From Russ Baker's 8-16-16 article entitled "Bush Angle to Reagan Shooting Still Unresolved as Hinckley Walks: A Story I Had to Leave Out of My Book":
"Why did George H.W. Bush and his cabinet determine that John W.
Hinckley Jr. — the man who in 1981 tried to kill the newly inaugurated
President Ronald Reagan — was a lone nut, and no conspiracy, foreign or
domestic, was involved? How did they arrive at this conclusion just five
hours after the shooting, without any thorough examination?
"And why won’t the Federal Bureau of Investigation release its documents on the shooter?
who was released from a federal psychiatric facility on August 5 after
35 years, remains a mystery, and that’s the way the government prefers
it. Among the documents the Bureau withholds are those that reveal
organizations linked to him — and the names of his associates.
noteworthy individual will not even acknowledge knowing of Hinckley
beforehand, someone associated with the shooter’s family, and an even
longer history of dissociation — George H.W. Bush.
Americans have never heard about this — and even those who have will be
intrigued by some little-known aspects. One is the rather unique way the
Bush clan has dealt with or sought to dismiss such peculiar situations —
and this is hardly the only one in which the family has been enmeshed.
"Here’s an amazing example: Bush Senior, known to family and friends as “Poppy,” claimed he could not remember
where he was when he heard that President John F. Kennedy had been
shot. I discovered a good reason why he should have remembered — because
he, himself, had been in Dallas that morning.
"I learned this while researching the Bush dynasty for what would become the book Family of Secrets. I came upon one odd 'coincidence' after another, weird ones that would make anyone’s eyebrows soar.
also saw an FBI memo showing that the man who would later become Bush
41 had secretly called the FBI shortly after the shooting of President
Kennedy with information on a man he said might be involved. It turned
out that not only was the man not involved, but that Bush knew him personally — and even, via a subordinate, gave the man an alibi.
"Too weird [...].
my fascination, then, to learn that John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot
and nearly killed President Ronald Reagan in 1981 — an attempt which,
if successful, would have resulted in then-Vice President George H.W.
Bush moving up to the top spot — was none other than a friend of the
"How strange is that? So strange that it literally caused NBC News’s anchor John Chancellor’s eyebrows to arch as he reported the curious connection.
"The story was broken by the now-defunct Houston Post, and then picked up briefly by the AP and UPI wire services, and some newspapers, plus Newsweek.
"Then it vanished without a trace or further inquiry or comment in the mainstream media.
"The story was so baffling and off-putting that even I, in writing Family of Secrets more than a quarter-century later,
did not mention it. I was preparing to publish a book with so many
shocking elements that the publisher and I worried about whether the
mainstream media would even dare cover it, or review it fairly; in that
context, the Hinckley-Bush connection seemed one provocation too far."
To read Baker's entire article, click HERE.
For a related article, check out this 9-17-13 WND.com post entitled "Did George H.W. Bush Witness JFK Assassination?: FBI Files, Newspaper Ad and Curious Photos Raise Question."