On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade, next to his wife. This was a dark day in Dallas, Texas and the darkness spread to the rest of the nation within minutes.
The president of the free world was dead.
So what exactly happened that day? We know bits and pieces of the story, but much of it has been locked away in a classified file.
Well prepare yourselves, because President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he will release the files that have never been seen by the public before. What could possibly be in the files that are so secretive?
Trump tweeted out, “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.”
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
A White House official said hours later that the documents would be released “unless agencies provide a compelling and clear national security or law enforcement justification otherwise,” and that Trump wants the documents released “in the interests of full transparency.”
Thousands of documents related to Kennedy’s assassination are set to be released by the National Archives next week in compliance with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, which states that the federal government must release them by Oct. 26, 2017.
Politico Magazine reported Friday that Trump administration officials were concerned that some of the documents created in the 1990s contain information on recent U.S. intelligence programs and might not be released.
Lindsay Walters, spokeswoman for the White House, stated that White House officials are attempting “to ensure that the maximum amount of data can be released to the public.”
Trump has been urged by Roger Stone, one of his advisors, to release he files to the public.
Perhaps this will create a sense of trust between the president and anti-trumpers? What do you think are in those files?
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