Monday, 30 April 2018

Trump Walks Back Promises To Declassify Remaining JFK Files Despite Remaining Questions

U.S. President Donald Trump has walked back his previous promises to declassify the remaining classified JFK Files out of the CIA until at the latest October 26, 2021.
“I agree with the Archivist’s recommendation that the continued withholdings are necessary to protect against identifiable harm to national security, law enforcement, or foreign affairs that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure,” Trump wrote in a Presidential memorandum released by the White House.
Trump added that need for the continued protection of the documents, “can only grow weaker with the passage of time.”
Last October, Trump wrote on Twitter “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long-blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.”
The Whitehouse memo corresponded with the National Archives release of over another additional 19,000 documents, the final release of the JFK Files as a result of Trump’s directive from last year.
According to the archives, 520 documents remain withheld in full and were not subject to the 25-year requirement and 15,834 documents are still redacted, Politico reported.
While the remaining documents are set to be revealed by October of 2021, national security agencies could still continue to postpone the full release.
As this writer reported there is already enough evidence to suggest that JFK’s death was a sophisticated plot with several forewarnings of Kennedy’s assassination prior to the actual event which according to E. Howard Hunt was codenamed “The Big Event.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2018.]

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