President Trump Vows to Release 'ALL' JFK files after Bending to Intel Groups He Mistrusts

President Trump Vows to Release ‘ALL’ JFK files after Bending to Intel Groups He Mistrusts


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President Trump Vows to Release ‘ALL’ JFK files after Bending to Intel Groups He Mistrusts
Fox News ^ | 10/29/17 | associated press

Posted on 10/29/2017 8:57:24 AM PDT by drewh

President Trump said that he will release “ALL” of the remaining John F. Kennedy files, after being forced by U.S. spy agencies – of which he has been leery – to withhold thousands of still potentially sensitive documents.

“After strict consultation with General Kelly, the CIA and other agencies, I will be releasing ALL JFK files other than the names and addresses of any mentioned person who is still living,” Trump tweeted. “I am doing this for reasons of full disclosure, transparency and in order to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest.”

The National Archives on Thursday released 2,800 once-classified records related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Behind the scenes of the much-anticipated release, Trump and his White House lawyers were purportedly until the last minute going back and forth with U.S. intelligence officials over their requests for additional redactions.

And the requests irritated Trump, who continued to resist signing off on the request, according to an account by two White House officials who spoke only on condition of anonymity.

Late last week, Trump received his first official briefing on the release in an Oval Office meeting that included Kelly, his chief of staff; White House Counsel Don McGahn and National Security Council legal adviser John Eisenberg.

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