It is unlikely that conservative columnist William F. Buckley, Jr., ever agreed with much that Senator Edward M. Kennedy stood for.
But when Buckley’s office got word of a potential assassination attempt, he immediately notified the FBI, according to new documents released today.
On Oct. 15, 1969, according to the documents, Buckley’s secretary received a phone call from a woman from South America who claimed to have evidence that there would be an assassination attempt on Kennedy on Nov. 15, 1969.
The plot was being developed in Havana, Cuba, the woman said, and Kennedy should refrain from involvement in the peace movement.
The FBI alerted Kennedy’s office to the threat.
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