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RFK Assassination Witness Claims FBI Twisted Her Words And Sirhan Did Not Act Alone

Sirhan Sirhan RFK Assassin

Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a key witness to the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy now claims that Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin, did not work alone.

This news comes after 78-year-old Nina decided to retract her official statement, indicating to CNN that the FBI “twisted” her original statements regarding the RFK assassination.

In recent court filings, state prosecutors argued that Sirhan is guilty of murder, regardless of whether or not there was a second shooter. Rhodes was quoted by CNN having said:

“What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right. The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups.”

While her original FBI statement indicates that she heard only 8 shots at the time of the assassination, Nina contradicted the statement as she told CNN:

“I never said eight shots. I never, never said it. There were more than eight shots. There were at least 12, maybe 14. And I know there were because I heard the rhythm in my head.”

Rhodes-Hughes was never called as a witness in the trial of convicted assassin Sirhan, however, she claims she was interviewed a short time after the incident and conveyed having heard twelve shots at the time of the shooting.

Sirhan’s attorneys have filed a challenge to the verdict, alleging that the authorities were involved in a conspiracy. They are requesting Sirhan’s release from prison as he was the victim of a form of “hypo programming,” which was utilized to cause him to believe that he assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.

In regards to the incident, Rhodes was quoted by CNN having said:

“For me it’s hopeful and sad that it’s only coming out now instead of before — but at least now instead of never.”

Do you think that there’s a chance the alleged RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan was the victim of “hypo programming” and that he’s really a scapegoat in an elaborate conspiracy in which a second shooter was the true assassin?

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52 Responses to “RFK Assassination Witness Claims FBI Twisted Her Words And Sirhan Did Not Act Alone”

  1. Anonymous

    I would like the truth to be revealed. However, if this is truly a cover up on the government or Mafia's part they need to be held accountable. I have my money on the Mafia as he was after them and statements were made to the effect that he would regret this. Interesting and we will see the outcome.

  2. Steven Haskell

    I always Knew Sirhan Sirhan did not work alone he fire fatle shot but someone helped gave him the gun.
    its too late now…. Just The Grassey Knoll Dallas Oswald Jack Ruby knew each other they were both were in volved with the Mob.

  3. Bob Umberger

    Why would someone who apparently made a statement 44 years ago, retract the statement now? And possibly making a statement to CNN now – “For me it’s hopeful and sad that it’s only coming out now instead of before — but at least now instead of never.”?

  4. Martin E. Kinnaman

    Paul, there appears to be a pattern. Spend some time with large turning points in American history and we seem to always find "other" things coming out. You don't see the consistency of the State manipulating news reports so that Americans vote or believe in manners that seem to benefit a very few? The sad part is that we are waiting until our backs are to the wall. Soon, it appears that sooner rather than later the veil will lift.

  5. Oliver Reynolds

    Because she may have been afraid of something happening to her if she spoke out in the past. Now that she is old she may not be worried about someone doing harm to her.

  6. Anonymous

    Why not, the government faked the idea of Oswald being a lone shooter. The Government faked the Apollo moon landings.(ask your self; Why have we not repeated the feat with our improved technology?) The government may have faked the killing of Osama Bin Laden. I've worked for the Feds, I know that the government is capable of lots of twisted things, no matter who the players in the oval office are.

  7. Rick Smith

    The Mob in concert with Castro & Russia killed both Jack & Bobbie Kennedy,
    It's too late to do anything about it,
    Let it all go now, like smoke from a candle,
    I saw the both die,
    Where would this country be had they not,
    No Nixon, No Watergate, No Reaganomics, (one of the biggest failed policies ever pushed upon the Public).

  8. Michael Denoyer

    I always throught that Sirhin did not act alone but with that said he was still there and shot at RFK. Sirhan should die in prison. Sirhan should come clean and talk about the truth about the the murder of RFK.

  9. Steve Howlett

    How many bullets were recovered from Kennedy's body and How many from the surrounding area, bystanders, etc.
    Add 'em up and you get a grand total. How hard could it have been to locate and recover the stray rounds? He was in an enclosed area! The Three Stooges could have figured this one out.

  10. Stanley Yuzuk

    I cant believe that another assassin/murderer will be vindicated by bogus testimony 42 years after the fact. Lets go back to the wild west times, where anything goes. Let all the murderers out of prison to kill again and again. I truly hope that I don't live to see the eventual destruction of America.

  11. Dale Wine

    Ummm…. HELLO.. McFLY.. This man shot at Bobby…. Bobby had SS with him… they flippin' fired BACK! Where did these "extra" shots come from? Are you SERIOUS? This bitch waited all these years… and now is a wrinkled, face-lifted lonely old bat that is looking for some fame. And the story ends…

  12. Tonya Minnis Fisher

    Because she was approached by a professor who was writing a book about the assassination and asked to review the original FBI transcripts of her statements. That's when she alleges she realized there was a problem with what the FBI had recorded and what she says she told them. Now the professor died, and the book has been out since the 90's, I think, but Sirhan Sirhan is using this as a method of trying to get a retrial. That's why this is back in the news and why she will most likely be called to be a witness.

  13. Tonya Minnis Fisher

    Because she was approached by a professor who was writing a book about the assassination and asked to review the original FBI transcripts of her statements. That's when she alleges she realized there was a problem with what the FBI had recorded and what she says she told them. Now the professor died, and the book has been out since the 90's, I think, but Sirhan Sirhan is using this as a method of trying to get a retrial. That's why this is back in the news and why she will most likely be called to be a witness.

  14. Jonathan Hensley

    I do not understand why so many people believe that JFK or his brother were good people. Lying, adultering, and only becoming politicians to serve their own purpose (or their daddy's). It's almost as bad as all the fairytales you hear in school about Lincoln.

  15. Anonymous

    'you will never know the real truth because the usa did not want either kennedy in office…..remember marilyn was done away with too.

  16. Dee Potter

    There has never been a time I didn't believe Lee Harvey Oswald didn't act alone…Johnson had it too well planned out for that to ever happen. The government has covered it up for years, but witnesses are older now, and their fear of repercussions are over…after all all the bad guys are now dead.

  17. Dee Potter

    Her life was in danger in the 60's. She doesn't want to die with this on her conscience, and all the co-conspirators are now dead.

  18. Dee Potter

    They didn't fake bin Laden…my son was there.

  19. Dee Potter

    What about Marilyn Monroe..the Kennedy's killed her too.

  20. Dee Potter

    And the Kernnedy's did it and covered it up.

  21. Annette Hindsley

    I feel the government trys to cover up way to much, thares no way Osborne killed Kennedy , you can't blow the back of someones head off from behind that shot came from the grassy knoll. Why didn't they have a corneror do a artopsy? & why did they take his brain out & where is it. I'm sorry but I don't trust any of the government & their investigations. all they do is make the truth what lie they want it to be.

  22. Cindy Rogers

    The chance that this was a conspiracy and a cover up, I don't buy. Too many people involved, for one thing, and someone was bound to open their mouth and spew forth the truth long before now. Not everyone can keep their mouths shut. I give this women very little credence….

  23. Anonymous

    Why would anyone criticize her? Statements have flown since both Kennedy assassinations and the government has never really said that it didn't do it. They say that there was no conspiracy. With so many saying that there was more than one shooter at both murders, why the coverups? The lady says plainly that her statements were altered. People keep saying that the kids in this generation are bad. Kennedy's generation sat back as our own government and the mafia gunned down our president and his brother, another elected official. Coverups were put up, witnesses were threatened, statements altered, people killed in police custidy, laws were broken during the Kennedy autopsy and the evidence destroyed in the car he was shot in. If there was no conspiracy then why the threats and all of the rule breaking? Even other countries have been in the past and are calling us idiots for not believing in a coverup. And the biggest evidence besides the Zepuder film; the hiding of the truth until everyone involved is dead. That has happened in no other case ever! Why is the U.S. putting up with this. A petition should've been raised to be signed by all Americans and that evidence should come out and all who did it should go to jail for the rest of their lives. It was a president after all. It is no wonder Jackie was sick of America and wanted to get away. We celebrated Marilyn Monroe who flaunted adultry with the president, which shows her true character and is nothing to celebrate, and then murdered her husband and covered it up. Kennedys were not the best, but they didn't deserve what they got in the end either. Look at the number of fatherless kids left behind.

  24. Anonymous

    The Supreme Court of California refuses to allow ballistic tests on Sirhan's gun. Moreover, the F.B.I. removed all the partitions, etc., from the kitchen to prevent showing how many shots were fired. It really makes sense, doesn't it?

  25. Jonathan Hensley

    Dee Potter –Giancana killed her hoping to pin it on RFK. Read Double Cross by Frank and Sam Giancana, great book beginning to end.

  26. Anonymous

    It matters because there is a pattern when one looks at the big picture. During the 60's there were numerous assassinations of politicians that challenged the status-quo. Since that time there have been none. So, what is different? Nothing really in the big picture. The simple lesson is that history always repeats itself. Again, if some leader attempts to seriously challenge, it will happen again.

  27. Herbert Burkhardt

    Dee Potter why would Rosie Odonnel lie. President Bush captured him but didn't want the War to stop. Who are you going to believe, your son or Rosie. Thank your son for his service and thank you for brining up a true Patriot.

  28. Herbert Burkhardt

    Jonathan Hensley you show the USMC EGA. Your biline is Stillwell High School. In Pennsylvania? Are you the real Leroy Jethro Gibbs?

  29. Anonymous

    Persistent reports indicate George Herbert Walker Bush was also an undercover CIA agent in the early 60’s, playing a prominent role in the “Bay of Pigs” invasion of Cuba (code name: Operation Zapata) in 1961 and probably the Kennedy assassination in 1963.

    Newly released FBI documents place Bush in Miami in 1960 and 1961, recruiting Cubans for the Bay of Pigs invasion. That’s how he met Felix Rodriguez who became part of a special CIA shooter team. George Bush, Howard Hunt, Frank Sturgis, and Richard Nixon have all been traced to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of Kennedy’s assassination. Hunt and Sturgis were among the 6 to 8 “derelicts” or “hobos” found in boxcars near railroad tracks behind the grassy knoll near Dealy Plaza. But they were never finger-printed or photographed in association with Kennedy’s murder.

    Nalliah Thayabharan

  30. Paisley Blackburn

    I think anything is possible with the government. The American government houses some of the most twisted people who think they are above the law. That being said, I wasn't there so I can't say with any degree of certainty what really happened. But nothing surprises me anymore.

  31. Vincent L Denny

    Horse Hockey,. I was there directly behind the Senator, going through the kitchen,..a hand came out directly above his(Senators)head, and it was pointing down. The gun started popping, and noone knew exactly, what was goiing on. Flashbulbs were in use back then, and the small calibre handgun, made no more noise, than those popping off. The place was so crowded, if there was a second gunman there, he/she would have to move against the flow of the crowd, to get close enough to the Senator, which was impossible. The shooter, Sirhan, came from behind and slightly to the right, and had to hold the gun, up, over the heads of the tightly packed crowd.When it was realized, that there were gunshots, everyone panicked, and those that did not hit the floor, stampeded for the nearest exit.There was only one person holding a gun there, and a Football star, by the name of Rosy Grier, had him, by the wrist and the hand holding the gun. The gunman kept pulling the trigger, as if in reflex action, most of the shots went wild, most into the ceiling.He was screaming in a foreign language, all I heard was "freedom"for someone or something. The noise and hysteria was loud. There, wasn't any other shots fired, from any other direction, and the Senator was struck fatally at least once, in the back ot the right side of his head.He was lying on the floor, and his eyes were slightly open. I saw two mexicans, holding a towel, under his head. They had white busboy outfits on. There was no FBI.or secret service, for protection of the Senator, just Rosey Grier, and some of his friends, and supporters of the Senator, acting as security, two motorcycle cops at the front entrance. Where this "witness", encountered the FBI I didn't see them.Myself and my girlfriend left the area, after leaving our names, with members of the Senators entourage. When, I saw Sirhan, being subdued, he didn't look at all, like he was hyponotized, but, scared, to be in an angry crowd, that might bring him to harm. The one truthfully, could be accused of conspiracy, is the the Mayor of L.A., who did not support Senator Kennedy's candidacey, and publically made it clear he was unhappy with the Senator campaigning in his city. Maybe that's why, there were no cops there.I.too have never been called to give testimony, or a statement, nor my girfriend, who is now deceased. There was just too many people there I think. CONSPIRACY..COVER-UP.Horse Pucky! just a conspiracy to make some dinero! c'mon!

  32. Manuel Romo

    Dee Potter So where's the real body then. In the ocean, right?

  33. Ben John Santos Enriquez

    This is USA, Hollywood, Statue of Liberty, CIA & FBI..During those days when they are fed up with you they will eliminate you..same as what they did in their dirty war in South America.

  34. David-And Brenda Johnson

    Dee Potter -nothing against your son but did he touch the body see or oush it in tghe sea to know it was a body at all,If |D.C. says its day light I still open my door look outside for myself to be sure there not lieing

  35. David-And Brenda Johnson

    There is a whole new crop of young bad guys just waiting to pop up in d. c.

  36. Christopher Kenny

    J Edgar (the must corrupt leo in this Countrys History)should have his named removed from every buildind in D.C.He was nothing but a thug and deviate pervert! Broke the law at will, blackmailed presidents with his illegal wire tapping!