Trump: I Will Allow ‘Long Blocked And Classified JFK Files’ To Be Released
President Trump said Saturday morning he will allow the “long blocked and classified” files on the assassination of John F Kennedy to be released, though it may be subject to caveats.
US President Donald Trump says he will allow the release of classified documents relating to the assassination of President John F Kennedy, shot dead while visiting Dallas, Texas in 1963.
The documents were due to be disclosed by the National Archives later this month, however there were some media reports that Trump would not approve the publication of all of the files.
In a tweet sent early Saturday, Trump indicated he will allow the release, “subject to the receipt of further information”. It’s not clear what “further information” the president is referring to.
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
In 1992, then-US President George H. W. Bush signed into law the John F Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, compelling the US National Archives to publish documents surrounding Kennedy’s death within 25 years.
However, there was a get-out clause in the act which stated public disclosure could be delayed if it threatened “military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or conduct of foreign relations.”
A report by Politico Magazine, which cited Trump administration insiders, suggested the president could block some documents from seeing the light of day. A US government spokesperson reportedly told the magazine that the White House is working “to ensure the maximum amount of data can be released to the public”.
Seeing as how the CIA and the deep state has been working 24/7 to sabotage Trump’s presidency, releasing these files in full would be a great way to get some leverage back. I said months ago Trump should play hardball with the deep state by releasing evidence of their crimes. He has the power to declassify anything as president.
During his 2016 election campaign, Trump said that if he’s elected “you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center.”
“It wasn’t the Iraqis,” Trump said. “You may find it’s the Saudis.”