(National Sentinel)Â JFK Assassination: In keeping with his tendency to always put Americans first, President Donald J. Trump has determined that it’s in the American public’s interest to finally see the rest of the still-secret files pertaining to the investigation into President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
The files were set to be released this year unless the president re-classified them as top secret. But Trump has said he won’t do that and instead will allow them to be released to the public after more than four decades of secrecy.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
As reported byÂ CBS News:
Congress mandated in 1992 that all assassination documents be released within 25 years, unless the president asserts that doing so would harm intelligence, law enforcement, military operations or foreign relations. 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.
JFK scholars believe the trove of files may provide insight into assassin Lee Harvey Oswald’s trip to Mexico City weeks before the killing, during which he visited the Soviet and Cuban embassies. Oswald’s stated reason for going was to get visas that would allow him to enter Cuba and the Soviet Union, according to the Warren Commission, the investigative body established by President Lyndon B. Johnson, but much about the trip remains unknown.
For now, barring any unforeseen changes of heart in Trump, the documents are set for release Oct. 26 and will likely be pounced on immediately by media, conspiracy theorists and others who are interested in knowing — finally — theÂ entire story behind JFK’s assassination.
Frankly, it’s about time this happened.
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