As a result the final House Select Committee report is full of intentional ambiguities. While it concludes that President Kennedy probably was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, as a result of a conspiracy by unknown individuals, it points the finger at a segment that Blakey had zeroed in on to the detriment of other promising leads. The most damning statement in the report came from Blakey himself: "The Mafia killed the President." He conveniently left out what some of his top investigators had uncovered.
In his book Fonzi correctly described Blakey's actions as compliant with the CIA. The truth is that Blakey wanted to avoid any confrontation with this powerful agency because he was angling to be nominated to a high position within the Justice Department after finishing his work with the House Select Committee