By: Kyle James | 11-18-2017 | News
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Jack Ruby Told FBI Informant To "Watch The Fireworks" On Day JFK Was Killed

The latest documents released surrounding the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy reveal an unsettling conversation between Jack Ruby and an FBI informant. Ruby told the informant to "watch the fireworks" on the same day of the assassination according to recently released FBI documents.

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Jack Ruby would eventually shoot and kill Lee Harvey Oswald, the man arrested for firing assassinating President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The latest records were combed through by a University of Virginia political analyst named Larry Sabato who discovered the exchange between Ruby and the informant in the documents. The conversation took place on the morning of the JFK assassination but wasn't relayed to the FBI until a decade later in March of 1977.

An FBI record dated April 6, 1977, says, "He was with Jack Ruby and standing at the corner of the Postal Annex Building facing the Texas School Book Depository Building at the time of the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, Ruby left and headed toward the area of the Dallas Morning News Building."

The FBI informant, later identified as Bob Vanderslice of Dallas, Texas, was told by Ruby to "watch the fireworks" the morning of the assassination but after the shooting said nothing. Ruby was later arrested for killing Oswald and Vanderslice was also arrested on an unrelated charge giving the pair an opportunity to get to know one another better in Dallas County Jail.

The recent document dump is part of a string of such releases initiated by current American President Donald Trump. He announced he would be allowing the classified JFK files to be opened and tweeted about them last month. The National Archives has been releasing the JFK assassination records in groups of several thousand ever since.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">October 21, 2017</a></blockquote>

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