Congress ruled in 1992 that all JFK documents be released within 25 years, unless the president decides the release would harm national security.
The archive contains more than 3,000 previously unreleased documents, and more than 30,000 that have been released before but with redactions.
They believe some of the papers might show the extent to which the CIA, which had been monitoring Oswald’s movements in Mexico, knew the magnitude of Oswald’s overtures to the Cubans and Soviets.
“I’ve always considered the Mexico City trip the hidden chapter of the assassination. A lot of histories gloss right past this period,” said Philip Shenon, a former New York Times reporter and the author of a book on the Warren Commission, the congressional body that investigated Kennedy’s killing. “Oswald was meeting with Soviet spies and Cuban spies, and the CIA and FBI had him under aggressive surveillance. Didn’t the FBI and CIA have plenty of evidence that he was a threat before the assassination? If they had acted on that evidence, maybe it wouldn’t have taken place. These agencies could be afraid that if the documents all get released, their incompetence and bungling could be exposed. They knew about the danger of Oswald, but didn’t alert Washington.”
Almost 54 years after Kennedy’s murder in Dallas, a White House decision to block the release of any of the documents will outrage historians, other researchers and the nation’s army of conspiracy theorists—who have been waiting for years for the release of the last of the assassination files. A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill has joined together in recent months to call for full disclosure of the JFK files.
Congress ruled in 1992 that all JFK documents should be released within 25 years, unless the president decided the release would harm national security.
Trump's just not blocking them, guess he needs a distraction, and taking credit for others' decisions is about par for the course.
You just make **** up. The question of Trump being bad or not was settled yonks ago. He's execrably awful, that much is bleeding obvious.
I've pointed out the fact that the decision is not his, he can decide to block stuff, but it's not like it was his idea.
If he does block it, like everything else he has done it will be because it's in his interest, not necessarily the country's.
But no matter which choice he makes in the binary decision he has, it's for ignoble reasons, right?
Brandon9000 wrote:But no matter which choice he makes in the binary decision he has, it's for ignoble reasons, right?
That's just dawned on you has it? Look at his track record, cosying up to Nazis, humiliating war widows, screwing over small businessmen, ripping off students at his "university," trying to push through tax reforms that only benefit the very rich like him, he's not done anything that's not a result of self interest.
Why don't find examples of him acting altruistically? Just one will do. I won't hold my breath
I'm not watching some crappy video. Something written, and as Edgar has pointed out, race was a factor.
Try a news source not some crappy propaganda with a creepy presenter.