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“They’re More Likely to Get Me Killed”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

The Warren Commission report concluded that the Secret Service was inadequately staffed and equipped to investigate threats to the president and recommended that a Cabinet-level committee oversee presidential protection. In response, President Johnson told Senate Majority Leader Michael J. “Mike” Mansfield [D–Montana] that he would set up a blue-ribbon study group on the matter. 

 

Date:
September 28, 1964
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6409-16-5698

Conversation Participants