JFK Assassination Release Makes Trump a “Conspiracy Theorist” to the MSM

The fact that Trump won’t block the scheduled release of documents on the JFK assassination is used against him.

It started with a simple tweet on files regarding the JFK assassination:

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So the New York Times reports, “Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination.” But the body of the story reveals that Trump won’t by releasing anything. He simply doesn’t plan the mandated release of the documents which was legislated in 1992.

If Trump had tried to suppress the documents we would have been (rightfully) criticized by lots of mainstream Republicans.

It is not known what revelations might be contained in the unreleased documents, though researchers and authors of books about Kennedy say they do not expect any bombshells that significantly alter the official narrative of the assassination — that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in Dallas — delivered in 1964 by the Warren Commission.

But the documents are likely to “help fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” according to Philip Shenon, a former New York Times reporter and the author of a book about the commission, and Larry J. Sabato, a University of Virginia professor and author of a book about Kennedy, who wrote a recent article about the documents in Politico.

They wrote that the documents relate to what they call a “mysterious chapter in the history of the assassination — a six-day trip that J.F.K. assassin Lee Harvey Oswald paid to Mexico City several weeks before the president’s murder, in which Oswald met with Cuban and Soviet spies and came under intensive surveillance by the C.I.A.’s Mexico City station. Previously released F.B.I. documents suggest that Oswald spoke openly in Mexico about his intention to kill Kennedy.”

So, no one knows the content of the files, but we know they won’t reveal anything surprising, but they will generate new conspiracy theories. Make sense?

But the story goes on to discuss everything that has been said about Trump’s alleged belief in conspiracy theories as if his “release” of these files was part of some drive to encourage conspiracies.

Read the full NYT story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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