The destruction of evidence begins within hours of the president’s death. President Kennedy is assassinated on a Friday. On Saturday night his autopsy report is pushed into the fireplace by the Navy pathologist. Several hours after that, FBI agents in Dallas shred a handwritten note that Oswald had left for them a few weeks before and flush it down the toilet. Then several hours after that, Marina Oswald, Oswald’s widow, puts a match to photographs that show her husband holding the assassination rifle. And that’s just the first weekend of evidence destruction, it goes on, and on, and on in the weeks that follow.
— Philip Shenon, author of “A Cruel and Shocking Act” shares his research on the Kennedy assassination investigation on Fresh Air today (via nprfreshair)