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FBI Informant: Ruby Knew JFK Would Be Shot

FBI Informant: Ruby Knew JFK Would Be Shot
Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police headquarters. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 20 November 2017 07:42 AM

FBI records show that Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, asked an FBI informant if he wanted to “watch the fireworks” just hours before President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, news website RT reported.

The document, which was among 10,744 files released by the National Archive on Friday, outlines what an FBI informant told officials about Ruby, hinting that the nightclub owner may have known that Kennedy was going to be targeted, RT said.

The informant, later identified as Bob Vanderslice, of Dallas, said on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, he talked with Ruby by phone and he made a chilling statement, CBS News reported.

"The informant stated that on the morning of the assassination, Ruby contacted him and asked if he would 'like to watch the fireworks,'" said an FBI record dated April 6, 1977, according to CBS News. "He was with Jack Ruby and standing at the corner of the Postal Annex Building facing the Texas School Book Depository Building at the time of the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, Ruby left and headed toward the area of the Dallas Morning News Building."

The document said Vanderslice and Ruby met again at the Dallas County Jail after Ruby was arrested for the Oswald shooting and Vanderslice for an unrelated crime. Vanderslice said in the document that Ruby became worried that someone was trying to poison his food or harm him, according to the document.

CBS News said the interaction between Vanderslice and Ruby was not officially relayed to the FBI until March 1977. The network said the document was first noticed by University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato.

The National Archives began releasing nearly all the remaining long-classified documents concerning the Kennedy assassination last month, said the Huffington Post. The files were released under the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.

The law was spurred by a popular 1992 movie directed by Oliver Stone, "JFK," which suggested a U.S. government conspiracy was behind Kennedy's killing, noted the HuffPost.

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FBI records show that Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, asked an FBI informant if he wanted to “watch the fireworks” just hours before President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
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