Washington, DC – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the release of thousands of government files related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy (JFKFiles).
Tweeting from Air Force One, minutes before landing in Dallas, the city where the former president was shot and killed, Trump said, “The long anticipated release of the #JFKFiles will take place tomorrow. So interesting!” Trump was in Dallas to address a Republican Party fund-raiser.
Trump had earlier tweeted his intentions not to block the release of files related to Kennedy’s killing ahead of the National Archives’s Thursday deadline to make them public. “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump recently tweeted.
Scholars and experts have downplayed the possibility the documents contain information that would add to conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy’s assassination.
Andrew Kreig, Justice Integrity Project Editor (www.justice-integrity.org) told India America Today, “Trump is taking a courageous stand on the side of the large majority of Americans who for decades have express disbelief in the findings of the Warren Commission, according to public opinion polls on the topic consistently reporting such disbelief as ranging from the mid-60s to more than 70 percent of Americans.”
“Release of documents over the needless objections of those obsessing over bogus “national security” implications also conforms with the views of many experts of diverse political views. These include such American conservatives as former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, progressives and several surviving staffers of the Warren Commission itself. My news report earlier this year summarized that impressive array of experts supporting the release that was announced today (“JFK Experts Advocate Compliance With Records Release Deadline,” published by the Justice Integrity Project and also by Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) at http://ow.ly/GQHW309IAGY),” noted Kreig, who is also CAPA Board member (www.capa-us.org).
Welcoming the decision, Kreig added, “President Trump has upheld values of transparency and democracy in a way that should be applauded by freedom lovers around the world. The problems of political assassination and other persecution are a global problem. So, the unanswered questions surrounding the 1963 murder of America’s young president hold continuing importance around the world.”
Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.