November 11, 1999
Early in November 1999, assassination critic Jack White announced he
had come up with a piece of evidence supporting his contention that the
Bledsoe document was not a hoax. The proof, he suggested, was in the form
of an FBI report dated February 26, 1992. It and the text of the report
are reproduced above. Unfortunately, it appears, as with the Bledsoe
police report, we have another case of someone reacting before reviewing
Mr. White's memo follows with my comments in bold
FBI interest in the Bledsoe
Posted by Jack White Nov 07,1999,23:04 Post Reply Forum
In February of 1994, John Armstrong discovered, and in March Jim Marrs
and I publicized, the Bledsoe document. For this we were roundly
castigated by the Perry-Aynesworth-Mack group. John had located a poor
copy of the document in the Marguerite Oswald files at TCU.
The trio was criticized by Gary
Mack and Dave Perry. Dave Perry was the author of A CTKA Story,
which was critical of the questionable claims and findings offered
primarily by Mr. White. Hugh Aynesworth had nothing to do with the
episode. I ask Mr. White to post his evidence that Aynesworth was
I find it curious White would consider
issuing a press release when he considered the document in question a
THAT WAS IN 1994. 1994. 1994.
In 1992, the FBI WAS INVESTIGATING THE BLEDSOE DOCUMENT, long before
John found it! They questioned a FRANK 0. MOTE of
regarding the document. Mote thought it was NOT IN HIS BEST INTEREST TO
TALK TO THE FBI WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY. Well.. .here, read it for yourself
below. (If the document was of interest to the FBI, why should it not be
of interest to researchers!?!?)
Actually the report shows an FBI
employee, Farris Rookstool III, discovered the report among his father's
papers. Rookstool, and not the FBI, made the DISCOVERY in 1992. He brought
the item to the attention of the FBI. There is no notation as to when the
document came into the possession of Rookstool's father. Additionally,
there was no "investigation," as White claims. To the contrary,
the report clearly states, ". . . he (Mote) was assured he was not
the subject of any ongoing investigation . . ."
If Mr. White received a cold call from
the FBI he might be inclined to wonder if he needed legal representation.
Once Mote was advised there was no investigation, he DID discuss his
interpretation of the document with the FBI Special Agent.
What was the role of Mote in this mysterious matter? Why was the FBI
investigating it 2 YEARS BEFORE IT WAS FOUND and publicized? I think these
are pertinent questions.
Yes, these are two pertinent questions.
But the answers become clear if one bothers to read the report CAREFULLY.
Of course, as stated above, the FBI was not conducting an investigation
and Armstrong did not "find" the document. He merely
Note that Mote was an employee of Dallas County Courts. Did he find the
document in County files?
I spoke with Mr. Mote a few days ago. He
was, and is, a BAILIFF employed by the
Courts. He has no memory of ever seeing the police report, doesn't know
where it came from and doesn't know how his name came to be on it.
However, he tried to be helpful by pointing out the more glaring errors to
White asks, "Did he find the document in County files?" READ
He didn't find the document! Farris
Rookstool III found it. However, Mote did suggest that the FBI search the
Dallas Police Department records!
Meaningful analysis of this FBI document will be appreciated. No
repetitive cries of "Hoax" please.
The FBI report is not a hoax so there
will be no "repetitive cries of 'Hoax'" from me. However, with
respect to the Bledsoe document, it would appear the only true believer is
Mr. White. The document has been dismissed by the late New Orleans
District Attorney Jim Garrison, Garrison's staff, Gary Shaw, Mary Ferrell,
B.W. Hargis, Frank Mote and the FBI, to name but a few.
Jack (PS... is Mote one of the Perry-Mack suspected hoaxers?)
Mote is not, and has never been
considered as, one of the hoaxers. The individuals involved are not
"suspected." They have supplied me with proof positive that they
created the document.
One additional point ~ the people
responsible are not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing. They prepared a
report as a practical joke to be played on
. When that fell through, they sent it to Penn Jones, Jr. Since the people
involved never provided any police authority with a copy, no offense was
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