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Retired Secret Service agent challenges JFK ‘magic bullet’ theory, says he removed it from limo

Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Paul Landis in a forthcoming book and recent interview has appeared to challenge the long-held conclusion by the Warren Commission that a proverbial “magic bullet” killed John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas.

Following the assassination, President Lyndon Johnson dispatched a commission led by then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the crime. 

Then-future Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who was on the commission’s staff, is widely credited with formulating the single-bullet theory – that several of the wounds to Kennedy and Texas Democratic Gov. John Connally were caused by the same round.

FOX News host Jesse Watters reported Landis had discovered a bullet still intact and lodged in the leather rear seat of the presidential vehicle. He pocketed the round amid the chaos and later placed it on Kennedy’s stretcher after arriving at Parkland Hospital.

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On “The Story” Monday afternoon, Kennedy campaign manager Dennis Kucinich – a former Ohio Democratic congressman – said the incident plus Kennedy’s family history of assassinations is even more reason why President Biden should approve Secret Service protection for him.

“We do not want to go through what this country went through when President Kennedy was assassinated,” Kucinich said, adding that then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., received USSS protection much earlier than the semi-standard 120-day window.

The Secret Service has said it cannot independently deem which individuals are to be protected.

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He joined Fox News in 2013 as a writer and production assistant. 

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