New book reveals Warren Commission questioned Fidel Castro

The Warren Commission, responsible for investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, questioned former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, a new book reveals. 

In Phil Shenon’s “A Cruel and Shocking Act,” he reveals a 50-year-old secret that a Commission member went down to Cuba to speak to Castro, according to a CBS News report.

William Coleman, who served as President William Ford’s transportation secretary, went on the Commission’s behalf as a young investigator to speak to Castro. 

The Commission had received word through a back channel, CBS New’s Bob Schieffer reports, that then-Prime Minister Castro wanted to talk to them. 

Some conspiracy theorists have said Castro may have been involved in JFK’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. 

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Coleman met with Castro on a fishing boat off Cuba’s coast for three hours, the book says, and Castro denied any involvement. 

The investigator returned to the U.S. and reported the conversation to Chairman Earl Warren and the top investigator at the time. 

The Commission, however, concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president. 

Coleman now works as a senior partner at law firm O'Melveny & Myers. 

Author Phil Shenon will discuss his book on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. 

If the dots were connected, Shenon says, the assassination might have been prevented, according to the CBS News report. 

The 50th anniversary of the assassination is next month. 

If the dots were connected, Shenon says, the assassination might have been prevented, according to the CBS News report. 

The 50th anniversary of the assassination is next month.