JFK Assassination Records Up For Release . . . Or Not

Oct 18, 2017

Under the 1992 JFK Records Act, 3,100 secret documents relating to the JFK assassination are to be released October 26. The documents have never been seen by the public. Another 30,000 documents that have been partially released are also scheduled for full release. Although the National Archives has not confirmed it, the CIA is reportedly asking the president to delay the document’s release by another 25 years. The classified documents reportedly included “top-secret testimony of former CIA officers . . . Letters about the case from J. Edgar Hoover and Jackie Kennedy . . . and the operational file of E. Howard Hunt, a career spy and Watergate burglar.” Authors Rogers Stone and Gerald Posner who both have different theories as to who killed President Kennedy, have teamed up to ask President Trump to release the documents. Posner said, “The files should have been release long ago. The government does this all the time, over classified documents and then holds on to them for decades under the guise of ‘national security.’ Al the secrecy just feeds people’s suspicions that the government has something to hide and adds feel to the conspiracy theories.” Roger Stone said, “I know CIA Director Pompeo is urging the President to delay release of these records for another 25 years. They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.”