Phil Shenon, who wrote a book about the Warren Commission, the congressional body that investigated Kennedy’s killing, said he was pleased with Trump’s decision. But he wonders to what degree the papers will ultimately be released.

“It’s great news that the president is focused on this and that he’s trying to demonstrate transparency. But the question remains whether he will open the library in full — every word in every document, as the law requires,” Shenon said. “And my understanding is that he won’t without infuriating people at the CIA and elsewhere who are determined to keep at least some of the information secret, especially in documents created in the 1990s.”

Jefferson Morley, a former Post reporter who has studied the Kennedy assassination records for years, said the last tranche of material is also intriguing because it contains files on senior CIA officials from the 1960s — officers well aware of Oswald’s activities in the days before the assassination.

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    • Yes, and no. The documents are scheduled to be released, but Trump could easily block it or authorize redactions. If he does neither, it would be the first time in a very long time that an American president openly defied the U.S. intelligence community; and, that is a rather significant thing.

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        • Agreed. Keep Trump there, caged and growing more insane by the day. If there was ever a soul on this earth that deserved to be tortured in humiliation it is him 🙂

          JFK, who do you think did it?

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        • I think WHAT killed JFK is a more relevant question than WHO. John Wilkes Booth pulled the trigger that killed Lincoln; but, he was just one man in a very long list of men who wanted the president dead. It was the same for JFK.

          Kennedy made a lot of powerful enemies, most notably in the U.S. intelligence community, among anti-Castro Cubans, in the military industry, among many oil tycoons, among those allied with the anti-communist John Birch Society, and in the Mafia. That these shady folks had close ties with each other is no secret. It is certainly no stretch of the imagination to suspect some combination of these interests had collaborated in his assassination.

          IMO, the key is Oswald. He couldn’t have been both an openly pro-communist agitator and a secretive anti-communist militant at the same time. Obviously, the public has much to learn about his activities prior to November 22, 1963. Why was he allowed to immigrate to the U.S.S.R. and shortly return to the U.S. at the height of the Cold War? It just doesn’t make sense.

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    • It’s difficult to comprehend what rattles through the tortured mind of Donald Trump because the man is literally incomprehensible. Yes, he probably does have scores to settle with the intelligence community. As I recall, he also accused Sen. Ted Cruz’s father of conspiracy to kill JFK during last year’s presidential campaign.


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