President Inching Closer to Release of JFK Documents

Oct 23, 2017

Contrary to speculation last week, President Trump appears to be headed towards releasing the remaining secret documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In a tweet, the president said, “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.” The CIA has held back thousands of files and redacted thousands more. The full disclosure of assassination related documents would end some conspiracy theories. Congress ordered the release of the remaining documents 25 years ago. The CIA reportedly wants to keep secret some documents that were created in the 1990s “due to concerns they might reveal recent American intelligence tactics and operations.” Roger Stone reportedly had a conversation with President Trump last week in which he exhorted the president to release the remaining documents in full. One official with Congress speculated that “[Y]ou’ll see a lot of the files next week. Just not all of them, unfortunately. And a lot of the documents that should have been released in full won’t be — there will be deletions.”