[Editor’s note: I am pretty sure there will be nothing of any great importance or consequence exposed by the release of these files. Rather, this is a cynical attempt to paint Trump as being, in some way, ‘anti-establishment’ and opposed to the so-called ‘Deep State’. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, he is completely and utterly a puppet of precisely the same ‘Deep State’ that played a key role in the murder of JFK and has been running the US ever since. Ian]
Trump to Allow Release of Classified JFK Assassination Files
“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump tweeted, Washington Examiner reported.
Trump’s announcement counters a report that predicted the president was likely going to block the release of some of the documents by the National Archives, which citing pressure from the CIA over possibly harmful national security information being revealed.
Still, White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters told Politico Magazine that the Trump administratioin was trying “to ensure that the maximum amount of data can be released to the public.
The deadline for the National Archives to release the 3,100 documents, primarily from the CIA and FBI, is Oct. 26. The date was established by the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, which was signed into law by former President George H.W. Bush in an attempt to minimize conspiracy theories about Kennedy’s death.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., led a group of bipartisan lawmakers urging Trump earlier this month to allow full access to the classified documents.
“Transparency in government is critical not only to ensuring accountability; it’s also essential to understanding our nation’s history,” Grassley said in a statement, adding that “The assassination of President Kennedy occurred at a pivotal time for our nation, and nearly 54 years later, we are still learning the details of how our government responded and what it may have known beforehand. Americans deserve a full picture of what happened that fateful day in November 1963. Shining a light on never-before-seen government records is essential to filling in these blank spaces in our history.”