Trump says he'll allow Kennedy assassination files to be released

Randolph Lopez
October 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy that are scheduled for release next week.

"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 at 8.35 a.m., the New York Post reported.

Stone tweeted Saturday morning that he urged Trump to release the classified documents. Two Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Capitol Hill this fall to prod Trump into releasing the last remaining records related to the assassination.

Most of the assassination documents (88%) have already been released, according to a JFK-related Web site that has been counting down the days, with the remainder now being released next week comprising 3,810 documents, including formerly redacted and withheld documents.

The National Archives has said that, pending presidential approval, it would make all the released documents available on its website in a single day by October 26.

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The 1963 assassination of JFK has always been muddied by conspiracy theories. During the campaign he suggested the father of rival Sen. "Time 2 let American ppl + historians draw own conclusions".

The U.S. National Archives has said that, pending presidential approval, it would make all the files available on its website in a single day by next Thursday. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) had been with accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald before the shooting, a suggestion that offended and angered Cruz, who called then candidate Trump a "pathological liar".

Phil Shenon, who wrote a book about the Warren Commission, the congressional body that investigated Kennedy's killing, said he was pleased with Trump's decision to release the documents. The November 22, 1963 assassination - an epochal event in modern US history - has spawned multiple theories challenging the official version that Kennedy was killed a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Kennedy assassination experts say they don't think the last batch of papers contains any major bombshells. Phillips, Morley said, oversaw the agency's operations against Cuban president Fidel Castro and was deeply familiar with the CIA's surveillance of Oswald in Mexico City.

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