The umbrella man, later identified as Louie Steven Witt, was never officially linked to the assassination. When finally interviewed about that day he claimed to be dressed entirely in black with an umbrella to make a statement against JFK's father, Joseph Kennedy. The umbrella mimicked Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's trademark black umbrella, who Joseph Kennedy supported despite his appeasement to the Nazis. When testifying to the House committee, Witt claimed no involvement in the assassination. The umbrella man cannot be used to support the CIA's involvement in Kennedy's assassination because it is just a conspiracy theory.