John Hankey: The Reason JFK Jr Was Murdered


Richard Moore

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The Reason JFK Jr
Was Murdered
From John Hankey

I've been engaging in an email correspondence with a health food store owner in 
Utah named True Ott, regarding John Kennedy Jr.'s final days. Ott says that John
Jr. was murdered because he had come into possession, through Ott, of thorough 
and conclusive proof of George Bush Sr.'s direct involvement in the 
assassination of JFK. Ott says John was preparing to publish the information. 
The story Ott tells is incredible, and I certainly did not believe it the first 
time I heard it. However,...I've investigated and found that Ott is well known 
and respected nationally in the health food community. Ott is also listed on the
Sierra Club and NRDC websites for the activism he claims brought him to the 
attention of George magazine. He has an important reputation as a respected 
environmental and health activist that is not helped by spreading ridiculous 
stories; and he assures me he wouldn't jeopardize his reputation like this if 
the story weren't true. You be your own judge as you read, below, what he said.

It has occurred to me, since speaking to Ott, that the day John died, he told 
his staff that "as long as I am alive, this magazine will publish." When I first
read this story, this seemed to me an over-the- top statement from someone who 
had not shown a life-and-death commitment to the magazine up to that point. 
Ott's stunning story solves this and other important mysteries. I'll finish this
letter with the latest part of my correspondence with him.

Best wishes,


 True writes as follows:


I will never forget the phone call on the 4th of July weekend, 1999 - the phone 
call from John Jr. thanking me profusely for the information and the file. When 
he told me that a grand jury was to be convened and Bush was going to be 
indicted for the murder of his father, I tell you, I had goose bumps. For your 
review, here is an excerpt of what I wrote 3 years ago in my unpublished 
manuscript "Free at Last" concerning the event.

John, please understand that I appreciate your efforts - more than words can 
say. You can only imagine how thrilled I was to see your videos - for you were 
declaring what I had known as facts for many years - it is difficult to know the
truth about national politics and power brokers when the majority of people (and
the major media) all are complicit by their ignorance and willingness to accept 
the status quo. As Edmund Burke said: "The only thing needed for evil to 
triumph, is for good men to do nothing!"

In addition to the murder of John Sr., keep in mind the file also contained 
evidence concerning CIA orders for contract murders for witnesses of the event. 
There were over ten "collateral assassinations", one of which was the Dallas PD 
detective that was the focus of the DVD I sent you (Two Men in Dallas). Did you 
get that ok?

The cabal in charge of this nation is so massive and so powerful, that none dare
attempt to expose it. As my D.C. attorney has counseled me, the best we can hope
for is a sort of "detente" - a live and let live attitude. I don't like it, but 
it is the reality of life at this time. The cabal is composed of powerful Jewish
banking families, with Mormon, Jesuit and Freemason allies. My attorney has flat
out told me that publicizing "the file" will greatly shift the balance of 
"detente" - and more innocents will die. In short, the cabal doesn't give a damn
if we know, only if we attempt to do something meaningful about it.

In answer to your question - it was about a week after John's plane went down. I
had received about 8 calls from major news publications, (U.S. News and World 
Report, Time, Wall Street Journal, etc.) asking about reports that I had 
provided a file to John - "Did I, and what did the file contain?". I denied all,
and made no comment. It was at this time that George Magazine called me as well 
- I think it was the editor Richard, though I am not completely certain. He told
me the story was "dead" and the magazine was folding. He also told me that all 
evidence went with John - and that their offices had been burgled. You are right
of course, it doesn't make sense that there were not any backup files - 
apparently they were taken as well. Again, this was a time of EXTREME CONCERN 
for me and my family - and I don't remember a lot of the specific details 
clearly. I don't mind telling you that I indeed feared for my life for at least 
a month. Please understand that I don't believe I am paranoid - but when one 
verifies that ones phones have indeed been tapped, it makes one a bit concerned.

All my best to you my friend. Keep searching for all truth. (We need a copy of 
the Inquirer story.)

True Ott

The " Las Vegas " Files are Examined In 1995, I was going through my safe and 
file cabinets, and came across the sealed, manila envelope that had been placed 
in my trust by my financial planning client a decade earlier. I had completely 
forgotten about it. I called his home to see what he wanted me to do with it. 
His wife informed me that Mr. C. had suffered a stroke a year earlier, and was 
confined to a nursing home. He was in his 70's now, and was not doing very well.

In short, she didn't know anything about the "file" and suggested that I could 
just dispose of it.

I tossed it into the trash bin, but then thought that I should at least see what
all the fuss was about. In many ways, I wish I had never opened it. It was a 
true "Pandora's Box", and I was shocked to read its contents. It was "file #5" 
of a group of 7 files called the "Gemstone" files. I don't know what the other 
six files contained, but this one was a literal ball-buster. It was the FULL 
STORY of the CIA-planned and executed contract "hit" of John Fitzgerald Kennedy,
president of the United States . It was full of very complete specifics, 
including such things as photostats of cancelled checks, travel vouchers, orders
on CIA letterhead, personnel "lists" of participants, disposition of witnesses 
and evidence, etc. The problem was, I recognized the names of many of the key 
men who participated in the assassination, as well as the massive cover-up that 

These were not all Jewish organized crime bosses, some were men linked to my LDS
church authorities and some were nationally prominent politicians in my beloved 
Republican Party! The file was extremely damning towards George HW Bush, who in 
1963 was the CIA head in Dallas . The obvious involvement of the FBI and Dallas 
PD, and their subsequent squelching of information as outlined in the file made 
me physically sick. There was no person in Federal Law Enforcement that I could 
trust with this information, that is, IF IT WAS INDEED LEGITIMATE! At first, I 
refused to believe it could be legitimate at all. My paradigm of perception 
refused to believe it could possibly be factual. However, I could not understand
WHY my "client" would have such a file, and WHY would he want it sent to Beverly
Hills CA, as well as a notice sent to Hank Greenspan of the Las Vegas Sun 
newspaper, if my client happened to "die suspiciously?" Like I said, it was a 
definite "pandora's box", one that I soon realized was too big for me. I kept 
thinking I ought to shred its contents, but I couldn't bring myself to do so.

The File Goes Home to John John.

During the summer of 1998, I was involved in actively protesting the expansion 
of Circle 4 Farm's gigantic hog factory farm into Iron County . My grass-roots 
citizen's organization CRSA (Citizens for Responsible and Sustainable 
Agriculture) had received a bit of national notoriety, with a number of AP wire 
stories circulating the nation. One such story caught the eye of a publication 
called George Magazine. The editor and staff contacted me and scheduled an 
appointment to meet and review my story.

The editor of George Magazine flew into Cedar City in his private plane to meet 
me, and shoot a photo spread. We spent the entire day, a Saturday, together. At 
the end of the day, at a local steak house, we sat down for a concluding meal.

Over salad, I had to confess to the editor that I had never even heard of, much 
less read a copy of George Magazine until he had called me. He reached into his 
briefcase and produced a copy. Looking at it, I was surprised to see that it was
owned and founded by John Kennedy Jr.

I asked him about "John, and his politics." I was told that John was a real 
"champion of the under-dog" and that was why they were producing the story on 
CRSA and me.

I commented: "I believe that my image of John is like most Americans. The 
enduring image of little `John-John' courageously stepping forward and giving 
his best salute as the caisson carrying his father's body slowly rolled by. Tell
me, does John accept the `official Warren Commission' account of the 
assassination, or does he think there was more to it? At this late date, does it
even matter?"

The editor nodded and said: "Of course he doesn't accept the Warren Commission, 
but there is not a lot he, or anyone else can do about it! And I guarantee you, 
it DOES INDEED matter, at least to him. It is one of his major goals in life to 
find out the Truth!"

I replied: "Has he ever heard of something called the `Gemstone Files'?" With 
that, the air became electrified. The editor laid down his salad fork and said: 
"What do YOU know about the `Gemstone'?"

"Oh, it just might be that I have a copy of file # 5. Does that interest you?" I
casually volunteered. "You can't be serious! Are you serious? Don't kid about 
something like that! Where did you get it?" he almost screamed.

The dinner was immediately over, even though our steaks were just coming in from
the kitchen. We had them placed into containers to take with us. The editor had 
to SEE the infamous Gemstone immediately. He couldn't wait until the meal was 

It was late on a Saturday night in Cedar City, Utah. I handed him the file, and 
he offered to compensate me for it. I refused. I asked him only one thing in 
return; if the information proved out to be genuine, that I needed to know. I 
just wanted justice to be served, and the guilty parties prosecuted.

I was awakened the next morning at 5:00. John's editor explained that he had 
been up all night reading the file. He had called John directly, and he was told
to fly it immediately back to John. John had again offered to compensate me up 
to $10,000 for the lead. He felt it was that good. I politely refused, and 
gently reminded him of my earlier request. I just wanted to know if the 
information was genuine. To me, that would be payment enough.

The rest of 1998 went by quickly. The national political stage was being set. It
looked like George W. Bush was seeking to secure the nomination to run against 
Al Gore.

On the 5th of July, 1999, my home phone rang. Joan answered it and said: "True, 
it's for you." As I answered it, a very polite masculine voice on the other end 
said: "Hello, True Ott, do you have a moment to speak? This is John Kennedy 

I immediately asked him to hold while I went to the privacy of my home office to
take his call. After a few minutes of small talk, he told me: "Well, I 
understand that you want to know what I think of your file. I want you to know 
that I have spent over six figures in private investigators to verify its 
contents. I can say to you without hesitation that its contents are indeed 
factual. As a matter of fact, because of this file, a federal grand jury will be
convening within the next few weeks. It is my opinion, as well as my attorneys, 
that this federal grand jury will pass down an indictment against George Herbert
Walker Bush for conspiracy to commit murder against my father, and will also 
indict others as the evidence unfolds. If George W. thinks he can run for 
dogcatcher after this grand jury convenes and his father indicted, he is sorely 

I was thrilled, yet deeply saddened by John's disclosures to me. I asked him how
he felt about what he was about to do. Did he understand that it would shake 
American politics, especially the Republican Party to its very foundation?

He replied: "Yes, I do realize the gravity of the story and my accusations, but 
the guilty must be brought to justice."

I pressed: "But Mr. Kennedy, how do YOU feel?"

The phone went silent for a minute or two. Then John replied: "I feel like a 
mighty weight has been lifted from my shoulders. For the first time in my life, 
I feel empowered. I feel my Father's spirit beside me on this, and finally, I 
can exorcise a few demons from my life." He was definitely emotional, and very 
close to tears. I knew that I was. I was a part of American history. I had 
helped a brother's search for truth.

I warned him to be careful, that such actions were potentially very dangerous. 
He agreed, and said that he was "taking every precaution."

Then, in a quiet voice, he asked me for my banking information. He wished to 
wire $50K to my account. I told him thanks, but no thanks. "Give it to charity,"
I said, "I don't think it right to accept money for such terrible information. I
am totally satisfied knowing that the file went to the very person that needed 
it the very most! Above all, John, please BE CAREFUL!"

John Kennedy Jr. thanked me profusely, and said that he wished there were more 
people in America like True Ott. He said that some day, he would somehow return 
the favor. I liked that. It was good to have made a friend such as John Kennedy.

A little over two weeks later, on July 16, 1999, John Kennedy Jr., along with 
his wife and her sister, were killed in a plane crash en route to Hyannisport 
for a family wedding. My new friend was gone, and the guilty involved in BOTH 
murders have still not been punished. I know the truth, however. There is no 
doubt whatsoever, why John was killed. It was NOT an accident!

----- Original Message -----

From: John Hankey To: A True Ott PhD Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 5:12 PM 
Subject: Re: Dr. Steven Jones

Hey True!

I appreciate your willingness to correspond on this difficult stuff. You raised 
a couple of issues.

I'm not trying to do better than John. I'm not him. I'm not in the same game or 
the same league. I am trying to do the best I know how. Which for me at this 
moment is telling the most important truth the best way I know how. Which, among
other things, means telling the story as clearly and as persuasively as I can. I
think your part of the story is powerful, important, and fascinating. But my 
experience in telling it to others is that, without the file, it is not 

Another issue, it seems to me, is that if John died for trying to tell that 
story, to avenge his death I would like to give the fullest meaning to his life.
That means presenting that file.

I think my video shows that it is not necessary to have the file to tell the 
story of the murder of JFK Sr. I think it is necessary to tell the final chapter
in the death of JFK Jr., because that chapter is not credible without it.

A separate issue, altogether, is that I had no idea you had spoken to anyone 
from George after the plane went down. I would very very much like to know all 
the detail there is about that conversation: Who called who? Why? How long after
the plane crash? To say "the file went down with John" seems an obvious 
euphemism. How could they not have multiple copies? that is, how could several 
investigators and an entire magazine staff be working on it without each having 
copies of the materials they were investigating?

I'm surprised and grateful that you contacted me at all. I'm surprised and 
grateful that you gave me permission to discuss the story with others. You can't
be surprised that I would try as hard as I can to get all the information 
necessary to tell the story well.

thanks sincerely


"A. True Ott PhD" wrote:


Yes, the "original" file was/is copies of docs (bank statements, travel 
vouchers, cancelled checks, letters from Bush on Zapata letterheads, etc.). The 
mob had targeted Cuba as their gaming "mecca" - following the Bay of Pigs 
debacle, they moved with plan B - Las Vegas.

It was one of the George office staff who told me the file went down with John -
(Don't remember if it was Richard or someone else - only they were da--ed 

Here's the kicker:

Even with "THE FILE", John Jr. couldn't get it done. What makes you think you or
I could do any better??????? All my best,


----- Original Message -----

From: John Hankey To: A True Ott PhD Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 8:10 AM 
Subject: Re: Dr. Steven Jones

Dear True

I'm grateful that you called me at all. But it sounds like I'm better off to 
shut my mouth about what you've told me, since, like many true stories, it's so 
incredible and the other evidence is there in plain sight anyway. This new book,
"Brothers," further corroborates all the CIA-trained Cubans and mafia material 
in JFK II. But just looking at the face across from me at the table as I'm 
telling the story, to finish with "oh yeah, the files not available" just rips 
the carpet out from under any credibility the story had. Oh well. The story 
stands on the other evidence.

Since you brought it up, I'm very interested to know, please, who told you the 
original file went down in the plane. I assumed that the "original" was just 
photocopies of documents in any case. Were there original documents in the file?


"A. True Ott PhD" wrote:

The original file went down with John's plane (at least that is what I was 

The copied file sent to my D.C. attorney is simply not available - my immediate 
family is at risk - giving it to others would violate the "detente" agreement - 
columnist Jack Anderson evidently saw the file 5 or 6 years ago, and even he 
refused to open pandora's box. Best to let sleeping dogs lie - the truth is that
the crime cartel running this country is simply too big and too powerful for the
common man to fight.

I reiterate what I told you on the phone ------- You figured it out ----- the 
"Gemstone" file only gives complete confirmation to what you produced.


(Perhaps you should look at the Inquirer article, and see if you can track down 
their "sources" for corroboration.)

----- Original Message -----

From: John Hankey To: A True Ott PhD Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:53 AM 
Subject: Re: Dr. Steven Jones

Of course it's the truth, but the truth is often incredible, important truth 
almost always so. So, I have to find corroboration to make the story credible. I
told my closest friend. He's puzzled and incredulous, like this: if the story's 
true, where's the file? I didn't have a good answer for that.


"A. True Ott PhD" wrote:


Trust me, I have NO REASON to make such a sordid story up. Of course it is the 

Jones was a tenured Mormon professor at BYU. When I talked to him two years ago 
to warn him of the dangers inherent in "speaking out" he assured me he was fine.

Last summer Bush, Cheney, et. al. visited Salt Lake City for the VFW convention.

Bush and Cheney meet privately for over one hour with LDS Church President 
Hinckley and Counselor Monson as soon as they arrived in


The PRESS is told the subject matter of the meeting was completely private 
(strange they didn't just make some subject up - i.e. P.R. or just polite 
protocol conversation).

The following week, Jones is fired from BYU and is now personna non grata among 
faithful Mormons.

Go figure!

As far as sharing my story - there are no limits except the truth.

Just tell it like it is.


----- Original Message -----

From: John Hankey To: A True Ott PhD Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 3:03 AM 
Subject: Re: Dr. Steven Jones

Hey True

You know they've separated him from BYU. The office number gives and error 
message. The lab phone just rings. I've sent out emails to the 2 addresses.

By the way, I thought I'd share a couple of thoughts that wandered through my 

1) There was never another issue of George. This makes no sense from any point 
of view. When one issue is on the news stands, the next 3 are well in the works.
A tribute issue would have sold millions of copies. Yours is the only plausible 
explanation for this anomaly.

2) Richard Blow says that on the day he died, he told his staff in a meeting, 
"As long as I'm alive, you have a job at George magazine." That's an 
extraordinary statement. What could possibly have moved him to make such a 
commitment? Again, yours is the only plausible explanation. He set the dangers 
of the task before them and offered to let anyone leave who wanted to. And then 
was utterly committed to those who stayed.

So, I believe your story. I'd like to share it with other people. I'd like to 
invite you to tell me what you'd like me to not say.



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