Thousands of unseen JFK assassination files are about to be released

Geneva Matthews
October 23, 2017

'Subject to the receipt of further information I will be allowing, as President, the long-blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened, ' he tweeted.

Previously released Federal Bureau of Investigation documents suggest that Oswald spoke openly in Mexico about his intention to kill Kennedy.

The still-secret documents include more than 3,000 that have never been seen by the public and more than 30,000 that have been released previously, but with redactions.

While most of the investigative information on Kennedy's death has been released by the National Archives over the years, a small batch of files remain locked away and Trump is the only one who can authorise their release.

"There could be some jewels in there because our level of knowledge in the 1990s is maybe different from today", said Judge John Tunheim, who was chairman of the agency who determined the fate of public assassination records. 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".

Its members sought to ensure they were not hiding any information directly related to Kennedy's assassination, but there may be nuggets of information in the files that they did not realise were important two decades ago, he said. Kennedy was 46 and remains one of the most admired USA presidents.

Mr Trump had the power to block the release of the documents, and intelligence agencies are thought to have pressured him to do so for at least some of them.

Stone told far-right conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones last week that he had personally pushed the president to make the files public.

Despite serious questions about the official inquest, and theories purporting that organized crime, Cuba or a cabal of U.S. security agents was involved, conspiracy theorists have yet to produce conclusive proof Oswald acted in consort with anyone.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump insinuated that Sen. They believe the new documents may hold the answers.

"The president believes that these documents should be made available in the interests of full transparency unless agencies provide a compelling and clear national security or law enforcement justification otherwise", the White House said in a statement Saturday. "It sheds very bad light on the deep state".

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