Release of JFK Assassination Files Delayed In “Unexpected Twist” — Julian Assange Weighs In
The U.S. Government has delayed the release of the long awaited ‘JFK Assassination’ files as CIA officials have yet to identify which documents President Trump must sign off on for release.
NBC News reports:
The U.S. government was in danger Thursday of missing the deadline to release a trove of previously classified records from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, adding an unexpected twist to a saga already rife with rumors and conspiracies.
But as of Thursday afternoon, the memo specifying which material the CIA, State Department and other agencies still want to keep under wraps had not made it to Trump’s desk, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.[…]
So only a handful of documents were expected to be released on Thursday, not the entire batch, officials told NBC News.
WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange believes the delay is an effort to make President Trump appear “weak.”
“US intelligence agencies seem to be determined to make Trump look weak by delaying JFK files after he promised their release today,” Assange tweeted.
Tweet source: Julian Assange
US intelligence agencies seem to be determined to make Trump look weak by delaying JFK files after he promised their release today https://t.co/mzZWC5amFd
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) October 26, 2017
On October 21st, President Trump tweeted he will order the release of the files.
“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” tweeted President Trump.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
Experts fear the release of secret JFK assassination documents will spur “a new generation of conspiracy theories.” Thousands of FBI, CIA, and Justice Department documents on the tragedy are scheduled be released. Political operative Roger Stone pushed heavily for the release, saying an effort to block publication means “they must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead,” said Roger Stone in a post on his website.