Donald Trump Authorises Release Of JFK Assassination Files Despite Concerns From Officials

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President Trump says he will allow classified JFK documents to be made public

US President Donald Trump has announced he will release classified files relating to his predecessor John F. Kennedy, "subject to the receipt of further information".

"Yesterday, I had the opportunity to make the case directly to the president of the United States by phone as to why I believe it is essential that he release the balance of the now redacted and classified JFK assassination documents", Stone said, adding that "a very good White House source", but not the president, had told him the Central Intelligence Agency, "specifically CIA director Mike Pompeo, has been lobbying the president furiously not to release these documents". His social media post comes on the heels of reports that he meant to block the release of the files - set to be made public in less than a week by the National Archives.

President Trump said Saturday that he will allow more than 3,000 classified files on the JFK assassination to be released next week by the National Archives as ordered by Congress. Over the years, the National Archives has released most of the documents, either in full or partially redacted. Trump said Saturday he would approve the release of those top secret documents. But Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone told conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars this week that he personally lobbied Trump to publish all of the documents. But several dozens were generated by government agencies in the 1990s in apparent response to the conspiracy theories raised by the controversial Oliver Stone film "JFK".

Trump broke this new on Twitter.

But conspiracy theorists who don't believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy are likely to be disappointed, Gerald Posner, the author of "Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK", told CNN. "Time 2 let American ppl + historians draw own conclusions".

They are interested, however, to see if any new details emerge over Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy's assassin, activities in Mexico in the fall of 1963. One per cent of the records are completely secret.

He said the release would be subject "to the receipt of further information". Phillips, Morley said, oversaw the agency's operations against Cuban president Fidel Castro and was deeply familiar with the CIA's surveillance of Oswald in Mexico City.

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