With Trump's Approval, The Last Of The JFK Files Can Be Released

Oscar Cross
October 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump said on October 21, 2017 he will allow long blocked secret files on the assassination of John F Kennedy to be opened to the public for the first time.

President Trump said Saturday that he will allow more than 3,000 classified files on the JFK assassination to be released next week by the National Archives as ordered by Congress. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) of consorting with Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald right before the shooting. His social media post comes on the heels of reports that he meant to block the release of the files - set to be made public in less than a week by the National Archives.

The president tweeted Saturday morning that he will allow the release "subject to the release of further information".

The files should put to rest any remaining conspiracy theories around the shocking assassination that have long fuelled rumours of darker forces at play.

Trump broke this new on Twitter.

The White House said in a statement to Politico earlier this week that the White House was working "to ensure that the maximum amount of data can be released to the public" by next week's deadline. "But what the files are doing and why they're important to come out is they fill in the history of the case and show us how the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency repeatedly hid the evidence".

The U.S. National Archives has said that, pending presidential approval, it would make all the files available on its website in a single day by next Thursday.

During the visit, Oswald tried to obtain visas from the Cuban consulate and Soviet embassy, according to documents released in 1999. Lee Harvey Oswald was convicted of his murder, with the Warren Commission appointed by Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, finding he acted alone.

Rex Bradford, president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, which publishes assassination records, was quoted by the CBS News as saying that Kennedy experts also hope to see the full report on Oswald's trip to Mexico City from staffers of the House committee that investigated the assassination.

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