Trump recently made a very intriguing and unexpected decision to release the classified documents surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr. Speculation and conspiracy theories about the tragedy are innumerable, and they range from the possible to the other-worldly.
For decades, folks have been dreaming of seeing behind the curtain and getting their hands on the research and knowledge the CIA accumulated both before and after the assassination. And it looked like Trump was poised to finally let the classification on the documents lapse. Trump tweeted on Wednesday, “The long anticipated release of the #JFKFiles will take place tomorrow. So interesting!”
However, at the 11th hour, Trump reneged on his promise, much to the dismay of the curious public.
As reported at the New York Post, Trump’s promise to release a complete set of more than 3,000 sealed or redacted documents in the JFK assassination has officially been broken.
Instead of opening the treasure trove of coveted files, he’ll be placing hundreds of the records under a six-month review. The reason is because, as expected, the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence agencies begged and pleaded with the president to keep the most sensitive documents under wraps, a request with which he complied. The real question is why over half a century later are our intelligence agencies so terrified of having details about their investigation and knowledge of events revealed?
All it does is add more credibility to so-called “conspiracy theories,” as there’s no reason to continually tighten the lid on one of the most infamous incidents in American history.
Knowing that he’d get ripped for derailing the hype train, Trump simply said, “I have no choice,” in the memo pulling back the declassification. However, there’s still some hope, as Trump has directed federal agencies that once the review period is over, documents should remain secret “only in the rarest cases.”
The National Archives was preparing to release the documents Thursday night, so as to not violate the law requiring their release by the end of the day, and while Trump ordered them to pull back at the last minute, some were still released.
The juiciest details are still under wraps, and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future, but the National Archives did release some 2,800 records on Thursday. In the days ahead, some new information about the 1963 JFK assassination will likely come to light, but we’re still a long way from knowing the whole truth.
Source: New York Post