Top Secret JFK Assassination Files Released By CIA

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Donald Trump announced he’ll ‘allow classified files’ relating to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to be opened.

Trump tweeted earlier today to say he’d allow the files to be opened ‘subject to the receipt of further information’.

The National Archives said, pending presidential approval, it would publish all the released documents available on its website by an October 26th deadline.

Trump said:

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

According to CBS News, Congress ordered, in 1992, all assassination documents to be released ‘within 25 years’, unless the president believes doing so would ‘harm intelligence, law enforcement, military operations or foreign relations’.

The secret documents include more than 3,000 files which have ‘never been seen by the public’ as well as more than 30,000 which have been released previously, but ‘with redaction’.

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This latest move comes against the advice of federal bodies, which includes the CIA, who have expressed concern at the documents’ release.

The CIA is now reportedly urging Trump to delay the release for ‘another 25 years’, but author Phil Shenon told the Washington Post:

It’s great news that the president is focused on this and that he’s trying to demonstrate transparency, but the question remains whether he will open the library in full — every word in every document, as the law requires?

And my understanding is that he won’t without infuriating people at the CIA and elsewhere who are determined to keep at least some of the information secret, especially in documents created in the 1990s.

President Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30pm on Friday, November 22, 1963, while he out on a political trip in Texas.

While President Kennedy and his wife Jackie were travelling in a presidential motorcade through downtown Dallas, he was shot  in the back – the bullet exited his body through his throat and then he was then shot again, this time the bullet hit him in the head.

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President Kennedy was taken to Parkland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. He was just 46-years-old and had only been in office for 1,036 days.

Lee Harvey Oswald is widely believed to be the gunman who killed the President – Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby during a jail transfer, sparking a number of conspiracy theories suggesting there was a cover-up.

While experts have said they don’t believe the papers to contain any ‘major bombshells’, they’re hopeful there’ll be more of an insight into Oswald’s trip to Mexico City, which he took just weeks before the assassination.

During the trip, he is understood to have visited the Soviet and Cuban embassies.

Oswald’s reason for travelling to Mexico City was supposedly ‘to get visas that would allow him to enter Cuba and the Soviet Union’, according to the Warren Commission.

CBS News have reported, among the protected information, are ‘details about the arrangements the U.S. entered into with the Mexican government that allowed it to have close surveillance of those and other embassies’. Interesting.

Time will tell.