ask for something new that they might have overlooked.

General Walker had nothing further to add and this fact now became part of the permanent WC record. Evidently, this fact alone was a source of some annoyance to Walker. His WC testimony ended on a sour note.



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