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LBJ Hitman ‘Mac’ Wallace’s Fingerprints Found in Texas Book Depository

In continuation of our series on assassins [see “William Joseph Bryan: Crime Syndicate Patsy, Set-Up Miastro Extraordinaire” and “The Shakespearean Tale of E. Howard Hunt’s JFK Assassination Confession“], Winter Watch now takes a look at Malcolm “Mac” Wallace (1921-1971), President Lyndon B. Johnson’s personal assassin.

Incredibly, it wasn’t until March 12, 1998, that a fingerprint of Wallace’s recorded in 1951 was positively matched with a copy of a fingerprint labeled “unknown” that investigators lifted on Nov. 22, 1963, from a shipping carton located near the southeast side of the sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository building. The carton, labeled “Box A,” also contained several fingerprints identified as those of Lee Harvey Oswald.

The identification was made by A. Nathan Darby, a certified latent print examiner with several decades of experience. Darby is a member of the International Association of Identifiers and was chosen to help design the Eastman Kodak Miracode System of transmitting fingerprints between law enforcement agencies. Darby signed a sworn, notarized affidavit stating that he was able to affirm a 14-point match between the “Unknown” fingerprint and the “blind” print card submitted to him, which was the 1951 print of Wallace’s. U.S. law requires a 12-point match for legal identification, and Darby’s match is more conclusive than the legal minimum.

This Wallace fingerprint was forwarded to the FBI. The agency then declared it a non-match. Darby addressed this travesty in the video segment below.

Winter Watch Takeaway: Wallace may have been on the sixth floor of the Book Depository to set up the sniper’s nest framing of Oswald, not take shots, which was left to others operating in different locations, like the grassy knoll and Dal-Tex Building [see “John F. Kennedy’s Prescient Belief in Conspiracies and His Own Demise“].

Newly released JFK files now reveal that Oswald’s fingerprints that were said to be on his assassin’s rifle have since allegedly been “lost.”

A String of Murders Dating Back to 1951

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LBJ’s sister Josefa Johnson

Edward Clark introduced Mac Wallace to Lyndon B. Johnson in October, 1950, and he then began working with the United States Department of Agriculture in Texas.

Wallace was convicted for the October 22, 1951 murder of John Kinser. Through the influence of LBJ, he got off on a suspended five-year sentence. It was rumored that LBJ’s sister Josefa Johnson had affairs with both Kinser and Wallace. Kinser asked Josefa if she could arrange for her brother to loan him some money. Johnson interpreted this as a blackmail threat (Josefa had told Kinser about some of her brother’s corrupt activities).

According to Bill Adler of The Texas Observer, several of the jurors telephoned Kinser’s parents to apologize for agreeing to a “suspended sentence but said they did so only because threats had been made against their families.” The Austin Statesman wrote that the case was “marked from the start to finish by the unusual” and had left the people of Austin shocked and “quizzical.”

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Oct. 25, 1951, bond hearing for Malcolm E. ‘Mac’ Wallace. He was accused of murdering golf pro Douglas Kinser at the Lamar Pitch n Putt. PHOTO:
Josefa was always problematic for LBJ. On Christmas morning in 1961, at the age of 49, she was found dead in her bed at her home at 3:15 a.m. The cause of death was stated to be a brain hemorrhage. Josefa had returned home at 11:45 p.m. from a Christmas Eve party at LBJ’s ranch. There was no autopsy and no inquest. The death certificate was executed by a doctor who was not present to examine the deceased. Josefa was embalmed that same day and buried the following, on Dec. 26.

According to Clint Peoples, a Texas Ranger based in Austin, Billie Sol Estes had promised to tell the full story of the death of Henry Marshall when he obtained his freedom from prison.

Allotments were issued telling the cotton farmers how much they could or could not plant. In 1958, Estes cut a deal with LBJ. Over the next couple of years, Estes ran a vast scam using federal agricultural subsidies. According to Estes, he obtained $21 million a year for “growing” and “storing” non-existent crops of cotton.

In 1960, Marshall, who was an agent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was asked to investigate the Estes’ activities. Marshall discovered that over a two-year period, Estes had purchased 3,200 acres of cotton allotments from 116 different farmers. LBJ was cut in on a take of the corruption. At one point, Estes was worth $400 million — in 1960s dollars.

True to his word, Estes testified that he, LBJ, LBJ’s aide Cliff Carter and Wallace met several times to discuss the issue of the “loose cannon,” Henry Marshall. Marshall had refused a LBJ-arranged promotion to Washington, D.C. headquarters, and they feared he was about to report them.

LBJ, according to Estes, on Jan. 17, 1961, finally said, “Get rid of him,” and Wallace was given the assignment. According to testimony, Wallace followed Marshall to a remote area of his farm and beat him nearly unconscious. Then, while trying to asphyxiate him with exhaust from Marshall’s pickup truck, Wallace thought he heard someone approaching the scene and hastily grabbed a rifle. Wallace pumped five shots into Marshall’s body and fled the scene.

The murder was ruled a suicide. No pictures were taken of the crime scene, no blood samples were taken of the stains on the truck — which was washed and waxed the following day — and no fingerprints were taken from the rifle or the pickup [source: Glen Sample and Mark Collum, “The Men On The Sixth Floor,” 1995].

David Hanners, of the Dallas Morning News reported on April, 4, 1984, that in his appearance before the grand jury, Estes testified that Robert Kennedy may have offered Marshall protection, if he would testify against LBJ, sources said.

By 1963, Bobby Kennedy called five of Washington’s top reporters into his office and told them it was now open season on LBJ. It’s okay, he told them, to go after the story they were ignoring out of deference to the administration. In the Senate, the investigation into the Bobby Baker case was moving quickly ahead. Even the Democrats were cooperating, thanks to the Kennedys, and an awful lot of really bad stuff was being revealed — until Nov. 22, 1963.

JFK’s secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, wrote that the day President Kennedy left for Dallas, they discussed the Bobby Baker scandal, LBJ’s deep involvement in it and the scandal’s potential affect on JFK’s campaign for a second term.

Kennedy told her, “I will need a running mate in ’64, a man who believes as I do.”

Lincoln wrote, “President Kennedy had talked and I had just listened, but I did venture one question. Now, I asked, ‘Who is your choice as a running mate?’ He looked straight ahead, and without hesitating, he replied, ‘At this time, I am thinking about Gov. Terry Sanford of North Carolina. BUT IT WILL NOT BE LYNDON.'”

Bobby Kennedy was later photographed and quoted as saying to a shocked-looking LBJ, “Why did you have my brother killed?”

I think he knew the answer.

As it turned out, on Aug. 9, 1984, Estes’ lawyer, Douglas Caddy, wrote to Stephen S. Trott at the U.S. Department of Justice. Caddy’s letter to Trott said, “Mr. Estes is willing to testify that LBJ ordered these killings, and that he transmitted his orders through Cliff Carter to Mac Wallace, who executed the murders.”

The letter continued:

Mr. Estes was a member of a four-member group, headed by Lyndon Johnson, which committed criminal acts in Texas in the 1960’s. The other two, besides Mr. Estes and LBJ, were Cliff Carter and Mac Wallace. Mr. Estes is willing to disclose his knowledge concerning the following criminal offenses:

1. The killing of Henry Marshall

2. The killing of George Krutilek

3. The killing of Ike Rogers and his secretary

4. The killing of Harold Orr

5. The killing of Coleman Wade

6. The killing of Josefa Johnson

7. The killing of John Kinser

8. The killing of President J. F. Kennedy.

Mr. Estes is willing to testify that LBJ ordered these killings, and that he transmitted his orders through Cliff Carter to Mac Wallace, who executed the murders. In the cases of murders nos. 1-7, Mr. Estes’ knowledge of the precise details concerning the way the murders were executed stems from conversations he had shortly after each event with Cliff Carter and Mac Wallace.

In addition, a short time after Mr. Estes was released from prison in 1971, he met with Cliff Carter and they reminisced about what had occurred in the past, including the murders. During their conversation, Carter orally compiled a list of 17 murders which had been committed, some of which Mr. Estes was unfamiliar. A living witness was present at that meeting and should be willing to testify about it. He is Kyle Brown, recently of Houston and now living in Brady, Texas.

Mr. Estes, states that Mac Wallace, whom he describes as a “stone killer” with a communist background, recruited Jack Ruby, who in turn recruited Lee Harvey Oswald.

Mr. Estes says that the Mafia did not participate in the Kennedy assassination, but that its participation was discussed prior to the event but rejected by LBJ, who believed if the Mafia were involved, he would never be out from under its blackmail.

Winter Watch Note: E. Howard Hunt stated that CIA operatives were utilized as well. Hunt also said that domestic Mafia was not a preferred method for domestic political assassinations.

Wallace’s favored method as a hit man was carbon monoxide poisoning.

On the night of April 4, 1962, at the western-end of Texas, a ranchman came upon the body of George Krutilek slumped in his car with a hose from his exhaust stuck in the window. Krutilek was a 49-year-old certified public accountant who had undergone secret grilling by FBI agents on April 2, the day after Billie Sol Estes’ arrest. Krutilek had worked for Estes and had been the recipient of his favors, but he was never seen or heard of again after the FBI grilling until his badly decomposed body was found. [Source: J. Evetts Haley, “A Texan Looks at Lyndon,” 1964]

In addition, other key witnesses in Estes’ cases — including Harold Orr and Howard Pratt — all died of carbon monoxide poisoning from car engines. Wallace himself was killed in a suspicious automobile accident in 1971. LBJ died in 1973.

Later, on June 19, 1992, U.S. Marshall Clint Peoples told a friend that he had documented evidence that Wallace was one of the shooters in Dealey Plaza. This would have been Estes’ sealed testimony given before a Robertson County grand jury in 1984. On June 23, Peoples, a former Texas Ranger, was killed in a mysterious one-car automobile accident in Texas.

Barr McClellan, was a full partner at the Austin, Texas, legal firm Clark, Thomas & Winters, which represented the interests of LBJ. McClellan is the father of former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan. In 2003, McClellan published “Blood Money and Power: How L.B.J. Killed JFK.” In the book, he argues that LBJ and Edward Clark were involved in the planning and cover up of the assassination of JFK. McClellan also named Wallace as one of the assassins.

Barr was smeared and his book trashed by the mockingbird media, although a copy of a documentary on LBJ’s role can be found online and is linked below. This would never be shown today, and I’m very surprised it’s still up on YouTube.

Of course, Wallace’s hit list doesn’t include the unusual deaths of scores of JFK assassination eyewitnesses or those involved in the murdering the president. Richard Belzer in “Hit List” identifies 18 material witnesses who died within three years of Dealey Plaza. An actuary engaged by the London Times calculated the likelihood of 18 witnesses of their ages dying of any cause within three years of JFK’s assassination as 1 in 100,000 trillion.

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18 Comments on LBJ Hitman ‘Mac’ Wallace’s Fingerprints Found in Texas Book Depository

  1. This is a major rebuttal of the LBJ theory. Still doesn’t explain how the absurd conventional narrative was concocted when LBJ ran the country. Further I am not aware of anybody advancing the “LBJ did it alone theory.” He would have to have had allies. Hunt would not have known every particular or every party to the Big Event as he met with a smaller compartmentalized group. I do however find the big gathering of honchos at the mansion of Clint Murchison the night before a dubious story.

    • A murder of this magnitude would not have been carried out by just one aggrieved person or group. Rather, it would have involved a compartmentalized effort from deep Inside the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Organized Crime, LBJ’s inner circle, the Dallas PD and military intelligence. Also I’m sure heads of major families like The Rockefeller’s would have had to sign off.
      I am convinced to this day Chicago’s contribution was Chuckie Nicoletti and James Files. Who knows what other shooters were in place and stood down after the fatal head shot, which I believe was fired by James Files from the grassy knoll.
      We may never know the truth but whatever it is, it was well planned and had many back up plans if things went wrong.
      I’m convinced to this day the brains of the operation was Allen Dulles.

        • George Bush is the main component in the planning and execution and signed the bill to hold the records in 82 when he was president. He was at the eve of the assassination’s of JFK. Bush was with the CIA in the 50s and always worked in the shadows, I think he also tried to do Reagan while he was vice president

  2. Fascinating article on Unz by Laurent Guyénot, pointing out that US President Lyndon B Johnson was apparently legally Jewish … Guyénot suggests that Johnson and Jewish interests conducted the whole horrifying genocidal war in Vietnam, to distract from the Israeli wars and occupation in Palestine … From ‘Our First Jewish President’ in the ‘5 Towns Jewish Times’ – & here a photo of young LBJ in Texas:

    Lyndon Johnson’s maternal ancestors, the Huffmans, apparently migrated from Germany sometime in the mid-eighteenth century.

    Both of Lyndon Johnson’s great-grandparents, on the maternal side, were Jewish. The line of Jewish mothers can be traced back three generations in Lyndon Johnson’s family tree. There is little doubt that he was Jewish.

    Congressman Johnson used legal and sometimes illegal methods to smuggle “hundreds of Jews into Texas, using Galveston as the entry port”

    Johnson then raised a very “substantial sum for arms for Jewish underground fighters in Palestine”

    while serving in the Senate, Johnson blocked the Eisenhower administration’s attempts to apply sanctions against Israel following the 1956 Sinai Campaign

    Johnson’s closest advisers were several strong pro-Israel advocates, including Benjamin Cohen and Abe Fortas

    • The above-cited article by Laurent Guyénot, also points out that French Président Charles de Gaulle was removed from power after criticising Israel and its aggression in Palestine

      French President Charles de Gaulle actually understood that the Vietnam War was preventing a peaceful solution in Palestine. In a press conference on November 27, 1967, after condemning Israel’s aggression and famously qualifying the Jews as “an elite people, self-confident and dominating,” de Gaulle called for the four great powers to enforce an international settlement on the basis of Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories

      Soon after that press conference, De Gaulle’s government became the target of a major student protest, led by predominantly Jewish Trotskyist activists, that culminated in May 1968, ultimately forcing De Gaulle to resign.

    • The Johnsons also owned stock in Bell Helicopter during the war, profiting from it. As a native Texan I’ve read extensively on this crooked family (one of many).

  3. What about the tension between Kennedy and Gurion? Also what about executive order 11110? Lyndon B. Johnson’s motivations may have included more than was revealed in the ‘Men who killed Kennedy’ part 9 video.

  4. I’m partial to the Mathis theory that the entire assassination story was scripted theater. Instead of a hero, JFK was an entrenched deep state player who in reality couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the little people. Also lots of evidence now that he was gay, which calls into question pretty much everything we thought we knew about him. Jackie and Marylyn? Probably just two of his many beards.

  5. Lee Oswald was probably working as a double agent mole for RFK. He had both the New Orleans and mob connections and I believe Bobby knew an assassination was possible but believed that threat would come from the Cuban Exile community. I don’t think he ever considered that elements within our own government would dare kill a sitting President.

    Here is a great link Coaxing out more details …

    It makes sense that immediately after the assassination, the perps needed to buy time enough to tie up loose ends until LBJ could lock things down formally back in DC. Framing Bobby’s mole would have “checkmated” RFK long enough to kill Oswald and posthumously frame him.

  6. Another strong piece of evidence relating to Johnson’s jewishness was his cover up of the USS Liberty Israeli attack that killed 34 American sailors. Managing the cover up was Admiral McCain, the father of the late senator John McCain.

    • There is rather convincing evidence that 1) the ‘chain of custody’ of the Zapruder film was not what was assumed at the time, and 2) it was altered — see the following presentations featuring Doug Horne, who investigated the Zapruder film for the ARRB:

      Midnight Writer News Episode 107 — Douglas Horne on the Zapruder Film Alteration Debate

      Shane O’Sullivan’s film The Zapruder Film Mystery.

      And Zapruder was a M.O.T…imagine that…

      There is no evidence I know of that Zapruder himself had anything to do with the (apparent) manipulation of his film — his interest was more pecuniary, i.e. he was ready and willing to sell it and any/all rights to it.

      Note: The rights to the film were returned to the Zapruder family in the 1970s (after it was aired publicly/on TV by Geraldo Rivera, who got a bootleg copy from Robert Groden) — the Zapruder family later received $16m for the film/all rights to it when it was deemed an essential assassination record due to the work of the ARRB (link).

  7. I was afraid this whole subject had gone dead. I’m familiar with most of the material cited, but it’s good it see the references and rumors gathered into one place, along with the Mac Wallace update. Thanks.

  8. Doug Horne, who worked for the ARRB, is, in my opinion, the best of the latter day JFK researchers (he is largely retired now) — in this long (> 6 hrs) video summarizing his findings/books, he reveals that the KGB conducted its own investigation into the JFK assassination, and concluded that LBJ was behind it — the FBI had bugged the Soviet consulate in NYC, and was able to eavesdrop when KGB officers came and secretly briefed Soviet intelligence people connected to the consulate about the findings of the KGB’s own JFK investigation — Hoover later summarized the transcript of this KGB briefing in a memo to LBJ.

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