Trump says he'll allow Kennedy assassination files to be released
- Author: Kyle Peterson Oct 22, 2017,
Oct 22, 2017, 0:44
Following Kennedy's murder, more than 30,000 government documents - totaling millions of pages - have been incrementally released to the public, although many of them have been redacted or only partially released.
By October 26, the National Archives will release approximately 3,100 classified documents relating to JFK's assassination. "Time 2 let American ppl + historians draw own conclusions".
During the 2016 campaign, Trump made the unfounded claim that the father of GOP rival Sen.
They are interested, however, to see if any new details emerge over Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy's assassin, activities in Mexico in the fall of 1963.
Rex Bradford, president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, which publishes assassination records, was quoted by the CBS News as saying that Kennedy experts also hope to see the full report on Oswald's trip to Mexico City from staffers of the House committee that investigated the assassination.
After Kennedy was shot to death during a Dallas, Texas, parade on November 22, 1963, a commission led by Chief Justice Earl Warren was formed to look into assassination. No one knows exactly what information is contained in the files; the only guide is an index that vaguely lists the contents of the secret documents. Tunheim was chairman of the independent agency in the 1990s that made public many assassination records and decided how long others could remain secret.
Longtime Trump friend Roger Stone, who wrote a book alleging that Johnson was the driving force behind Kennedy's assassination, had personally urged the president to make the files public, he told far-right conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones this past week. But he wonders to what degree the papers will ultimately be released. "But the question remains whether he will open the library in full - every word in every document, as the law requires", Shenon said.
'And my understanding is that he won't without infuriating people at the Central Intelligence Agency and elsewhere who are determined to keep at least some of the information secret, especially in documents created in the 1990s'. Morley said Harvey led the agency's assassinations operations and feuded constantly with Kennedy's brother, Robert F. Kennedy, over the administration's crisis with Cuba. "There might be stuff on why we were interested in the Cuban consulate, how we surveilled the consulate, how we did our audio work, and how did we recruit spies there?"