“Rife With Rumors and Conspiracies”: Feds Releasing Some JFK Assassination Records Tonight — Deep State Blocks Redacted Files
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, the U.S. Government 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.
Thursday evening, CBS News reports intelligence agents will release 2800 documents and the rest in 180 days from today.
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.
2800 ‘JFK Assassination’ files will be released Thursday night. However, redacted files will not see the light of day just yet. According to reports, the remaining files are set for release in 180 days.
“2,800 #JFKFiles to be released tonight, WH official says; any redacted records won’t be released at this time,” tweeted CBS News.
Tweet source: CBS News
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 26, 2017
CBS News reports:
President Trump has ordered 2,800 records related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy to be released Thursday night, although any redacted records will not be released at this time, senior administration officials told reporters.
On Thursday night, Mr. Trump is expected to issue a memo directing the heads of executive departments and agencies to release the documents, save some redacted documents undergoing a further, six-month review. The records being released Thursday are records that are being released in full.
No doubt the delay will cause a firestorm among those closely monitoring the release.