By Robert A. Vella
The Trump Administration released a new batch of JFK assassination files from the National Archives yesterday which included a disparaging “analysis” of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The secret FBI document is dated March 12, 1968 while J. Edgar Hoover headed that agency. Three weeks later, on April 4, 1968, MLK himself was assassinated.
The content of the document provides no new revelations. It has been known for some time that Hoover considered King a dangerous threat to America’s stability and an enemy of the United States. What is peculiar, however, is why the document was archived in the JFK assassination files. Is there some connection, which could be quite revealing; or, was it just a filing mistake or meaningless coincidence?
Further reading: Secret Martin Luther King document included in JFK file release