During a podcast with Mike Tyson two years ago, Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy talked about why he believes the CIA was behind the assassination of his father.
Kennedy accused Thane Eugene Cesar, a security guard at the Ambassador Hotel that night as the second shooter and says he died recently "in the Phillippines, where he has lived for the past three decades."
Kennedy has already made waves by stating on the record as a candidate that he also believes the CIA was behind the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy.
"The investigation was a botched investigation, and it appears to have been deliberately botched by the LAPD," Kennedy also said.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.: The first bullet that Sirhan fired hit Paul Schrade in the head. Paul Schrade has never believed that Sirhan killed my father. He knows he shot him, but -- Paul forced me to sit down and read the autopsy reports, something I never wanted to do, and sit down and look at all the evidence that has accumulated about my father's death.
There were 77 eyewitnesses in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel where m father was killed. Many of them had a view of what happened. Very few could view the whole scene but they could view parts of it. Everybody, without exception, places Sirhan from five feet to ten feet away from my father, in front of him. He never got behind him. He was always in front with a table between them.
Sirhan fired two shots at my father. The first one hit Paul Schrade in the head. The second one hit a door jam at my father's head level, behind my father. Then he was grabbed by... the concierge at the Ambassador Hotel, and by Rafer Johnson and six other people. There was a dogpile and they all piled on him, and the first thing they did was grab his hand and direct it in the opposite direction. They could not get the gun away from him, he was as powerful as like a superman, they said. They were all trying to get the gun away from him. He's a little guy. He fired six shots in the other direction, all of them hit people. But one person got hit twice, but all of those bullets are accounted for. There are only eight chambers in his gun. Two were fired toward my father and six in the opposite direction. And we know what happened to every one of those bullets.
My father was shot four times... and all four times were from behind. With a gun that was -- they were all what the coroner... contact shots. The barrel of the gun was touching my father when the trigger was pulled. He had carbon tattoos from all of the shots. One of the shots went harmlessly through his sleeve and shoulder pad. One of the shots was fired from a low angle toward the ceiling. Whoever fired those shots was standing behind him, concealing the gun and firing at the same time that Sirhan was distracting people intentionally.
The person who almost certainly fired those shots was a security guard who was holding my father's arm at the time, called Eugene Thane Cesar. And a dozen people saw him with his gun drawn. My father fell back on him and as he fell, he turned and pulled off Cesar's clip-on tie. Cesar lied to the police about this gun. He told many, many different stories about when he had drawn this gun.
He said he didn't own a .22, the police didn't talk to him that night and didn't confiscate his gun. By the time they talked to him, he said he owned a .22 but he sold it a month before the shooting. As it turns out, that was a lie. He sold it a month after the shooting, and he sold it to a man who worked with him at the high-security section of a Lockheed factory here in Los Angeles, who then moved to Arkansas, later talked to investigators and had a receipt from when it was sold, and it was sold in July, my father was killed in June. Cesar told him at that time this gun was used in a crime, so don't talk to anybody about it.
Cesar, as it turns out, is a CIA asset. He died a few weeks ago. And he died in the Phillippines, where he has lived for the past three decades. But he is almost certainly the person who killed my father.
His job as a security guard, he got five days before, when it was already known that my father was going to be speaking there. We don't know exactly what happened. The investigation was a botched investigation, and it appears to have been deliberately botched by the LAPD. It was run by people within the LAPD, all of whom were in a special unit called "Special Unit Senator," who investigated my father's death. Almost all of the members of that unit were ex-CIA agents who had trained in the CIA farm in Virginia and shipped down to Latin America to do dirty tricks down there and came back for this investigation. And before Sirhan's trial, they destroyed 1,200 pieces of evidence, including all the bullets, and about 1,200 photographs that were taken in the room that night.
So, there are a lot of questions. I believed that there had been a trial. As it turns out there never was a trial. Sirhan's attorney was an attorney who somehow, and nobody can explain how, he was a mob attorney, who was representing Johnny Roselli, who had been at that time. There was a famous trial in Los Angeles called the Friar's Club trial, you know what the Friar's Club is... where they started roasts. It was all the Rat Pack actors, Joey Bishop and Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. And they'd get together every couple of months and roast one of their members. To get in there you had to be wearing a tux. They also had a poker game or a gambling casino... And as it turned out, Johnny Roselli was the owner of the club.
Johnny Roselli was the CIA's liaison to the mob. He was an interesting guy. A devout Catholic, didn't have a home address... He had installed secret cameras i the Friar's club so they could read everybody's cards. They were cheating. He got caught. And he was on trial at the time my father was killed. It was a huge trial. During that trial, his attorney got arrested for having the grand jury transcripts, which is illegal for anybody to have. It's a serious crime, you go to jail for it. Somehow he had gotten the transcripts of the grand jury. Clearly the mafia had bribed somebody to get that, the attorney wouldn't tell where he got it. But he was facing criminal charges and disbarment. In the middle of all that, he was somehow appointed as Sirhan's attorney. He told Sirhan to plead guilty. If Sirhan had pleaded innocent, there was no way he could have gotten convicted, because the bullets that were in his gun, the bullets that killed my father did not match the ballistics in the gun.
Mike Tyson's full podcast with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was deleted from YouTube for violating "Community Guidelines."