Trump vows to release all JFK-related documents

Trump says he will release all documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination after strict consultations.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Kennedy and his wife moments before the assassination
Kennedy and his wife moments before the assassination
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would release all documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

“After strict consultation with General Kelly, the CIA and other Agencies, I will be releasing ALL #JFKFiles other than the names and addresses of any mentioned person who is still living. I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency and in order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest,” he tweeted.

On Thursday, the National Archives and Records Administration released 2,891 documents on the assassination of Kennedy to its website.

At the time, Trump indicated some of the documents would remain secret for the time being, following last-minute recommendations of his national security agencies that some of those records be redacted.

He directed agencies that requested redactions to reassess their reasons for keeping the records secret, and said he would make a decision on those requests within 180 days.

The White House has not provided a definitive timeline for the National Archives and Records Administration to release all the files. A White House official told CNN on Saturday that the period of time has not been determined.

Trump reportedly wanted more of the documents released, but when the final requests from government agencies hit his desk on Thursday, there wasn't enough time to go through the hundreds of records the agencies wanted to keep secret, two officials said.

"He was unhappy with the level of redactions," a White House official said, adding that Trump believed the agencies were "not meeting the spirit of the law."

Kennedy was shot by a sniper in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Most of the documents pertaining to the assassination have already been released. However, 30,000 were released with redactions, and an additional 3,000 were never released.




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